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Senior Cloud Architect

 

Senior Cloud Architect

  • JR-121914
  • Redwood City
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Senior Cloud 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.

The Cloud Architect is a senior-level position that provides multi-cloud design expertise to internal Equinix customers. The individual will architect and design global standards for Equinix private AWS, Azure and GPC Clouds.  The Architect will also regularly interact and work directly with all Vendors, Equinix Enterprise Architecture, and Infosec teams to understand requirements, develop global standards and select and design next-gen cloud architecture.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop Multi-Cloud network, security, compute, and storage architectures.

  • Act as subject matter expert in the areas of AWS, Azure, and GPC.

  • Translate Equinix IT business requirements into a clear & concise, cost-effective network architecture 

  • Research industry best practices and determine the relevance and feasibility of incorporating them into the Global Enterprise Network. 

  • Author and maintain all server, virtualization and cloud architecture and standards documentation.

  • Provide input for automation playbooks and drive towards infrastructure as code.

  • Works in creating the roadmaps for products and deployments. 

  • Drive server, virtualization, cloud, and process innovation through research and evaluation of both cutting-edge and well-established technologies. 

  • Participate in industry events and forums in an effort to further close that infinite gap between what we know and what we still have yet to learn.

  • Participates in requirements/architecture discussions, design reviews, UAT, and deployment/training processes of various projects and products. 

  • Defines server, virtualization, and cloud requirements and aligns technology roadmaps.

  • Understands cloud designs and associated models Vendor Management. 

  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships and partnerships with stakeholders 

  • Architect solutions utilizing industry best practices. 

  • Determine operational weaknesses within the existing cloud infrastructure, and present execution plans to remediate problem areas.

  • Evaluate and identify opportunities to improve the security and/or performance of existing environments.

  • Implementation and enforcement of existing and self-designed security measures and policies to protect Equinix from both external and internal attacks and/or abuses.

  • Travel may be required to meet project objectives. Approximately <5% travel.

Qualifications

  • Cloud subject matter expert in multi-cloud deployments.

  • Proven track record designing and implementing hybrid multi-cloud architectures.

  • 10+ years of progressive cloud architecture experience in global large-scale enterprise environments.

  • In-depth knowledge of AWS technologies such as EC2, Lambda, S3, and Transit gateway.

  • Knowledge of and experience designing Docker containerized environments in the cloud.

  • 8+ years architecting, designing, and implementing AWS infrastructure.

  • 5+ years architecting, designing, and implementing Azure infrastructure.

  • 3+ years architecting, designing, and implementing GPC infrastructure.

  • 2+ years experience architecting supporting VMC on AWS.

  • Hand on experience with VMware Hypervisors and associated products.

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience with VMC on AWS.

  • Infrastructure Security experience around securing hypervisors and cloud.

  • Experience automating cloud deployments and tasks using Terraform.

  • Ability to work as a member of a cross-functional team.

  • Ability to document solutions with Visio, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with clients, management, and peers.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Hybrid Milt cloud data center design.

  • Proven experience architecting AWS, GPC, and Azure cloud environments.

  • Experience with Equinix connectivity products.

  • Experience and/or knowledge of Docker Containers with Kubernetes.

  • Design and implementation of VMC on AWS.

  • Automation tools such as Service Now, Terraform, and ansible.

  • In-depth cloud networking knowledge as it relates to Layer 3 technologies.

  • Experience with Aviatrix deployments.

  • Application stack layer 3-7.

  • Positive attitude with a love of learning new tech.

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 $113K- $153K per year with 20% 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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