AI Hardware Design Verification Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Design, Data Science
United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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.

We are seeking an experienced Senior-Level Design Verification Engineer to join our dynamic and innovative team. As a Senior-Level Design Verification Engineer, you will play a critical role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our digital designs through comprehensive verification methodologies. The successful candidate will have a strong background in verification techniques, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for delivering high-quality designs.

This job is hybrid, based out of Austin, TX; Santa Clara, CA; Boston, MA; or Toronto, ON.


  • Develop and execute comprehensive verification strategies to validate complex digital designs, ensuring compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Collaborate closely with design teams to understand design requirements and contribute to the creation of verification plans and testbenches.
  • Write and execute test cases to verify functionality, performance, and power aspects of the design.
  • Perform functional and formal verification to identify and debug design issues and ensure correct design behavior.
  • Develop and maintain verification infrastructure, methodologies, and best practices to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Drive the adoption of advanced verification methodologies, tools, and techniques to enhance the overall verification process.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior verification engineers, sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze and resolve system-level issues and ensure seamless integration of the design.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and verification methodologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Design Verification Engineer, with a focus on complex digital designs.
  • Strong knowledge of digital design concepts, including RTL, synthesis, and timing constraints.
  • Proficiency in verification methodologies such as UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) and SystemVerilog.
  • Experience in developing and executing verification plans, testbenches, and test cases for digital designs.
  • Solid understanding of functional coverage, assertion-based verification, and code coverage analysis.
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages like Python, Perl, or C/C++.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard EDA tools and simulation environments.
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines and deliver high-quality results.

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.