Principal Digital Design Engineer

Full-Time in Austin, US - Senior

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.

Our Austin site is growing, looking to staff up a highly skilled IP design and verification team!

As a principal digital design engineer at Tenstorrent, you will be responsible for the design of Tenstorrent's machine learning processor. You will actively participate in IP architecture, performance/area/power optimization, and development. You will also participate in SOC architecture, design and verification as well as hardware/firmware/software co-design.


  • Architecture of Tenstorrent's IP blocks including aggressive optimization for performance, power, and area
  • Implementation of Tenstorrent IP RTL logic in Verilog
  • Contribution to verification of Tenstorrent's IP and SOC logic
  • Performance and power verification and validation of Tenstorrent's IP and SOC


  • Versatility, independent thinking, and general ability to get things done!
  • 15+ years of experience working on high performance IP and ASIC designs
  • Bachelor/Masters/PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering/Engineering Science
  • Expert knowledge of Hardware Description Languages (Verilog/VHDL)
  • Comfortable with C++
  • Deep and broad understanding of processor/computer architecture
  • Knowledge and understanding of the full ASIC design flow
  • Experience with any of high frequency logic design, scalar and vector processor architecture, GPU architecture and programming models, digital signal processing hardware, SoC architecture, memory sub system architecture, real time hardware/firmware systems or deep learning is very beneficial