MTS- Platforms Engineer

Engineering - India Bangalore, India Req.Num.: 3601


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Senior Platforms Engineer

Be a part of the Nutanix journey in continuing to change the IT & Data Center landscape. This role presents an amazing opportunity to help grow the global leader in Hyper Converged Infrastructure space and build a true Enterprise Cloud Platform.

We are looking for technology pioneers for our Platforms team to build and deliver the Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform and Products that fuel this journey. You should have the experience, knowledge of industry trends and next generation technologies, and the knack to take standard x86 servers and storage components and build powerful, energy efficient, highly scalable and highly serviceable Converged appliances of the future. You will help resolve various platform challenges by reviewing multiple HW options from multiple vendors for compute & storage platforms via industry standard methodologies.

Candidate should be adept at collaborating with Product Management and Software Engineering teams on product requirements and capabilities.The proposed solution should meet and exceed reliability & performance requirements. This role provides a very unique opportunity to be the focal point and expert within the company, with high visibility within Nutanix and across partners. It provides a unique opportunity to work on and interact across all layers of the product from a compatibility & interoperability perspective, viz. Storage & Compute Hardware, Firmware [BIOS, BMC], Drivers, and Software [Operating Systems, Hypervisors, and Management plane]

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop solutions that solve the scale-up and scale-out of compute, storage and networking problems
  • Plan and deliver new technology initiatives that encompass multiple disciplines
  • Engage with customers, product managers and support teams to understand product shortcomings and devise short-term and long-term plans, and execute them in timely manner
  • Build Hardware platform solutions with automation first approach, and analyzing the results and working with internal/external parties to achieve the desired goals.
  • Evaluate multiple components (Motherboards, Memory, CPUs, Storage, Add-On Cards, Server Chassis components etc.) and thermal/power analysis for the data center environment.
  • Evaluate the functionalities of the latest data center storage HW (HDD, SSD, NVMe) & networking (10G/100G/RDMA) in a virtualization environment. Work with the SW development teams for any HW performance issues.
  • Maintain prototypes/equipment, develop & maintain tools for all programmable HW.
  • Help develop product diagnostics capabilities by participating in field failure analysis and drafting customer responses
  • Help evaluate critical components (SSD, HDD, DIMM, PCIe cards, etc.) and their use-cases.

  Required Skills and Experience

  • Thorough understanding of modern x86 server architectures, storage & networking. technologies (PCIe, SSD/HDD, SATA/SAS, NIC, RDMA, Switches, Intel processors, etc.).
  • Good understanding of BIOS/EFI, BMC, IPMI, Linux, Hypervisors, etc.
  • Strong Scripting/Programming experience in one or more of the languages - Shell scripting, Python, PERL etc.
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a product company in a similar role.



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