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Senior Staff/Principal Software Engineer - Cloud



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Crusoe Energy is on a mission to unlock value in stranded energy resources through the power of computation.

Take a look at what we do! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlt8k71Quqw

We aim to align the long term interests of the climate with the future of global computing infrastructure. As data centers consume an exponentially growing power footprint to deliver technology to all connected devices, we are inspired by making sure that the energy meeting that demand is sourced in an environmentally responsible fashion. Crusoe co-locates mobile data centers with stranded energy resources, like flare gas and underloaded renewables, to deliver low-cost, carbon-negative distributed computing solutions. Crusoe Cloud is a managed cloud services platform powered by stranded energy that enables climate-friendly innovation in computationally intensive fields including artificial intelligence, graphics rendering and computational biology.

About This Role:

We are looking for Senior Staff / Principal Software engineers to help design and scale our carbon-reducing cloud computing platform. With Crusoe Cloud’s upcoming public launch, you will help us advance our storage infrastructure, virtualizing cutting edge computing hardware, and/or building out best in class networking capabilities.

As a Senior Staff / Principal engineer, you will be instrumental in guiding the engineering team's overall architectural strategy, significantly influencing both our technological direction and financial outcomes. Your role involves cultivating our engineering ethos, establishing scalable practices, and spearheading the development of Crusoe Cloud.

Your responsibilities will also include assessing various tools and frameworks for their suitability in our engineering landscape, focusing on aspects such as reliability, scalability, cost-effectiveness, ease of integration, and impact on talent acquisition. As a mentor, you will actively engage with engineers at different levels, providing guidance for their individual and team development. Additionally, you will collaborate extensively within the engineering department to ensure the successful completion of major projects that are in line with the company's OKRs.

As part of your responsibilities, you'll develop and refine technical and team fit assessments, mentor engineers, and actively contribute to their development in partnership with engineering managers.

A Day In The Life:

  • Collaborate with product teams, engineers, and infrastructure to craft robust, scalable systems extending across our global data centers.

  • Develop scalable, fault-tolerant patterns and practices to be adopted throughout the engineering team

  • Champion and lead initiatives across the engineering organization such as tech talks, open source development and book clubs

  • Design and execute groundbreaking features and projects, journeying from bare metal to user-facing APIs.

  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the roadmap for cloud products, guiding engineering endeavors towards revolutionary advancements.

  • Mentor emerging engineers, fostering an environment of teamwork and continuous learning

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience

  • 10+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Go, Rust, Java, or C++

  • 10+ years of experience contributing to architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 10-12+ years relevant work experience

  • 5+ years of being in a mentorship, IC leadership or player / coach role

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures and algorithm design

  • Proven experience in building and maintaining scalable and highly available fault-tolerant distributed systems and application architectures

  • Solid understanding of infrastructure design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs

  • Familiarity with modern CI/CD practices and build systems, such as GitLab CI/CD, CircleCI, GitHub Actions

  • Familiarity with modern infrastructure tools, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Cloud Formation, Terraform

  • Experience in concurrency, multi-threading and synchronization

  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments

  • Experience with TCP/IP and network programming

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Embody the Company values

  • Must be able to pass a background check


  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Industry competitive pay

  • Restricted Stock Units in a fast growing, well-funded technology company

  • Health insurance package options that include HDHP and PPO, vision, and dental for you and your dependents

  • Employer contributions to HSA accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Teladoc

  • Pet-friendly offices

  • 401(k) with a 100% match up to 4% of salary

  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Subscription to the Calm app

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $50 per pay period

Compensation Range:

Compensation will be paid in the range of $290,000 - $320,000. Restricted Stock Units are included in all offers. Compensation to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Crusoe Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.