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: Responsible for completeness of architectural changes that satisfy Product Management and/or NSE requirements.
Responsible for providing objective and comprehensive input to senior leadership and executive decision makers
Solicits stakeholder input to define comprehensive improvement plans that are consistent and drive standardization across regions
Influences and collaborates with multiple stakeholders of multiple portfolios and projects to ensure effective release, change management and that support plans are defined and communicated
Creates and drives broad stakeholder communications with respect to portfolio status and budget utilization
Facilitates monthly operational reviews of operational performance and roadmap status
Responsible for reporting overall status to GTS senior leadership and executives, within and outside GTS, taking remediation action, when applicable
Resource and Budget Management
Ensures resource allocations based on Org priorities
Works closely with cross functional Leads & Project Managers to track resource allocation and utilization for portfolio projects
Identifies potential budget shortfalls and escalate proactively
Manages and/or escalates issues, as needed
Provides input to the annual budget planning process relating to project/support/SW maintenance/Renewals/purchases/etc. for his/her areas of responsibility
Review and optimization of budget allocation
Monitors adherence to KPIs
Performs RCA if metrics are missed
Proposes mitigation strategies for missed targets
Is accountable for successful implementation of approved system improvement recommendations
Drives adoption of best practices and standards
Responsible for reviewing and approving high level project milestones across the portfolio, provided by Project Managers and technology professionals
Responsible for ensuring scope, schedule and resource commitments are delivered across the portfolio
Responsible for resolving escalated issues and potential roadblocks
Responsible for identifying and mitigating project execution risks
Responsible for keeping all executive stakeholders updated on program/project status/risks
Responsible for optimizing resource allocation and resolving resource allocation conflicts across the portfolio
Guide and/or revise portfolio-level plans, as needed, to ensure they completely capture all activities and eliminate duplicative efforts
Drives innovation and provides thought leadership across the teams, rewards innovation, and helps communicate new ideas across teams
Fosters and promotes a culture of innovation across local and global teams
Ensures departmental process/policies /standards are aligned with GTS priorities
Defines process goals and measurement standards to ensure compliance
Optimizes processes to ensure continuous process improvement to drive process quality and productivity
Ensures consistency and efficiencies across standards and policies
Responsible for leading strategic planning, influencing and driving prioritization of initiatives with executive stakeholders
Responsible for developing and communicating a roadmap of projects and initiatives in support of stakeholder priorities to all levels of the organization
Provides leadership and direction to the team, through senior managers
Will likely lead a larger team or multiple teams focused on execution of area or sub-function plans
Is accountable for the performance and results of direct reports and maybe a larger or multiple teams, perhaps global
Responsible for succession planning recommendations and contributing to and driving the people development strategy
Responsible for performance management of team members, including disciplinary actions and hire/fire decisions/ recommendations
Responsible for the GPS process including assessments and Total Rewards allocations of direct reports and reviewing and approving manager recommendations
Responsible for talent development, including quarterly conversations, career pathways conversations and individual development/growth plans
Models the Equinix Culture and Values
Leads Senior Leadership and Executive level escalations
Drives creation and delivery of executive decision making cycles, with objective and comprehensive presentation of issues, business impacts, options with pros/cons, budgetary estimates, and recommendations
Approves final vendor selection
Executes and guides vendor evaluations by team members, guides recommendations and reviews negotiation communications for executive review
Establishes vendor engagement, support and SLA mechanisms
Participates in vendor advisory boards and user groups
Accountable for creating and negotiating vendor contracts, MSA/SOW, License Agreements, and drives internal reviews with GTS leadership and Legal teams
Executes medium-scale vendor evaluations, pricing negotiations and software acquisitions
Accountable for vendor performance
Manages team of local technology professionals/managers in a given country/region
Represents country/regional priorities to the global team
Executes against approved initiatives
Manages technology and/or human resources in a single location, being familiar with local language, law and regulations, as needed
Partners with global technology owners and regional stakeholders, to implement and maintain global technology standards
Manages relationships with country/regional senior leadership stakeholders
Defines, presents and obtains leadership approval for local execution strategy, aligned to global standards
10+ years experience
5+ years professional experience in a leadership role
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.
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