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Principal Network Architect - Submarine Cable Networks

 

Principal Network Architect - Submarine Cable Networks

  • JR-120709
  • Redwood City
  • Miami
  • Frisco
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Principal Network Architect - Submarine Cable Networks

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.

The Global Network Architecture and Engineering organization at Equinix is seeking a seasoned Principal Network Architect with focus on submarine cable network ecosystem solutions architecture and data center solution implementation engineering  to develop strategies, architect/design, advise implementation of submarine cable termination in to Equinix global data centers with Cable Landing Station (CLS) termination (including PFE) or other fiber/spectrum/capacity termination architecture use cases. The submarine cable ecosystem leads to the growth of Equinix colocation, power, and interconnection services product lines. Equinix’s 200+ global data centers (known as Internet Business Exchanges TM or IBXTMs) provide space, power, network interconnections, programmability, large-scale and high performance for Equinix customers.

Ideal candidate would have extensive technology and design experience in Submarine and Terrestrial Optical Transport Networks, Cable Landing Stations, and Next-Generation Data Center Networks with extensive professional contacts in subsea industry including customers, cable owners, service providers and turnkey system providers (TE SubCom, ASN etc.) to support the growth of the submarine cable ecosystem at Equinix.

Responsibilities

  • Architect/Design and support deployment/implementation of solutions for Submarine Cable Landing Stations and  Optical Transport Networks

  • Develop strategies to terminate new submarine cables with clear understanding of various existing and new coastal landing station markets where Equinix can provide edge data centers for CLS use case

  • Support/assist global business development and corporate development groups to support development of business cases for constructing new purpose-built landing stations as one of the use cases for Equinix edge data centers strategy.

  • Develop/maintain global opportunity lists for new cables from concept to operations and classify them in to Equinix architecture models and provide updates to business/corporation development and sales groups.

  • Responsible to provide advisory support for data center site design for CLS use case and system layout including cable guides (optical and high voltage electrical) rack, space, power and signal flow as part of the implementation of dry part of the wet plant (optical), SLTE, and PFE equipment or capacity termination in cable landing stations or data centers

  • Responsible to guide and advise cable landing station technicians regarding installation/maintenance/operations issues with SLTE, optical equipment, PFE, and EMS and interact with P-NOC and S-NOC personnel associated with external partners/customers and Equinix enterprise SW application development groups (for ticketing/help desk applications for operations)

  • Author internal and external collateral on subsea topics that contribute to the growth of the opportunities and to serve to educate the audience in various groups

  • Represent Equinix to present papers or as a panelist at subsea and other industry conferences like PTC, SubOptic, Submarine NW World, OFC etc.

  • Advise installation of submarine cables termination and cable guides and power infrastructure starting from Beach Man Hole (BMH) to Equinix Data Centers colocation through Zero Man Hole (ZMH) and all the way in to the customer cage for cable landing station architecture/use case (and other architectures) for subsea line and optical systems. Activities that require project specific advice include:

    • Engineering and implementation of shore end installations, and testing operation

    • Install, maintain, and support Element Management Systems (EMS) 

    • Support regulatory and legal requirements, security, and performance

Qualifications

  • Must have 15+ years of experience in telecommunications and optical engineering architecture/design/implementation/operations/maintenance experience in submarine and/or terrestrial optical networks with service providers/vendors/turn-key providers etc. organizations

  • Some experience in one or more of the following areas: large-scale, mission-critical applications, network management systems, or Operations Support Systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of major industry standards: TMF, TNM, ETSI, ITU, ONF, Telcordia, etc.

  • Understanding of Software Defined Networks for Datacenter Networking including controllers/orchestrators with transport SDN/Telecom network management protocols like Netconf/Yang/XML/JSON/SOAP/OpenConfig/RestConf/OpenFlow/Rest APIs preferred

  • Familiarity with link level design and test/troubleshoot/root cause analysis for optical DWDM equipment hardware and system and EMS software from TE Subcom/ASN/Ciena/Infinera/Cisco/Nokia etc.

  • Familiarity with optical test equipment (traffic generators, OSA, OTDR, CD/PMD, BERT, and optical power meters, etc.)

  • Familiarity with optical and electrical cabling standards and implementation with special conduits etc.in data centers or telco central offices

  • Familiarity with automation frameworks for production high capacity optical networks

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • BS in CS/EE or equivalent with MS/PhD preferred

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

In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for Colorado for this role is $150K- $205K per year with 25% bonus target.

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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