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Senior Associate Network Engineer

 

Senior Associate Network Engineer

  • JR-122185
  • San Jose
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Senior Associate Network Engineer

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 Senior Associate Network Engineer to design, prototype, develop and execute test cases for provisioning and restoration of interconnection services on high capacity next-generation optical DWDM and photonic switching networks infrastructure that interconnect global Equinix data centers. This data center optical interconnection networks infrastructure includes high capacity multi-vendor optical networks with service automation for provisioning and self-healing with the software-defined network (SDN) that serves as the backbone for Equinix packet and cloud interconnection services and provide optical transport services. Equinix’s 200 global data centers (known as Internet Business Exchanges TM or IBXs) provide space, power, network interconnections, programmability, large scale, and high performance for Equinix customers.

The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in the automation of data/optical systems and network services.

Supports the Network Architecture team to translate architecture requirements into platform-level configurations. Performs tests that support deployment readiness decisions within a moderate scope.

Responsibilities

Architecture Development

  • Responsible for participating in design tasks (such as gathering inputs) for next-generation infrastructure and solutions for layers 1-3 network services within a moderate scope.

  • Assists in proof of concept testing on optical transport technology or packet switching and routing options from one or two vendors.

Troubleshooting

  • Participates in the development of troubleshooting guides.

  • Participates with NSE as needed to troubleshoot layer 1-3 network issues within a moderate scope.

Network Design

  • Translates high-level architectural designs into platform configurations.

  • Responsible for developing methods of procedure that implement the design changes in the network platforms.

Commissioning/ Installations

  • Creates engineering deployment packages (EDPs), including rack elevation drawings, space and power requirements, cable run lists, and any other site-specific documentation.

  • Completes documentation for use by Operations (EDPs, configurations, and training guides).

Testing & Validation

  • Develops test plans and strategies to exercise platforms, including feature performance, load stress redundancy, operational alarms, and metrics.

  • Develops and executes software test plans and procedures.

  • Performs hands-on tests to validate proof of concepts, network design, network deployment, and introduction of services and features.

System Integration & Testing

  • End to end testing of integrated solutions/services including BSS, OSS, and Software Engineering, with Network platforms/elements.

  • Creates new and innovative test strategies for tests in laboratory and field testing environments.

  • Develops scripts that are the basis for test automation and incorporated into a test automation framework.

Vendor Management

  • Understands platform vendor roadmaps and technology

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience.

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering or Related Field preferred.

 

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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