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Sr. IT DevOps Engineer


Las Vegas, NV, US / Denver, CO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Data Analytics & Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 02/12/2024
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  • Company Address: 1740 Technology Dr. Suite 150, San Jose, CA, 95110

About Nutanix

Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to help build, maintain, automate, and innovate within our Linux and Windows Hybrid Datacenter infrastructure and to help drive overall efficiency, compliance, and security. The position will have two critical components in addition to the technical nature of the role: deriving business requirements from key internal stakeholders and creating DevOps standards and processes for Systems Engineering that will be used globally at Nutanix 

The role requires a deep understanding of building technology for scale through automation & integration. As one of the more senior DevOps Engineers, you should be comfortable being both hands-on in creating IaC and creating appropriate documentation, controls, and procedures for the organization while following essential compliance and security requirements (SOX, ISO 9001 / 27001, SOC2, etc.). 

Information Technology at Nutanix

The Nutanix GCO team is a global, fast-paced IT organization with the primary mission to provide capable & resilient world class technology services through IaC automation and operational excellence across multiple cloud technology platforms. As denoted by the name, the GCO team is spread out all over the globe with members across the United States and in EMEA. Despite the physical distance, we are a tight-knit team heavy on cross collaboration and communication, as well as a healthy dose of mutual respect for one another. GCO is one of the most integral teams at Nutanix, operating and maintaining its most critical systems, and as such this teamwork is vital.

Your Role

  • Implement and maintain DevOps automation tools and standards to deploy, troubleshoot, and manage cluster environments and applications. Design and manage build and release pipelines for Infrastructure as Code, while incorporating security checks and audits into CI/CD systems. Work closely with security teams to implement security solutions. Utilize tools such as Ansible, Terraform, and AzureDevOps/Jenkins/Gitlab pipelines to architect and implement IaC best practices.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation (approximately once every 2-3 months) to ensure 24/7 support and availability.
  • Continuously strive to improve and optimize processes, always looking for opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in DevOps.
  • In the first year, focus on investigating and participating in deploying infrastructure and/or application monitoring, alerting, and logging tools for the DevOps infrastructure. Additionally, prioritize the documentation and version control of IT infrastructure and/or applications using Git and Confluence. Track and report work status in tickets using Service Now.
  • Foster a collaborative and team-oriented approach, working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve shared objectives and deliver high-quality results.

What You Will Bring

  • Deep knowledge of data center/Cloud infrastructure, including networks, storage, VPN, compute, and app services
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and communication skills
  • Extensive experience with networking principles, firewalls, load-balancing solutions, etc.
  • Ability to elevate junior team members by sharing technical knowledge through various platforms
  • BS/MS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, or Information Systems
  • 6+ years of DevOps experience in building and maintaining automated production-grade systems
  • Strong working knowledge of IaC tools such as Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Jenkins, Gitlab, Puppet, Chef, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux/UNIX and related applications
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows Server 20XX and related applications
  • Strong scripting skills (e.g., Python, Bash, Golang, regex, etc.) to automate and simplify day-to-day tasks
  • Familiarity with tools for systems management, operational support, and performance monitoring, such as SolarWinds, New Relic, Grafana, and DataDog.

About the Team

Meet Harmail!

  • I joined Nutanix in February 2019, and Nutanix struck me as a place that I can create impact that fits with my cultural values 
  • Before joining Nutanix, I spent significant time at IBM, where I was responsible for building IBM’s Services Business for the region 
  • Helping teams win has always been my biggest win; the impact is so much more significant that way and in my personal life, being the best husband and father I can be!  
  • I am looking for a candidate that’s intellectually curious and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty

What The Team Says

“As a part of the GCO, I have the privilege of working alongside an outstanding team of professionals who share my passion for cloud-based technologies. Together, we embody the true meaning of collaboration, mutual support, and team spirit. I am continually impressed by the level of dedication, expertise, and enthusiasm that my colleagues bring to the table. It’s an honor to be a part of a team that prioritizes work and life balance, encourages personal and professional growth, and values open communication. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the team’s success and look forward to leveraging my skills and experience to drive innovation and growth at Nutanix.”

How We Work

The IT Cloud team is a fully hybrid team working across the globe. When working from home, you will still feel connected to the team through our regular interactions and have all the support you need. We have a great office in Hoofddorp, so you are welcome to use it whenever you want. Each week, we have lunch days at the office, which is an excellent opportunity to connect with people in person. 

Pay Range

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between USD $ 97120 and USD $ 192960 per year.

However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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.

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