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Distinguished Engineer, Physical Infrastructure, Office of the CTO

 

Distinguished Engineer, Physical Infrastructure, Office of the CTO

  • JR-131837
  • Toronto
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • Warsaw
  • London
  • Redwood City

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  • Chief Technology Office
  • Full time
Distinguished Engineer, Physical Infrastructure, Office of the CTO

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ 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.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of over 10,000 companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in over 30 countries spanning six continents – and counting! 

A leadership role at Equinix means you will drive and collaborate on work that impacts the world. 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. 

Our culture is at the heart of our success, and it is our authentic, humble, gritty people who build The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do. We are also big on innovation and constantly look for ways to bring to bear technology to better serve the evolving needs of our customers and benefit society in an increasingly digital world. 

The Office of the CTO at Equinix is looking for a “Distinguished Engineer, Physical Infrastructure” who will join a team of seasoned technologists chartered with: 

  • Driving next-generation technology development & innovation to guide decisions on new investments and service offerings;  

  • Developing the company’s technology roadmap and target architecture to advance the vision of Platform Equinix based on a “software-defined-everything” model; and

  • Delivering industry thought leadership, with a focus on building a closer engagement with the software developer community

We are looking for seasoned technologists who bring a deep passion for innovation in physical infrastructure (physical data center, power, rack-level infrastructure, etc.) and new perspectives from diverse technology backgrounds and areas, including, and not limited to, software-defined data center, open hardware, distributed systems, cloud-native computing, artificial intelligence, etc. 

The “Distinguished Engineer, Physical Infrastructure” role reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer at Equinix.  

While the preferred location for the role is our global headquarters in Redwood City, CA (or Sunnyvale, CA), there is an option for the selected candidate to be based at other major Equinix locations. 

As a Distinguished Engineer, you will have the opportunity to drive new next-generation technology initiatives; help drive the technology vision and target architecture of Platform Equinix; significantly contribute to improving Equinix’s technology stack; and serve as a mentor and thought leader to the technical community at Equinix. 

This is a highly-senior role and an outstanding opportunity for a passionate technical leader to join our team and make a significant and sustainable impact to our technology stack. If you fully believe in the power of technology to change the world, we would like to talk to you. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to identify and evaluate next-generation technologies and assess their impact to the physical infrastructure of future at Equinix (spanning datacenter and hardware domains)

  • Drive proof-of-concept technology development initiatives, in close partnership with stakeholders, to deliver tangible outcomes that will help guide new technology investments and design decisions for physical infrastructure

  • Provide senior thought leadership to deliver architecture recommendations for the evolution of physical infrastructure at Equinix with a focus on a software-defined-everything vision and based on emerging technologies and trends, including, and not limited to, high power density, next-generation cooling and energy management, sustainability, silicon roadmap, physical/hardware-based security, cloud-native deployments, quantum computing, etc

  • Serve as a visible technology thought leader in the industry through various engagements focused on articulating the technology vision and unique value proposition of Platform Equinix, including in interactions with customers, partners, forums, analysts and investment community

Qualifications 

  • Preferably, a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in computer science, or relevant engineering field

  • 20+ years of experience, including 12+ years of relevant infrastructure technology, architecture or engineering leadership experience

  • Demonstrable leadership, visionary accomplishments, and extensive experience in developing physical infrastructure technologies and architectures implemented in large-scale/mission-critical deployments. Examples include solid background in physical infrastructure architecture, engineering, DevOps, security, tooling, products, etc

  • Solid understanding of software-defined physical infrastructure architectures (digital twins, software-defined energy management, etc.), open hardware, physical infrastructure observability, sustainability and security

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills from engineering to executive 

  • Excellent collaboration and people skills 

The targeted pay range for this position in the following location is / locations are:

  • San Francisco, CA / Bay Area:  $209,000 to $375,000

Our pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.

This position may be offered in other locations. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

NON-SALES ROLES

The targeted pay range listed reflects the base pay only and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Employees are eligible for bonus, and equity may be offered depending on the position.

Company benefits for the U.S. are subject to eligibility requirements and include Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, leave of absence and disability benefits, paid time off, holidays, and more.

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 Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.  (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer (U.S.)).

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