Core Platform Software Engineer

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California Req.Num.: 12963

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Who are we in the market?

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience. Learn more about our products at or follow us on Twitter @Nutanix.

Nutanix strives to provide the freedom of  choice on whatever platform, hypervisor or cloud  our customers need. The Core Platform software team provides mission critical software which  enables Nutanix to scale the number of platform choices available to our customers. As a member of the Core Platform Software team, you will develop and maintain software that helps accelerate Nutanix operating system to run on any platform. This would require development in the imaging software, Foundation to add support for the platform and its components such as HBAs, NICs etc. You will also work on the software modules which reduce the friction in adding support for new platforms by abstracting the software as to update platform related software asynchronously. Team is also responsible for extending the platform and component support in hypervisors and infrastructure layers of Nutanix operating system. Most of our tools implement RESTful servers, include user-friendly UIs, and are independently versioned and released. The team has high and increasing visibility as we target the ultimate goal of allowing Nutanix operating system to run on any hardware. We are looking for strong software engineers with good computer science fundamentals and systems experience who are interested in solving problems, driving forward solutions, and owning components.


> Design and Develop platform abstraction software for the Nutanix distributed cluster

> Develop SDKs to provide for the external partners to develop platform software

> Understand the whole stack of hardware and its interaction with software and implement software that governs, monitors, and 

takes action on anomalies in the system.

> Implement reliable software management infrastructure for clusters that scale out to hundreds of hosts.

> Work on running the Nutanix stack on any hardware in the market.

> Work on making the Nutanix software stack highly reliable. 

> Streamline the platform qualification workflows to make them efficient.


> Love of programming.

> Must be strong in Python, C, C++, or another language.

> Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux.

> Familiarity with OS internals, concepts of distributed data management, and design/implementation tradeoffs in building clustered, 

  high- performance, fault-tolerant distributed systems software.

> Familiarity with x86 architecture, virtualization and/or storage management.

Qualifications and Experience:

> Strong computer science fundamentals.

> Strong programming skills.

> Knowledge and experience with systems preferred.

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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.


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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