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Principal Solutions Architect

 

Principal Solutions Architect

  • JR-123166
  • Frisco
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Principal Solutions Architect

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: Provides end to end technical solution designs, recommends development tools and standards. Engages with business and BSAs to determine best possible end to end solutions, advises on feasibility and cost of recommended solutions. Considers stability, interoperability, security, or scalability of architecture.

Responsibilities

Requirements Analysis

  • Reviews, analyzes and gives feedback on requirements/functional designs
  • Attends and engages in requirement definition meetings


Software/Application Architecture

  • Participates in architectural review process
  • Defines the architecture and presents to the product management team to ensure that the architecture is aligned with the product roadmap
  • Leads cross functional/cross platform architecture reviews, sets architecture guidelines and standards


Software Design

  • Designs for larger projects and cross system/functional enhancements
  • Conducts design reviews, provides technical leadership and develops design templates and standards


Development/Coding

  • Develops and maintains code for complex changes
  • Conducts code and program performance reviews
  • Sets design and coding standards and processes
  • Provides technical leadership, recommends development tools


Application QA

  • Sets testing standards and recommends testing frameworks
  • Recommends testing frameworks, designs automated test scripts


DevOps

  • Provides executive team updates aligning with the vision, charter and roadmap
  • Participates in enhancement and release planning meetings to represent the SW development input into the process
  • Brings in industry tools automation expertise and aligns Equinix practices accordingly
  • Develops innovative solutions, processes and best practices by leading internal technical teams


Software Reliability & Support Engineering

  • Manages internal/external customer relationship and communication, working with all the product stakeholders
  • Participates in customer calls to understand issues and provide solutions
  • Defines and publishes the SLA metrics and the compliance reports
  • Ensures and enables ITIL compliance


Reporting

  • Overall project status reporting
  • Manages and influences cross-functional release cycle


Technical Project Management

  • Provides level of effort (LOE)
  • Manages assigned development tasks to schedule/plan, provides leadership and planning for completing development for projects


Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership around design, implementation and support of Java & JavaScript based platforms, products, and Frameworks using cloud-native architectures
  • Full Stack expertise in architecting cloud-based applications with in-depth knowledge of Java/JavaScript eco-system
  • Work closely with the team to develop and promote cloud-native application architectures (microservices, server-less, containers), and application development and operations practices
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc. and demonstrate forward thinking around how technology can support to align with organization strategy & vision
  • Assist in the development of technology roadmaps and end-of-life technology and migration plans
  • Create and maintain documentation of architecture solutions, such as design documents, reference architectures, implementation diagrams, etc. and relevant systems, procedures and processes.
  • Strong hands-on experience in designing & developing large web applications using Java, J2EE, Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Hibernate and/or NodeJS
  • Hands-on experience with UI technologies such as HTML, CSS, java script, ReactJS
  • Must have real-world work experience with one of the public clouds such as AWS or GCP or Azure
  • Hands-on experience in designing & developing solutions using Micro-Services and Micro-Frontend architecture
  • Hands-on experience with K8S, docker and a good understanding of virtualization technologies
  • Experience with CI/CD automation tools like Jenkins
  • Working knowledge of distributed architectural design patterns and Serverless architecture
  • Incorporates standards and best practices, including performance, security, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Interact with Product owners, business analysts and technical leads to design and deliver technical solutions to support various business functions
  • Provides technical leadership to the team for design & architecture of custom apps
  • Strong programming foundation with knowledge in Data Structures, Algorithms and Design Patterns
  • Expertise in using RDBMS databases like Postgress, Oracle and No-SQL databases like Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Hands-on experience with Agile-scrum methodology
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills

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. 

 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, as well as our status as a U.S. federal contractor, as of December 8, 2021, Equinix will be mandating all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, Equinix will consider exemption requests as an accommodation.

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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