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Principal Engineer, Systems Engineering - Equinix Metal

 

Principal Engineer, Systems Engineering - Equinix Metal

  • JR-118953
  • Helsinki
  • Cedex
  • Frankfurt am main
  • Dublin
  • Milan
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Z.O.
  • Warsaw
  • Portugal
  • London
  • El Segundo
  • Redwood City
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Sunnyvale
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Nashville
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  • New York
  • Frisco
  • Ashburn
  • Sterling
  • Seattle
  • Product
  • Full time
Principal Engineer, Systems Engineering - Equinix Metal

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 220+ 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 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ 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.  Down to earth interview process, you’ll get a feel for what the job and the team are really like to be able to make the best decision possible. 

 

What you'll be doing:

  • Understand and evangelize a DevOps culture, and proactively contribute to our ecosystem of tools regardless of “who owns what”

  • Seek out weaknesses, identify problems and solutions, approach every day with a self-starter attitude and a focus on resolving problems while not getting bogged down in a changing landscape

  • Validate new hardware configurations, firmware configurations / versions, and overall creating a healthy intersection of known-good configurations while tailoring our automation, processes, etc., to take full advantage of our available platforms and tools

  • Collaboratively write RFC’s / blueprints that establish our go-forward patterns, architecture, or that otherwise create a picture of where we want to go

  • Help drive software design and improve our system architecture, making sure components are built in a way that is conducive for rapid development and deployment onto our platform

  • Work with external vendors, internal stakeholders, to help align on the best procurement and logistics around our hardware lifecycle

  • Participate in on call rotation to support this product team's software in production

  • Deeply care about technology, your craft and about the success of your teammates and the company. Have strong intrinsic motivators to help drive self-improvement

  • Ability to communicate clearly with all stakeholders

  • Team player, ability to work with a team to deliver complex software

 

What we expect from you:

  • Expertise with Linux, with experience troubleshooting both hardware and kernel issues

  • Experience with hardware peripherals, low-level systems debugging / root cause analysis

  • Experience in a modern programming language such as Python, Go, Ruby

  • Experience with git and working with Infrastructure as Code (preference given to candidates with Ansible experience)

  • Experience with data center networking related to bare metal provisioning; DHCP, BGP, etc.

  • Experience with the end to end bare metal provisioning lifecycle, and associated technologies used in the ecosystem, e.g. QEMU/KVM, PXE, grub, etc.

  • Experience with VMWare ESXi and Windows

  • Experience working within a containerized environment with Docker and Kubernetes

 

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.

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