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CAD Engineer - Design Verification Infrastructure



Other Engineering, Design
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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.

Design and development of scalable DevOps infrastructure for high performance chiplets going into industry leading AI/ML architecture. The successful candidate will be responsible for administration and automation of many aspects of the Front-End compute environment. The person coming into this role will help define methodology and create tools and flows that will enable a multidisciplinary and multi-site team to execute flawlessly.

This role is Hybrid, based out of Toronto, Ottawa, Boston or North Carolina.


  • Administration and automation of workflows associated with servers, batch compute infrastructure and licensing tools
  • Linux administration for design team’s compute infrastructure
  • Development and maintenance of containers used across the design team
  • VM hosting and management for critical design team services
  • Maintain and enhance the Git infrastructure to support CI/CD, nightly regressions across multiple development platforms
  • Build software tools and scripts for design flow automation
  • Engage with leading industry vendors and 3rd party IP providers, driving integration of external tools and IPs in the design flow
  • Experience with open-source tool-flows and deployment of applicable tools and infrastructure in the design flow; drive tool decisions for build vs leverage vs buy

Experience & Qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS with minimum 3 years of industry experience
  • Experience with HPC compute
  • Experience with development of DV tools and infrastructure and large-scale regression environments is required, extensive debug of automation workflows
  • Experience working with build tools such as Bazel
  • Knowledge of EDA tools, strong understanding of simulators. Hands-on experience working with emulation environment and tools is a plus
  • Expertise developing tools for revision control, prior experience with git preferred
  • Very strong programming skills in C/C++, scripting skills in Python, Tcl, Perl
  • Familiarity with relational databases (e.g MySql, MariaDB) and visualization tools (e.g.Kibana)

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.

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 licensing conditions set by the U.S. government.

Our engineering positions and certain engineering support positions require access to information, systems, or technologies that are subject to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, please note that citizenship/permanent residency, asylee and refugee information and/or documentation will be required and considered as Tenstorrent moves through the employment process.

If a U.S. export license is required, employment will not begin until a license with acceptable conditions is granted by the U.S. government. If a U.S. export license with acceptable conditions is not granted by the U.S. government, then the offer of employment will be rescinded.