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Design Automation Engineer



Software Engineering, Design
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

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.


As a valued member of our close-knit physical design team, you will be responsible for a range of tasks related to Physical Design automation. This includes working on projects involving scripted placement, routing, library cell characterization, and providing support for server infrastructure.

Skills & Qualifications
  • 10+ years of flow development and or scripting for physical design
  • Expert at generating structured placement and routing
  • Expert at characterization automation
  • Expert in scripting languages like Tcl and Python. Ability to develop PD flows, tools and augmentation scripts
  • Experience with the complete physical design flow. Knowledge of Synopsys tool suite is a plus.
  • Good understanding of full chip floorplanning and integration.
  • Good knowledge of server infrastructure and experience with integrating AWS and internal compute resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work with RTL teams to optimize for physical design
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability & desire to work as a standout colleague are a must.
  • Extremely self-motivated and eager to solve problems
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science 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:

  1. Build a breakthrough AI platform beyond the constraints of the GPU
  2. Publish and open source their cutting-edge AI research
  3. Work on one of the fastest AI supercomputers in the world
  4. Enjoy job stability with startup vitality
  5. 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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