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Physical Design Engineer - AI and CPU Silicon Design

The role is physical design for high-performance designs going into industry leading AI/ML architectures. 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 collaboratively with a group of highly experienced engineers across various domains of the ASIC.


  • Work closely with other PD engineers and the front end team to understand the chip architecture and drive physical design considerations early in the project cycle
  • Physical design tasks such as synthesis, PnR, timing closure, area improvement, floorplanning, clocking, I/O planning and power optimization
  • Learn and implement end-to-end flow development, synthesis 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


  • Some experience with synthesis, place and route flows and tools
  • Basic familiarity with timing, EM/IR, and power analysis tools
  • Knowledge of low-power design techniques such as power gating, multi-Vt and voltage scaling
  • Strong programming skills in Tcl/Perl/Shell/Python
  • Good understanding of logic design fundamentals and gate/transistor level implementation
  • Strong problem solving skills


Austin, TX | Santa Clara, CA

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

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