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Sr. Software Engineer, SRE


Sr. Software Engineer, SRE

  • JR-121302
  • Sunnyvale
  • Information Technology
  • Full time
Sr. Software Engineer, SRE
Job Description

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.

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to be part of, it gets better…..

Equinix Software Architecture & Engineering team is on a mission to help build Equinix’s next generation interconnection offering, Equinix Cloud Exchange. We are looking for you to work with product teams, analysts and other specialists to design systems and application software, and you will mentor junior members of the team.


  • Write code, integrate systems and build configurations to drive and innovate around server based platform across the organization.
  • Leverage open technology such as Docker, Kubernetes, Javascript or Python, Git, Jenkins, Linux, HAProxy, AWS Cloud, ELK, Java, Kafka, MongoDB, Zookeeper
  • Design and build automated code deployment systems that simplify development work and make our work more consistent and predictable.  You’ll do this by orchestrating environment deployment from OS all the way through the application layers of a solution, using tools such as Docker, GIT, Jenkins , Sonarqube, Rundeck,
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of server virtualization, networking and storage ensuring that the solution scales and performs with high availability and uptime
  • 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
  • Create automated tests that easily plug into our automated code pipeline
  • Provide deep and detailed levels of monitoring across all levels of the application
  • Plan sprints within your project team to keep yourself and the team moving forward
  • Move fast, break things, and determine how to fix them
  • Strong experience with scripting languages and using them in automation (primarily Bash and Python, others are a big plus)
  • Should have extensive experience with automating systems and environment deployments using tools such as Jenkins.
  • Strong knowledge of Jenkins plugins and configuration of Jenkins architecture to scale to large build execution architectures
  • Should have prior experience automating deployment of part of or entire CI/CD pipeline.
  • Agile experience a must and scrum master experience helpful
  • 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.
  • Improve the predictability and reliability of software releases with the implementation of automated build, test and deployment tools and processes.
  • Reduce application deployment windows by leading company towards a Continuous Deployment environment.
  • Engage with Software Engineering to improve application stability with the design, development and implementation of application monitors and alerts.
  • Engage with Software Engineering and Architect Teams to ensure Release Engineering best practices are implemented.
  • Provide after hours release and change control support based on the most current change control schedules.
  • Produce update and/or endorse Site Reliability Engineering standards, guidelines and procedures.


  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience
  • Experienced in scripting languages like Bash, Python
  • Hands on experience with Build & Deploy technologies such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, Artifactory/Nexus, GIT, Puppet/Chef and exposure to UNIX based system administration experience, configuring and supporting Jenkins
  • Experience with application configuration tools: Ansible.
  • Experience with large-scale data center application deployments including monitoring and capacity planning.
  • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process management skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, VMware, Docker) will be a plus
  • Experience with build tools such as Ant, Maven, Gant, or Gradle.
  • Experience with Kafka, Cassandra, Spark, Docker, Container Orchestration Engine such as Kubernetes

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