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Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

xAI’s mission is to create AI systems that can accurately understand the universe and aid humanity in its pursuit of knowledge. Our team is small, highly motivated, and focused on engineering excellence. This organization is for individuals who appreciate challenging themselves and thrive on curiosity.

xAI is seeking a Superintendent to provide on-site coordination and supervision of fiber optic cabling installation, modification, and splicing at our Memphis data center. If you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, tech environment and relish the opportunity to collaborate with passionate and driven co-workers, we'd love to hear from you!

This is an in-person role based in Memphis, Tennessee and will require about 20% travel.


  • Manage and schedule employees, contractors, and subcontractors to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Ensure that contractors and subcontractors are fully executing and complying with their contracted scope of work.
  • Ensure quality of work by crews.
  • Complete projects on time and under budget.
  • Maintain daily written log and plot plans of activities on the job site.
  • Lead, direct, train, and supervise foremen and crews.
  • Promote, execute, and adhere to company’s safety program and encourage all employees, contractors, and subcontractors to adopt a safety culture.
  • Work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Encourage teamwork.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience managing teams (preferably data center cabling technicians)
  • 3+ years of direct data center experience installing and routing optical fiber in large scale Tier 3 or 4 facilities
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Journeyman certificate or postsecondary diploma / engineering degree in a related discipline.
  • Ability to schedule, manage and understand the critical path of a Data Center project, including typical sequences and workflows through Commissioning.
  • Thorough understanding of a Data Center's typical Commissioning process and best practices, including knowledge of Method of Procedures (MOP) processes
  • Ability to work closely with Operations and Engineering teams to schedule critical work and resolve quality issues.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in the construction industry and company operations, including building materials, construction specifications, and methods and procedures.
  • Ability to lead and manage others, including proactively coordinating multiple scopes.
  • Thorough understanding of contract language and expert ability to identify and mitigate risks, and identify and leverage opportunities.
  • Expert knowledge of and application of safety and environmental principles/ procedures/legislation and demonstrated experience in implementing a strong safety culture.
  • Demonstrated conflict-resolution skills, problem-solving abilities and professional judgment.
  • Superior relationship management with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Ability to use judgment and analytical skills in complex installations
  • Ability to prioritize and use time management practices as well as prioritize tasks based on fluctuating needs
  • Ability to adapt, make decisions, problem solve, and collaborate efficiently under pressure
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Teams, Project, etc)

Additional Requirements

  • Position is subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Position is subject to pre-employment and annual post employment background checks
  • Work is often performed in tight quarters and physical dexterity is necessary to perform job functions
  • Comfortable working in an environment requiring exposure to noise
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required

Pay Range: $165 - $240 per hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at xAI. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and various other discounts and perks.