Data Center Engineer - Power Systems

About Verrus

Data centers should be valuable assets to their customers, the grid, and the local community such that we are able to give customers what they want, where they want it, while cities and utilities are actively seeking us to build in their region.

Verrus will build and operate next generation data centers that flexibly leverage its onsite infrastructure through the development of proprietary technology. Doing so will allow Verrus to provide grid services that facilitate the effective procurement of power and carbon free energy, and balance traditional and variable uptime workloads (e.g., AI/ML).

Verrus is led by industry veterans with experience at the largest data center development companies, delivering over 3 GW of data center capacity across four continents in their careers (representing over $10bn of investment).

About Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP)

Backed by Alphabet, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, and Stepstone Group, SIP is a consolidated holding company that builds innovative technology-enabled infrastructure companies and projects that deliver positive social and environmental impact at scale. We believe that technology-enabled infrastructure will help to solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Following years of research and in collaboration with its current management, SIP formed Verrus to design, build, and operate the world’s most innovative data centers, leveraging unique technology to develop a scaled project portfolio that delivers significant financial, environmental, and innovation outcomes.


Verrus is looking to augment our data center electrical engineering function within the Engineering organization. In this highly cross-functional role,  you will design and deploy all aspects of the electrical plant, ranging from substation infrastructure to low voltage distribution. You will help develop and sustain technical relationships with strategic external partners. Finally, you will keep Verrus on the cutting edge of technology adoption by monitoring developments in our industry space.

This is a full-time, individual contributor position reporting to the CTO. The role will be based out of Verrus’ Bay Area office, with requirements for some potential light travel.


  • Collaborate with various teams (mechanical engineering, product design, controls engineering, and infrastructure software development) to design optimal electrical architectures and systems.
  • Stay updated on the latest developments in electrical plant infrastructure to ensure Verrus remains at the forefront of technology.
  • Develop a location-agnostic electrical basis of design (BOD) and work with architectural and engineering partners to translate the BOD into detailed location-specific designs for new data center build-outs.
  • Work with internal and external resources to develop modular electrical infrastructure that optimizes deployment speed and efficiency.
  • Oversee power system issues throughout the project lifecycle, including concept design, detailed design, procurement, bidding, manufacturing, delivery, and on-site installation. Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to identify and resolve issues.
  • Update and maintain the internal design specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of work experience with electrical design of mission critical facilities or similar large systems.
  • 5+ years of experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders across cross-functional teams.
  • Adaptability to work in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment and picking up new technical areas of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience with power system analysis and engineering software packages.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and control systems.


The annual base salary range for this position in California is $165,000-$195,000. Salary is only one part of Verrus’ comprehensive compensation package, which also includes a discretionary bonus and general health benefits and paid time off.

How to Apply

If you are interested in consideration for this role, please apply through by submitting your resume with the job title in the subject line of your application email. Due to the amount of interest in Verrus’ work, we may not have the chance to follow up with you directly following your submission.

We are an equal opportunity employer. For us, this is more than legal boilerplate; it is reflective of a deeply held belief that our success depends on our willingness to recruit, hire, empower, compensate, reward, and promote the best and brightest individuals, of all backgrounds and characteristics.