Tenstorrent

Verification Engineer - AI Silicon Design (Austin, Santa Clara or Toronto)

Full-Time in Austin, TX - Mid Level

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.

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:

Functional verification of high-performance CPUs going into industry leading AI/ML architecture. The person coming into this role will help define DV strategies and execute on them while working alongside with a group of highly experienced engineers across various domains of the AI chip.

Responsibilities:

  • Define DV requirements for design changes resulting from rapidly evolving AI/ML models; work with engineers across domains to understand real world use cases
  • Develop DV testplans for ISA and microarchitecture and execute on them
  • Design and develop component, block and core level testbenches including stimulus engines, microarchitectural models, checkers
  • Build architectural tools for ISA level verification
  • Develop stimulus generators that scale from pre-silicon to emulation and post-silicon domain
  • Evaluate and integrate open-source toolchains into the DV flow
  • Develop DV environment, tools and infrastructure to enable functional verification for pre-silicon, emulation and post-silicon

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/fabric as a part of a CPU, ASIC or SOC design team
  • Verification methodologies and techniques – Simulation/debug, TB development, stimulus, checking, coverage, infrastructure, tools
  • Experience with C++ / SV / UVM as well as scripting languages
  • Experience with assembly level programming
  • Experience with hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL) and simulators (VCS, NC, Verilator)
  • Strong problem solving and debug skills across various levels of design hierarchies

Locations:

  • Multiple geographies: Santa Clara, Austin, Toronto