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Principal API Product Manager Platform

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Principal API Product Manager Platform

Equinix is the worlds digital infrastructure company, operating 210 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.

At Equinix, wehelp the worlds digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, andtransform peoples lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.

We hirehardworking people who thrive on solvingchallengingproblems 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 providingan equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary

Equinix is undertaking its own digital transformation to build and offer digital services built on top of our best-in-class infrastructure that powers much of the cloud and the digital leaders of today and tomorrow. With our unique position in the market to bring together the cloud core and the edge through the ubiquity of our data centers and interconnection, our products are evolving to become the platform for platform companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft etc.

We are looking for an experienced API product manager to define the high-level vision and strategy for Equinix products and services with an API first approach. The API product manager will assess the current state of our developer experience, API platform, internal and external APIs and help define a future state by creating and owning a roadmap and plan.

This position will work closely with our Core Product line managers, platform engineering, API governance, developer relations and other functions as the voice of the customer as a developer. The work defined by this position will have far reaching impact within Equinix and help establish a presence within communities and ecosystems that are strategic to our position as the worlds leading digital infrastructure provider.


  • Define and drive a future state API strategy for Equinix product and services by assessing current state and creating a roadmap plan to achieve
  • Own API platform, developer portal, developer tooling and experience as first-class digital products
  • Collaborate closely with multiple product teams to provide API first guidance, standards and best practices
  • Act as the product liaison to the API governance team within platform engineering to provide API as a product vision and direction
  • Help product managers and engineers define and review API specifications consistent with enterprise API standards such as OpenAPI
  • Evangelize API first product development mindset throughout product development lifecycle within Product organization
  • Gather customer and partner feedback on API usage, adoption, and identify opportunities to improve or build new capabilities to increase API adoption
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and understand their roadmap in order to advocate and influence our own platform roadmap
  • Establish, communicate and monitor usage, activity and adoption metrics for platform API initiatives and delivered capabilities


  • 10+ years of product management experience for technical products, SaaS delivered cloud infrastructure and services highly preferred
  • 5+ years of hands-on product management experience throughout the entire product life cycle including inbound and outbound functions at a company whose primary product are APIs (e.g. Twilio, Stripe, Clearbit, etc.)
  • Developed and owned API roadmap for a product from the beginning of product inception through GTM
  • Experience in transforming APIs into monetization and acquisition channels
  • Deep understanding and experience in microservices and APIs for functionality and usability
  • Deep understanding of technology stack, architecture, and general software best practices
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in SaaS, IaaS, PaaS products and services
  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, information systems or related field of study required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally at all levels including executives, customers, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments and can track multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Masters degree in software engineering or related technical field of study highly preferred
  • Experience with developing software services based digital platform in an enterprise environment
  • Experience in product management of a SaaS and or cloud infrastructure service

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered 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.

Posted: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-05-15
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