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Director, DevOps Automation Engineering

 

Director, DevOps Automation Engineering

  • JR-125512
  • Remote
  • Product
  • Full time
Director, DevOps Automation Engineering

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: The Product Software Engineering team at Equinix builds next-generation software products and architecture for our Equinix software platform and services offerings.

As Director of DevOps Platform Engineering team you will be leading the DevOps platform engineering and developer experience including vision, strategy and execution. In this role you will be leading the CI/CD team, hybrid cloud (AWS, Equinix Metal) engineering team and other teams working on foundational services like API gateway, Container orchestration (Kubernetes), telemetry and Authentication tools with primary objective of providing “Infrastructure as Code” to the development engineering teams to improve developer autonomy and self-service. This role also ensures all our customer facing software and products provide reliable, secure, and highly scalable SaaS experience for our customers and partners.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the team responsible for delivering platform, applications and infrastructure that enables Equinix’s Engineering teams to configure, operate and monitor their services

  • Foster the culture of automation, developer self-service and building highly available platforms and systems

  • Manage a highly skilled engineering teams working across US, Poland and Singapore

  • Build & improve the software deployment platform, data driven automated analysis and service monitoring

  • Work with Equinix engineering teams, architects, product management, user experience team to understand and support Equinix business vision and direction

  • Champion cloud operation and operational excellence

  • Foster an atmosphere of accountability and continuous improvement, serving as a coach, mentor and technical advisor. 

  • Responsible for attracting, retaining, engaging, and developing team of highly skilled engineers

  • Drive roadmap creation and execution

  • Define OKRs for the team and continually measure against the target

  • Ability to communicate, discuss, and champion reliability efforts

 Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6+ years’ experience managing teams of engineers and managers

  • Bachelor's in Engineering preferred

  • Experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale distributed applications on hybrid cloud

  • Experience in running hybrid cloud infrastructure as code using software like Terraform and provisioning tools like Ansible

  • Experience with modern SRE/DevOps practices and culture

  • Experience leading business critical systems with availability goal of 99.9

  • Experience managing production Kubernetes environments at scale

  • Experience in running systems hosted in AWS public cloud in scale. Experience with Equinix Metal is added advantage

  • Experience in managing API gateways, identity and access management applications

  • Experience in managing monitoring and telemetry for distributed systems in scale

  • Experience setting up and building continuous integration and deployment solutions like Jenkins, GitActions, GitOps, Spinnaker, etc.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across multiple business and technical teams

  • Good networking knowledge is an added advantage

  • Experience in cloud FinOps is an added advantage

  • Previously managed team of engineers and have been responsible for their career growth. 

  • Ability to attract, develop, and keep high-quality multi-disciplinary teams

 

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

For NYC residents: In accordance with NYC Pay Transparency Law (https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3713951&GUID=E7B03ABA-8F42-4341-A0D2-50E2F95320CD&Options=Advanced&Search= ) the salary range for this role is $189,000 – $341,000 per year with 30% bonus target. 

 

For CO residents: In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for this role is $175,000 – $245,000 per year with 30% bonus target. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

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

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