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Cloud Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

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 the Role:

We are actively seeking an exceptional Software Engineering Manager for our cloud software team who will oversee the operations of our cutting-edge infrastructure. Your expertise will be instrumental in the design and scaling of our carbon-reducing operating model, as well as the management of critical hardware, software and network components.

We’re looking for an in-the-trenches leader that enjoys developing talent as much as innovating and building. You will be expected to be involved in writing and reviewing code, as well as reviewing proposals and architecture documents. In this role, you will drive the evaluation of tools and frameworks, carefully considering their impact on reliability, scalability, operational costs, and ease of adoption. Your keen eye for optimization will be crucial in ensuring our digital currency mining operations are at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

As a Software Engineering Manager on this team, you will work closely with your tech lead to mentor and develop talented software engineers. You will be responsible for shaping their technical skills and team fit assessments, fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth.

Through your guidance and partnership with our tech leads, you will actively contribute to the professional development of our engineers, empowering them to reach their full potential.

A Day In The Life:

  • Lead and nurture the growth of the engineering team, mentoring individual engineers to help them achieve their fullest potential and career goals.

  • Embed Crusoe's core values into the daily operations and culture of the engineering team, ensuring these principles guide all decision-making and processes.

  • Spearhead the development of scalable and robust software solutions, aligning closely with the strategic objectives outlined in the Crusoe Cloud roadmap.

  • Continuously stay abreast of the latest trends and techniques in cloud software, incorporating these insights to keep Crusoe's offerings at the forefront of innovation.

  • Drive the hiring process to attract top talent, and implement strategies to retain and develop these skilled professionals within the organization.

  • Foster a collaborative and dynamic environment where creativity and technical excellence are encouraged, leading to the development of cutting-edge cloud solutions.

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience, 6+ years of experience working in software engineering

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5-8+ years relevant work experience

  • You get things done across organizational and technical boundaries

  • You have experience driving large initiatives spanning across multiple teams in your current or previous roles, and excel at collaborating cross-team and cross-functionally

  • You had experience managing technical initiatives aimed towards web performance or developer productivity, or you’re interested in building this expertise

  • 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

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Our Company values speak to you, resonate with you, make sense to you and how you desire to work


  • 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

  • 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 $210,000 - $250,000 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.