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Sr. Platform Operations Engineer - US

 

Sr. Platform Operations Engineer - US

  • JR-120959
  • Redwood City
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Sr. Platform Operations Engineer - US

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. With Equinix Metal, customers can rapidly deploy automated single-tenant infrastructure and interact with 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and service providers. 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.

This role is remote.

Responsibilities

Every day Platform Operations is busy building Equinix Metal’s infrastructure at multiple remote data centers around the world. We enroll, configure and maintain the hardware that makes up Equinix Metal’s interconnected bare metal cloud.  We are working with a large number of hardware elements, so creating efficient, repeatable, automated processes are a must.  Working closely with other operations and engineering teams and documenting technical procedures and processes that can be implemented with automation are key to being effective.

As a bare metal specialist, you'll learn how to use our internal staff level tools and become comfortable diagnosing hardware, software, and networking issues. You'll work with our engineering teams to add features that help us deliver outstanding service to our user community.

Day to day under the direction of Platform Operations Management you will:

  • Work to continuously improve the operational readiness of the Equinix Metal platform.

  • Develop technical solutions to automate management of the Equinix Metal platform. 

  • Document new processes for Platform Operations engineers.

  • Escalate and track technical requests to the appropriate engineering teams.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams as a representative of Platform Operations.

What we’ll expect from you:

  • Passion for datacenter infrastructure and hardware.

  • Superb remote communication on zoom meetings, chat and online documentation.

  • An innate desire to standardize processes and create related operating procedures.

  • Knowledge in areas of scripting and coding including BASH and Go.

  • Knowledge of using APIs to build automation tools.

  • Solid understanding of operating system fundamentals.

  • Working knowledge of networking.

  • A willingness to learn and grow with the Platform Operations team.

 

Qualifications

  • Superb communication skills

  • Strong technical skills as a DevOps practitioner

  • An innate desire to standardize work flow and process, create related documentation, and training materials

  • A solid grasp of operating system fundamentals

  • A passion for all things networking including OSI Model and BGP

  • A strong customer focus and passion for problem solving

  • Knowledge of server hardware and infrastructure - we're all about bare metal servers after all!

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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