Principal Engineer, Product Software

Posted 15 March 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

Principal Engineer, Product Software

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ 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.

Job Summary

If you're always looking for improvements and automation is your second nature, have hands-on (current) experience in at least one programming language, and tools used in the DevOps practices excites you then you're our perfect candidate. Repetitive activities are boring and have to be eliminated. You will be part of a world-class product engineering team that’s paving the path for new ways for enterprises to consume ever increasing cloud services. This team is responsible for building Equinix’s highly scalable, globally distributed and real-time data center infrastructure monitoring applications.


Design and build automated code deployment systems that simplify development work and make our work more consistent and predictable

  • Create mechanisms/architectures that enable rapid recovery, repair and cleanup of faulty migrations with good understanding of fault tolerance and failure domains

  • Identify opportunities to deliver self-service capability for the most common infrastructure and application management tasks

  • Improve the predictability and reliability of software releases with the implementation of automated build, test and deployment tools and processes

  • Engage with Software Engineering in the design and development of software tools to reliably manage application delivery

  • Engage with Production Engineering in the design, implementation and maintenance of the build/release infrastructure

  • Write code, integrate systems and build configurations to drive and innovate around Public Cloud based platform across the organization

  • Move fast, break things, and determine how to fix them, test everything

  • Collaborate with the engineering team distributed in 3-4 geo-locations


  • 7+ years of experience. 3+ year of hands on professional software development experience architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining customer facing applications at scale in an innovative engineering environment, hands-on experience with Java is a plus

Configuration Management and automation

  • Strong Knowledge on Ansible – create, maintain and run Ansible playbooks (tasks, handlers, conditionals, loops and registers)

  • You have hands-on experience in describing the infrastructure configuration as a code with Hashicorp Terraform with the usage of different providers

Software Engineering

You have knowledge of:

  • Common API concepts and standards as well as aspects of data storage, service status and session handling

  • How to operate with CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins, GHA, Argo Workflow etc. experience is a plus

  • Understanding of the components of a CI/CD pipeline

  • Deployment best practices/strategies

  • The Twelve-Factor app methodology

  • Strong knowledge on infrastructure and application health monitoring, alerting, self-healing, disaster recovery/backups

  • Hands-on experience on infrastructure capacity planning and service recommendation based on business needs

Architecture of the infrastructure:

  • Experience in building and running production systems utilizing microservices and distributed systems architecture at scale

  • You have a background in workload based on cloud-based system with at least one of the leading public cloud platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP)

Container and Machine Deployment:

  • You have working experience with containers and orchestrators:

  • You know how to build and operate Kubernetes and docker containers – architecture, construction, optimization and cluster management

  • You have experience with defining and manage applications that operate on orchestration platforms – Kubernetes Origin, Rancher, Openshift, Tanju etc

  • Experience with service-mesh architecture is a plus

Desired Skills:

  • VMWare, Kunernetes, Git, Ansible, Terraform, Python, Linux, Jenkins, RDS, Kafka, Redis, Cassandra, AWS