Tenstorrent

RTL/Architecture Engineer, AI Silicon Design (Austin, Santa Clara or Toronto)

Full-Time in Austin, Santa Clara or Toronto, CA

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 operations in Austin and California, 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.

AI Silicon Design – RTL/Architecture Engineer

At Tenstorrent, we are trailblazing industry’s first dynamic artificial intelligence architecture. We are building best-in-class silicon and software stack for AI/ML workloads.

Role:

RTL design and microarchitecture definition of high-performance microprocessors going into industry leading AI/ML architecture. The person coming into this role will define new features and code the RTL across multiple areas of our processor Core. The work is done alongside with a group of highly experienced engineers across various domains of the AI chip.

Responsibilities:

  • Define architecture and logic design requirements by understanding rapidly evolving AI/ML models; work with engineers across domains to understand real world use cases
  • RTL coding in Verilog leveraging on both industry tools as well as open-source infrastructure
  • Drive trade-offs for your logic by working closely with performance, DV and physical design engineers to craft optimal solutions that meet the design goals
  • Deploy innovative techniques for improving power, performance and area of the design, drive experiments with RTL and evaluate synthesis, timing and power results
  • Debug RTL/logic issues across various hierarchies (ex: core, chip) in both pre-silicon and post-silicon environment

Experience and qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS with at least 5 years of experience
  • Experience with computer architecture/system components/network/fabrics as a part of a CPU, ASIC or SOC design team
  • Expertise in logic design and ability to evaluate functional, performance, timing and power for you design
  • Strong experience with hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL) and simulators (VCS, NC, Verilator)
  • Expertise in microarchitecture definition and specification development
  • Prior experience in industry standard ISAs – ARM, RISC-V, X86 preferred
  • Strong problem solving and debug skills across various levels of design hierarchies

Locations:

  • Multiple geographies: Santa Clara, Austin, Toronto