Senior Platform Engineer
Who are we?
Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 210 data centers across the globe and providing 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, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.
We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems 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 providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success
Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s 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.
Equinix makes the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. It is one of only a handful of high-profile dot-com companies that not only survived but thrived and today is experiencing hyper-growth as we build products and services that enable our customers to realize the advantages achieved at the intersection of hybrid cloud, interconnection, and edge computing. We empower enterprises to quickly adapt to change and leverage digital ecosystems to create new business value and growth.
For this purpose, we hire talented individuals who curious and thrive on solving hard problems, while working in an environment that values continuous learning opportunities to hone new skills, experiment with new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, and gritty people who create “The Magic of Equinix”. We all share a passion for technology and putting the customer at the center of everything we do.
Are you passionate about incubating technologies and driving the delivery of new products and services? Are you the person who can drive innovation and wants to make a bigger impact? If you answered yes, then come join the Emerging Technologies Organization at Equinix. You will collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry and enjoy a competitive package, great benefits, and a creative and diverse work environment.
In the role of Senior Data Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for end-to-end development of Data Analytics Platform and AI/ML Ops use cases to take our data engineering and analytics team and system into the future. The role must be hands on.
The role is for a self-motivated individual with software engineering skills and expertise with Big Data technologies. The candidate will be extensively involved in hands-on activities including POCs, design, documentation, development, and test of new functionality. Candidate must be agile and flexible with changing priorities based on team’s needs.
Design & Architecture: You help to design and implement an optimal data pipeline architecture for the Equinix analytics system. Identify, design, and implement improvements to automate manual processes, optimize speed and efficiency of data delivery, architecting and designing for high availability, scaling, and reliability. Architect and design infrastructure to facilitate data extraction, transformation, export, and query of data from a variety of data sources, both internal and external, both small and large.
Massive data: You will source / examine, analyze, engineer data pipelines for gigabytes/terabytes of structured and unstructured data with our platform to create value for customers. You will also be working with Enterprise data.
Pushing the limits: This role will be on the cutting edge of our Data / Machine Learning platform. As we push to solve more of our customer challenges, you will be prototyping new features, tools, and ideas. Innovate at a very fast pace to maintain our competitive edge.
Distributed Processing Engine: You will be masterfully working on the data platform which involves processing of both unbounded and bounded data sources, perform in-memory computation & transformation.
Production deployment: You will be responsible for integration and deployment of the Data Ingestion & machine learning pipelines into production where your ideas can come to life.
Work with stakeholders including the Data Science teams, Business Systems Analysts, and Architecture teams to assist with data platform technical and organizational issues and support the company’s data and analytics needs.
Educate, train, and mentor members of the Data Engineering and Analytics teams in the design, implementation, and usage of modern data systems.
Qualifications for Data Platform Engineer:
IT / CS fundamentals: You have earned at least a Bachelor’s / Master’s in Information Technology / Computer Science, or related degree AND you have a strong ethos of continuous learning.
Commercial software engineering: You have 6+ years of professional software development experience in multiple programming languages, including modern virtual-machine languages such as Java, as well as common scripting and glue languages such as Python and version control (git), with good analytical & debugging skills. Experience performing root-cause analysis on bugs and performance problems in distributed systems, including network and source-level debugging.
Big data: You have extensive experience with data analytics and working knowledge of big data infrastructure such as Google Cloud, Big Query, Data Flow, Hadoop Eco System, HDFS, Apache Storm, Apache Spark. You've routinely built data pipelines with gigabytes/terabytes of data and understand the challenges of manipulating such large datasets.
Cloud Exposure: Strong experience implementing systems and applications using distributed and cloud infrastructure**. GCP preferred**, but AWS or Azure are also okay.
Data Modeling: Flair for data, schema, data model, PL/SQL, Star & snowflake schema, how to bring efficiency in data modeling for efficient querying data for analysis, understands criticality TDD and develops data validation techniques. Working knowledge of distributed relational and tabular data stores, message queues, stream processing facilities, and other scalable big-data platform technologies.
Real Time Systems: Understands evolution of databases for in-memory, NoSQL & indexing technologies along with experience on real-time & stream processing systems like Google pub/sub, GCP technologies, Kafka, Storm, Spark Streaming.
Strong design skills: with a proven track record of success on large/highly complex projects preferably in Enterprise Apps and Integration. Advanced, hands-on knowledge of design, implementation, and optimization of big data architectures, pipelines, and data sets.
Project management: Professional experience in a modern software development life cycle, including requirements gathering, system design, unit and integration testing, continuous integration, and deployment. You demonstrate excellent project and time management skills, exposure to scrum or other agile practices in JIRA.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills: Must be able to effectively communicate & work with fellow team members and other functional team members to coordinate & meet deliverables.
Good to have:
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.
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To thrive in a digital world, companies need to break through old information technology constraints and find, share and deliver value in new ways. Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. With $5.0B+ in global revenue, ...