Principal Network Engineer Cloud at Equinix

Posted in Engineering 28 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description:

Principal Network Engineer Cloud

Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, operating 210 data centersacross the globe andproviding 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, wehelp the world's digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, andtransform people's lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.

We hirehardworking people who thrive on solvingchallengingproblems 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 providingan equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

Works with Network Architecture team to translate architecture requirements into platform level configurations. Performs tests that support deployment readiness decision. Identifies and recommends changes for improvement.



  • Participates in the development and /or creates troubleshooting guides and trains the NSE team on the platform and how to troubleshoot issues

  • Participates with NSE as needed to troubleshoot layer 1-3 network issues experienced by end customers and service providers

  • Recommends changes in troubleshooting approaches and tools, including analysis of vendor capabilities and identification of partnership possibilities

Network Design

  • Translates high level architectural designs into platform configurations, and iteratively develops design changes based on testing

  • Responsible for developing methods of procedure that implement the design changes in the network platforms

  • Creates design guidelines and recommends migration procedures to support deployment execution and completion

  • Develops configuration guides to be used by NSE and software engineering personnel

  • Responsible for developing methods of procedure (mops)

  • Puts together design guidelines and recommends migration procedures to support deployments


  • Creates engineering deployment packages (EDPs), including rack elevation drawings, space and power requirements, cable run lists, and any other site specific documentation

  • Performs first installation of new technology or services

  • Completes documentation for use by Operations (EDPs, configurations, and training guides). Completes commission readiness

  • Supports install, maintain and support Element Management Systems (EMS)

  • Maintains system backups, security and performance for lab systems

  • Supports deployment of layer 1-3 network services

Testing & Validation

  • Develops test plans and strategies to exercise platforms, including feature performance, load stress redundancy, operational alarms and metrics

  • This work will be across layers 1, 2, 3, and multi platform

  • Develops and executes software test plans and procedures

  • Develops and improves regression and acceptance tests

  • Performs hands-on tests to validate proof of concepts, network design, network deployment, and introduction of services and features

  • Works collaboratively with NSEs and Software teams

  • End to end testing of integrated solutions/services including BSS, OSS, and Software Engineering, with Network platforms/elements

  • Creates new and innovative test strategies for tests in laboratory and field testing environments

  • Feedback on how testing results can result in design changes to the Network Architecture team and platform vendors

Vendor Management

  • Analyzes platform near term roadmaps and makes recommendations for release upgrades

  • Feedback test results for inclusion in future vendor releases


  • Develops training guide and conducts training of NSE personnel


  • 15+ years experience

  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering or related field preferred

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

In accordance with Colorado State Law ( salary range for Colorado for this role is$113,000 -$155,000peryearwith25%bonustarget.

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.