MaxLinear – Why Work For Us?


You're a wicked smart engineer and you want to play a key role in developing cutting edge semiconductor products for global markets. At MaxLinear, 26% of U.S. employees have a Ph.D. and 71% have a Master’s Degree.

If you're looking to make a big impact at a growing company, we want to talk to you. Our jobs are broad and require cross functional interaction. You can impact the BIG picture and see the direct result of your hard work.

If you're looking to work on a high energy business team pursuing great technology -- especially in the highly complex and challenging RF field -- and you thrive on innovation, outside-the-box thinking, nimbleness and collaboration, we want to talk to you. The executive team including CEO, CTO, CFO, VP of Central Engineering and other technical and business leaders are accessible to all - impromptu conversations with employees on current and future technology and business growth are common.

And you'll want to talk to us if you're looking for great opportunities to learn, grow and advance in an entrepreneurial, collegial and fast-moving setting. We are the right size to lead AND adapt to changes in the market, smaller is nimble and close to the action. Plus, we believe in company ownership through stock and performance driven bonus programs.

MaxLinear is a publicly-traded fabless system-on-chip (SOC) product company, providing highly integrated radio-frequency (RF) analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications.

Based near San Diego in Carlsbad, California, with design centers in Irvine, California; San Jose, California; Atlanta, Georgia; India; and China, our team is nearly 400 strong; most of our employees have engineering degrees including Master’s and Ph.D.s from many of the world's premiere universities. We have strong growth objectives and strive to hire the best people in the world -- people with a passion for their work and who can make a difference to our business success as we look toward numerous opportunities in our broadband markets. We are not all work. We play too! MaxLinear employees play soccer, cricket, hockey, run, and kart race at intercompany group activities.

MaxLinear offers exciting career paths and a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, 401k, employee stock programs and Flexible Spending Account plans, plus two great locations in Southern California and around the world to live and work. If you’re a top notch engineer who wants to have global impact on communications technology and product, let’s work together to build a great career and a great company.


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MaxLinear is a provider of highly integrated radio-frequency analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications. Our products enable the display of broadband video in a wide range of electronic devices, including cable and terrestrial set top boxes, digital televisions, mobile handsets, personal computers, netbooks and in-vehicle entertainment devices.


We combine our high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor design skills with our expertise in digital communications systems, software and embedded systems to develop RF receivers and RF receiver SoCs. We integrate our RF receivers with digital demodulation and other communications functions in standard CMOS process technology.


Our solutions have the following key features:


  • Proprietary Radio Architecture
  • High Signal Clarity Performance
  • Highly Integrated Solution
  • Low Power
  • Scalable Platform
  • Space Efficient Solution


Recent technological advances in the display and broadcast TV markets are driving dramatic changes in the way consumers access and experience multimedia content. These advances include the ongoing worldwide conversion from analog to digital television broadcasting; the increasing availability of high-speed broadband and wireless connectivity; rapid improvements in display technology; the transition from standard to high definition television; and, the proliferation of multimedia content accessible through terrestrial broadcast digital television, cable, satellite and telecommunications carrier services.


As a result, system designers are adding enhanced television functionality to set top boxes and digital televisions. Television also is being incorporated in stationary and mobile electronic devices that previously did not include this functionality, such as mobile handsets, PCs and netbooks. Each electronic device equipped with broadcast digital TV or video functionality must incorporate one or more RF receivers that reliably capture and process broadcast signals.


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As a result of these trends, RF receiver technology is being deployed in a variety of devices for the cable, consumer, mobile and automotive markets. The proliferation of applications with advanced features has led to an increase in the number of devices with multiple RF receivers and RF receiver SoCs. RF receivers incorporate RF, digital and analog signal processing functions.


MaxLinear sells our products to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, who design our chipsets into their products, and to module makers and original design manufacturers, or ODMs, who include our chipsets in products they in turn supply to OEMs. Our products enable the display of broadband video in a wide range of electronic devices, including cable and terrestrial set top boxes, digital televisions, mobile handsets, personal computers, netbooks and in-vehicle entertainment devices.

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    Great place to work but not for everyone!

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fast growing, rewarding, everyone is aware and appreciate your hard work. if you are doing a good job everyone will see it from your direct manager all the way up to CEO. I personally admire the CEO. He stops by and start a conversation with almost everyone very often. He is very rough on Sales and Marketing but nicer to engineers. guess what, he used to be an engineer not long time ago. I was given several opportunities within the company. It is not something you see in other companies at least in my experience.
    I made a lot of life-time friends there.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to have easy 8- hours job and raise your shoulder when there is a problem, this is not for you. Everyone works harder than what they supposed to.
    There are some underachieved managers in charge unfortunately. If i was CEO i would fire a few.
    The salary rate is lower compare to other companies within the same industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a weekly open discussion meeting, have senior engineers work on a topic and share it with everyone.
    That's why they get the big bucks.

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at MaxLinear in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by Recruiter, Nearly 6 months of 'courting' on the phone with the hiring VP. Finally was invited to an on-site interview in southern California. First evening was with 2 people. An then whole day next day with multiple interviews and a presentation. The recruiter got back to me after 2 days.

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Additional Info

Website www.maxlinear.com
Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Public (MXL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

MaxLinear is a publicly-traded fabless system-on-chip (SOC) product company, providing highly integrated radio-frequency (RF) analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications.

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