Senior Manager, Software Development - Flow Networking

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California Seattle, Washington Req.Num.: 20743

The Networking team at Nutanix is looking for an engineering manager with a strong technical background to help build our cloud networking initiatives.  Engineering managers are expected to provide technical leadership for major projects and manage a team of talented and motivated engineers. 

You will lead your team to design and deliver highly scalable networking services, including virtual networking infrastructure, firewall, load balancer, VPN, and monitoring.  You will play an active role in defining product strategy, driving architectural decisions, and managing your project goals.  You will be collaborating with engineering teams across the company in areas such as compute and storage orchestration, telemetry, security, user experience and user interface design, application orchestration, and infrastructure engineering.  As a manager, you are expected to guide your team in developing scalable solutions that are delivered in a timely fashion.


  • Manage complex technical networking-related projects and teams in the areas of Networking data, control and management planes.
  • Live the Agile principles and create a high performing team through them
  • Hire, mentor, and grow passionate individuals who work well in strong teams
  • Strong leader capable of motivating the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect
  • That rare mix of intelligence, initiative, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of astute teams and individuals across the company

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in leading networking software engineering teams
  • Experience with datacenter networking technologies
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and setting technical priorities
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with development of virtualized networking services (such as firewalls, load balancers, monitoring tools)
  • Familiarity with Open vSwitch (OVS), OVS DPDK, and Open Virtual Network (OVN)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven technical leadership in large-scale software deployment using open-source technologies
  • Hands-on experience with developing and delivering virtualized networking services (such as firewalls, load balancers)
  • Hands-on experience with Open vSwitch (OVS), OVS DPDK, and Open Virtual Network (OVN)
  • Experience with cloud network services, such as elastic load balancers, firewalls, VPN, etc.
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies (vSphere (ESX), Hyper-V, or KVM) and storage space
  • Familiarity with a broad mix of technologies such as Zookeeper, Cassandra, Docker, Kafka, OpenStack, Kubernetes

About us

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Nutanix is a passionate team of 6000+ employees worldwide. Our people (we call ourselves “Nutants”) are the heartbeat of #LifeAtNutanix and one of the many things that makes Nutanix a great place to work at. We share an intellectual curiosity, a bias for action, and an obsession for our customers. We are builders and problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we celebrate what makes each of us unique. 

We are humbled to be recognized as one of Bloomberg’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2020 and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020

We’re growing fast and disrupting the computing industry. Join us and make your mark.

About our business

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Companies around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app, at any location, at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

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