Cloud Data Center Operations Lead

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California Req.Num.: 4824


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Cloud Data Center and Operations Lead


Description

Nutanix is disrupting the multi-billion dollar Enterprise Cloud market by pioneering the first hyperconverged compute & storage virtualization appliance that can incrementally scale out to manage petabytes of data while running tens of thousands of virtual machines.

We are looking for a hands-on technical architect to lead a Cloud Infrastructure Operations team. The Cloud Infrastructure Operations team is responsible for building and operating the infrastructure and data centers that powers Nutanix Xi Cloud Platforms worldwide. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building and supporting large, scalable infrastructure, and is a creative thinker, problem solver, teacher, learner, and a fantastic collaborator.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Cloud Platform & Services are designed and implemented to support Nutanix Enterprise Cloud infrastructure (Xi) initiatives and are aligned with the overall business strategies and priorities.
  • Leads initiatives to maintain and operate a 24/7 x 365 high-performance, highly available infrastructure.
  • Lead the external facing Cloud Infrastructure & operations with high availability, superior performance and 24x7 support.
  • Ensure all technical procedures (Installation, Configuration, Run books) are documented and updated and are contributing to the maintenance of operational standards.
  • Automation of infrastructure services and system administration task where possible
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and coaching for all staff and foster a culture of accountability, innovation and team building.
  • Implement  Monitoring platform  for both infrastructure and services to proactively address the operational issues for all customer facing  assets.
  • Partner with engineering teams and rest of operations teams to ensure smooth deployment of new designs, architectures.  and customer facing services
  • Work with engineering leadership on annual budget planning for infrastructure assets and services.
  • Manage vendors contracts, eco-system partner contracts etc. and co-develop capacity and expansion plans

Experience and Skills:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science
  • 8+ years in data center and Cloud Operations (SaaS or PaaS) running large complex global infrastructure spanning across multiple data centers
  • 5+ years of overall Infrastructure architecture & engineering in defining and developing high security, high availability solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience in a supervising Global Teams.
  • Experienced with DevOps & ITIL approach in running a superior service operations & delivery function.
  • Expertise in one or more Infrastructure automation technology(automating hosts, network provisioning)
  • Experience with Infrastructure Capacity Planning.
  • Prior experience in monitoring, operating and troubleshooting a production network.  Knowledge in TCP/IP, BGP, MPLS, L3VPN, SSL, application loadbalancing and understanding of network cabling specifications.
  • Prior Experience developing and/or supporting core Infrastructure computing services (Domain Controller, DNS, Virtualization, VMware, Storage, Backup/Recovery, Data Security, Data Replication & monitoring.
  • Knowledge of Containerization concepts, experience with clustering and scheduling suites such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, DCOS
  • Expert level Hypervisor Experience: VMware, KVM, Hyper-V
  • Hand on Linux and Windows administration experience
  • Experience with various DC monitoring tools such as Nagios and logging solutions such as Splunk, ELK
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks or projects to align with the strategic objectives and with business goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to assign recurring tasks and to utilize metrics to measure effectiveness.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

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