Principal Devops/Cloud Architect

Equinix, Inc. Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 3 months ago

Principal DevOps/Cloud Architect

We are seeking a very strong Principal Architect / Cloud Evangelist to join our talented team. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud. You should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share your knowledge with engineering and business stakeholder teams within Equinix.


  • Partner with Engineering teams to drive cloud transformation for all Customer applications. Be a mentor to DevOps/Cloud Engineers in this large complex cloud transformation.

  • Be a public cloud (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform) and DevOps evangelist and advise the stakeholders on cloud readiness, workload identification, migration and identifying the right multi cloud mix to effectively accomplish business objectives.

  • Understand engineering requirements and Architect scalable solutions adopting DevOps and leveraging advanced technologies such as containers, microservices and Kubernetes to realise stronger benefits and future proof outcomes for customer facing applications.

  • Understand and incorporate Equinix hybrid cloud offerings into our end state design.

  • Build use cases/scenarios and reference architectures to enable rapid adoption of cloud services in Product's cloud journey.

  • Be an integral part of the technology and architecture community in the public cloud partners (AWS, GCP) and bring in new services launched by cloud providers into the Equinix Product Platform scope.

  • Establish credibility & build deep relationships with senior technical individuals to enable them to be cloud advocates.

  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure engineering success when building new and migrating existing applications, software and services to AWS and GCP.

  • Conduct deep-dive hands-on education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to DevOps and engineering teams considering or already using public cloud services.

  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the DevOps and Cloud community.

  • Author or contribute to customer-facing publications such as whitepapers, tutorials, etc.

  • Present sessions at industry conferences.

  • Act as a technical liaison between product management, service engineering & support teams.

Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications and systems. Experience in driving customers public cloud adoption from advisory to migrate and manage is preferred.

  • 15+ years' experience in information technology (networking, infrastructure, database). Strong and recent exposure to AWS and/or GCP Cloud platforms and designing hybrid multi cloud solutions

  • Extensive knowledge of software development and automation tools and methodologies (Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Git, Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Python, etc.)

  • Very strong customer facing experience - comfortable presenting complex topics to executives and leadership

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Principal Devops/Cloud Architect

Equinix, Inc.