Lead Security Software 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.

Specifically this Lead will:

  • Lead a team that contributes to defining, designing and implementing cutting edge storage system products with an over-arching mandate for security.
  • Work with product management and across engineering to help identify and address potential security concerns in and around the product.
  • Mentor other engineers in software development, security technologies, and secure development processes.
    Contribute to our overall collaborative development process

What You Bring to the Team

  • S. in Computer Science or equivalent, advanced degree preferred
  • 8-10+ years experience in systems software architecture and development.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience with security specific technologies.
  • Strong familiarity with Linux/Unix, ideally at the kernel level.
    Expertise in C/C++
  • Deeply Proficient in Security related protocols such as SSL/OpenSSL and related libraries.
  • Experience with security related concepts such as randomness, entropy, secret-splitting, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of end to end development of complex enterprise systems products.
  • Proven expertise in managing projects, delivering products to market on schedule, and ensuring feedback loops from customers into development.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with and partnering with teams using Agile/SCRUM methodologies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skill
  • Patient, energetic and calm under pressure

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
  • Exceptional 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!
  • A culture that gives back! Get involved in our community work with other Puritans through our Pure Good foundation.


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