Full-Time

Principal Physical Design Engineer

Posted on 7/19/2023

Tenstorrent

Tenstorrent

201-500 employees

Develops AI/ML hardware accelerators and software

AI & Machine Learning
Hardware

Senior, Expert

Fort Collins, CO, USA

Required Skills
Python
Perl
Requirements
  • BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS
  • 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
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

Tenstorrent specializes in developing high-quality AI/ML accelerators, including individual PCIe cards, workstations, servers, and ultra-dense Galaxy pods, featuring industry-standard chiplets and a modular RISC-V CPU. Their products also incorporate a BUDA software framework designed for open-source collaboration, enabling efficient and scalable hardware for deep learning applications.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$334.5M

Headquarters

Toronto, Canada

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

56%

2 year growth

157%
INACTIVE