General Manager / VP, Nutanix Database Service (NDB)

Engineering San Jose, California Req.Num.: 25878

General Manager / Vice President, Nutanix Database Services (NDB)  
Preferred Location - San Jose, CA 
Hungry, Humble, Honest, with Heart!  

The Opportunity  

We're looking for a General Manager to lead our Nutanix Database Service (NDB) team.  Nutanix Database Service is the only hybrid multi-cloud DBaaS for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and MySQL. It is tailored to efficiently manage thousands of database platforms, across on-premises, colocation sites, and public clouds, with no complex migration required.   

You will be crucial in transforming how organizations manage and optimize their databases across diverse environments. As a key leader, you will be responsible for driving market growth, product innovation, strategic partnerships, and operational excellence. You will be a strong cultural influencer and ambassador.  

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of database management in the hybrid cloud space.   

Join our dynamic and collaborative team, where you will have the autonomy to make a meaningful impact, work with top talent, and enjoy a supportive and rewarding work environment.  

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT / Engineering / R&D at Nutanix  

The Nutanix Database Service (NDB) , launched four years ago, has experienced remarkable customer engagement since its inception. We're now progressing into a new phase of NDB's evolution, expanding into a comprehensive multi-cloud and hybrid offering. This expansion includes support for the most widely-used proprietary and open-source database engines.  

Our engineering and product management team is a collective of committed professionals dedicated to pioneering advancements in database management. The team, consisting of approximately 90 members, is globally distributed with a presence in India, the US, and Serbia. This diverse group includes seasoned engineers, product managers, and specialists who have been instrumental in developing innovative products and forging key strategic partnerships.  

In our company, we foster a collaborative and dynamic work culture that prioritizes open communication, mutual respect, and a commitment to continuous learning. This ethos is integral to our approach and is a key factor in our ongoing success and evolution in the database service industry.  

Your Role  

  • Define the NDB product roadmap.
  • Manage and mentor a global team of product managers and engineers.
  • Be a strong culture influencer and ambassador.
  • Drive significant market growth, achieving a year-over-year growth 
    target 40%+ for Nutanix Database Service.
  • Work cross-functionally with Nutanix's broader engineering and project management teams.
  • Lead the development and launch of significant product enhancements or new features within the first 18 months.
  • Drive strategy and annual market growth for Nutanix Database Service.
  • Form partnerships and establish best practices with our Ecosystem players and channel partners- ISVs, IPVs, GSIs, SPs, and HSs.
  • Streamline operations to refine NDB's usability and customer satisfaction scores.
  • Develop new strategies for market penetration.
  • Work side by side with engineering and sales teams to capture customer needs and define product requirements.
  • Collaborate with NDB PM team on DBaaS multi-cloud mobility strategy spanning on-premises, public cloud, and hybrid cloud scenarios.
  • Evaluate new & emerging technologies in the database and database as a service ecosystem, such as Open Source and dev/ops database trends with Postgres, MongoDB, and Kubernetes, while also understanding database life cycle management automation, database-centric monitoring solutions, upgrade and scale management strategies for database systems.
  • Drive and influence industry groups, partners, and analyst groups by bringing customer advocacy & real-world proof points at the heart of all such discussions.
  • Engage with customers in the Nutanix field and partners.

What You Will Bring  

  • Strong management skills and success in driving market growth/expanding customer base.
  • Expertise in PaaS in the public cloud and DBaaS cloud offerings from any Hyperscalers or Database companies.
  • 15+ overall industry experience and at least 7 to 10+ years of product management and engineering experience or equivalent experience with SaaS/Cloud applications and/or DBaaS solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability in navigating through industry groups, and partners, articulating customer points of view to champion best-of-breed solutions around Databases.
  • Leadership DNA with high energy and a proven ability to excite, influence, and guide cross-functional field-facing teams without formal authority.
  • Experience in product innovation and development - Ability to establish and manage strategic partnerships.
  • Excellent understanding of database management and hybrid cloud technologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

About the Team  

Meet Shyam Desirazu, a Trailblazer at Nutanix!  

Shyam joined Nutanix in early 2022 and brings extensive experience as an engineering leader across several innovative, high-tech companies with hands-on experience in caching, storage, and networking. He also has technical domain experience in Cloud-Based Services, DevOps, Distributed Systems, Storage, Filesystems, Security and Compliance, Hadoop, and Automation.  

With unparalleled expertise and innovative thinking, he is leading Nutanix toward groundbreaking advancements in cloud technology and AI integration.

Does this sound like you? Let's talk!   

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.  






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].