Distinguished Engineer

Engineering - AMER San Jose, California Req.Num.: 21380

Job Description:


As Cloud Control Plane Architect at Nutanix, you will be building a scalable cloud control plane that will manage and operate Nutanix infrastructure and products installed across different data centers operated by enterprises, service providers, and the public clouds. Nutanix is a leader in hybrid cloud infrastructure with enterprise-leading offerings in storage, compute, and networking. What differentiates Nutanix over other infrastructure vendors is our ability to simplify management and operations of this infrastructure and provide what many perceives as the “iPhone” experience in data center management. We will be extending this simplicity of management from single data centers to a managed SaaS offering that can operate Nutanix infrastructure and software across different geographic locations and public clouds.


You will be responsible for providing the architectural underpinnings of the offering, and work with different teams to make sure that they follow guidelines to make this product scalable and truly cloud-ready. As the cloud control plane infrastructure will host many applications, you will also be expected to understand the workings of the Nutanix products that will be deployed and managed from this central location. You will also be expected to talk with many of our customers to understand how this new offering will fit into their IT, security, and application workflows and continue to improvise and innovate as per their requirements.


As a cloud control plane architect, your success will depend not only on your technical skills but also on your ability to influence teams and guide them in the right direction. You will be working with our robust storage, compute, and networking teams, our scalable management and automation teams, and our cloud-based SaaS offerings to provide a single pane of glass that can unify access, management, and operations of our products.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 15 years of technology leadership experience with at least 8-10 years of hands-on software engineering
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Experience building products in one or more of the following infrastructure areas: Compute, Networking, or Storage
  • Experience in building cloud technologies in the area of cloud-scale identity management, cloud data pipelines, cloud data stores, and AIOps

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related Engineering field
  • Experience in innovation and technical contributions to company/industry and/or academia and research



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