Senior Financial Analyst - R&D

Finance San Jose, California Req.Num.: 15185

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team within Nutanix is a small high-energy team providing finance partnership to business leaders across all functions. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a high impact team in a fast growing organization. We provide analysis to support strategic decisions, conduct financial reviews of a wide range of business issues and manage financial processes such as planning, forecasting, reporting and tracking performance.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional with exceptional analytical skills to join us as a Senior Financial Analyst. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, experienced, and highly analytical individual. This individual will be the primary business partner supporting the R&D function, developing the framework for project level budgeting, resource planning, portfolio planning/tracking, and rationalization of R&D investments. Considering the rapid growth of the R&D organization, we will need a candidate that has strong business systems and automation enhancements experience.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day business partnering and financial support to the R&D organization.
  • Develop the processes, tools, and infrastructure for enabling project level budgeting, resource planning, portfolio planning, and driving the process for rationalizing the R&D investments within the framework of the annual operating plan and long-term planning targets (multi-year planning).
  • Prepare financial analysis supporting new product introductions (NPI) and capital investment decisions, including building NPV models and presenting business cases.
  • Represent finance in the NPI process, and partnering with cross functional teams such as Product Management, Engineering, etc.
  • Evaluate the forecasting and reporting processes and identify opportunities to optimize performance.
  • Partner with functional leaders to develop the annual plan and ongoing forecast for departmental expenses and headcount, flux analysis and financial planning.
  • Coordinate regular business reviews, presenting financials overviews and communicating risks and opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting with at least 5 years of FP&A related experience.
  • Strong business and analytical skills; ability to multitask, stay organized and prioritize deadlines in a continually evolving environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to think creatively and quickly with minimal direction and information

About us

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Nutanix is a passionate team of 6000+ employees worldwide. Our people (we call ourselves “Nutants”) are the heartbeat of #LifeAtNutanix and one of the many things that makes Nutanix a great place to work at. We share an intellectual curiosity, a bias for action, and an obsession for our customers. We are builders and problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we celebrate what makes each of us unique. 

We are humbled to be recognized as one of Bloomberg’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2020 and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020

We’re growing fast and disrupting the computing industry. Join us and make your mark.

About our business

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Companies around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app, at any location, at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

We’re an equal opportunity employer

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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.

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