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Sr. Software Engineer

Core Scientific

Core Scientific

Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Who We Are

Bold. Unapologetic. Hardworking. We are building something special. We transform energy into high-value compute with superior efficiency at scale. Today, that means powering and securing the Bitcoin Network. Tomorrow, that could also include powering workloads in AI, HPC and other forms of high-value compute.

Core Scientific is one of the largest bitcoin miners and bitcoin mining hosts in North America. Our mission is to accelerate digital innovation by scaling high-value compute rapidly, efficiently and responsibly. Our proprietary software stack optimizes bitcoin mining, pushes firmware, and monitors all aspects of our operations, ensuring we and our customers generate the highest possible ROI on our hardware investment.

But what makes us different from others in our industry? We own and manage our own infrastructure. That puts us in control of our operations and gives us an advantage that translates into higher productivity and efficiency. It also gives us the ability to deploy rapidly the innovations developed by our deep tech team.

Come join us as we continue our journey and accelerate yours. We seek smart, creative, collaborative minds, who work hard and fast.

Intrigued? Then apply and be a part of something truly special at Core Scientific.

Title: Sr. Software Engineer

Reports To: Manager, Product

The Job:

Sr. Software Engineers develop, document, and test software to ensure the optimization and performance of the hardware meets the needs of end-users and achieves business goals. This role provides technical and optimization insights to product and DevOps teams. This role requires engineering distributed, large-scale systems, and high availability services.


  • Use Lean Software Development concepts such as Agile and Scrum to deliver products at “start-up speed.”
  • Use Test-Driven Development and Continuous Deployment to maintain a high-quality standard.
  • Serve as a mentor and coach to other engineers on the team, helping them develop their professional skills and grow their careers.
  • Experiment with whatever technology we need to get the job done.
  • Develop, test, maintain and improve software by following high standards of quality, good practices, and software design patterns.
  • Analyze, design, and make recommendations about software solutions based on a solid understanding of computer science theory and best practices.
  • Add value to peers and teammates with constructive and critical code reviews, and participate in grooming, sprint planning, research, technical debates, and other agile methodologies and practices.
  • Design and implement supporting toolsets and utilities like monitoring, benchmarking and test harnesses.
  • Effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Foster open, respectful, and professional communication directly within the team as well as with co-workers/ teammates and leaders across the organization.
  • Work remotely and independently with minimal guidance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years of commercial software development experience
  • Knowledge of commercial software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Strong experience in Javascript/Typescript or another OOP language is required.
  • Experience building or understanding of front-end applications with modern frameworks (Vue, React, Angular).
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the operating system software, Golang, NodeJS, Python, etc.
  • Design expertise with heavy involvement through all phases of the SDLC using concepts that may include Service Oriented Architecture, caching, load balancing, SQL/NOSQL databases, microservices, serverless architecture and commercial cloud services.
  • Utilized object-oriented design concepts to program large multi-tier systems. Knowledge of common and useful design patterns.
  • Experience in dealing with the following in production contexts: scalability, reliability (incident response), and security.
  • Experience building, scaling and hardening event-driven microservice architectures.
  • Experience with containerization architecture (Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Extensive UI design experience, with a keen eye for usability and user experience is a plus.
  • Experience with big data or reporting platforms is a plus.
  • Responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.
  • Work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions to non-technical audiences.
  • Believer in fail-fast, learn, and iterate.

Work Environment

This job operates in a remote, professional environment. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type

This is a full-time position.


This position will require occasional travel, >10%