Nutanix Technical Program Manager - Software Platforms in San Jose, California

The Role

The technical program manager will own the program management lifecycle for Nutanix Software Platforms, which includes scheduling, coordinating, and managing hardware and software projects and launches for third party hardware platforms across organizations. In this role, you will work closely with Nutanix engineering teams, outside technical services providers, hardware vendors, Nutanix product management and systems engineering teams to bring new products to market and manage their life cycle through changes in hardware, firmware and software. Projects include, but are not limited to, ordering hardware, platform qualification, component qualification, firmware and driver qualification, major software feature additions, bug fixes, knowledge base article generation and some sales support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate all key third-party platform project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule and scope changes

  • Lead and coordinate NPI/life cycle management/component qualification activities related to Nutanix software on third-party hardware platforms

  • Manage on-call/support case follow-ups, knowledge base article generation and some field communications

  • Work closely with product management and engineering teams to plan and execute field requested SW features and HW platforms and components

  • Assist with bug triaging and prioritization

  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations worldwide, including internal teams and contractors

  • Forward plan release windows and cycles for third party platforms

  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality

  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and meet or exceed expectations


  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • 8-10 years previous release and/or project management experience

  • 5 years of experience at an Enterprise data center equipment or services company in a systems analysis or development position

  • Solid understanding of release and project management principles

  • Familiarity with hardware and software development life cycle models

  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle

  • Basic understanding of x86 server platforms (Disks/flash, NICs, processors, RAM, storage controllers) and server virtualization technologies

  • Experience with bug tracking and management system (JIRA, Bugzilla, …)

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward completion

  • Willingness to own the outcome of each project

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills a must

  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office and expert knowledge of Excel

Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Nutanix hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Nutanix believes that associates should be provided with a working environment that enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.