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Software Engineer II - Mining And Power



Software Engineering
Denver, CO, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 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! (Youtube, Acquired Podcast)

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 flared gas and underloaded renewables, to deliver low-cost, carbon-reducing 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.

Our values drive our work from thinking like a mountaineer, our relentless commitment to resource efficiency and tapping into our collective genius. At Crusoe, you will be challenged to do the best work of your entire life and to be and become your best self. Our teams are empowered to tackle hard problems that benefit our customers, grow our business and create a positive impact in reducing global emissions.

About the Role

We are actively seeking Software Engineers for our Bitcoin mining operations team to work on our cutting-edge distributed infrastructure and tooling. 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.

You will be expected to be heavily involved in writing and reviewing code, 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.

You’ll collaborate with product owners and other stakeholders to build products and tools from the ground up, and with other engineers to build and maintain fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale.

If you have a passion for the energy industry, technology, environmental stewardship and innovative solutions, we want to hear from you.

A Day In The Life

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

  • Work with cutting edge ASIC technology to maximize efficiency across our Bitcoin mining fleet

  • Work with sensor data over a variety of protocols such as TCP/IP and Modbus to orchestrate physical equipment at our mobile data centers.

  • Tune and optimize load control operations through careful observation and analysis to maximize our utilization of stranded energy at oilfields.

  • Solve complicated orchestration problems dealing with dramatic weather and atmospheric conditions to fine-tune a worldwide mining fleet.

  • Use cutting edge technology in the cloud to ensure that our customer facing tools are highly available and fault-tolerant.

  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the roadmap for our mining 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 You Have

  • 2+ years of professional software development experience

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 2-3+ years relevant work experience

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures and algorithm design

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

  • Experience in concurrency, multi-threading and synchronization

  • Experience with writing automated tests

  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments

  • Experience with TCP/IP and network programming

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Embody the company values

Nice to Have

  • Experience optimizing performance of large-scale, high-volume systems

  • Familiarity with React, Typescript, ES6, WebSockets

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

  • An interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies


  • 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

  • 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

  • Unlimited time off

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Subscription to the Calm app

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $100 per month

Compensation Range:

The salary for this role is $140k-160k. Restricted Stock Units are included in all offers. Compensation to be determined by the applicants knowledge, education, 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.