Principal Software Engineer, Cloud InfrastructureEquinix 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.Job Summary:As you build your career at Equinix, you will be involved in several different projects and initiatives, being an integral part of the team. As a member of the automation engineering team, you will contribute to technical architecture, product prioritization, automation, capacity planning, adoption of supporting technologies, and all other aspects of maintaining a world-class cloud-based service. You will work closely with software engineering teams developing Infrastructure and applications and focus on driving scalability, stability, reliability, the operability of services, and security.ResponsibilitiesYou are a software engineer at heart, with a compulsion to automate yourself out of a job.Work with development teams to ensure that applications have scalability and reliability built-in from day one. Agile is second nature to you, and youre excited to work in scrum teams and represent the DevOps perspective.Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and debug the most challenging problems.Innovation, creativity, and a passion forever-improvingour Infrastructure and teamDesign and enhance software architecture to improve scalability, service reliability, cost, and performance. Youve helped create services that are critical to their customers success.Deploy automation for provisioning and operating infrastructure on a large scale. You are experienced in Infrastructure as Code concepts and have put them into production.Partnered alongside the best engineers in the industry on the coolest stuff around, the code and systems you work on will be in production.Partner with teams to improve CI/CD processes and technology. Helping teams in delivering value early.Mentor members of the staff on large scale cloud deployments. Youre an expert in deploying in the cloud and can bring a teaching mindset to help others benefit from your experience.Drive the adoption of observability practices and a data-driven mindset. You love metrics, graphs, and gaining a deep understanding of why things happen in a system, helping others gain visibility into the things they build.Influence engineering teams across Equinix with customer focus, world-class quality, effective communication, decisive, fast-moving solutions, quick and constructive resolution of conflicts.You have outstanding interpersonal skills and can effectively coordinate development projects across globally distributed teams in a dynamic, growing environment.Support the Infrastructure owned by the SRE team.Qualifications10+ years of experience.Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.Strong sense of architecture and design for fault tolerance, scale-out approaches, and stability. Practiced in the AWS Well-Architected Framework or similar.Demonstrated experience in building tools and automation in Python for large production environments.You have production-grade experience operating Linux systems, with the ability to methodically diagnose system, network, and application issues.Working with microservice architectures running on Kubernetes and containers.Tools-first mindset. You build tools for yourself and others to increase efficiency and reduce churn.Experience with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.Building and scaling distributed systems is a plus.Experience with public cloud (AWS) at medium to large scaleOrganized, focused on building, improving, resolving, and delivering.Exceptional communicator in and across teams, taking the lead.You are an experienced software engineer who knows how to apply engineering principles to large scale public cloud systems.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.