Optical Systems Engineer

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MaxLinear is seeking an Optical Systems Engineer to join our growing team. Your will architect, analyze, and designing state-of-the-art optical broadband communications systems. You will be actively involved in the design, prototyping, test, and verification phases of the product development cycle in accordance with customer and standard specifications. You should have knowledge of highly integrated optical-electrical systems, DSP algorithms, and signal modulation schemes to support Pluggable Transceiver Module and Co-Packaged Optics customers. In this role, you will focus on:Designing reference optical transceivers optimized for MaxLinear’s integrated chipset and packaging productsWork with other project team members to provide hardware and software solutions to internal engineering and customer board designsWork with high-level architectures driven by the customer or marketing spec as well as providing accurate models for these concurrently with the DSP chip design.Participate in technical activities necessary to characterize, verify and validate chipset in Systems level, reference, and customer designs, as well as to correlate bench to production testsBroadband circuit analysis and schematic / PCB design, including familiarity with CAD tools such as Orcad / Allegro and Keysight ADSFamiliar with PCB level hardware and software testing and debug techniques including on-board or on-wafer calibration and probingFirmware development experience with embedded processorsSoftware automation experience using Python or similar languages to collect and analyze dataExperience with optical transceivers and modulesHands-on experience with Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, VNA is a plusBoard-level, optical systems link modeling and design, including simulation and link budget analysis, high and low frequency (DC) circuits, and DSP techniques (e.g. using CAD tools such Matlab and SystemVue)Highly motivated, hard-working, eager to learn individual should be flexible to work in changing assignments depending upon circumstancesBS in Electrical Engineering or related +6 years of experience, or MS +3 years of experience, or Ph.D.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, 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, India; Villach, Austria; 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.