Senior Staff Engineer - NDB

Engineering - AMER San Jose, California Req.Num.: 26768

Hungry, Humble, Honest, with Heart.


The Opportunity
We are a small dynamic team within Nutanix that is working on a DBaaS product, NDB. NDB enables managing and operating databases at scale using a unified UI and REST API interface for popular open source and enterprise Database Engines.. It enables standardization across an organization's database estate while introducing efficiency, agility, scalability, and cost savings for Day 1 to Day N operations of Databases (provisioning, high availability, patching, scaling, upgrades, backup/restore and efficient database copies). We work closely with our product in a collaborative environment that encourages the open exploration of ideas. At Nutanix, you'll find no shortage of challenging problems to work on. If the journey from idea to product and joining a small team to make big contributions excites you then you will be a good fit for this team. 


Engineering / R&D at Nutanix
The team that this role will be a part of is the NDB engineering team at Nutanix. This team is responsible for developing the Nutanix Database Service (NDB), a DBaaS product for on-premise Nutanix customers. The team is small, dynamic, and works in a collaborative environment that encourages open exploration of ideas. They work closely with product management and the UX team to deliver high-quality features in a fast-paced environment. The team is distributed across different locations and is focused on creating scalable, modular, and extensible components for NDB.


Your Role
  • Lead technical direction for major product areas of the Nutanix Database Service (NDB).
  • Drive the design for scalable, modular, and extensible components and define future technical vision for the product.
  • Develop a deep understanding of customer use cases and design innovative solutions for customer requirements.
  • Work closely with tech leads, engineers, and product management to deliver high-quality features in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work closely with the UX team to provide customers a simple and delightful experience.
  • Collaborate with other product architects at Nutanix and ensure alignment with the overall Nutanix vision.
  • Write whitepapers and blogs, file patents, and represent Nutanix in external seminars.
  • Coach/Mentor Staff Engineers in the team to enable them to grow to the next level. 


What You Will Bring
  • Experience working with and building on hybrid multi-cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Experience working with databases is a plus (Postgres, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, Go, Python
  • Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes.  
  • Experience developing storage, networking, and virtualization products.
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field is required. Advanced degree in Computer Science preferred.
  • Experience of 15+ years developing highly scalable and available software.

 About the Team

What the team says,    
“What I love about working in this team is that I have a rare opportunity to contribute to a cutting edge product that competes with most famous worldwide companies, while being surrounded by great teammates.”   
How we work   
As a global team, we work in various regions worldwide and function asynchronously as much as possible. Every engineer is given full autonomy and responsibility to work on features while collaborating with other stakeholders. We believe in giving engineers responsibility, not tasks. Our goal is to motivate and challenge people to do their best work. We actively participate, leverage and contribute to open source projects whenever possible. As we work on some of the industry leading solutions, we are focused on learning and leading the way when it comes to building multi/hybrid cloud platform to run apps and data anywhere.    


The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between USD $ 213,600 and USD $ 427,200 per year.
However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.
If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors. Our application deadline is 40 days from the date of posting. In good faith, the posting may be removed prior to this date if the position is filled or extended in good faith.


Nutanix is 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].