Chief of Staff

Denver, CO
May 17, 2024
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About This Role

Crusoe is positioned to become a leading builder and operator of computing and energy infrastructure that will underpin the Artificial Intelligence revolution. The next 2-4 years of Crusoe’s growth are expected to include the exponential growth of Crusoe Cloud, the construction and commissioning of multiple 100+ megawatt AI training and inference data centers with associated low-carbon energy systems, rapid expansion of Crusoe’s team, technology and product capabilities, and potentially an IPO.

As the Chief of Staff, you will support the COO and President, Cully Cavness, across all aspects of his roles and responsibilities in executing Crusoe’s mission: to align the future of computing with the future of the climate.

A Day In The Life

The Chief of Staff will closely assist the COO and his executive team in the planning and execution of major company initiatives, including:

  • Planning, deployment, and operation of billions of dollars of data center infrastructure and related IT hardware and energy systems
  • Development and rollout of internal systems to facilitate operational excellence and continuous improvement across Crusoe
  • Business development across energy, data center, and technology markets
  • COO’s critical leadership responsibilities such as strategy development and refinement, major project/investment decisions, Board of Director meeting preparation, monthly All Hands meeting preparation, bi-weekly Leadership Team meeting preparation, organization, and follow-up, crisis management, internal organizational changes, government affairs, and decisions related to recruiting, promoting, hiring, and firing
  • Fundraising in private equity and debt markets and eventual preparation for IPO and public markets
  • Assist the COO in the preparation and execution of key initiatives and operations, for example:
    • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of key decisions
    • Delegated management of various projects and initiatives
    • Development of presentation materials to inform and influence key stakeholder groups internally and externally
    • Secondment to support members of the Leadership Team as a surge resource to complete certain projects or initiatives
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of operational processes and systems that enable Crusoe’s growth and attainment of our core mission
  • Create and implement playbooks and standard operating procedures
  • Develop and manage Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) Systems
  • Organization and implementation of Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed (RACI) processes
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of technical and commercial teams to plan and document effective processes, playbooks, and similar systems
  • Ensure follow-through and operational implementation of the new processes, including a feedback loop for continuous improvement and refinement
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks

You Will Thrive in this Role if:

  • Bachelor's degree - engineering, business, science, or a related field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience with clear demonstration of success in project, process, and operational management
  • Operational and engineering background is strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and empathetic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence and lead A players in technical and commercial fields
  • Strong understanding of technical project management principles and practices
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven track record of success in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Military experience, athletics, and/or track record of overcoming adverse life circumstances are valued pieces of personal history


  • In-office 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 $200,000 - $240,000. 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.

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