Principal, PCB Power Architect



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 a talented and experienced PCB Power Architect to join our dynamic Systems team. As a Power Architect, you will play a crucial role in defining solutions that walk the line between optimal performance and power efficiency of our PCBs and multi-PCB systems. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including the packaging team, mechanical/thermal, SI team, IP block validation teams, and ODMs to drive power efforts.

This role is hybrid, based out Toronto, ON.


  • Power Architecture: Define the power tree, select technologies and oversee the whole system used to power demanding ASICs and supporting circuitry.
  • Power Analysis and Design: Contribute to package and system design. Conduct pre-layout PDN design as well as post-layout tuning and BOM optimization.
  • Performance Evaluation: Collaborate with other stakeholder design teams to ensure the end system meets the needs of the product.
  • Power Technology Pathfinding: Delve into upcoming technology, build prototypes, exercise evaluation boards and find new solutions for our power challenges.
  • Validation Support: Provide guidance and support to the validation team to ensure accurate measurement and analysis of power-related metrics.
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting: Investigate and debug power-related issues discovered during board bring-up and post-silicon validation and work with relevant teams to implement effective solutions.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Document design methodologies, findings, and recommendations in clear and concise reports for internal use and customer communication.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, validation, software, and system engineering, to align power optimization efforts with overall product goals.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience in system level power design and optimization for high power semiconductor products.
  • Strong understanding of power measurement techniques, methodologies, and tools.
  • Experience with end to end power design tools such as Simplis, PSim, SiWave, or similar as well as an enterprise eCAD tool.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Prior experience in silicon bring-up, validation, or characterization is a plus.
  • Familiarity with multiphase power designs balancing cost, high peak power and efficiency is desirable.

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 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.