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Data Center Performance Specialist

Company: Equinix
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Data Center Performance Specialist

Equinix is the worlds digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centersacross the globe andproviding 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 area fast-growing global company with 70+consecutivequarters 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 providersin over 26countries spanningfivecontinents.

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 providingan equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

You will: 1) identify and evaluate multiple sources of data to generate key performance indicators and conduct performance analytics for availability and service management; 2) use the principles of lean product development to establish reporting capability for the information through easy to use interfaces and report generators in real time; and 3) provide analysis to drive assurance of achieving operational goals and performance targets.

The role will work cross-functionally across Data Center Operations and Engineering teams, Information Technology, and with other senior leaders to align with established Key Performance Indicators and establish a robust, global, and scalable solution. The performance data to be extracted, compiled, and exposed will be used to improve operational processes and will be considered in future planning and decision-making to drive higher levels of datacenter performance.


  • Design and lead the global Data Center performance management function
  • Expose data via dashboards and other methods
  • Develop processes to capture information, conduct analysis, and share findings
  • Create roadmap to build capability over time, including gathering inputs from multiple systems and integrating this data to create a holistic view of performance
  • Identify/create key performance indicators to ensure alignment and information consistency
  • Conduct analysis of information collected to identify performance risks, draw conclusions, and share discoveries, observations, and conclusions on the operational health across the Data Center portfolio
  • Work closely with the global operations teams to drive improvements to reduce/eliminate identified risks
  • Maintain and manage a dynamic backlog of tool enhancement work impacting business operations and supported customers
  • Provide leadership with metrics on team efficiency and prioritize areas for strategic improvement
  • Work with operations leadership to prioritize and schedule strategic projects based on their impact to the business
  • Identify and implement methods to scale solutions
  • Report on the impact and benefits of executed projects


Competitive candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Solid experience measuring system performance in an operations environment, preferably Data Center
  • Experience in the administration and management of service level agreements
  • Excellent analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to define, refine and implement programs
  • Proven ability to create business impact and measure results
  • KPI Development, tracking, analysis and reporting operational performance metrics
  • Management related to quality and service improvement initiatives (technology projects preferred)
  • Familiarity with product development and management (LEAN/AGILE principles a plus)
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends or exceptions and drive improvements and find/implement solutions
  • Strategic thinker and decision-maker
  • Collaborates cross functionally and across regions as necessary to make decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and work independently using a variety of software tools and collaboration techniques

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Data Center mechanical, electrical and piping infrastructure, and with operations in a global environment
  • Experience in standing up and quickly growing a new program, capabilities, and value
  • Experience developing and executing strategic initiatives
  • Experience diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing solutions to resolve problems in a cross functional setting
  • Experience in networking, electrical distribution systems, emergency response/BCP is a plus.
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Operations Management, or related field is highly desired

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 ( salary range for Colorado for this role is$113,000 -$155,000peryearwith25%bonustarget.

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.

Keywords: Equinix, Redwood City , Data Center Performance Specialist, Other , Redwood City, California

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