Staff, PCB Power Engineer



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 skilled and experienced PCB Power Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a PCB Power Design Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and optimizing power distribution systems on printed circuit boards to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and efficiency of electronic products.

This role is hybrid, based out in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


  • PCB Power System Design: Design, develop, and optimize power distribution systems on printed circuit boards to meet performance and reliability requirements.
  • Component Selection: Select appropriate power components such as voltage regulators, capacitors, inductors, and connectors based on design specifications and application requirements.
  • Power Integrity Analysis: Perform power integrity analysis, voltage regulation, and power consumption analysis using simulation tools like Simplis, PSim, SiWave, or similar.
  • EMI/EMC Compliance: Ensure compliance with electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards by implementing proper power distribution and decoupling techniques.
  • Thermal Management: Collaborate with thermal engineers to ensure effective thermal management of power components and traces on the PCB.
  • Design Validation: Work closely with validation and testing teams to validate and verify the performance of power distribution systems through prototyping, testing, and debugging.
  • Documentation: Create detailed design documentation including schematics, layout guidelines, design specifications, and test procedures.
  • 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.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including hardware design, firmware/software development, and mechanical engineering to ensure seamless integration of power systems into the overall product design.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience in designing power distribution systems on printed circuit boards for high power products..
  • Experience with end to end power design tools such as Simplis, PSim, SiWave, or similar as well as an enterprise eCAD tool.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and guidelines for PCB design, EMI/EMC compliance, and thermal management.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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.