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Senior Principal Cloud Network Architect

 

Senior Principal Cloud Network Architect

  • JR-119913
  • Sunnyvale
  • Product
  • Full time
Senior Principal Cloud Network Architect

Equinix is the world’s largest digital infrastructure company, operating 234+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

At Equinix, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, accelerate the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.  

We hire people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

Job Summary: The Product Software & Architecture team at Equinix builds next-generation software products and architecture for our Equinix software platform and services offerings. We are looking for an experienced architect & leader to join the next-generation networking initiative. These capabilities enable customers to seamlessly connect workloads across different colocation facilities, multi-regions, or public/private cloud using private, hybrid cloud networking and interconnection. This role will work with Product & Platform Engineering, Product Management, Global Network Architecture, and Network Operations. 

The successful candidate will have broad software & networking development and leadership experience in a multi global location environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership to build hyperscale cloud-native networking product for next-generation edge-to-cloud computing for Equinix

  • Create hybrid (Cloud-OnPrem) and cloud native multi-region multi-cloud systems and networking architecture by partnering with a cross-functional team of Product, DevOps, SecOps & Cloud architects to define the future of cloud services for Equinix

  • Lead cross-stakeholder collaboration with a cross-product & cross-functional teams of product & platform architects, product management, and network operations to gather requirements, technical & architecture discussion, and roadmap

  • Participate and contribute to Equinix CTO led network architecture principles, and vision

  • Monitor future networking & cloud computing trends and engage in pilots to evaluate upcoming technology. Create future state plans for hyperscale cloud networking

  • Collaborate with peer architects on enterprise design and dependencies across Equinix’s cloud offerings

  • Enabling the extended teams through training, mentoring, and knowledge transfer 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or commensurate work experience.

  • 12+ years of relevant technology and network engineering/architecture experience. 

  • 3+ years of hands-on cloud & hybrid networking experience with at least one of the leading public cloud platforms, AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.

  • In-depth understanding of modern, software-defined, cloud-native networking technologies including Golang channels and routines, microservices architecture and REST APIS and gRPC protocols. 

  • Solid understanding of full networking stack, technology, and protocols, including VxLAN, NFV, CNF, SmartNIC, Routing Protocols (BGP, MP-BGP, EVPN, ISIS, OSPF, etc.), etc.

  • Solid technical understanding of hybrid, multi-cloud architectures (engineering/operations experience a bonus).

  • A passion for programming and know at least one programming language such as Java, Python, Golang.

  • Excellent communication skills & cross-functional organizational ability to influence others

  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and work under minimal supervision

  • Must be a strong team player and able to collaborate effectively with a global team. Comfortable working with global teams operating across different time zones

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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