Principal Network Engineer
Equinix
San Jose
hace 3 días

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 visionary 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 it’s 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.

The Global Network Architecture and Engineering organization at Equinix is seeking a seasoned Principal Network Engineer to design, prototype, develop test / automation software for provisioning and restoration of interconnection services on high capacity next generation optical DWDM and photonic switching networks infrastructure that interconnect global Equinix data centers.

This data center optical interconnection networks infrastructure includes high capacity multi-vendor optical networks with service automation for provisioning and self-healing with software defined network (SDN) that serves as backbone for Equinix packet and cloud interconnection services and provide optical transport services.

Equinix’s 200+ global data centers (known as Internet Business Exchanges TM or IBXTMs) provide space, power, network interconnections, programmability, large scale and high performance for Equinix customers.

The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in the all types of advanced line systems characterization and optimization with high baud rate transponders across different vendors, testing automation of optical DWDM / switching systems and network services.

Responsibilities

Network engineering, test and implement optical transport and switching systems in to Equinix global data center interconnect networks

Works with Network Architecture team to translate architecture requirements into platform level configurations. Performs tests that support deployment readiness decision.

Identifies and recommends changes for improvement.

  • Participates in the development and / or creates troubleshooting guides and trains the NSE team on the platform and how to troubleshoot issues
  • Participates with NSE as needed to troubleshoot layer 0-2 network issues experienced by end customers and service providers
  • Recommends changes in troubleshooting approaches and tools, including analysis of vendor capabilities and identification of partnership possibilities Translates high level architectural designs into platform configurations, and develops design changes based on testing and iterations
  • Translates high level architectural designs into platform configurations, and iteratively develops design changes based on testing
  • Responsible for developing methods of procedure that implement the design changes in the network platforms
  • Creates design guidelines and recommends migration procedures to support deployment execution and completion
  • Develops configuration guides to be used by Network operations (NSE) and software engineering personnel
  • Responsible for developing methods of procedure (MOPs)
  • Puts together design guidelines and recommends migration procedures to support deployments Responsible for developing methods of procedure that implement the design changes in the network platforms
  • Creates engineering deployment packages (EDPs), including rack elevation drawings, space and power requirements, cable run lists, and any other site-specific documentation
  • Performs first installation of new technology or services
  • Completes documentation for use by Operations (EDPs, configurations, and training guides)
  • Completes commission readiness
  • Supports install, maintain and support Element Management Systems (EMS)
  • Maintains system backups, security and performance for lab systems
  • Supports deployment of layer 0-2 network services
  • Creates design guidelines and recommends migration procedures to support deployment execution and completion
  • Develops test plans and strategies to exercise platforms, including feature performance, load stress redundancy, operational alarms and metrics
  • This work will be across layers 0,1, 2, and multi-platform
  • Develops and executes software test plans and procedures
  • Develops and improves regression and acceptance tests
  • Performs hands-on tests to validate proof of concepts, network design, network deployment, and introduction of services and features
  • Works collaboratively with NSEs and software teams
  • End to end testing of integrated solutions / services including BSS, OSS, and Software Engineering, with Network platforms / elements
  • Creates new and innovative test strategies for tests in laboratory and field-testing environments
  • Feedback on how testing results can result in design changes to the Network Architecture team and platform vendors Analyzes platform near term roadmaps and makes recommendations for release upgrades
  • Develops scripts that are the basis for test automation and incorporated into a test automation framework
  • Develops training guide and conducts training of NSE personnel
  • Qualifications

  • Must have 15+ experience testing or production optical transport systems (DWDM / ROADM / Optical Switches etc.) 10G / 100G / 200G / 400G, packet optical transport / routing / switching solutions from any global optical system vendor like Ciena, Infinera, Cisco, Nokia etc.
  • Ten or more years of photonic line systems (point to point mux / demux, color mux, CD, CDC etc.) characterization and optimizing of transport performance with 100G / 200G / 400G / 600G / 800G transponders
  • Hands-on experience or familiarity with 400GE client, 400GE ZR / ZR+ technology is preferred
  • Working with transport SDN / Telecom network management protocols development like Netconf / Yang / XML / JSON / SOAP / OpenConfig / RestConf / OpenFlow / Rest APIs preferred
  • Understanding of Software Defined Networks for Datacenter Networking including one or more of the following controllers / orchestrators : Cisco / Tail-f / NSO, Ciena / MCP-BP or MDSO, Infinera Maestro, NOKIA / NUAGE, NEC / NETCRACKER, ONOS etc.
  • Some experience in one or more of the following areas : large-scale, mission-critical applications, network management systems, Operations Support Systems, general large-scale system architecture or large-scale databases
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major industry standards : TMF, TNM, ETSI, ITU, ONF, Telcordia, etc.
  • Familiarity with test / troubleshoot / root cause analysis for optical DWDM and switching equipment hardware and system and EMS software from Ciena / Infinera / Cisco / Coriant / Nokia / Juniper / BTI etc.
  • Familiarity with optical test equipment (traffic generators, OSA, OTDR, CD / PMD, BERT, and optical power meters, etc.)
  • Familiarity with optical cabling standards in data centers or telco central offices
  • Familiarity with automation frameworks for optical networking labs or production networks
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • BS in CS / EE or equivalent with MS / PhD preferred
  • 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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