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Dallas, TX, USA | Equinix

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating over 240 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 77 consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of over 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 27 countries spanning five continents – and counting!


The Leader of Colocation leads Equinix colocation products and services development, working closely with the product management, operations, sales/GTM and other cross functional stakeholders in scaling our global colocation product line. They will prioritize and executes the colocation roadmap with internal stakeholders and evangelize product capabilities internally and externally Lead, design, and execute on our product strategy on Equinix colocation products and services.


This role reports to the EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services and is responsible for building and accelerating colocation products and will be responsible for the overall P&L of a ~$5B global product line. The role interacts with a heavily matrixed set of senior global leaders to collaboratively drive improvements and accelerate growth in the business.This leader will ensure colocation product development processes are scalable, secure, agile, consistent, fit for purpose and continue to evolve as technology changes. This role will be responsible for developing and articulating impactful R&D recommendation to leadership, stay current with industry technology trend, and working closely with product and technology organizations.This role will directly lead a team of approximately 25 employees yet have far-reaching influence on much of our Global Operations and Sales teams. 


Responsibilities


• Drive profitability and growth of a $5B revenue global product line, maximizing ROIC on $3B capex deployed annually and helping evolve process and support for thousands of employees globally.


• Prioritizes and executes the roadmap with internal stakeholders and evangelizes product capabilities internally and externally Lead, design, and execute on our product strategy on Equinix colocation products and services.


• Responsible for figuring out how we care for lifecycle management of shared cross product capabilities to create a consistent/coherent end user experience for both direct and indirect customer experiences and ensure efficient colocation product development.


• Responsible for monitoring the market and internal stakeholder input to set the product vision and strategy and ensure overall growth and profitability of Colocation product


• Lead necessary business simplification and enhancements to support colocation products


• Provide operational excellence in colocation product reliability and availability for the colocation products and services


• Leads a business process optimization teamand business insights team within the Colocation team


• Ensure colocation product development processes are scalable, secure, agile, fit for purpose and continue to evolve as technology changes


• Support the success of direct customers, resellers, and partners in consumption of the colocation product


• Strategically evaluate and drive alignment and decision making around new technology working in collaboration across product management, architecture, operations, CTO, and CIO organization.


• Drive innovation among the teams, recognize innovation, and help communicate new ideas across teams in multiple global locations


• Define the expected financial, operational and customer experience performance of the platform and product lines and ensure performance against these expectations:


- Financial:Monitor financial performance to ensure revenue and costs align to expected results


- Operational:Ensure products are being delivered and are performing within defined operational expectations.


- Customer Experience:Monitor, systematically assess, improve and simplify the overall customer and sales experience at both the platform and product line levels


Qualifications


• 15+ years of experience at a high growth tech company or technology-focused enterprise in product engineering leading large global software development teams


• Strong Data Center and general Management experience 


• Proven thought leadership in leading product development


• Executive presence and demonstrated success building trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and influencing and collaborating in cross-functional environments 


• Demonstrated experience building a thriving culture aligned to Equinix values


• Master’s degree in Product Management, Business, or Technology area 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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