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Emulation Architect



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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 emulation infrastructure for system in packages (SiPs) for high-performance AI/ML engines. This role requires a high degree of ownership, a strong technical background and a problem-solver mindset. By enabling and optimizing our emulation strategy, you will be ensuring the success of internal and external customers, and making a significant impact on bringing Tenstorrent's products to market.

This role is Hybrid, based out of Austin, TX or Santa Clara, CA.


  • Develop a complete hardware emulation ecosystem
  • Create the optimal build flow for single and multi-chiplet emulation models with best frequency, emulation foodprint combination
  • Create emulation test bench for single/multi chiplet models with best in class transactors, monitors,and harness components
  • Own and develop test plans focusing on unique functional coverage, performance, power extraction and low level software development
  • Maximize debuggability and automation of the build and run flows.
  • Create multi-user environment for optimal usage and resource sharing
  • Develop synthetic components for custom transactors, monitors, checkers etc. to enable architectural analysis, software optimization etc.
  • Create a strong support system to maximize engineering efficiency of emulation customers
  • Cross-functional work with Architects, Software and Design/Verification/Emulation teams to define and improve emulation platform
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers

Experience & Qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD in EE/ECE/CE/CS with at least 10 years of industry experience working with ASICs or SoC teams
  • Expert understanding of logic design and mapping design to emulation hardware
  • Expert knowledge of one or more commercial emulators like ZeBu, Palladium, Veloce
  • Expertise in verilog/systemVerilog/C++/systemC,
  • Expertise in emulation tools and flows, scripting and automation
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, oral and written.

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.