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Principal Software Engineer

 

Principal Software Engineer

  • JR-117497
  • Sunnyvale
  • Product
  • Full time
Principal Software Engineer

Equinix is the one of the largest growing datacenter companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward-thinking people who can help us achieve our goal – global interconnection. With over 19 datacenters in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home of the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations, and complex cloud and application solutions.

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

The Product Architecture and Engineering team at Equinix builds next-generation software products and architecture for our Equinix software platform and services offerings. We are looking for a Principal Engineer responsible for architecting and setting the technical direction for platform services that enable best-in-class products. You will work closely with product engineering, and product managers, influencing technical decisions that meet business requirements.



Responsibilities

  • Solve for the customer - understand the WHY and enrich the specification to create a solution which delights customers

  • Lead the architecture and design at an organization level

  • Define and refine best practices for development practices; leads by example

  • Create efficient, reusable, and reliable code

  • Working with product management, define technical requirements

  • Work with stakeholders to provide clarity when faced with ambiguous requirements

  • Be a steward of code quality, agile development processes and automation

  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications

  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

  • Promptly resolve production issues based on priority - with a focus on unblocking the customer, and ensuring problems do not recur

  • Mentor junior engineers and lead by example



Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering or equivalent

  • 10+ years of strong experience in building robust services, preferably on a Java – based cloud development stack

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming, design and architectural patterns, and API design

  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Experience working on cloud-based SaaS/PaaS products

  • Experience working within the agile process and CI/CD frameworks

  • Ability to transition between programming languages and tool sets

  • Ability to effectively communicate new ideas and design tradeoffs

Successful candidate will

  • Be a talent multiplier who gets the team around them to excel

  • Be persistent, creative and driven to get results relentlessly

  • Exhibit a strong backbone to challenge the status quo, when needed

  • Exhibit a high level of curiosity, keeping abreast of the latest trends & technologies

  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything undertaken


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.



· Bachelor's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

***U.S. ONLY - EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

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