Hardware Engineer

Why Pure

We’re here with the humble aspiration to accelerate the speed of human progress with our radically simple, all-flash enterprise storage technology. We’re inspired by our belief that storage isn’t just a place to put things, it’s a powerful strength to be unleashed - a strength that will remove the limitations on those building the world of today, so they can erase the word “impossible” from tomorrow. Our all-flash storage solutions offer radically simple technology to help companies unlock their future possibilities, today.

Our founders created the company with a passion to build storage technology customers love and deliver it with simplicity and service that fundamentally changes the enterprise storage experience. Founded in 2009, our record revenue growth has landed us among a very select group of companies. Today, customers and industries across the world are experiencing the benefits of going Pure - from Barclays to Linkedin.com and ConocoPhillips, Pure adopters cover a broad spectrum from global consumer brands, to healthcare, education and finance. 

Our Team

Puritans come from various backgrounds and we thrive off of challenging the norm. This cross pollination of backgrounds led to numerous ground breaking ideas and has helped us build one of the most reliable and easy to use storage systems in the industry. ​We aim to hire the best and brightest people, who excel in a cutting edge, fast paced, collective and open environment. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to solve real world problems while having fun along the way.

What You Will Be Doing

Pure Storage is seeking a full-time Hardware Engineer working as part of our Hardware Development Team.  In this position, you'll be working cross-functionally with engineering, JDM partner, Support & Escalation teams, and operations. You'll be responsible for the design, validation and qualification of Pure’s storage Subsystem.


  • Major responsibility will be to plan, lead and implement HW design and qualification projects. 
  • Participation in all phases of the product development cycle including design, documentation, eDVT, FA and support for custom HW design
  • Define, implement and automate HW validation and qualification tests
  • Strong understanding of X86 architecture and proven design track record
  • Solid understanding of Major Bus technology SAS /SATA, PCIe, UPI, Serial Busses (I2c, SPI, etc.)
  • Development history and understanding with Ethernet (1Ghz à 50Ghz)  
  • Strong background with High Speed Oscilloscopes, bus analyzers (get trace capture and preform analysis)
  • Analysis and review of device and system-level power, PWM selection (design), cooling and electrical (SI) functionality
  • Improve design and qualification processes to enhance efficiency, consistency, and product robustness
  • Setting up and running stress tests including PTU, Mprime, Iometer, LinPack, etc.
  • Qualification of CPU subsystems including DDR memory, PCIe cards (Fiber Channel, ISCSI, SAS, etc.), LOM devices, all peripherals
  • Work cross-functionally with engineering, operations, Mfg. Test, and support to introduce new storage sub-systems into production
  • Perform failure and root cause analysis activities in support of system hardening efforts and customer escalations
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other team members

Qualifications for this role are:

  • 8+ years in x86 and storage related HW development and qualification
  • B.S. Electrical or Computer Engineering (M.S. preferred)
  • Experience working at enterprise data storage system companies or server companies preferred
  • Strong knowledge of hardware design, x86 architectures and interfaces. Ability to qualify x86 hardware at the electrical, SI, protocol and functional levels
  • Strong knowledge of selecting x86 subcomponents, SSD’s, AC/DC Power supplies, and discrete power circuits
  • Experience planning, implementing and automating HW qualification processes
  • Strong experience with scripting languages (i.e. Python, BASH, etc) and test development
  • Understand Verilog and CPLD design background  
  • Work with diagnostics engineers by providing direction and reviewing test plans to ensure proper coverage
  • Detail oriented, analytical, process savvy, and customer focused yet flexible and adaptable to business needs
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, technical development environment
  • Experience working in and leading cross-functional teams
  • High level of teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced changing business environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Adaptable - undertake a variety of tasks willingly.  Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required. 
  • Decisive - ability to make decisions quickly when faced with multiple options
  • Integrity - act with personal integrity at all times
  • Professional - Confront problems, propose solutions and take ownership through to resolution.  Have a positive can-do approach to work

Culture & Perks

Pure is a very special place. What makes and keeps us special is who we recruit to join us and how we work together. Our culture was shaped organically as our early team poured their heart and soul into Pure’s first generation product and supporting our early customers and partners. We expect each employee to approach their job at Pure with the same level of pride and care, and perpetuate the values that are making us the best storage company in history.

At the center of those values is the belief that the single most important thing we do is continue to hire the best and create a workplace where they thrive and enjoy. To reward our employees for the great work they’re doing we offer a number of perks and benefits, including:

  • Flexible vacation - take time off when you need it
  • Extraordinary medical benefits with 100% employer paid premiums
  • Commuter benefits for public transit and bicycle commuters
  • Free lunches, dinners, and fully stocked snacks & beverages
  • Lounge areas with ping pong, foosball, pinball, and arcade games
  • Company ski trips, boat parties, BBQs, happy hours, game nights... just to name a few!


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