FPGA Design Engineer

Full-Time in Toronto, ON - System Engineering

Tenstorrent is helping enable a new era in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning with its breakthrough processor architecture and software. The company’s mission is to deliver orders of magnitude better performance and efficiency for AI workloads from the datacenter to edge of Cloud by co-designing hardware, software and AI algorithms with our unique technology.

Tenstorrent’s architecture scales from datacenter servers to IoT devices with dramatically improved efficiency, flexibility, programmability compared to legacy accelerators including CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and TPU-type processors. It is developed by our world-class team with deep expertise in computer architecture, hardware design and verification, systems engineering, compilers, software development, and machine learning algorithms.

Our engineering-based culture is focused on achieving the highest levels of AI innovation across all of Tenstorrent’s technical disciplines. We constantly strive to blend best-in-class aspects of integrity, openness, diversity and collaboration throughout the company: from the CEO to the engineering leadership and to the newest employee who may be a recent college graduate. By joining Tenstorrent, you will be an integral part of a highly accomplished and distinguished team that has many years of experience at companies that include AMD, Arm, Intel and NVIDIA, and that thrives on delivering new, innovative products.

Based in Toronto with offices in Austin, Tenstorrent is growing quickly. And, we are proudly backed by top-tier Venture Capital firms including Real Ventures and Eclipse Venture Capital, as well as prominent industry luminaries.

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

Tenstorrent is designing machine learning systems which will re-define the state-of-the art for ML processing in many application areas – from many-chip data center systems to tiny battery powered devices.

As an FPGA design engineer in our System Engineering team, you will be focusing on architecture and design of interconnect solutions for multi-processor systems, as well as FPGA emulation of Tenstorrent’s AI processors.


  • Participation in next generation deep learning system architecture – a “full stack” effort spanning software, processor and system architecture teams
  • High speed digital design of new components targeting state of the art Xilinx and Intel FPGAs
  • Conversion of ASIC designs to FPGA for emulation purposes
  • Participation in PCB architecture and simulation
  • Bring up, debug, validation


  • Bachelor or Master’s in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Expert knowledge of hardware description languages (Verilog/VHDL)
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent understanding of computer architecture and logic design
  • Strong understanding of high-speed serial interfaces
  • Solid programming skills (C, C++, Python, Perl)
  • Experience using lab equipment: high speed oscilloscopes, logic and protocol analyzers, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Interest in and understanding of machine learning
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills