Sr Director Engineering

Computers/Software Bangalore, India Req.Num.: 25825

Sr. Director     
Location Bangalore   
Hungry, Humble, Honest, with Heart.      
The Opportunity   

Nutanix has disrupted the multi-billion-dollar virtualization market by pioneering the converged compute & storage virtualization appliance that can incrementally scale out to manage petabytes of data while running tens of thousands of virtual machines. We strive to bring simplicity in data center management and constantly challenge ourselves to make complex systems simple. We are now onto our next leg of making hybrid multi-cloud infinitely simple and cost effective.   

Engineering / R&D at Nutanix  

At Nutanix Cloud Manager, we are trying to build the next generation platform to help enterprises model, develop and manage applications. We want to give them the ability to encapsulate not only infrastructure but even the application – its architecture and deployment “as code”. Our goal is to enable IT to   

  • Optimize capacity, proactively detect performance anomalies, and automate operational tasks  
  • Streamline management, deployment, and scale applications with self-service and centralized role-based IT governance.  
  • Drive financial accountability and unify security operations with intelligent analysis and regulatory compliance.  

Your Role   

  • Hire, coach, and grow a high performing team of talented engineers with diverse skill-sets.  
  • Collaborate with the geo-distributed team to own and deliver projects end to end  
  • Communicate across functional teams and drive engineering initiatives  
  • Participate in architecture and technical design discussions and drive product direction & strategy  
  • Build and manage web scale applications  


  • Team building  
  • Hire and grow a team of high performing engineers with diverse skill-sets  
  • Hire, coach and grow engineering managers and program managers  
  • Engineering & Release Management  
  • Live the Agile principles and create a high performing team through them.  
  • Refine and grow existing processes or develop new ones to enable smooth functioning of engineering team 
  • Drive development of timely and high-quality software releases  
  • Product and Technical  
  • Drive product direction and strategy by interfacing regularly with product managers, solution architects, sales engineers, and customers  
  • Drive scalable, extensible architecture by participating in architecture and technical design 

Skills Required   

  • Leadership  
  • Strong leader capable of motivating the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect.  
  • That rare mix of intelligence, initiative, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of astute teams and individuals across the company 
  • People-oriented  
  • Ensure the team of engineers and managers are happy, motivated and engaged.  
  • Collaboration and communication  
  • Collaborating with the geo-distributed teams  
  • Communicate across functional teams, keeping various engineering, product and business stakeholders informed  
  • Planning & execution  
  • Should be able to own and deliver large projects end to end, keeping track of timelines  
  • Be able to keep track of (and context switch between) different threads and ensure that details don’t slip through the cracks  
  • Solid technical skills  
  • Strong experience in having built, operated and scaled distributed, large-scale, fault-tolerant systems  
  • Familiarity with x86 architecture, virtualization, containers and/or storage management  
  • Familiarity with OS internals, concepts of distributed data management, web scale systems  
  • Experience in one of following programming languages: Python/GoLang/C/C++/Java  
  • Working experience working with storage, virtualization and/or cloud technologies  
  • Experience with RDBMS (Postgres, MariaDB), Hadoop, MapReduce, Cassandra,  
  • Zookeeper and other large-scale distributed database systems preferred  

What You Will Bring   

  • Qualifications and Experience:  
  • BS/ MS in Computer Science or Engineering  
  • 20+ Years of experience, 10+ Years of management experience  
  • Proven hands-on technical management  
  • Experience working in a high growth multinational company environment


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.