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Software Engineer (Virtualisation/Hypervisor)


Cambridge, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Data Analytics & Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 07/09/2024
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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

Hungry, Humble, Honest, with Heart.

The Opportunity

Integral to the Nutanix software stack is the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). AHV is an enterprise-grade hypervisor tailor-made for Nutanix's software solution and has reliability, performance and scalability characteristics proven to be capable of meeting the demands of the toughest enterprise and private cloud workloads.  

We are seeking to grow our Cambridge-based engineering team with talented software engineers who will help us develop AHV and shape the future of the software-defined datacenter.  


About the Team

The team is led by industry experts with 20+ years of experience, who are leading AHV development globally. We have a forward-thinking approach to our work that has retained many of the best elements of start-up mentality whilst also recognising the need for mature delivery and execution. We work with open-source technologies including Linux KVM, QEMU, Open vSwitch and Libvirt. 

Your Role

  • Design, develop, and maintain AHV features, often interacting with Open Source communities.
  • Constantly push towards making AHV highly reliable, performant and secure.
  • Be passionate about datacenter management problems and strive to come up with innovative solutions.
  • Leading the development of features from concept to market, often interacting with cross-functional areas such as product management, sales, and support.
  • Mentoring other software engineers.


What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or PhD degree in Computer Science (preferred) or another technical discipline/equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of industry experience or equivalent research experience.
  • Rock solid coding skills in C and Python, ideally for enterprise-quality software.
  • Coding skills in Rust and GoLang are desired, but not necessary.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux.
  • Familiarity with OS internals and concepts of distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with x86 architecture, virtualisation, and/or storage and network management.
  • Familiarity with KVM and QEMU is preferred.
  • Experience in interaction with open source communities is preferred.

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