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Physical Design Engineer - AI Silicon Design

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

Responsibilities:

  • Define PD requirements by working closely with the front-end team, understand the chip architecture and drive physical aspects early in the design cycle
  • Physical design tasks including such as synthesis, PnR, timing closure, area improvement, floorplanning, clocking, I/O planning and power optimization
  • Discussions with 3rd party IP 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 RTL, and evaluate synthesis, 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: Austin, TX; Santa Clara, CA or Toronto, ON

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