Member of Technical Staff - Linux Kernel development

Engineering - India Bangalore, India Req.Num.: 25085

Hungry, Humble, Honest, with Heart.


The Opportunity
You’ll be working with a team of highly talented engineers across a spectrum of geographies and experience. The most successful candidate for this role will be someone who can:
  • Constantly look for ways to improve the product, learning from customer questions and not limited to existing technologies.
  • Devise solutions and back them up with solid research and numbers to prove their efficacy.
  • Can convey ideas to a geographically diverse audience using excellent communication/writing skills.
  • Participate in design discussions, often outside one’s known comfort zone -- learning on the go.
  • Proactively mentor junior team members, finding ways to fuel their intellectual curiosity and leverage their unique strengths.
  • Not hesitate to help with occasional customer escalations: Nutanix believes in putting customers first. While we have a huge, dedicated team to assist customers with any issues, there might be situations where engineering help might be sought to bail out a rare, unfortunate outage.
  • Take pride in working with open-source communities to convert product improvements into community projects.


Engineering / R&D at Nutanix
Nutanix AHV builds on top of the open-source x86-KVM stack, emphasising performance, scale, and reliability. The hyper-converged nature of our stack provides the phenomenal potential for optimisations, cutting across various parts of our stack -- right from the kernel and ranging up to, but not limited by, the management layer. 
We seek original thinkers who won't hesitate to demanding conventional thought in arriving at out-of-the-box solutions. 
We aim to work as closely aligned with the open-source community as possible. Our engineers are highly encouraged to participate in open-source community development. Your work will be preserved as open-source commit(s) for posterity!
 A day in the life of an AHV Hypervisor Engineer:
  • Problems you’ll solve:
    • We’ve always believed in demanding the status quo and disrupting ourselves to provide the best-in-class customer experience. A case in point: Nutanix is well known for giving a zero-touch upgrade experience to our customers. Within the hypervisor team, we are focussing on ways to make this faster and more reliable -- by pushing the limits of VM live migrations towards speed and predictability or rethinking why a hypervisor upgrade should need a reboot. 


Your Role
  • Rock-solid OS/systems fundamentals drive design and implementation.
  • Low-level coding debugging experience with at least one hardware architecture, preferably x86.
  • The ability to write and maintain enterprise-quality code.
  • Deep reasoning and analytical skills provide top-down thinking to break down abstract concepts into actionable pieces.
  • Proven feature delivery experience: should have 8+ years of hands-on experience in shipping enterprise-quality code to customers.


What You Will Bring
  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of experience building enterprise-grade software, preferably some with leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of x86 virtualisation and the KVM stack.
  • Code contributions to the Linux kernel/virtualisation stack are an added plus.


About the Team
About Your Manager:
You'll be reporting to Prerna Saxena (LinkedIn), our Senior Engineering Manager who has been with Nutanix since 2015. Prerna leads a team of 9 Engineers and provides guidance and support to help you succeed in your role.
What The Team Says:
The team is an amazing group to work with - supportive, collaborative, and all-around awesome. You'll find yourself fitting right in and enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork.
How We Work:
At Nutanix, we have a hybrid work environment, giving you the flexibility to work remotely as needed. We also have in-person meetings twice a week to connect with the team, brainstorm together, and ensure we're all on the same page. This balance allows for both autonomy and collaboration, creating a dynamic and efficient work 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.