Backend Software Engineer (REST API)

Engineering - EMEA Belgrade, Serbia Req.Num.: 22886

Backend Software Engineer (REST API)

The opportunity

We are looking for bright young engineers, with a strong background in APIs and backend services development, to be a part of the Nutanix Host team. You will have a chance to work on Host API Gateway that is going to be the interface into the Host subsystem for all clients, like Nutanix control plane system, internal resource allocation and testing systems. This service handles all the tasks involved in serving thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authentication and authorization, monitoring, and API version management. If you like solving complex challenges and would like to be a part of a team that makes history, then this job is definitely for you.

Host team at Nutanix

We are a part of the Host subsystem of Nutanix stack and we’re working on various initiatives to improve the scalability, testability and feature set of the Host. The Host subsystem consists of backend modules serving various Host related functionalities, including our very popular, home-grown hypervisor AHV. Our team has started building the Host API gateway from scratch during 2021, and now we are working to get our young code base ready for its first major production release.

Your role

  • Design and Implement a cloud scale API platform that makes it easy for developers to build, publish, execute and manage APIs at cloud scale.
  • Design and develop backend and client-side infrastructure for the API service which includes systems like Notification framework, Tasks, RBAC, Throttling, Rate-limiting, client SDKs, Automation.
  • Implement scale and performance improvements in the API service backend.
  • Design robust APIs to be used by the clients and which exposes the Host’s and Hypervisor features via clean, intuitive and extensible APIs.
  • Build effective unit and integration tests
  • Ability to write scripts and tools for development and debugging.

What will you bring

  • Passion for programming and rock-solid foundation in at least one of the following languages: Golang, Python or Java;
  • Love for writing clean, modular code in a fast paced, Agile development model.
  • Solid Golang experience required. Python knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience with web servers and REST APIs
  • Experience in webstack components (load balancers, reverse proxy) and API frameworks is a plus.
  • Good understanding of scalable and distributed systems.
  • Experience working with microservices
  • Experience working in Linux environment
  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience in Software development;
  • Bachelor’s or Masters at Computer Science or equivalent. 

Meet the hiring manager!

Rahul Paul, Director of Engineering, is a veteran of Nutanix and the industry. Rahul has been in IT for almost 20 years, he joined Nutanix in Oct 2013, after spending most of his career as a Software Engineer at Google and Oracle. 

Over this time, he has worked on various types of backend and distributed systems services, ranging from control plane, databases, datacenter, Rest APIs to Hypervisor services. In the last 6 years, he has been managing and growing teams in many of these areas across various locations. 

What the Team Says 

“We are a mixed bag team, having both experienced and junior engineers, where the seniors really know their stuff and are very helpful to everyone. It has also been a great learning opportunity, the project started a year and a half ago, so we are using modern technologies to solve our problems.”

How we work

We work in a hybrid style, letting everyone in the team decide on their preferred work location. Some of our team members enjoy remote work, while others like the office environment. We are trying to minimize the number of meetings and nurture the culture of writing and sharing documents, which helped us achieve a more flexible schedule and transparent knowledge sharing. We also have weekly Nutanix lunch days that are a great opportunity to connect in person with the team and other colleagues.


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