Nutanix will hire up to 30 new employees in the next year after raising $13.2 million in new financing. Half of the new positions will be in engineering and product management, while the other half will be for sales and marketing professionals.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is engineer-centric, said CEO Dheeraj Pandey, the former vice president of engineering at San Carlos, Calif.-based data firm Aster Data.
"A good company is always data driven," Pandey said. "You have to be anal about collecting and analyzing data."
Engineers should be knowledgeable in Flex, Java, C++ and Reia.
Pandey likes his engineers to be aggressive. "You cannot just be a person in a corner and pressing code. You need to be a thought leader and carry the torch for how things should be done," he said. He also said that he isn't a big fan of micro-managing his employees. "If you hire engineers who are go-getters, you don't need too much management."
The company is competitive in salary, benefits and equity, he said.
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