Staff RTL Power Management Engineer



United States
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 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.
As a Staff RTL Power Management Engineer at Tenstorrent, you will be a key player in optimizing the power consumption of our digital designs. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement effective power management techniques, analyzing power profiles, and ensuring that our products meet strict power-efficiency goals. Join us in shaping the future of AI Hardware through your expertise in RTL design and power management.


  • Lead the development of power management strategies for complex digital designs, ensuring optimal power consumption without compromising performance.
  • Collaborate closely with design, architecture, and software teams to define power management requirements and strategies.
  • Utilize industry-standard tools and methodologies to perform power analysis and estimate power consumption at different stages of design.
  • Implement power-saving features at the RTL level, such as clock gating, voltage scaling, and dynamic power management.
  • Develop and implement low-power design techniques, considering trade-offs between power, performance, and area (PPA).
  • Analyze power profiles and identify opportunities for further power reduction through design optimization.
  • Create and maintain power management documentation, guidelines, and best practices for the engineering team.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, sharing your expertise in power-efficient design techniques.
  • Collaborate with physical design and verification teams to ensure the successful implementation of power management features.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in power management methodologies, tools, and industry trends.
  • Participate in design reviews, offering insights on power-related considerations and solutions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.
  • Proven track record of successfully optimizing power consumption in complex digital designs.
  • Expertise in RTL design and strong understanding of power management techniques.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard EDA tools for power analysis, simulation, and verification.
  • Familiarity with low-power design languages such as UPF (Unified Power Format) is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze power profiles and optimize designs accordingly.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Leadership experience, with the ability to mentor and guide junior engineers.
Tenstorrent offers a highly competitive compensation package and benefits, and we are an equal opportunity employer.
Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, Tenstorrent is required to ensure compliance with licensing regulations when transferring technology to nationals of certain countries that have been sanctioned by the U.S. government.
As this position will have direct and/or indirect access to information, systems, or technologies that are subject to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, please note that citizenship/permanent residency information and/or documentation will be required and considered as Tenstorrent moves through the employment process.