CPU Architecture Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, IT, Other Engineering
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 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.

As an Engineering Manager - CPU Architecture, you will lead a team of highly skilled engineers in the development of cutting-edge CPU architectures. You will be responsible for managing the team, collaborating with remote team members, and driving the hiring and training of junior engineers.

This role is on-site, based out of Tokyo, Japan.


  • Lead and manage a team of CPU architects and engineers to deliver high-performance CPU architectures.
  • Collaborate effectively with remote team members to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Drive the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process for junior engineers.
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and technical leadership to team members.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation plans.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that encourages innovation and creativity.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including software, hardware, and verification teams to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in CPU architecture and related technologies.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Proven experience (10+ years) in CPU architecture design and development.
  • Demonstrated experience (6+ years) managing engineering teams, including remote teams.
  • Experience (6+ years) in hiring, training, and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture principles and design methodologies.
  • Proficiency in CPU design tools and simulation software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Solid organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree (MS/PhD) preferred.
  • Fluent / Business Fluent Japanese and English language skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with ARM, x86, or RISC-V architectures.
  • Familiarity with microarchitecture design and optimization techniques.
  • Knowledge of system-level architecture and integration.
  • Experience with performance analysis and optimization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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.

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, asylee and refugee information and supporting documentation will be required and considered as a condition of employment.

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.