Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ 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. With Equinix Metal, customers can rapidly deploy automated single-tenant infrastructure and interact with 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and service providers. 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.
Equinix Digital Services is looking for a technical leader to join our Customer Engineering team. As a Senior Customer Engineer, you will be a key member of our global customer facing team, helping SysAdmins, Site Reliability Engineers, and Network experts drive outcomes using our platform.
As a Customer Engineer, you serve as a technical partner to our customers, helping to accelerate their efforts to build solutions on top of Equinix Digital Services. To do this, you’ll need to draw upon your experience with networking, and systems administration.
This role requires both technical and communication skills including general troubleshooting; network performance testing; and a desire to engage with stakeholders across a variety of mediums — from live chat and Slack, to our ticketing system.
The ideal candidate will have a strong infrastructure background as well as comfort and interest in cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes. You will join a collaborative, global and cross-functional organization that includes all aspects of customer engagement and management.
Join us and play a key part in establishing Equinix at the forefront of developer-led infrastructure!
As a Customer Engineer you will
Be responsible for providing technical support to Equinix Digital Services customers through a variety of platforms such as
Email / tickets
Private and public Slack channels
Provide support to new and existing customers, including:
Responsibility for queue sanitation, ticket triaging, troubleshooting and resolution
Follow-up with customers and relevant stakeholders throughout Equinix Digital Services
Be an expert resource on Equinix Digital Services:
Ensure familiarity with all aspects of the Equinix Digital Services platform
Constantly expand your knowledge of common use cases and deployments
Understand and practice with Equinix Digital Service’s API
Support customers and operations team members:
Observe and help to lead incident management protocols
Serve as a communication lead as needed during customer-impacting events
Provide relevant details to sales, account, product, and operations teams
Ensure excellent documentation to enhance self-service
Provide content and edits to our public facing documentation
Provide content and edits to internal documentation to support Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), team training and employee onboarding
You have excellent communication skills
You have a background in (and passion for) physical and cloud infrastructure
You enjoy helping people succeed and finding solutions to difficult technical challenges
You have deep (3+ years) experience with Linux, including L2 and L3 Networking
You are familiar with different DevOps tools such as Ansible and Terraform
You are familiar with various public and hybrid clouds (AWS, GCP, Openstack)
You are familiar with incident management
You are a natural leader, helping to educate and develop those around you
You are willing to work on a holiday and rotational shift
Critical Success Factors
Demonstrate a balance of humility and ambition
Curious about technology and solving customer problems
Excellent communication skills (written English)
Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.
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