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Vice President, Digital Product Engineering

 

Vice President, Digital Product Engineering

  • JR-121593
  • Sunnyvale
  • Executive Management
  • Full time
Vice President, Digital Product Engineering

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.

Job Summary

The Vice President of Digital Product Engineering leads Equinix digital products and services development, working closely with the product management, architects, operations, and other cross functional stakeholders in building the next generation cloud networking platform, software-driven infrastructural products, and the digital SaaS platform that is needed to accelerate the growth. This role reports to the Senior Vice President of Platform Architecture and Engineering and is responsible for defining and executing our platform and digital services strategy. This role oversees translation of platform and digital product requirements into high quality technology, provides technical leadership, and ensures the engineering processes are scalable, secure, agile, consistent, and continue to evolve as technology changes. This role will be responsible for developing and articulating impactful research and development recommendation to product leadership, staying current with industry technology trends, and working closely with Equinix’s CTO and CIO organizations.

We are looking for candidates who have deep experience in delivering cloud networking products and SaaS platform capability at scale. This role partners with other parts of the organization to ensure the alignment on technology, operation, go to market, and customer success for the digital products and services.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, design, and execute on our product strategy for Equinix digital services, cloud networking, and the next generation software defined networking platform

  • Lead necessary business simplification and quote to cash platform components to enable the consumption of our digital products

  • Foster the culture of agile development in a fast-paced environment with continuous development and deployment

  • Provide operational excellence in digital infrastructure reliability and availability for the digital products and services to meet customer demand

  • Support the success of direct customers, resellers, and partners in consumption of the digital infrastructure products services with APIs and software programmability, automation, security, and observability

  • Establish automated, enforceable processes to meet our quality and security OKRs

  • Strategically evaluate and drive alignment and decision making around new technology working in collaboration across product management, architecture, operations, CTO, and CIO organization

  • Drive innovation among the teams, and help communicate and champion new ideas across teams in multiple global locations

  • Be the inspirational leader and empower the teams

Skills and Attributes

  • Deep background in technology and industry trend including cloud networking and digital infrastructure

  • Likes to build things and solve really hard problems

  • Proven skills and ability to lead technology transformation and effective agile development

  • Leadership capabilities to recruit talent and building a high-performance engineering team

  • Effective global engineering leader who can build relationships and trust across different product locations

  • Excellent communicator with technology and operational experience to advise and influence the product strategy and roadmap

  • Customer focused leader with a track record of building and operating SaaS and digital infrastructure products and services at scale

  • Ability to creatively solve problems with limited resources and input, comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment

  • Possesses extraordinary EQ

  • Ability to connect the dots to see what is not only in front of them but what is possible

  • Amazing collaborator and ideate-or who can navigate complex and challenging business situations

  • Leading with servant leadership and empathy

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience at a high growth tech company or technology-focused enterprise in product engineering leading large global software development teams

  • Strong cloud networking background and experience delivering software defined networking platform and products

  • Proven thought leadership in leading Agile software development methodology and apply rapid delivery of features and releases using CI/CD

  • Experience leading and developing a common SaaS digital platform with multiple upstream applications

  • Experience designing, developing, and running a cloud-based production system with high availability and reliability

  • Demonstrated understanding of cloud, networking, and/or IT services landscape and technology domains

  • Executive presence and demonstrated success building trusted relationships;  influencing and collaborating in cross-functional environments

  • Demonstrated experience building a thriving culture aligned to Equinix values

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering 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 disabilities.

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