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Digital Realty

Technology Innovation

Chief Architect

  2323 bryan street, Dallas


Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners. Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities. As one of the world’s largest data center companies, we offer colocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions. Digital Realty is seeking motivated and imaginative professionals to grow our Enterprise business. 

Position: Chief Architect

Location: Dallas/Austin preferred but open to all locations in the United States

Opportunity Snapshot

We are a highly skilled and motivated team in a large global, publicly traded, critical infrastructure provider. We are seeking an experienced strongly motivated Chief Architect to join our team for a career in building distributed automated service provider capabilities.

The Requirements
  • Minimum of 8 years professional experience in building automated systems and advanced networking
  • Self-starter, effective working independently and as part of a team
  • Expert level capability in programming and distributed system automation (Python, Elixir, Ansible, Airflow, Terraform, Linux KVM, Docker, etcd, etc)
  • Experience building customer facing APIs, while integration and automating API access with partners
  • Extensive experience in building in cloud environments, including AWS, Google, and Microsoft
  • Solid understanding of Linux OS principals
  • Networking knowledge (OSI layers, fundamentals of internet communication such as DNS, ICMP, BGP, routing and switching) experience with Arista, Juniper preferred
  • Container technologies, virtual machines, basic firewall, and other security technologies
  • Architecting distributed networking systems at cloud scale
  • Building integrated solutions with the top cloud service providers
  • Experience working in a Service Provider or Cloud environment a big plus
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation, Digital Realty requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated by their start date as a condition of employment. 
The Role
  • Responsible for the design of a new Digital Realty Service Delivery Platform, a multi-tiered orchestration platform
  • Document and present to management on the overall state of the Service Delivery Platform, technical decisions, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, and inform engineering priorities
  • Interface with partners and customers to represent the value of the Service Delivery Platform, how they can consume and integrate with it, and the value that it brings to participants
  • Serve as an experienced resource with a passion for building distributed automated systems using a variety of in house and open-source capabilities
  • Responsible for high level recommendation and validation process of all aspects of the full stack platform, including network, compute, and storage infrastructure, cloud deployment methods, commercial-off-the-shelf software (“COTS”), and custom development.
  • Work closely with other architects and engineers to recommend and design solutions that meet Digital Realty and customer needs
  • Work with product engineering to conduct proofs of concept, demonstrations, and implement solutions into production
  • Work with application teams to understand their functions and needs, and design solutions to enable integration with the Digital Realty Service Delivery Platform
  • Lead and mentor the engineering team on design, technology, and best practices for the overall Service Delivery Platform
About The Team

The Platform Engineering team is an enablement team built to support development at Digital Realty in creating scalable, reliable and performant services. This team includes both software engineering and site reliability engineering teams to create and implement new services.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society. 

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.


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