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Platform System Developer (x86, Hardware Software Integration)


San Jose, CA, US / Durham, NC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Data Analytics & Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 07/09/2024
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  • Company Address: 1740 Technology Dr. Suite 150, San Jose, CA, 95110
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

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    
Are you an energetic, creative individual with a strong technical acumen? If so, Nutanix's Platform System Developer role might be the perfect fit for you. Join our technology pioneer team and help build software solutions that seamlessly run our Acropolis OS across various hardware platforms. As a top candidate, you'll have the opportunity to take on challenging and seemingly impossible tasks while continuously expanding your knowledge and skills. Don't miss out on this chance to be part of a dynamic team that encourages innovation and learning.    
Information Technology at Nutanix    
What's unique about the Platform OEM team at Nutanix is our ability to work seamlessly with various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Cisco, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and more. With a team size of 4 members split between San Jose, California, and Bangalore, India, we have successfully achieved wide integration across different OEMs, enabling Nutanix to provide comprehensive platform solutions to our customers. Our team's expertise in collaborating with multiple OEM partners sets us apart, allowing us to drive innovation and deliver exceptional results in the dynamic technology industry.    
Your Role    
  • Evaluate the company's OEM Server platform ecosystem program and develop strategies to scale it successfully.
  • Collaborate with the platform SME team to explore new Hardware technologies and integrate them with the Nutanix stack to provide optimal solutions for end-customers.
  • Work closely with Nutanix’s Product Management team to understand business needs, define Intel and AMD-based hardware platform configurations, and create software solutions that enhance Nutanix's leadership in the Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure domain.
  • Take charge of software and hardware bug triages and debugging, providing guidance to Nutanix's internal dev teams to ensure timely fixes.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive test plans for Nutanix's platform validation, working alongside hardware, software, and quality assurance teams to drive system validation and meet performance requirements.
What You Will Bring    
  • You should have experience of working with storage software stack architecture and related components such as storage controllers, solid-state devices, and hard disk drives.
  • It is important to be familiar with OS internals, hardware device drivers, and design/implementation tradeoffs when integrating hardware technologies into systems software.
  • You should have a love for programming and be rock-solid in one or more languages, such as Python, Go, or any other scripted languages.
  • Strong written, verbal, and collaboration skills are necessary for this role.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field is required, along with 4–6 years of industry experience. 
  • Additionally, it is important to have extensive knowledge of Intel x86 and AMD Server platform architecture, performance characterization, and optimization. Experience working with virtualization technologies like VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, or Xen, with VMware or KVM being preferred.
About the Team     
 Meet Bagavathy Kumar - The hiring manager    
I joined Nutanix in December 2019 with excitement to integrate various hardware technologies and how they solve end customer use cases in an optimal way.    
My professional career mostly revolved around building Enterprise Data Center products (BIOS/Boot loaders, BMC, PCIe IO cards, RAID Controller, SSD & Storage systems), which also gave me to solve complex issues with vertical hardware/software integrations. I have very good knowledge of x86_64 system architecture, server hardware components and operating system internals, which helped me understand Nutanix’s HCI architecture and design integrated systems.    
We are looking for passionate candidates who have experience in x86 server technologies and willing to learn something new every day.    
The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between USD $ 128,800 and USD $ 258,000 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.    
Our application deadline is 40 days from the date of posting. In good faith, the posting may be removed prior to this date if the position is filled or extended in good faith.

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