MTS Platform Flex Engineer—New Grad

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California Req.Num.: 15348

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 hyperconverged 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.

The Role: Platforms Flex Team - Software Engineer 

The FleX team is transforming Nutanix into a true software company by decoupling Nutanix's software from the underlying hardware. We are a software engineering team within the hardware platform group that is changing the way Nutanix's software interacts with the hardware. We offer variety, opportunity, and impact.

  • We build libraries, services, applications, and UIs.
  • We work at the hardware / software interface, in the backend, and in the frontend.
  • Our code runs in Nutanix's main software (Acropolis OS), in standalone applications, and is used to engineer and qualify every platform on which Nutanix's software runs.
  • We write Python and are interested in helping you develop your Python skills.
  • Our projects are used by Nutanix users, partners, and internal engineering teams.
  • Our team includes graduates from UC Berkeley, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USC, and SUNY - Stony Brook.
  • The team is managed by a senior staff engineer and has a software engineering focus and culture.
  • The team is growing quickly, moving quickly, and having substantial impact.


  • Architect, design and develop software for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS.
  • Develop a deep understanding of complex distributed systems, and design innovative solutions for customer requirements.
  • Work on performance, scaling out and resiliency of distributed storage systems.
  • Work alongside with development, test, documentation and product management teams to deliver high-quality products in a fast-paced environment.
  • Engage with customers and support when needed to solve production issues.


  • Proficient in modern languages such as Python, C++, C, Golang, Java, and JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of UNIX/Linux or expertise in Windows
  • Development experience in file systems, operating systems, database back-ends, distributed systems management, Cloud technologies or VDI
  • Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, Cassandra, Zookeeper and other large-scale distributed systems preferred
  • Familiarity with OS internals, concepts of distributed data management, and design/implementation trade-offs in building clustered, high- performance, fault-tolerant distributed systems software
  • Experience working with virtualization technologies like VMware, Hyper-V, Xen. VMware preferred
  • Understanding of code optimization for performance and scalability
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related field required. If pursuing a PhD, please refer to the careers page for opportunities.

We’re an equal opportunity employer

Nutanix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and (in the U.S.) an Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected by applicable law. We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of qualifications for the job to be filled.

We strive to foster an inclusive working environment that enables all our Nutants to be themselves and to do great work in a safe and welcoming environment, free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by contacting [email protected]



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.