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Network Operations Engineer



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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:

Crusoe Cloud Network Engineering team is looking for an ambitious, experienced team player to join our Network Operations team. Crusoe Cloud Network Engineering Team is responsible for designing, building, and operating the global edge, backbone, and data center network for High-Performance Compute (HPC) Clusters with GPUs. The ideal individual will be highly motivated, self-directed, and have a desire to work on cutting-edge technologies related to the environment. You must possess excellent analytical and communication skills and be a great team player.

As a Network Operations Engineer, you will be part of the Network Engineering team. You will be responsible for the operations for Global Crusoe Cloud Network. You will be responsible for ensuring that the network is up through monitoring, applying various break fixes for outages and will be part of the 24/7 oncall. By joining this team, you will gain marketable network operational experiences in edge, backbone, and HPC-based data center networking at a massive scale.

A Day In The Life:

  • Operate, and optimize Crusoe Energy Cloud's global network, including edge, backbone, data center, and public cloud connectivity.

  • Work with Network Engineering and cross-functional teams including but not limited to Software Infrastructure, and Product, to drive the innovation and evolution of the Crusoe Energy Cloud network.

  • Work with external vendors and ISPs to test and verify device and carrier selection.

  • Will be part of a 24/7 Oncall Support for the Crusoe Network.

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • 7+ years of related experience building and operating at scale in a production environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of network protocols including TCP/IP, QoS, BGP, OSPF/IS-IS, EVPN, VXLAN, QoSand MPLS-related technologies like RSVP-TE, LDP, etc.

  • Good understanding of network monitoring protocols and tools, such as SNMP, IPFIX, Sflow/netflow, and Telemetry.

  • Familiar with data center network architecture, such as Fat Tree architecture, CLOS, BGP-TE, and peering for edge.

  • Hands-on experience with major network devices like Mellanox, Cisco, Arista, Juniper, and other mainstream vendors.

  • Familiar with mainstream commercial switch/router chipsets, such as Broadcom, Barefoot, etc.

  • Familiar with technologies like RDMA, Infiniband, and RoCE will be a plus.

  • In-depth knowledge of public cloud architecture connectivity options to AWS, GCP, Azure, Ali Cloud, OCI, etc.

  • Good understanding of IPv6 and IPv4-IPv6 coexistence technologies.

  • Programming/scripting in Python, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or other languages will be a plus.

  • Self-motivated, with good communication and writing skills.

  • Team player and participate in Crusoe Energy Cloud network global on-call rotation.

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree based on three or more years of work experience


  • 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

  • MetLife Legal

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $50 per pay period

Compensation Range:

Compensation will be paid in the range of $138,000 - $180,000. 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.