Senior Linux Admin

Information Technology San Jose, California Req.Num.: 10367

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Who are we in the market?

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience. Learn more about our products at or follow us on Twitter @Nutanix.

We are looking for a Linux Systems/DevOps Engineer to help us support the built environment and production infrastructure at Nutanix. The individual who is self-motivated, articulate, and intimately familiar with virtualization technologies, be willing to perform cross-functional duties as necessary, and have a shown history of handling and automating large scale production engineering environments.




Systems administration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and monitoring.

Take over maintenance and administration of custom tools written by in-house development engineers.

Automate as many processes as possible, writing tools, scripts, etc as necessary.

Fully understand the current systems architecture and suggest new solutions.

End user support for server infrastructure and development environments.

Dedicated monitoring of systems and applications.

Participate in long-term strategies for IT & Engineering Operations.





Experience with Open Source DevOps tools

Shell scripting & automation (Python experience a plus).

Configuration Management (Salt preferred)

LDAP (Active Directory)

Virtualization (VMware & KVM)

Server related technology (e.g. RAID systems, backups, SAN, etc.).

Experience with web technologies and application servers.

Security standard methodologies as related to systems.

Experience with performance monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting (SNMP).

Knowledge/experience with TCP/IP, IP ROUTING, SSH/SFTP/SCP, DNS, NFS, CIFS, SSL, HTTP, SMTP as it relates to systems

Experience working with REST APIs


Qualifications and Experience:


BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

5+ years of experience working as a Systems/DevOps Engineer

Strong technical and analytical skills

Highly organized, able to multi-task, the ability to work individually, within a team, and with other groups

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written across all user levels

Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Nutanix hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Nutanix believes that associates should be provided with a working environment that enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.