Principal Engineer, Product Software - Remote Location - United States of America

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company®, operating over 250 data centers across the globe. Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals. 


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. 

Principal Engineer, Product Software

Job Summary 

Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company. Much of the internet that you know flows through our rapid interconnected network and data centers. Equinix Internet Exchange is the world's largest Internet Exchange while Equinix Fabric has the largest market share in Software Defined Interconnection. Our team is building Equinix's next generation networking and Multi Cloud Networking platforms which will enable all Equinix's Digital Interconnection services. 

We're looking for a Principal SRE who will be responsible for building easy to operate, reliable and high preforming applications and networking software for our next generation networking platform.   

As a Principal SRE, you will drive strategy for building highly scalable and reliable systems. You will be a stakeholder in software and network design and engineering, providing technical leadership in all aspects of running services across critical and pivotal initiatives.  You will focus on scaling, modernizing, and automating Equinix’s Multi Cloud Networking service and next generation networking architectures. You will have the flexibility to work on different projects to utilize new technologies as we continue to explore new areas and drive innovation across the infrastructure space. This makes you a key contributor in building and maintaining the components that drive our customers’ experience. 

This role presents a great opportunity for a passionate senior technical leader to make a tangible impact to the future-state technology stack of Equinix’ global networks and infrastructure. If you believe in the power of technology to change the world, and if you value creativity, work comfortably in a fast-paced environment and are eager to learn new technologies, we would like to talk to you. 


  • Design and manage networking software services in a highly concurrent, scalable, distributed transactional systems

  • Provide leadership in designing and improving incident management processes, defining oncall schedules and responsibilities, leading the team in troubleshooting strategies and fixing production issues in quick turnaround time

  • Create software systems or lead the team in using systems such as CICD pipelines to help deliver code from commit to deployment in minutes

  • Develop an observability strategy for the services

  • Work with the team for constant improvement of system performance and scale using system profiling tools and stress testing techniques

  • Provide thought leadership and significant technical contributions to help develop target Multi Cloud Networking architectures and software and recommendations for the evolution of the technology stack

  • Drive cross-stakeholder alignment on network requirements and design trade-offs

  • Help identify technical debt and drive continual improvement by partnering with associate organizations

  • Contribute to next-generation networking proof-of-concept projects in close collaboration with partners (e.g., Office of the CTO) to deliver tangible outcomes that guide new technology investments and implementation decisions to evolve the network technology stack

  • Serve as an orchestrator of thinking internally and externally, including in interactions with customers, partners, industry forums, and open source/developer communities

  • Mentor technical leaders in the team

  • Maintain relationships with senior leadership and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Establish key performance metrics 

  • Drive a culture of innovation, excellence & collaboration with other business functions

  • Provide strategic direction in planning/execution 


  • 10+ years' experience in software engineering, preferably as a SRE or DevOps engineer

  • Master's degree in computer science or relevant engineering field or equivalent industry experience

  • Experience in building software defined multi-tenant networking platform at scale using cloud-native networking technologies and ecosystems

  • Demonstrable and extensive experience in developing software systems and/or networking technologies and architectures implemented in large-scale, critically important deployments

  • Experience with open source and networking technologies, ecosystems, communities and industry forums such the Linux Foundation

  • Good understanding of application development stack

  • Substantive track record with Golang programming language

  • Good understanding of networking technologies  

  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team of developers to ensure timely delivery of high-quality software  

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills from engineering to executive  

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Additional Job Description

The United States targeted pay range for this position in the following location is / locations are:

  • San Francisco, CA / Bay Area: $179,000 to $304,000 per year

  • California (Non-SF/Bay Area), Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington state: $172,000 to $293,000 per year

  • Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island: $159,000 to $271,000 per year

Our pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.

This position may be offered in other locations. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

The targeted pay range listed reflects the base pay only and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Employees are eligible for bonus, and equity may be offered depending on the position.

As an employee, you become important to Equinix’s success. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:

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Job Profile


North America


CICD pipelines DevOps Incident Management Network architecture Networking Networking technologies Network technology Observability Software Development Stress testing System Profiling Testing

  • Create software systems for code delivery
  • Design and manage networking software services
  • Develop observability strategy
  • DevOps
  • Establish key performance metrics
  • Improve system performance and scale
  • Maintain relationships with senior leadership
  • Provide leadership in incident management processes
  • Provide strategic direction in planning/execution
  • Provide technical contributions for Multi Cloud Networking architectures
  • Testing

Fully remote Remote Location Remote Location - United States of America