Senior Technical Director of RF/MS IC Design

Job Locations US-CA-Carlsbad | US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-San Jose
RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal Engineering
Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-San Jose


MaxLinear is seeking a high-energy and experienced Senior Technical Director of RF/MS IC Design to join our growing team. In this role, you will:

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership for teams across Maxlinear’s global sites
  • Work with a team of IC designers and systems engineers to develop high-performance Analog and mixed-signal circuits for MaxLinear’s next-generation products
  • Drive the definition, architecture, design, and production ramp of high-performance communications SOCs
  • Responsible for interfacing with communications systems, RF systems, production, and marketing during various phases of the product development cycle
  • Involvement in recruiting, selecting, and mentoring some of the best engineers in the industry


  • Strong industry experience in at least one of the following areas: analog/mixed-signal circuits (data converters, filters, analog building blocks) or frequency synthesis and clock generation circuits (crystal oscillators, DLLs, integer-N and fractional-N PLLs)
  • IC tape-out and productization experience
  • Familiarity with wireless or wire-line communications standards and how high-level requirements translate to block-level specifications
  • Experience with industry-standard simulation and design tools, such as Spectre, Spectre RF, Virtuoso, and Matlab
  • Communication and presentation skills are critical, as is a strong desire to drive product and technology development
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related + 15 years of experience, or MS + 13 years of experience, or Ph.D. + 10 years of experience

Compensation and Benefits

MaxLinear has a Total Compensation philosophy which includes base salary and annual discretionary bonus eligibility and many positions also include stock-based compensation.


MaxLinear expects to offer a starting base salary within the range for Southern California of:  $157,000 to $243,685 Annually

MaxLinear expects to offer a starting base salary within the range for San Francisco Bay Area of:  $173,300 to $269,100 Annually


We offer competitive benefits designed to support employee health, welfare, and retirement and some highlights are:  health care benefits, 401k savings plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), paid time off, and a hybrid work schedule.


The actual starting base salary will be determined by the match to certain role-related criteria such as educational degree(s) or equivalent, relevant work experience, skillset needed for the role, and geographic location; this is not an all-inclusive list as some roles may require unique skills or experience.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company Overview

MaxLinear is a global, NASDAQ-traded company (MXL) where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. We are a fabless system-on-chip product company, striving to improve the world’s communication networks for everyone through our highly integrated radio-frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multi-market applications.


We hire the best people in the industry and engage them in some of the most exciting opportunities that connect the world we live in today. Our growth has come from innovative, bold approaches to solving some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems in the most efficient and effective manner.


MaxLinear began by developing the world’s first high-performance TV tuner chip using standard CMOS process technology. Others said we couldn’t achieve the extremely high-performance requirements using CMOS, but we proved them wrong and achieved enduring global market leadership with our designs. Since then, we’ve developed a full line of products that drive 4G and 5G infrastructure; enable data center, metro and long-haul optical interconnects; bring 10Gbit to the home; power the IoT revolution; and enable robust and reliable communication in harsh industrial environments. Over the years, we’ve expanded through organic growth and through several acquisitions that have perfectly complemented our existing portfolio and enabled us to deliver complete end-to-end solutions in our target markets. One such example was the acquisition of Intel’s Home Gateway Platform Division that added Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Broadband Gateway Processor SoC technology to our connected home portfolio creating a complete and scalable platform of connectivity and access solutions to fully address our customers’ needs.


Our headquarters are in Carlsbad, near San Diego, California. We also have major design centers in Irvine and San Jose, California; Vancouver, Canada; Valencia, Spain; Bangalore and Chennai, India; Munich, Germany; Israel; and Singapore.


We have approximately 1,500 employees, a substantial majority of whom have engineering degrees and include masters and Ph.D. graduates from many of the premiere universities around the world. Our employees thrive on innovation, outstanding execution, outside-the-box thinking, nimbleness, and collaboration. Together, we form a high-energy business team that is focused on building the best and most innovative products on the market.


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