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VP, Edge Infrastructure Engineering

 

VP, Edge Infrastructure Engineering

  • JR-128919
  • Redwood City
  • Miami
  • Dallas
  • Frisco
  • Executive Management
  • Full time
VP, Edge Infrastructure Engineering

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company. Digital leaders harness our trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success.  

 

Equinix is seeking a driven and experienced engineering leader for our Edge Infrastructure team, a critical cornerstone of Equinix’s Digital Services strategy. In this role, you will lead a talented and diverse team of customer-focused engineers chartered with architecting, building, operating, and scaling our Metal and Network Edge infrastructure services and the related supporting services, operational tooling, and networking needs that power these services across Equinix’s 70+ markets and 240+ datacenters.    

 

This position is based out of North America, ideally near one of Equinix’s engineering “hive” locations (Toronto, Silicon Valley, Dallas or Tampa).  With Equinix’s hybrid work approach, experience nurturing and leading a distributed team is critical. 

 

Your Role, Your Impact 

 

At Equinix, you will lead the engineering team that helps define the future of digital infrastructure by delivering Equinix’s value of global reach, neutral access, and sustainable operations in minutes not months.   The platform and capabilities your team builds will be used by thousands of digital leaders and your 10,000+ Equinix colleagues to power the innovation that fuels their advantage and positively impacts our planet.   

 

As an engineering leader at Equinix, you will chart the vision, long-range planning, and execution for multiple teams in partnership with your Product and Platform counterparts. You will shape how the team builds, scales, and maintains applications used by thousands of Equinix users.  As the senior most engineering leader for our edge services, you will drive a cohesive strategy to take the team and our automated digital infrastructure services to their next phase of growth and scale.  A critical part of the role is to attract, develop, and retain the next generation of leaders and talent across teams, supporting their professional growth, along with defining and implementing a geo-location strategy to support team health, work / life balance and a high-performance culture in service to each other, our customers and in line with Equinix values.  

 

You will also make informed recommendations and partner with your product management and go-to-market cross functional leaders to help shape our product strategy and resource allocation.  You will work closely with your colleagues to define cohesive strategies for where to build, when to reuse internal technologies or services, and how to influence system design and the architecture of Platform Equinix.  

 

To achieve your objectives, partnership will be key.  You will be expected to build relationships and work collaboratively with executives across multiple services and products at Equinix, ensuring we define and build services and products that deliver value to our customers, while creating shared capabilities for broader use across Equinix. 

 

What You’ll Do 

 

As VP of Engineering, you will be accountable for: 

  • Architect, Build, Operate and Scale our Edge Infrastructure products 

  • Full functional and product capabilities of our Edge Infrastructure products, ensuring customer trust (SLOs, security and performance) in our platform 

  • Drive recruiting of a world class team at all levels, including forming deep partnerships with talent and HR teams 

  • Be an internal and external evangelist of our technology vision and culture 

  • Manage to business and technical targets with defined, transparent metrics 

  • Help (senior) directors, senior managers, managers, and engineers grow their skills and experience 

  • Measure and improve the happiness of your engineering team members so that they can do the best work of their lives as part of Equinix 

  • Implement technical and process improvements that are causal to most critical needs 

  • Participate and support a sense of psychological safety of the department 

  • Drive quarterly OKRs around company goals 

  • Define the agile project management process 

  • Be accountable for product quality, security, and performance 

  • Work across departments within the Digital Services BU, OCTO and CCRO 

  • Work closely with Senior leaders of Product Management to provide a consistent/successful interface between Engineering Development and Product Management 

  • Support constantly changing priorities between product features, availability, performance, security, and reliability 

  • Support process for incident management including quality control of RCAs 

Qualifications 

  • 10 years of experience in building and leading high-performing engineering teams. At least 5 years as a manager of managers.  

  • Extensive experience building multi-tenant service provider platforms, including cloud engineering best practices and modern SaaS architectures and deployment models 

  • Experience building enterprise-grade (secure, reliable) products at global scale. 

  • 8+ years in cross-functional management roles. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills of teams across multiple geo-locations. 

  • The ability to build strong relationships with peers, customers, and executives both internal and external to the company. 

  • Proven experience in the successful delivery and constant innovation of customer-facing datacenter or cloud infrastructure services. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-driven with superior organizational and project management skills. 

  • Experience in building, growing, and managing cross-geography teams (100 size) with remote team members.  

 

Preferred Experiences:  

  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and environments (public/private) and ability to lead the team through technical challenges in implementation. 

  • Hands-on full-breadth expertise in Software Engineering skills to implement highly scalable, integrated solutions and tools to solve real-world problems in fundamental hardware and network infrastructure automation. 

  • Strong orientation to user needs and experience, understanding of the Jobs-to-be-Done framework or similar models. 

  • Deep understanding of and experience nurturing DevOps cultures for high performing software teams  

  • Demonstrated expertise at navigating complex organizational issues and driving results collaboratively and/or through directive management. 

  • Strong and broad working knowledge of the state of the art in cloud computing infrastructure including IaaS, PaaS, containers, analytics, data center deployments, and others. 

  • Experience working in high growth companies and the ability to identify and build new capabilities as the scaling needs arise. 

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills of teams across multiple geo-locations  

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. 

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while being flexible and responding to changing business and technical conditions. 

  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Able to bring clarity. 

 

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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