Public Policy Senior Manager

22 Jan, 2023


Public Policy Senior Manager

Ashburn, VA

Public Policy Senior ManagerEquinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ 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 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.


A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.


Job Summary

We in One Legal are valued business partners across Equinix, known as responsive, consistent and proactive. We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in our execution. Equinix’s dynamic growth trajectory keeps us on our toes and constantly learning. Our positive relationships with our internal clients, fueled by our solution-driven orientation and creative yet practical advice, bring us to the table “early and often” and lead to exciting and rewarding work directly to support Equinix’s strategy.


Our global legal team may span four continents, but we are One Legal – a true team working together across borders in support of our shared strategic objectives. We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way. We look forward to coming to work every day to support Equinix and each other and highly value our“team first” culture.


The One Legal team at Equinix is seeking a Senior Manager, Public Policy/Government Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity for an expert candidate to help build our public policy agenda and then interact with political leaders and government officials to explain our products and services and promote the growth of internet infrastructure.



The successful candidate will provide leadership in the following key areas:

  • Identify emerging public policy issues related to our mid- and long-term business plans and develop internal and external policy positions, strategies and analyses to influence the external environment and advance our priorities
  • Help lead day-to-day portfolio of the Company’s public policy agenda at the US federal level and in select regions where the Company maintains a physical presence and where the Company does business
  • Develop and implement public policy strategies to support the Equinix public sales teams in the US federal and other select markets
  • Participate in the development of our public policy agenda through regular meetings and ongoing communications with our senior leadership team
  • Drafting policy papers for internal education
  • Collaborate on internal processes for handling public policy matters that arise on an emergency or unexpected basis so that the Company is prepared to respond in such cases
  • Participate in public policy coalitions and trade associations aligned with the Company’s public policy agenda and serve as a key point of contact for the Company’s participation in those organizations
  • Develop working relationships with key legislators and their staffs/committee staffs and regulators to optimally advocate the Company’s public policy agenda
  • Develop internal resources to educate employees about the Company’s public policy agenda.
  • Work with the Company’s public relations team and others to develop a robust set of messages and materials that:
  • Educate policymakers about the Company’s business objectives, its importance to the foundational operations of the Internet, and its plans for future growth
  • Position the Company as a leader with vision on central issues of importance to the Company
  • Help the public understand the role the Company plays in the daily operations of the Internet
  • Emphasize the positive economic and cultural benefits of the Company’s global growth
  • Explain the use of a REIT structure for the Company as a net benefit to growth
  • Promote the Company’s dedication to energy-efficiency and environmentally-friendly policies
  • Promote the Company’s dedication to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) to develop a diverse, empowered, and effective workforce



  • You have 5+ years in government relations positions; prior service in state or federal legislative/regulatory bodies a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree; law or master’s degree a plus
  • You have exposure to policy issues in the areas of: Technology and the Internet, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Environmental and Sustainability Standards/Energy Use of Corporations, Government procurement and appropriations policy, Tax Policy – International, Federal and State
  • Confirmed high level of integrity, thoroughness, flexibility, initiative and teamwork
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent judgment
  • Position based in Washington, DC area


Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.


Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer (U.S.)).

Job posted: 2023-01-22