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Staff System Design Engineer - PHY



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

About Marvell

At Marvell, we believe that infrastructure powers progress. That execution is as essential as innovation. That better collaboration builds better technology. Trusted by the world’s leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world’s data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers’ current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we’re ultimately changing the way tomorrow’s enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform—for the better.

The data infrastructure that our customers build has never been more critical to our global economy. It’s what’s keeping the world connected, businesses running, and information flowing. If you’re ready to excel, innovate, and truly enjoy your work, apply now for the position detailed below.

The Opportunity

Marvell continuously delivers the most advanced and complete PHY products to the infrastructure market. Marvell’s transceivers are utilized for a wide array of enterprise, carrier, small medium business, industrial and cloud data center applications.

Job Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop and carry out validation plan for PHY products

  • Implement python script and C API for a system solution on top of PHY products

  • Deliver architectural documents, design specs, source code and validation report

  • Build and maintain API library and script library for use by other teams

  • Perform tasks including silicon bring up, issue debugging and comprehensive function validation on various ethernet products

  • Implement customized solutions based on use cases and customer requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and 3-5 years of related professional experience OR Master’s degree and/or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields with 2-3 years of experience.

  • Must have good C/C++ program skill. Able to write easy to understand modularized and structured code that’s maintainable and reusable

  • Familiar with Python scripting on top of C code and validate the API functions

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of computer system, ethernet protocol, physical device and DSP is a plus.

  • Working experience of silicon functional validation, PTP, MACsec and IPsec is preferred

  • Must be willing to work in a multi-tasking, fast pace, team oriented working environment.


Expected Base Pay Range (USD)

100,040 - 149,800, $ per annum

The successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location and market conditions. The expected base pay range for this role may be modified based on market conditions.

Additional Compensation and Benefit Elements

At Marvell, we offer a total compensation package with a base, bonus and equity.Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage or opt-out credit; 401(k) with company match including pre-tax, roth and after-tax contributions; employee stock purchase program (ESPP); wellness & mental health support including coaching and therapy; family support programs including back up care, tutoring, and SNOO rental. Paid time off options include vacation time, holidays, volunteer days, sick time, family care leave, and bonding leave. For more information, please go to

Your Future

Marvell provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with the company and will strive to improve performance. If you are driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at Marvell.

At Marvell, we are doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. As part of our efforts to address the Covid pandemic and future epidemics, you may be required at any time by our policies or applicable laws to provide proof of applicable vaccination or to present negative test results.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Any applicant who requires a reasonable accommodation during the selection process should contact Marvell HR Helpdesk at