Job Details

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Posting Date : 04/08/14
Job Number : 795088
Location : Sunnyvale, CA, UNITED STATES
 
About Equinix, Inc.

Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. More than 4,500 of the world’s most demanding customers trust us to provide a place where they can run their mission-critical applications and grow their businesses. Our dream is to interconnect the world – and create a historically significant company in the process.

Today we are a $2.1 billion company with over 3,500 employees worldwide, and we’re growing – in fact, in 2013, Forbes named Equinix as the #15 Fastest Growing Technology Company in America. Our leadership team is top notch, our employees are dedicated and committed to customers and each other, and our size is just right for people who truly want to make a difference every day.

If this sounds like the kind of company you’d like to be part of, then send us your resume today.


As a Senior Infrastructure Architect, you’ll be part of global IT team to provide infrastructure architecture framework (server, storage, OS) for the company. You’ll be working and collaborate with various teams on projects and initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining infrastructure standards and tools.
  • Producing and maintaining Technical Architecture Design document on infrastructure implementation.
  • Governance of infrastructure architecture by reviewing of individual projects.
  • Strategic direction / Roadmap of technologies related to infrastructure.
  • Evaluating new Technologies for innovation and improvement of infrastructure (efficiency, cost effectiveness or adding capabilities).
  • Collaborating with different teams (Operations, Applications, Middleware, Security) in project delivery to ensure practicality of architecture implementation.
  • Translating application architecture into infrastructure architecture.
  • Manage vendor for architectural delivery, if it is to be done by external vendor.
  • Provide measurement of the benefits of architecture framework.


Qualifications & Experience
  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • At least 4-5 years experience in an Infrastructure Architect role.
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience in server and storage system with Practical experience designing and building enterprise, scalable systems with an emphasis on server and storage.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure Server, Storage related, Virtualization, different Operating Systems (Windows, Linux/Unix) environments and its technologies (AD and Unix related), Application Infrastructure (Web, App, database servers), Cloud infrastructure.
  • Network knowledge or database will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure such as Openstack is an added advantage.
  • Involved in at least 3 big infrastructure projects.  Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills around collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills.
  • Work independently and/or as part of a team, self-motivation, self-initiatives and results based.
  • Innovative and forward looking.


Why Equinix?

Equinix Corporate Overview

Equinix Ranked Number 271 Fastest Growing Company in North American on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500

Equinix to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index

Our Vision & History

Green Initiatives – Working Toward a Sustainable Future

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