Technical Program Manager - Systems



IT, Operations
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 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 early Technical Program Manager at Tenstorrent, you will be responsible for cross-functional innovation, executing complex programs end-to-end, and working closely with leadership. We value collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to solving hard problems. You will own and execute effective SW development life cycle program plans end-to-end, track quality metrics, drive strategic stakeholder collaboration, and foster programmatic leadership within hardware, software, customer and external partner teams.

This role is onsite based out of Santa Clara,CA or Toronto, ON.


  • Leverage your expertise in software development, AI models, compilers, performance optimization, and cloud integration to make informed decisions and promote innovation.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to ensure our AI and Compute solutions remain at the forefront of the industry
  • Oversee, lead and manage cross-functional software engineering teams working on compilers, performance optimization, AI models, and cloud integration.
  • Define and track clear goals, priorities, and milestones, ensuring alignment with overall Tenstorrent’s corporate goals.
  • Provide Programmatic guidance, mentorship, and foster a culture of execution within SW teams
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and proactively implement mitigation strategies.
  • Own the product road map from end to end.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field; MS/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of Technical program management in Software, Embedded, Semiconductor, or AI domains
  • Strong understanding of hardware/software co-design principles, and experience working with cross-functional teams of developers, test, and Field-Application-Engineering.
  • Exceptional Program management skills, including the ability to manage multiple programs, prioritize tasks, influence teams and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and communicate complex technical concepts.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Strong experience and devising metrics, roadmaps, dashboards and preparing executive level presentations
  • Experience with project & program management tools and methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum, JIRA).
  • PMP, PgMP, or other relevant project/program management certifications are a plus.

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.