Solution Architect

Engineering - APAC Melbourne, Victoria Req.Num.: 10566

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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.

This role combines systems architecture and troubleshooting skills, performance engineering, experimental methods, and the opportunity to work with emerging technology across the IT spectrum.

As part of the Solutions and Performance team within the Engineering organization you will primarily be responsible for resolving the most difficult technical issues on key commercial software solutions leveraging the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. This includes, but is not limited to, Cloud Orchestration Software VDI Solutions, Big Data and key enterprise software solutions such as SQL, Oracle, mySQL, Exchange, and SharePoint.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with Pre-Sales and Post-Sales engineers as well as technology partners to drive the resolution of difficult technical issues escalated to the Solutions and Performance engineering team 
  • Run and optimize popular benchmarks and load tests on these software products 
  • Install, configure, and validate key commercial software products on lab equipment 
  • Debug performance issues and suggest code/design improvements to the core datapath engineering team 
  • Provide analysis of our existing customer base to avoid and minimize risks in the field 
  • Work cross functionally to incorporate quality and serviceability in design 
  • Develop guidelines for solution and performance troubleshooting 
  • Create performance best practices for use in the field
Requirements: 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Experienced with VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, or Xen. VMware 
  • Breadth of technology skills in Linux/Windows Systems  Administration, TCP/IP Networking, and Storage 
  • Ability to work within a team environment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • The passion & ability to learn new things, while never being satisfied with the status quo. 
  • Willingness to work in a fast growing company with huge potential Nice to have: 
  • Experience working with product engineering 
  • Ability to navigate large source code base to understand behavior 
  • Familiarity with using Linux/Windows performance troubleshooting tools 
  • Understanding of software, storage, filesystem performance characteristics

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