Computer Architect

  • Palo Alto, United States

Computer Architect

Job description

Fathom Computing is building hardware for the future of machine intelligence. Our optical computer will allow training of vast neural networks with unprecedented performance. We're also a Public Benefit Corporation looking to make the next generation of AI safe, humane, and beneficial.

We’re seeking a computer architect with strong principles-first understanding of microarchitecture and ISA design. You will collaborate closely with colleagues from other disciplines (optics, machine learning, etc.) to lead the design and implementation of Fathom computers.

Note: This is not an entry-level position.


  • BS/MS/PhD degree in EE or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with multi/many-core CPU architectures, as well as SIMD/vector architectures.
  • Experience in architecture, design, layout, tape-out, and testing of VLSI ICs.
  • Proficiency in Verilog, VHDL, or Chisel.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate on complex cross-disciplinary systems.
  • Analytic, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Drive to build something that hasn't been built before.


  • Significant academic or work experience in computer architecture and implementation (including but not limited to published papers, patents, industry, and personal projects).
  • Experience in atypical architectures (e.g. neuromorphic).