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MaxLinear Overview

Carlsbad, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (MXL)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$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.

Mission: MaxLinear’s mission is to revolutionize the personal experiences of individuals and the capabilities of businesses by facilitating knowledge-based decision-making through engineering solutions for communications. We are committed to improving the quality of life of ... Read more

MaxLinear – Why Work For Us?

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. 

If you’re driven to make a big impact at a growing company, you can at MaxLinaer. Being tech leaders doesn’t mean punching a clock and working on a narrowly focused project. It means working hard and smart to solve the intellectual challenges that driving innovation demands. It means working in a broad role with cross functional interaction. At MaxLinear, you can impact the BIG picture and see the direct result of your hard work as we bring revolutionary products to our customers.

While the projects you’ll work on are exciting, we’re not all work. We play too! MaxLinear employees play soccer, cricket, hockey, run, and kart race at intercompany group activities. We’re competitive in the lab and on the field!

Come join the team and have fun driving technology forward. Apply online.

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, our engineers are smart too, educated in leading universities around the world; 24% of U.S. engineers have a Ph.D. and 73% have a Master’s or Ph.D.

While we’re an engineering firm at heart, started by engineers and led by engineers, we select smart employees in all areas of the company.

Ready to join a smart, growing company? Check out our open positions and submit your resume today.

MaxLinear is a global, New York Stock Exchange-traded company (NYSE: MXL) where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. We are a fabless system-on-chip product company, designing highly integrated, radio-frequency, and mixed-signal Communications ICs for broadband and infrastructure applications.

We hire the best people in the world and engage them in some of the most exciting opportunities in our broadband and infrastructure markets. Our growth has come from innovative, bold approaches to solving some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems.

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 for satellite communications, cable modems, and terrestrial TV; diversified into high speed products addressing Datacom applications such as 400 Gbps fiber-optic interconnect chips for high-speed networks; and MoCA technology for home networking.

Our headquarters is in Carlsbad, near San Diego, California. We also have major design centers in Irvine, San Jose and Los Angeles, CA, in Austin, TX, and in Bangalore, India, with groups in China (Shanghai and Shenzhen), Taiwan (Hsinchu and Taipei), Korea, Singapore, Japan and France.

We have approximately 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 engineers 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 great products.

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.

Dialogue is encouraged, your fresh ideas are invited, decisions are made and great engineering solutions are developed. We’d love to hear your ideas, so submit your resume.

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.

At MaxLinear, you’ll leverage what you’ve learned so far – in school and on the job -- to broaden your knowledge and gain skills beyond what you imagine now, contributing to our continued growth.

As a reward for hard work and strong results, we believe in company ownership through stock and performance driven bonus programs. You shares of stock are waiting for you (NYSE: MXL); the first step to claiming them is to apply for a position today.

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  • "Excellent execution"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
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    I have been working at MaxLinear full-time (Less than a year)


    Great Engineers and Products. Excellent Execution.


    Need lots of effort to achieve Pros which is unavoidable.

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MaxLinear Interviews



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    Power Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MaxLinear (San Jose, CA) in November 2017.


    phone interview with IC design group. He explained what system engineers do and I decided I would like to do that. About two weeks later I had a phone call with a manager of power systems engineering. I explained my role in power IC design and asked for an interview in his group. On site, the questions were almost completely technical, very few behavioral.

    Company seems to have a good business plan and people did not seem overworked.

    Interview Questions

    • For a buck converter, what is a typical phase margin to optimize response time and stability?   1 Answer
    • If you are trying to specify an maximum offset +/- 1mV, and your measurement system has maximum error of 100uV, what are the test limits (guard bands)?   1 Answer
    • For a buck converter, how far below the switching frequency should the loop cross over frequency be?   1 Answer
    • For a buck converter, what causes the phase node overshoot when the high side switch turns on?   1 Answer
    • What are the complications of using Ceramic capacitors in a converter output filter circuit?   1 Answer
    • If an I2C bus is working properly, when would a NAK be observed?   1 Answer
    • Draw a block diagram of a voltage mode buck regulator.
      What changes would be needed for a current mode regulator?   1 Answer
    • As the switching frequency increases, what circuit problems get better or worse?   1 Answer
    • Suppose you have a transconductance amplifer with infinite input impedance and transconductance Gm. There is a feedback resistor from output back to input (Rf). There is a load resistor from the output to Ground (RL) . Find the input impedance as a function of Gm, Rf, Rg.   1 Answer
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