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Senior Staff Engineer at Equinix

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:

Senior Staff Engineer

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.

As a Senior Staff Engineer in Equinix Product Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to build a scalable and efficient Interconnection platform to enable Equinix customers to manage distributed infrastructure. You will work with the team to design, develops and test technology to serve product roadmap and engineering objectives. This leader will foster Equinix culture and values around transformation, collaboration and results.


  • Deliver impact by driving development life cycle with a focus on delivering solutions for Interconnection product systems while building and shipping software at scale

  • Provide architectural guidance and mentorship to up-level the engineering organization.

  • Identify problems and opportunities and lead teams to architect, design and implement and operationalize systems.

  • Provides level of effort (LOE) for product backlog. Work with technical project managers and product management teams to define schedule

  • Work in a Globally Distributed Development team environment with minimal supervision.

  • Work closely with and influence product and/or technology partners regularly to help define roadmap

  • Review others’ work and share knowledge

  • Advocate and Follow best design and development practices adhering to Engineering standards.

  • Provides status reports and help with release management planning

  • Investigates, analyzes, and evaluates new technologies


  • BS in computer science or equivalent with 7+ years of hands on professional software development experience architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining customer facing applications at scale in an innovative engineering environment.

  • Java development expertise in cloud-based application development with in-depth knowledge of java eco-system (experience with multiple frameworks such as Spring, Play, Hibernate and other cutting-edge technologies)

  • Expertise in data modeling, relational design using RDBMS and NoSQL such as Cassandra, MongoDB

  • Experience with multiple architecture styles including SOA, API-first and micro-services architectures

  • Experience in architecting and building large scale systems using scale-out architecture that require high availability, performance, high scalability and multi-tenancy

  • Real-world experience with continuous integration and delivery using public cloud such as AWS, Azure or GCP and container technologies such as Docker is required

  • Hands-on experience with Agile-scrum methodology and Test-driven development

  • Knowledge of advanced networking technologies and services including MPLS, VPLS/VPWS, Ethernet, IP/VPN routing protocols and architectures, IP security/SSL, IP multicast, IPv6, and wired/wireless LAN infrastructures is a strong plus but not required.

  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success

Successful candidate will

  • Be a talent multiplier who gets the team around them to excel

  • Be persistent, creative and driven to get results relentlessly

  • Exhibit a strong backbone to challenge the status quo, when needed

  • Exhibit a high level of curiosity, keeping abreast of the latest trends & technologies

  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything undertaken

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.