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R&D - Data Center Systems Architect - Senior



Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 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:

The experienced R&D - Data Center Systems Architect - Senior is technical leader for research, development, and implementations of cross-discipline and cross-organization projects and programs, specifically focused with Crusoe’s Cloud and Modular Cloud Data Center business.

Leveraging your experience in engineering, facilities, large scale infrastructure mechanical and electrical systems, you will be the principal technical owner of Crusoe’s Cloud and Modular Data Center systems. This includes the architecture, specification, design, build, deployment, commissioning, and operational improvements of Modular Data Centers from the rack level up through power generation. This role will maintain key interface points with other Crusoe teams within the organization who have ownership for server/GPU specification, selection, deployment, and operation; networking specification, selection, deployment, and operation; and software specification, selection, deployment, and operation; as well as field support and operations teams.

The ideal candidate has experience with designing and delivering data centers inclusive of electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems engineering considerations and has specific experience in physical infrastructure and container design, cooling design, UPS selection, air filtration, development of specifications and drawings, and developing systems for challenging and remote environments.

A Day In The Life:

  • Lead the Data Center physical architecture definition, define key metrics and objectives, and align all relevant internal stakeholders to ensure technical feasibility and alignment to business requirements.

  • Own the overall systems architecture, specification, design, and selection of all physical infrastructure, inclusive of heating/cooling systems, power supplies and electrical distribution, redundant power switching and generation, control and monitoring systems, fire suppression systems, UPS systems, racks, and cable management.

  • Lead value engineering activities across the entirety of the physical design, resulting in lower deployment costs, higher reliability, and more efficient operations.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define project design criteria and develop a Basis of Design.

  • Technical leader managing consultants to implement the project from Design through Construction with comprehensive supportive documentation for project handover.

  • Travel to Data Center sites for project review and site walk throughs as required

  • Develop, Review, and update Data Center documentation, "as-built" documentation, with updates to reflect re-configurations and updates as needed

  • Maintain full working knowledge of current best practices for cabinet level hardware, industry standard cable management, documentation, and labeling standards

  • Understands the different trades required to complete low and high voltage work and distribution within a data center

  • Establish, manage, and maintain relationships with internal and third parties/vendors

  • Ability to assess current IT environments and provide cost appropriate technical solutions and recommendations to address business challenges and optimize deployments.

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of experience in the field of Data Center Systems Design and architecture.

  • 7 years of experience in mission-critical facility design, construction, and implementation of Data Centers

  • 7 years of experience with mission-critical power distribution, mechanical systems (HVAC) and data systems

  • A proven ability to lead and direct the work of other team members.

  • A proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and influence peers

  • Experience with typical BIM tools such as RevIT or AutoCAD

  • 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

  • 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 $125,000 - $225,000. 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.