Nutanix SDN Automation Engineer in San Jose, California

SDN Automation Engineer

Nutanix engineers solve datacenter infrastructure problems to offer consumers the same scalability and economics that cloud infrastructure providers enjoy with commodity hardware. We began by building a storage service with enterprise-grade features and consumer-grade user interface. Building on the same foundation, we created a VM management service, and maintain our own distribution of KVM. After virtualizing storage and compute, we started focusing on the remaining frontier: Networking. We've introduced a few features in this area, and now we want to expand the team and take on the next set of challenges.

We’re looking for senior engineers that know how to build and test scalable solutions, and keep them up and running by managing complexity and fault domains. Ideally, candidates should have experience with both testing and deploying SDN management and control plane software. Experience or familiarity with relevant open source projects in this area (e.g., Neutron, OVN, OVS, Quagga/FRR, Snabb, &c.) would be very helpful. We are also highly interested in candidates that have expertise in testing routing protocols and VPN technology.


  • Test and automate a cloud-scale SDN solution.

  • Collaborate with a small team of developers, test engineers, and product management.

  • Develop automated tools and techniques for scale and performance testing.

  • Work closely with development team to evaluate and improve bottlenecks in performance, scalability, and resilience.

  • Engage with customers and support to solve production issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in developing and/or testing networking solutions.

  • Fluency in Object Oriented Python.

  • Strong understanding of fundamental network protocols.

  • Strong debugging skills.

  • Experience with network troubleshooting and telemetry tools.

  • Familiarity with virtualization platforms, particularly qemu/KVM.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on distributed systems and highly-available services.

  • Experience in testing and automation of SDN solutions at scale.

  • Experience in testing and automation of VPN solutions.

  • Familiarity with tunneling protocols (VXLAN, GRE, Geneve).

  • Familiarity with routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS).

  • Familiarity or involvement with Continuous integration tools like Jenkins, Circle CI

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