Portfolio Jobs

Discover opportunities across our network of portfolio companies

HPC Data Center Technician

Core Scientific

Core Scientific

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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.

HPC Data Center Technician

Reports To
HPC Data Center Manager

The Job

The HPC Data Center Technician will monitor and manage power, cooling capacity and environmental conditions with the data center. This position will manage workflow for planned and unplanned data center work to ensure timely completion, along ensuring processes adhere to federal and local safety laws and policies.


  • Operate and maintain data center infrastructure, equipment, and systems.
  • Work with Site Reliability Services team to deliver 100% uptime while minimizing risks.
  • Monitor and manage power, cooling capacity, and environmental conditions within the data center.
  • Utilize a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)/Building Monitoring System (BMS) as a tool to manage all planned and unplanned data center work to ensure timely completion.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on data center electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Assist with the development, revision, and execution of operating procedures and preventive maintenance inspections, and perform quality control reviews to ensure accuracy, clarity, and continual improvement.
  • Resolve all electrical and mechanical issues within the data center quickly while minimizing risk and properly communicate issues to leadership.
  • Respond to emergencies and critical issues as necessary (both independently and as a team), according to staffing and situation, towards complete recovery.
  • Troubleshoot and document technical issues, escalate as appropriate, and ensure issue resolution.
  • Assist and/or complete physical and logical installations.
  • Maintain accurate facility data including rounds, PM work orders, change management, etc.
  • Maintain strict adherence to change control activities.
  • Work effectively with outside contractors, ensure they are abiding by critical facility work rules.
  • Complete facility rounds at the beginning of each shift to ensure data center and grounds upkeep.
  • Participate in facility training/safety/compliance programs on a regular basis.
  • Participate in construction and commissioning, as directed by the Core Scientific Construction team.
  • Keep facility clean and free of debris, including overseeing property management such as janitorial services and landscaping.
  • Adhere to federal and local safety laws and policies.
  • Foster open, respectful and professional communication directly within the team as well as with co-workers/teammates and leaders across the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.


  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • 1 year of experience working in data center environment required.
  • Technical knowledge for various systems such as: electrical distribution, emergency/standby power, HVAC, fire, and monitoring and control required.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard software programs required.
  • Prior technical school training, preferred.
  • Experience working in mission critical environments, preferred.
  • Experience with building electrical, mechanical, BMS and fire systems, preferred.
  • Electrical or mechanical license (HVAC), preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.



Work Environment

This job operates in a data center environment. This role routinely uses standard data center equipment such as laptop computers, smartphones voltmeter’s, hash board testers, scissor lifts, forklifts, ladders, and screwdrivers etc. While performing these duties the employee will be exposed to hot and cold environments.

Physical Demands

Able to meet physical requirements of the job, such as working on ladders, racking heavy servers (up to 50 lbs.), running cables, lifting miners, bending, reaching, standing for long periods of time, working in hot and cold environments etc.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Shifts may vary according to site.

Supervisory Experience (Yes or No)