Backend Software Engineer

Belgrade, Serbia
R API Go Python

Backend Software Engineer 

The opportunity

We are looking for bright young engineers, with a strong aptitude for APIs and backend services development, to be a part of the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) team. You will work on the Host API Gateway service. This is the interface that connects clients such as the Nutanix control plane to other host services. This interface handles all the tasks involved in serving thousands of concurrent API calls and includes traffic management, authentication and authorization, monitoring, and API versioning. In addition, you will have a chance to work on what’s immediately around the interface. Above, there is a test framework (and the tests themselves) which ensure the correctness and compatibility of the interface. Below, there are the host services which deliver the hypervisor functionality. If you like solving complex challenges and would like to be a part of a team that makes history, then this job is definitely for you.

Host team at Nutanix

We are a part of the Acropolis Hypervisor team which is one of the most important core products of the Nutanix portfolio. The host team handles everything from platform support to virtual machine emulation and provides a consistent virtualisation substrate across private and public clouds. The AHV Gateway delivers the interface with which other components access the host. We are working on various initiatives to improve scalability, testability, and feature set of the host. Our team built the AHV Gateway from scratch in 2021 and continues to evolve it on every release, delivering new features and onboarding new clients.

Your role

  • Design, implement, and continuously improve a cloud API platform that is easy to build, publish, execute, and manage at scale
  • Design and develop API infrastructure systems such as a notification framework, sync/async task management, RBAC, throttling, rate-limiting, and client SDKs
  • Work on the host backend services which the AHV Gateway calls to deliver host functions
  • Work on unit, component, and product-level tests and their infrastructure which, combined, ensure code coverage and API compatibility contracts across versions
  • Liaise with client teams to understand requirements and design host-oriented approachable and intuitive APIs which meet their needs

What will you bring

  • Passion for great software engineering, programming, and ample exposure in at least one of the following languages: Golang, Python, C, or RUST
  • Love for writing clean, modular code, supported by all sorts of test
  • Experience working with and developing in Linux environments is a must
  • Experience with web servers, HTTP,  and REST API frameworks is desirable
  • Good understanding of scalable and distributed systems
  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s or Masters at Computer Science or equivalent

Meet the hiring manager!

Felipe Franciosi, Senior Director of Engineering, is a veteran at Nutanix and the industry. Felipe has been in IT for over 20 years spanning multiple roles and countries. He has been in Nutanix since 2015 and has a PhD from Imperial College London on virtualized storage performance.

After joining Nutanix, he created the AHV Host team, wrote several of the host software and components (including AHV Turbo), had over a dozen patents granted, presented at a number of conferences and events, idealized protocols such as vfio-user, and founded the Cambridge UK R&D office.

What the Team Says 

“We are a mixed bag team, having both experienced and junior engineers, where the seniors really know their stuff and are very helpful to everyone. It has also been a great learning opportunity, the project started a year and a half ago, so we are using modern technologies to solve our problems.”

How we work

We work in a hybrid style, letting everyone in the team decide on their preferred work location. Some of our team members enjoy remote work, while others like the office environment. We are trying to minimize the number of meetings and nurture the culture of writing and sharing documents, which helped us achieve a more flexible schedule and transparent knowledge sharing. We also have bi-weekly Nutanix lunch days that are a great opportunity to connect in person with the team, other colleagues, and the larger organization.


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