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Senior API Tech Lead and Developer

Digital Realty

This is a Contract position in Remote, OR posted July 22, 2021.

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, Digital Realty is seeking motivative and imaginative professions to grow our Enterprise business with collocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions.

Position: Senior API Tech Lead and Developer

The Opportunity (Dallas/Austin preferred but open to all US Locations)

If you combine deep technology industry API & DevOps experience with visionary leadership skills, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at this opportunity.

In this role you will:

  • Play a key role in one of Digital Realty’s top initiatives to launch and develop a Global API product that enables direct systems integration to DLR’s portal functionality.
  • Make a significant impact on our organization: As one of the API Developer Lead, you’ll influence direction now and into the future.
  • Help drive the evolution of one of the world’s largest full-service global data center business with an emphasis on true interconnection with our customers.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities or advance within our growing organization.

The Role

  • Translate Product Management business requirements into technical deliverables
  • Architect, design, and develop APIs and Microservices to ensure quality, security, reliability, scalability (up and out), extensibility, testability, supportability, fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
  • Hands on development with API and Spring Boot Microservices Development
  • Provide input in defining Digital Realty’s API and Integration strategy
  • Define API design standards, patterns and best practices
  • Leads API modeling and design activities in accordance with SOA and RESTful architecture principles
  • Develops detailed API design specifications and documentation including API message schemas and process logic models describing Process Flows, Aggregation, Routing, Transformation and Error Handling logic
  • Bring solutions to life by identifying challenges, resolving complex issues, reviewing technical implications, and leading what’s delivered
  • Manage the API platform including throttling, custom analytics, caching, logging, monetization, etc.
  • Plays the technical lead and developer role ensuring the technical solution is delivered. Partner with cross-functional members of a team to ensure alignment
  • Provides technical leadership including peer-review of solution designs and related code
  • Coaches/mentors junior developers to ensure proper onboarding, adherence to standards, good coding techniques and technical designs are executed
  • Stay up to date on API development methodology, architecture design and technical standards, and translate it into effective business and client solutions
  • Participates in the Agile & DevOps including meetings, estimations, planning and design sessions

The Requirements

  • 7+ years hands on API, Microservices and Integrations experience in development, implementation, and maintenance of complex business applications, with at least 5 years’ experience as an Sr. Developer/Tech Lead in the architecture, design and implementation of complex API ecosystems serving Portals and B2B customers.
  • 5+ years’ experience in building APIs on Google Apigee
  • Proficiency in API design including API Blueprint, Swagger, RAML, OpenAPI spec, and API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT
  • Knowledge of cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS – AWS/GCP/Oracle Cloud etc.
  • Solid hands-on experience on software development lifecycles (including working in agile and devops projects). Experience with a variety of modern programming languages and web-based development frameworks
  • Experience with building API’s and Integrations for interconnection products is highly desired
  • Deep understanding of various Microservices and integration patterns using REST, HTTP(S), MQ, JSON, XML and SOAP
  • Experience of securing data; understands PGP, SSH, OAuth, HTTPS, SFTP
  • Familiarity with multi-system integration and common issues that can arise when integrating enterprise technologies
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) and the ability to communicate effectively with End User Clients, IT executives, Project Managers, and development teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test-driven development practices and experience with any of the version control tools such as GitHub, Developer Cloud Service, Bitbucket and Continuous Integrations with Azure Devops, Maven, Jenkins
  • Infrastructure deploy tools such as Chef and Terraform or other tools will be plus
  • Mentoring & providing leadership to resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent technical education in a directly related area

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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