Functional Safety Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 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.

Tenstorrent is a fast-growing RISC-V CPU and AI Hardware design company. We are seeking a highly skilled Functional Safety Engineer with experience in CPU IP, SoC design and ML/AI HW accelerators to join our team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in ISO26262 compliance, safety analysis methodologies, and semiconductor functional safety.

*This role is hybrid or remote based out of, Austin, Toronto or Boston or remote.


  • Execution of safety-related activities such as assumption of use, safety requirements development, and safety validation and verification.
  • Conduct safety analysis for CPU IP, SoC devices and ML/AI HW accelerators used in automotive applications.
  • Create customer facing documentation such as safety manuals, demos, and marketing material
  • Execute processes, template, checklist and guideline to ensure compliance with ISO 26262
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify and mitigate potential safety hazards in product designs.
  • Provide functional safety expertise to internal teams and external customers as required.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Experience driving the ISO26262 product full certification, preferably for ADAS or autonomous driving applications.
  • At least 5 years of functional safety experience related to CPU IP, SoC design and ML/AI HW accelerators for automotive applications.
  • Experience with safety analysis methodologies such as FMEDA, FTA, DFA
  • Excellent communication, technical writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong project management skills.

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.