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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
Data Platform System Engineer
Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center 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 of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to 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.
Equinix makes the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. It is one of only a handful of high-profile dot-com companies that not only survived but thrived and today is experiencing hyper-growth as we build products and services that enable our customers to realize the advantages achieved at the intersection of hybrid cloud, interconnection, and edge computing. We empower enterprises to quickly adapt to change and leverage digital ecosystems to create new business value and growth.
For this purpose, we hire talented individuals who curious and thrive on solving hard problems, while working in an environment that values continuous learning opportunities to hone new skills, experiment with new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, and gritty people who create “The Magic of Equinix”. We all share a passion for technology and putting the customer at the center of everything we do.
Are you passionate about incubating technologies and driving the delivery of new products and services? Are you the person who can drive innovation and wants to make a bigger impact? If you answered yes, then come join the Emerging Technologies Organization at Equinix. You will collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry and enjoy a competitive package, great benefits, and a creative and diverse work environment.
In the role of Data Platform System Engineer, you will help to take our data engineering and analytics team and system into the future.
Design and build automated code deployment systems that simplify development work and make our work more consistent and predictable
Create mechanisms/architectures that enable rapid recovery, repair and cleanup of faulty migrations with good understanding of fault tolerance and failure domains
Identify opportunities to deliver self-service capability for the most common infrastructure and application management tasks
Improve the predictability and reliability of software releases with the implementation of automated build, test and deployment tools and processes
Engage with Software Engineering in the design and development of software tools to reliably manage application delivery
Engage with Production Engineering in the design, implementation and maintenance of the build/release infrastructure
Write code, integrate systems and build configurations to drive and innovate around Public Cloud based platform across the organization
Move fast, break things, and determine how to fix them, test everything
Work with stakeholders including the Data Science teams, Business Systems Analysts, and Architecture teams to assist with data platform technical and organizational issues, and support the company’s data and analytics needs.
Educate, train, and mentor members of the Data Engineering and Analytics teams in the design, implementation, and usage of modern data systems.
5+ years of experience. 4+ year of hands on professional software development experience architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining customer facing applications at scale in an innovative engineering environment, hands-on experience with Java is a plus
Fluency at the unix command line, including basic text manipulation utilities and system performance analysis.
Experience in managing Big data platform or Cloud PaaS / IaaS/ SaaS
Experience in managing Databases like MySQL, Exasol, Cassandra, Mongo is a plus.
Hands on experience with Strong technical skills in SQL and Informatica 10 x
Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases query authoring SQL as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases(oracle, exasol)
Administration, Configuration Management and automation:
Knowledge on Ansible – create, maintain and run Ansible playbooks (tasks, handlers, conditionals, loops and registers)
You have experience in describing the infrastructure configuration as a code with Hashicorp Terraform with the usage of different providers
Experience in administration & scaling of clusters like Kafka, Apache Spark, Storm and Flink.
You have knowledge of
Common API concepts and standards as well as aspects of data storage, service status and session handling
How to operate with CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins experience is a plus
Understanding of the components of a CI/CD pipeline
Deployment best practices/strategies
The Twelve-Factor app methodology
Architecture of the infrastructure:
Experience in building and running production systems utilizing microservices and distributed systems architecture at scale
You have a background in workload based on cloud-based system with at least one of the leading public cloud platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP)
Container and Machine Deployment:
You have working experience with containers and orchestrators:
You know how to build and operate Docker containers – architecture, construction and optimization
You have experience with defining and manage applications that operate on orchestration platforms – Kubernetes, Rancher
Experience with service-mesh architecture is a plus
Cloud Service Knowledge -GCP or AWS
Infrastructure Automation Tools - Terraform
Orchestration Tools - Kubernetes, Docker Compose
Scripting - Bash, Shell, Python
CI & CD - GitHub Action, Jenkins
Database - SQL (MySQL/MariaDB/ PostgreSQL), NoSQL (Cassandra, HBase)
Configuration Management & Admin -Kafka, Ansible
SCM Tools - Git/GitHub, SVN
Operating System - CentOS, RHEL
Monitoring - Prometheus/ Grafana
Logging - ELK, Fluentd
ML Ops - Kubeflow, ML Flow
Good to Have:
Cloud Service Knowledge - Azure
Infrastructure Automation Tools - Terragrunt or Terraspace
Orchestration Tools - GKE, RKE
Database - Exasol, Mongo
Configuration Management & Admin - Apache Spark, Storm, Flink
Service Mesh - Istio, Any API Gateway
Operating System - Debian
ML Ops - Tensorflow, Pytorch
Collaborative: Facilitates effective collaboration among coworkers and external partners by encouraging to work together as a team, to share their honest views and reacts in a non-defensive way, involves others as appropriate when making decisions on behalf of the team. Makes sure that both individuals and the team receive credit for contributions and accomplishments.
Cultivates Innovation: Motivates others to find new and better ways to address challenges. Encourages people to incorporate varied perspectives to strengthen the innovation process. Provides support and resources for promising ideas through prototyping and experimentation. Challenges the team/ others to develop breakthrough solutions.
Drives Results: Emphasizes the importance of achieving results; challenges poor outcomes or unproductive behaviors in workgroups. Provides assistance and encouragement to help workgroups/ project groups over obstacles. Takes steps to promote urgency in workgroups to reach goals and meet deadlines. Generally, overcomes obstacles and delivers results through a team.
Other Leadership Competencies:
Taking Initiative: Action Oriented, Resourcefulness
Being Authentic: Instills Trust
Being Flexible and Adaptable: Being Resilient, Manages Ambiguity, Nimble Learning
Being Open: Demonstrates Self-Awareness, Self-Development, speak up & step up.
Making Complex Decisions: Balances Stakeholders, Decision Quality
Understanding the Business: Business Insight, Customer Focus, Financial Acumen, Tech Savvy
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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