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Senior Staff Network Architect

Company: Equinix Ireland
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Senior Staff Network Architect Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. Thats 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 its 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. Responsibilities - Definition and continuous development of the architecture of Equinix cloud platform for virtualization of network functions - Responsible for preparation technical studies and design proposal for NFVI and definition of architectural requirements (for RFI, RFP, FS) - Responsible for definition and governance of technological changes (consolidations of applications and HW, retirement of platforms and applications, upgrade plans) improving whole NFVI architecture in terms of cost efficiency - Maintain cloud-readiness criteria that applications must comply with for being onboarded (level of cloudification, manageability, verification tests, documentation, licensing, fulfilling platform policies, security, etc.) - Define acceptance criteria and checklist for including new infrastructure resources (provided by datacenter(s) into the Cloud Platform - Receive Product Manager's new requirements and balance these against platform efficiency for further evolution of the platform - Define requirements for connectivity between the used data centers - Communication and cooperation with 3rd parties/ vendors during tendering process or during definition of requirements on NFVI architecture - Monitoring of market trends, legislation and competition in the area of NFVI - Participation on the projects and project management governance - Work with Compliance team for help with security audits Qualifications - 10+ years experience preferably in area of network and/or IT architectures working for a communication service provider, cloud service provider or relevant equipment/software vendor - Bachelor's degree in Technical area (Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or related field) preferred - Detailed understanding of virtualization technologies - Experience in agile development methodologies and tools - Good understanding of requirements of network functions on NFVI - Experience in contribution to relevant standardization and industry bodies: e.g. ETSI, ONF, IETF - Hands on with openstack, neutron, distributed virtual router, and orchestration - English language fluent (excellent verbal and written communication skills) - Main interfaces for the position: internal EQIX employees, and external 3rd parties - Excellent team player and motivator - Self-motivated - Highly collaborative - Flexibility to travel - Efficient communication - Compute, Network and Storage Infrastructure - Cloud OS, OpenStack, Operation SW and Hypervisors - Service and application orchestration as well es modeling languages, e.g. TOSCA, Heat. - IP Services - Public/Private Cloud Architectures - SDN, CEPH - CI/CD processes and tools (e.g. Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Git, Ansible etc.) - Knowledge of network hardware, TCP/IP, routing, switching, network security and telecommunication circuits - MS office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Visio, Project) advanced - Candidates with relevant certifications in the area of IT and Networking are preferred, e.g. ONF certified SDN professional. 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.

Keywords: Equinix Ireland, Sunnyvale , Senior Staff Network Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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