Principal Engineer, Product Software

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 230 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. With Equinix Metal, customers can rapidly deploy automated single-tenant infrastructure and interact with 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and service providers. 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: Equinix Metal, a leading bare metal cloud provider, is looking for a Principal Engineer for our Delivery Team. In this role, you will be responsible for being a technical leader, mentor to more junior engineers, and an active contributor to our internal systems/codebases as well as open-source projects, like Tinkerbell, Kube-VIP, or the upstream project of your choosing.

This role can be remote or based in one of our office locations.


  • Seek out weaknesses, identify problems and solutions, approach every day with a self-starter attitude and a focus on resolving problems while not getting bogged down in a changing landscape

  • Deeply care about technology, your craft, and about the success of your teammates and the company - strong intrinsic motivators to help drive self-improvement is a must

  • Building solutions capable of handling the full lifecycle of physical servers through software automation

  • Develop qualification test frameworks and automation for incoming hardware systems

  • Mentoring, coaching, and growing more junior engineers and being a boat-raiser for engineering in general

  • Collaboratively write RFC’s / blueprints that establish our go-forward patterns, architecture, or that otherwise create a picture of where we want to go

  • Contributing to, and participating in, our open-source software projects and community


  • 10 years experience. 5+ years of experience in software and systems engineering preferred

  • Experience translating reported issues, defects, enhancements, etc., into actionable software development requirements; preference is given to candidates with experience managing open source projects and communities

  • Expertise with BIOS, BMCs, UEFI, and PXE boot

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, QEMU/KVM, expertise in Linux

  • Experience with testing and qualifying software, firmware, and server hardware components for production use

  • Proficiency in programming, specifically golang, python, bash, and YAML (yeah, we put this in here to let you know we are sometimes funny)

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more. 

In accordance with Colorado State Law ( the salary range for Colorado for this role is "$120K – $165K per year  with 25% bonus target. 

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 disabilities.

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Principal Engineer, Product Software