Engineering Manager



There’s no such thing as a perfect job. You wake up, brush your teeth, maybe sneak in a quick jog, sit in traffic, and do your best to check your baggage at the door before heading to your desk. Pure Storage is like every other company in a lot of ways. We don’t always agree, we have good days and bad, and there’s that one conference room with the wide-angle video camera that makes everyone look a little less than glamorous. But here’s how we’re different:

We’ve got the competition running.

There’s a reason our founders wear sneakers to work. Pure’s all-flash arrays are 10x faster, 10x smaller, and less expensive per gigabyte stored than traditional disc-based arrays. We just achieved an NPS score of 83.5 (certified), which is the highest ever in tech. A customer satisfaction rating of this caliber does not happen by accident.This spells longevity for us and rough times for our competition.

We’ve got serious chops. One desk over.

Our founders and CEO, Coz, Hayes, Dietz, the brightest minds in the industry aren’t locked away in some Silicon Tower. They’ll be sitting five feet from your desk. Each and every employee at Pure takes personal ownership in their work and has the autonomy to innovate with the implicit trust of our leadership team.

The problems we’re solving are exciting and challenging.  

As a member of our core products engineering team you will have the ability to have big impact on any number of interesting problem spaces that span the gamut of systems and distributed computing. We are pushing the limits of performance, scale, reliability, and efficiency- all non-trivial problems that require top minds to solve.

No Storage? No Problem.

We look for talent and culture first, specific technologies second, so once you decide Pure is the right place for you, we will match you with the right project to start with.  Plus, we like people to have the ability to do different things and be constantly learning, so we encourage our engineers to move around to different teams and project across the company.

And the bennies ain’t bad either.

Sure, you’ll get the whole Silicon Valley work-hard-play-harder deal here: ski trips to Tahoe, epic BBQs, bodacious bowling nights, office chair racing, practical jokes, not-so-practical jokes, happy hours, game nights, and plenty of family events. But we also encourage work life balance and offer unlimited vacation and sick time to go with killer salaries, great benefits (healthcare, retirement, the whole shebang!), and superior equity--a stake in a company that grows when you grow.


Plus, others think Pure’s a kick-ass place to work.

  • “Best Places to Work” (Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015)
  • “Best New Information Technology Company of the Year” (Network Product Guide, 2013)
  • “Best Places To Work” for two years running (San Francisco Business Times)
  • A CNBC “Disruptor 50” Company (CNBC, 2015)

Will Pure Storage change your life, or the world? We like to think so, but we’re not going to promise you that. What we can promise you is that you’ll meet some smart, cool people, work with cutting edge technology, and have fun doing it. Interested? Check out the job description below.


Pure Storage is seeking a technical software development manager to help lead product development and grow the overall Engineering organization. You will be leading a team of software developers in the creation of our product and will need to partner with product management, QA, technical writing, and various other software teams.  You will also provide the necessary technical direction and mentoring to employees on your team and others to achieve successful project outcomes.

In this role you'll get to learn and contribute to the process of developing great technology and building a successful company.  Our open culture and transparency in both strategy and operations allows employees a deeper level of engagement in engineering and business decisions.  

What You Bring To The Team

  • BS in computer science or equivalent
  • 3 plus years of technical management experience, at multiple levels while staying hands-on in development
  • 5 plus years of systems software development experience (C/C++/Java)
  • Proven expertise in managing projects throughout the entire SDLC, delivering products to market on schedule, and ensuring feedback loops from customers into development
  • Strong customer focus
  • Experience introducing and growing an agile (Scrum) environment with short cycles
  • Solid knowledge of end-to-end quality best practices
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills



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