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Corporate Development Sr. Director, Strategy – Tech/Product

 

Corporate Development Sr. Director, Strategy – Tech/Product

  • JR-125551
  • Redwood City
  • Corporate Development
  • Full time
Corporate Development Sr. Director, Strategy – Tech/Product

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 210 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, speed 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 hardworking 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: You will be responsible for understanding evolving client needs in digital services, staying on top of competitor offerings and market trends, influencing product and business strategy / roadmap, feature specification, and helping product and CTO leadership to make tough trade-off/prioritization decisions. We are looking for a team member who brings expertise in product / SaaS / cloud, who can grow and become the go-to thought partner of senior leaders in the Product function and CTO function. 

We are looking for an all-star Senior Director, Corporate Development & Strategy to help us drive the next wave of growth at Equinix. This role will sit at the intersection between product / technology and strategy. 

You will be working at the core of Equinix, with the Corporate Development Vice Presidents and other senior leaders in the compilation and analysis of strategy, M&A, Real Estate, long term capital and operating budget allocation, new market entry, technology assessment, B2B digital service product planning, and other corporate development initiatives for the company. This role gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire company and the ability to work collaboratively across functions.  

This is a fast-paced, high-growth team - we are looking for smart, independent creative thinkers, who are driven team players and want to deliver impact across Equinix. Our team is filled with people who identify and solve problems, and who enjoy working together and helping each other achieve and develop. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. Technical skills and understanding of the Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) market are preferred. 

Responsibilities 

Strategic

  • Become the thought partner of the executive team, in particular CTO and Product leaders 

  • Upskill the corporate strategy team on product strategy and technology knowledge  

  • Design and lead (when applicable) high profile cross-functional initiatives  

BAU

  • Gather and analyze large amounts of information expeditiously; develop compelling and insightful strategic recommendations for leadership, focused on B2B digital service product strategy 

  • Annual strategic planning process: Collaborate with senior leaders across functions to set OKRs and support them with initiative design and sequencing  

  • Strategy presentations: CEO and board material creation  

  • Coach peer and junior colleagues where applicable  

Ad-hoc 

  • Develop memo/white paper on emerging market trend or competitor dynamic  

  • Lead strategic initiatives that are cross-function in nature 

Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ experience in Product Strategy, Management, Marketing or Development at a Technology company preferred

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent preferred

  • Work experience in SaaS, Software Defined Infrastructure, networking, and/or data center fields 

  • Experience in building, configuring or using cloud-based networking products 

  • Passion and aptitude for analytical rigor and creating an independent point of view, an ability to multitask, high standards of excellence and a desire to ‘get things done’ 

  • Talent for building relationships and alignment across different stakeholders, with experience in SaaS or Software Companies 

  • Deep understanding of networks, cloud or software is required and specific areas of knowledge or technical experience in 5G and platform experience is a plus 

  • Proven track record of delivery in different context 

  • Growth focused mindset  

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 disability. 

 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office. 

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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