Senior Electrical Engineer (Remote)

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ 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. 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   


Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. 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.

* This position will be a remote position. Ideally, top talent would reside close to one of our data centers. 

Job Summary: Mentors junior engineers. Performs the planning, system design, system implementation, system maintenance and support. Leads small to medium scale projects and the roll out of engineering initiatives. Assists with development and implementation of engineering design standards, policies and procedures. Effectively interacts with other internal and external teams, including the design engineering, site engineering, construction management and regional operations teams, onsite support vendors and consultants on projects, policies and procedures. Plans and directs day to day operations and strategic direction of delivery of either a construction project or delivery of operations for an IBX facility.


Project Management

  • Leads and manages a project or other design and engineering initiatives

  • Provides guidance and project leadership in ensuring project or other design and engineering initiatives are meeting or exceeding company expectations

System Operation and Work Practices (including Capacity Planning)

  • Expert operating knowledge of engineering systems to include advanced diagnostics and repairs

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Equinix processes and procedures and industry standards to resolve non-routine issues (i.e., understands the historical background of how equipment settings were standardized and recommend changes to settings when an issue occurs which requires a setting to be changed, consider impacts of changes on regional level while working with the global team)

  • Utilizes safe working practices at an expert level (e.g. can apply procedure for lockout/tag out)

  • Evaluates and assures the safe working practices of others

  • Interacts with other engineering, design and construction disciplines

  • Works with the capacity and site engineering teams to resolve power and/or cooling limitations and optimize resource utilization


  • Contributes to identifying and developing training programs

  • Acquires knowledge by expanding experience with systems, vendor training, participation in industry groups or meetings and shadowing others

  • Is SME (Subject Matter Expert) with many systems and trains others inside and outside of the group

Contract Administration

  • Executes effective contract administration procedures including generation, review, and monitoring of contracts, change orders, cost forecasts, and other pertinent documents and documentation

Leadership and Communications (including Vendor Mgmt.)

  • Contributes to mentoring junior team members

  • Directs all internal and external project team members

  • Directs external vendors per project or initiative such as general contractors, A&E design teams, commissioning agents, equipment suppliers, etc.

  • Expert level communication to include cross functional SOP development and relevant technical writing

  • Interactions are primarily to exchange information between departments within the organization

  • Includes executive level communications in standardized templates

Policy & Procedure Development and Adherence

  • Contributes to creating and maintaining best in class policies and procedures

  • Participates in review of policy and procedure documents

  • Develops policy documents with the input of others

  • Assures adherence to developed standards and policy through review of documentation, participation in commissioning activities, design summits and IBX physicals

Problem Solving

  • Consistently solves complex, cross-functional issues requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve (i.e., works with local ops team to perform root cause analysis for difficult incidents, proposes solutions to issues and produces lessons learnt for future reference)

  • Makes recommendations for system level enhancements to eliminate potential problems

  • Tests suitability of components or action plans for deployments

Technical Expertise

  • Has an expert level system knowledge

  • Is a subject matter expert to others in and outside of the group

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple facets of the relevant engineering discipline

  • Develops and executes projects (i.e., a single go-to person for specific topic/system, mentors internally and externally on the system/topic, leads projects pertaining to the subject matter)

  • Leads internal and/or external engineering or construction related seminars/conferences


  • SME in electrical system design, operations, maintenance, and project planning with emphasis on datacenter or mission critical project delivery

  • 7+ years in electrical system design, operations, maintenance, and project planning with emphasis on datacenter or mission critical project delivery

  • Bachelor Degree

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 $98K - $132K per year with 20% 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 disability.

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Senior Electrical Engineer (Remote)