Senior Systems Engineer (Presales)

Sales Engineering - APAC Singapore, Singapore Req.Num.: 19124

The Senior Systems Engineer (SSE) is a customer-focused technical sales professional that provides pre-sales consulting, technical guidance, and hands-on assistance to customers and Nutanix channel partners. The SSE teams and collaborates with Nutanix sales teams to recommend and design effective and appropriate customer solutions based on Nutanix offerings.
The SSE acts in a consultative fashion and is looked to as an expert in his/her field by the Nutanix sales teams, business partners and customers.


  • System design capabilities are required (able to architect on a deep level given basic information)
  • Good general understanding of data protection and disaster recovery strategies is required
  • Ability to architect relevant diagrams for solutions with MS Visio or LucidChart as needed is required
  • Deep domain specific application understanding of common applications in the financial sector is a plus
  • Good understanding of general Linux, Linux kernel & Red Hat ecosystem required
  • Good working knowledge of leveraging APIs/JSON required
  • Good working knowledge of BASH and/or PowerShell required
  • Fluency in Python is a strong plus


  • Practical hands-on experience with at least one automation engine (Ansible, Nutanix Calm, Terraform, Puppet etc.) is required
  • Real world practical hands-on experience with AWS and/or MS Azure is strongly preferred
  • GCP hands-on experience is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS is a plus
  • Excellent understanding of various cloud services is required (from either AWS or MS Azure). These include but are not limited to cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud networking and AI/ML
  • Thorough understanding of networking & security in virtualization and public/hybrid cloud is required
        • Expected to have deep knowledge of physical and virtual networking
        • Expected to have deep knowledge of L3 routing protocols
        • Expected to have deep knowledge of different types of hybrid cloud network topologies
        • Expected to be able to architect VPC/subnets/route tables for enterprise grade hybrid networking
  • Strong IT finance fundamentals (Ability to have deep conversations on hybrid cloud TCO/ROI) required


  • Strong Kubernetes fundamentals and hands on experience required
        • Application modernization real world experience is a plus
        • OpenShift Container Platform experience is a plus
  • Strong architectural fundamentals on Relational databases (MSSQL & Oracle) required
  • Strong architectural fundamentals on NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Cassandra, BigTable etc.) is a plus
  • Strong application knowledge in various common big data applications (Hadoop, Spark, ELK, Splunk etc.) is a plus
  • Strong fundamental knowledge in various machine learning frameworks/software (eg. Tensorflow, PyTorch, Seldon etc.) is a plus

The scope of responsibilities for this role is territorial based. Travel may be required occasionally as needed but is not anticipated to be a significant percentage of time.
A comprehensive competitive compensation program will be tailored to the chosen candidate. Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary, a variable performance bonus, equity, and a comprehensive benefits program.


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.