Principal Physical Design Flow Engineer, AI Silicon
Software Engineering, Design, Data Science
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Tenstorrent is leading the industry on cutting-edge AI technology, revolutionizing performance expectations, ease of use, and cost efficiency. With AI redefining the computing paradigm, solutions must evolve to unify innovations in software models, compilers, platforms, networking, and semiconductors. Our diverse team of technologists have developed a high performance RISC-V CPU from scratch, and share a passion for AI and a deep desire to build the best AI platform possible. We value collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to solving hard problems. We are growing our team and looking for contributors of all seniorities.
Develop physical design flow for high-performance designs going into industry leading AI/ML architecture. The person coming into this role will be involved in all aspects of optimizing flows from synthesis to tape-out for various IPs on the chip. The work is done alongside a group of highly experienced engineers across various domains of the AI chip.
- Work closely with physical design team and tool vendors to define flow requirements
- Flow tasks may include enabling targets such as floor-planning, synthesis, PnR, timing and phy closure
- Optimize and support PnR flow to ensure quality results on schedule
- Discussions with vendor tool 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 PD, and evaluate PnR, timing and power results
Experience & Qualifications
- 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
Austin, TX or Santa Clara, CA
Compensation for all engineers at Tenstorrent ranges from $100k - $500k including base and variable compensation targets. Experience, skills, education, background and location all impact the actual offer made.
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