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Physical Design Flow Engineer - AI Silicon:

Develop physical design flow for high-performance designs going into industry leading AI/ML architecture. The person coming into this role will be involved in all aspects of optimizing flows from synthesis to tape-out for various IPs on the chip. The work is done alongside a group of highly experienced engineers across various domains of the AI chip.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with physical design team and tool vendors to define flow requirements
  • Flow tasks may include enabling targets such as floor-planning, synthesis, PnR, timing and phyv closure
  • Optimize and support PnR flow to ensure quality results on schedule
  • Discussions with vendor tool providers, foundry partners and design services
  • End to end tasks from flow development to sign-off
  • Deploy innovative techniques for improving power, performance and area of the design, drive experiments with PD, and evaluate PnR, timing and power results

Experience and qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS with at least 5 years of industry experience
  • Hands-on experience with synthesis, block and chip level implementation with industry standard PnR flows and tools
  • Strong experience in SOC/ASIC/GPU/CPU design flows on taped out designs, expertise in timing closure at block/chip levels and ECO flows
  • Experience with back-end design tools such as Primetime, Innovus, RedHawk, etc.
  • Knowledge of low-power design flows such as power gating, multi-Vt and voltage scaling
  • Strong programming skills in Tcl/Perl/Shell/Python
  • Excellent understanding of logic design fundamentals and gate/transistor level implementation
  • Exposure to DFT is an asset
  • Prior experience working on high performance technology nodes and understanding of deep sub-micron design problems/solutions
  • Strong problem solving and debug skills across various levels of design hierarchies

Locations:

  • Multiple geographies: Santa Clara, Austin, Toronto

Tenstorrent offers a highly competitive compensation package and benefits, and we are an equal opportunity employer.