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Distinguished Engineer, Software, Office of the CTO

 

Distinguished Engineer, Software, Office of the CTO

  • JR-129749
  • Redwood City
  • Executive Management
  • Full time
Distinguished Engineer, Software, Office of the CTO

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.

With our global footprint of 220+ data centers, situated close to clouds and networks for optimal hybrid multicloud architectures, we currently serve nearly 10,000 customers, including the largest cloud providers, Fortune 500 enterprises and Global 2000 companies.

Our culture is at the heart of our success, and it is our authentic, humble, gritty people who build The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do. We are also big on innovation and constantly look for ways to bring to bear technology to better serve the evolving needs of our customers and benefit society in an increasingly digital world.

The Office of the CTO at Equinix is looking for a “Distinguished Engineer, Software” who will join a team of seasoned technologists chartered with:

  • Driving next-generation technology development & innovation to guide decisions on new investments and service offerings;
  • Developing the company’s technology roadmap and target architecture to advance the vision of Platform Equinix based on a “software-defined-everything” model; and
  • Delivering industry thought leadership, with a focus on building a closer engagement with the software developer community.

We are looking for seasoned technologists who bring a deep passion for innovation in software development and new perspectives from diverse technology backgrounds and areas, including, and not limited to, cloud-native computing, distributed systems, software-defined infrastructure (data center, hardware, networking, compute), artificial intelligence, etc.

The “Distinguished Engineer, Software” role reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer at Equinix.

While the preferred location for the role is our global headquarters in Redwood City, CA (or Sunnyvale, CA), there is an option for the selected candidate to be based at other major Equinix locations.

As a Distinguished Engineer, you will have the opportunity to drive new next-generation technology initiatives; help drive the technology vision and target architecture of Platform Equinix; significantly contribute to improving Equinix’s technology stack; and serve as a mentor and thought leader to the technical community at Equinix.

This is a highly-senior role and an outstanding opportunity for a passionate technical leader to join our team and make a significant and sustainable impact to our technology stack. If you fully believe in the power of technology to change the world, we would like to talk to you.

Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to identify and evaluate innovations in software development and assess their impact to the infrastructure of future at Equinix (spanning datacenter, hardware, networking, compute).
  • Drive proof-of-concept software development initiatives, in close partnership with stakeholders, to deliver tangible outcomes that will help guide new technology investments and design decisions.
  • Provide senior thought leadership to deliver target software architecture blueprints and recommendations for the evolution of the technology stack at Equinix.
  • Serve as a visible technology thought leader in the industry through various engagements, including within the open-source and developer communities (e.g. the Linux Foundation) and in interactions with customers, partners, media and analysts.

Qualifications

  • Preferably, a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in computer science, or relevant engineering field.
  • 20+ years of experience, including 12+ years of relevant software architecture or engineering leadership experience.
  • Demonstrable leadership, visionary accomplishments, and extensive experience in developing software technologies and architectures implemented in large-scale/mission-critical deployments. Examples include solid background in infrastructure/application architecture, engineering, DevOps, security, tooling, products, etc.
  • Solid understanding of cloud-native computing and modern software architectures for distributed infrastructure.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills from engineering to executive.
  • Excellent collaboration and people skills.

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more. 
 

For CO residents: In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for this role is $193,000 – $270,000 per year with 30% bonus target. 

 

For NYC residents: In accordance with NYC Pay Transparency Law (https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3713951&GUID=E7B03ABA-8F42-4341-A0D2-50E2F95320CD&Options=Advanced&Search= ) the salary range for this role is $203,000 – $365,000 per year with 30% bonus target. 

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you. 

 

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Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.  (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer). 

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Equal Employment Opportunity: 
Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified 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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