Core Scientific

Core Scientific

Principal Security Engineer

United States

Closing in 5 days

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 Security Engineer- Principal

Reports To Chief Information Security Officer

The Job

We're looking for an experienced Dev Ops Engineer with a collaborative work style, especially in a highly virtual and cross-functional environment. The Engineer should be passionate, articulate, and positive. The Engineer should have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work independently while managing multiple projects and priorities. They should enjoy building great infrastructure to support internal and external-facing systems.


  • Ability to define, capture, and interpret product/system security requirements
  • Drive Compliance (SOX, SOC, CIS, NIST) companywide.
  • Remain up to date with the current threat landscape.
  • Build, integrate, test, monitor, and deploy InfoSec code.
  • Audit services for Compliance.
  • Manage, track, and document changes to code
  • Further Security as Code initiatives.
  • Partner to ensure secure, immutable infrastructure through infrastructure as code.
  • Maintain InfoSec's infrastructure, both on-prem as well as cloud.
  • Own Red Team Campaigns, Gamedays, and tabletop exercises.
  • Drive best practices across InfoSec as well as Core Scientific as a whole.
  • Be a thought leader and mentor for junior/mid-level engineers within the company.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
  • 5+ years' experience in DevOps and/or Infrastructure Engineering or equivalent experience as a Full Stack Software Developer, responsible for coding either/both application and infrastructure
  • 5+ years of experience working with cloud architecture and services in multiple public clouds (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or IBM Cloud)
  • 5+ years of experience in automation of code deployment in both on premise environments and multiple cloud providers
  • 5+ years' experience with software configuration management systems
  • 5+ years' experience with virtualization and containerization architecture (Kubernetes)
  • Experience with build and release Management – GitHub, Apache, Make, Jenkins
  • Strong understanding of modern engineering practices including Scrum and Kanban
  • Basic networking knowledge: TCP/UDP, DHCP, DNS, routing and HTTP and systems architecture, including Unix, Linux (Kali, Parrot, Black Arch, etc.), OpenVMS, FlashCopy, and so on.
  • Deep understanding of agile and lean principles with demonstrable success in leading enterprise-level IT process re-engineering and transformational projects using a client focused consultative approach.
  • Strong scripting skills (Python, Perl, Bash, Ansible, BASH, Terraform)
  • Understanding of Active Directory, Windows group policies, and Linux integration with Active Directory
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work Environment This job operates in a remote office and generally uses laptop computers and smartphones.

    Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, and lift up to 10 pounds.

    Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time, Monday – Friday position. You may be expected to work some weekends and after hours as work requires.

    Travel Minimal travel may be required.

    Job details


    Principal Security Engineer


    Core Scientific


    United States


    March 31, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 30, 2024

    Job type



    ML, AI, Data Science

    About the employer

    Core Scientific Inc. and its affiliates (“Core Scientific”) are committed to conducting international business by respecting local customs and practices while requiring its employees, agents, service providers, suppliers, and their subcontractors, to abide by applicable laws and industry standards.

    This Supplier Code of Conduct is based upon Core Scientific’s expectation that its suppliers, and subcontractors, comply with all applicable laws and regulations, maintain just and decent working conditions, share Core Scientific’s respect for the environment, and implement sound security measures.

    Suppliers shall permit Core Scientific and its agents (including third parties) to engage in assessment activities to confirm compliance with these standards, including inspections of Suppliers’ facilities, reviews of books and records, and private interviews with employees.

    If Core Scientific determines through a factory audit or otherwise that a Supplier is not meeting the requirements and expectations set forth in these Standards, Core Scientific shall offer guidance with respect to matters requiring correction or that need improvement. Core Scientific reserves the right, however, to cancel outstanding orders, suspend future orders or terminate its relationship with the Supplier, as circumstances demand.


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