Chief of Staff, RISC-V Cores



People & HR, Operations
United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 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 seeking an experienced technical manager with a strong background in CPU design or verification. This role is ideal for someone that is ready to pivot towards Project Management within the role of a Chief of Staff to Engineering leadership.

This is a dynamic role spanning engineering program management to organization planning, budgeting to vendor management, silicon planning to executive readouts. As a CoS you will be supporting the delivery of Tenstorrent’s CPU product portfolio from design engineering to customer deployment. This is an important and multi-faceted role requiring someone to drive new ideas and initiatives, foster partnerships, improve collaboration and achieve the vision of our RISC-V CPU organization.

This role is hybrid, based out of Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX.


  • Help manage key projects within the CPU team, from inception to completion. This will include driving cross-team alignment with our Physical Design, Software and Architecture teams, resource allocation, and monitoring progress to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget. Importantly, ready to roll up the sleeves and jump into engineering execution wherever necessary
  • Serve as the point of contact for communication both within the CPU and with other departments or external partners. This involves disseminating information from the executive team, facilitating communication between team members, and representing the team in meetings and presentations
  • Work closely with the executive team to develop and execute strategic plans for the CPU division
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to CPU Technical Program Managers
  • Build and maintain relationships with our Customer and Legal teams to support CPU IP delivery, manage vendor relationships for all tooling and licensing needs within the department. Headcount planning for the CPU division, drive strong partnership with our recruiting stakeholders and provide general hiring guidance, updates and support
  • Track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess the execution velocity and identify areas for improvement and present findings to the executive team to support strategic decision-making

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience within a CPU related role, with a deep understanding of the end to end design process, industry, challenges, and competitors
  • Prior leadership experience in engineering management within the CPU space is strongly preferred
  • Strong organization, strategic planning and analytical skills. Ability to translate strategic vision into actionable plans and initiatives
  • Expert level presentation skills with the ability to create impactful presentation collateral, succinctly communicate technical roadmaps and influence stakeholders is required for this role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management abilities, including the ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and deliverables
  • Financial acumen, with the ability to develop and manage budgets, analyze financial data, and make data-driven decisions

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.