Chief of Staff

Denver, CO
Jun 22, 2024
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Crusoe Energy is on a mission to unlock value in stranded energy resources through the power of computation.

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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 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. Additionally, Crusoe continues to operate and scale one of the world’s largest and most climate-aligned Bitcoin mining portfolios, powered by flared natural gas across seven U.S. states and Argentina.

With more than $1 billion of capital raised, significant market traction, an ultra-talented team and a large portfolio of AI-focused projects to execute, we have the opportunity of a lifetime in front of us here at Crusoe. If we successfully execute on this opportunity, we will build an extremely impactful and valuable business that addresses climate challenges related to scaling AI and high performance computing.

Crusoe’s COO and President, Cully Cavness, works at the intersection of the business’ energy, technology, and data center operations, engineering, finance, business development, major project and program management, sustainability strategy, government and public relations, and general leadership of Crusoe’s 350+ passionate and talented employees. The Chief of Staff will support Mr. 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.

The ideal candidate is seeking an opportunity to invest himself or herself into extremely hard work including late nights, weekends, a significant volume of domestic travel and periodic international travel, and is prepared to endure long periods of uncertainty, risk, rapid change and adversity. Candidates should possess elite skills in analysis, project management, communication and interpersonal influence. Commercial savvy and common sense are required, operational and/or engineering skills are a major plus. Candidates must have a passion for Crusoe’s mission and desire to be part of a tight-knit and enthusiastic team.

The Chief of Staff will gain first hand exposure to a dynamic and entrepreneurial internal management team, affording very unique learning and development opportunities. Additionally, the Chief of Staff will operate alongside external partners who represent leading names across energy, finance, technology and infrastructure. The experiences and credentials afforded by this role will prepare the candidate for subsequent career steps that may include general management, investing, or entrepreneurial pursuits in a way that few other roles ever could.

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, for example temporarily supporting the Chief Data Center Officer, Chief Financial Officer, VP of Business Development or SVP of Operations to drive a specific time-bounded initiative to completion
  • 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 - implementing change is not always easy and teams may require consistent investment of time and effort to ensure that desired changes “stick”
  • 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
  • MetLife Legal
  • 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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