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Physical Design Engineer



Los Angeles, CA, USA · Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023
Cerebras has developed a radically new chip and system to dramatically accelerate deep learning applications. Our system runs training and inference workloads orders of magnitude faster than contemporary machines, fundamentally changing the way ML researchers work and pursue AI innovation.

We are innovating at every level of the stack – from chip, to microcode, to power delivery and cooling, to new algorithms and network architectures at the cutting edge of ML research. Our fully-integrated system delivers unprecedented performance because it is built from the ground up for deep learning workloads.


Join our close-knit physical design team and take on a range of responsibilities, including synthesis, place and route of NoC and Fabric interface blocks. You'll be involved in all aspects of physical design and implementation, collaborating closely with the RTL team and contributing to full-chip integration of these blocks.

Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years of physical design & physical verification experience.
  • Strong knowledge of block level and full-chip physical verification methodology.
  • Expert at optimizing for the best power/performance and area
  • Experience with the complete physical design flow. Knowledge of Synopsys tool suite is a plus.
  • Expert with ICV or Calibre tools resolving block and full-chip DRC and LVS issues.
  • Expert with IR/EM analysis and resolution
  • Good understanding of full chip floorplanning and integration.
  • Strong ability in scripting languages like Tcl and Python. Ability to make flow enhancements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with RTL teams to optimize for physical design
  • Knowledge of NoC subsystems a plus
  • Skills in Design Compiler, Fusion Compiler, ICC2 or similar physical design tools
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or similar

Why Join Cerebras


People who are serious about software make their own hardware. At Cerebras we have built a breakthrough architecture that is unlocking new opportunities for the AI industry. With dozens of model releases and rapid growth, we’ve reached an inflection point in our business. Members of our team tell us there are five main reasons they joined Cerebras:

  • Build a breakthrough AI platform beyond the constraints of the GPU
  • Publish and open source their cutting-edge AI research
  • Work on one of the fastest AI supercomputers in the world
  • Enjoy job stability with startup vitality
  • Our simple, non-corporate work culture that respects individual beliefs

Read our blog: Five Reasons to Join Cerebras in 2024.

Apply today and become part of the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in AI.

Cerebras Systems is committed to creating an equal and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe inclusive teams build better products and companies. We try every day to build a work environment that empowers people to do their best work through continuous learning, growth and support of those around them.

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