Sr Solutions Architect, Analytics & Big Data

About Us

Pure Storage was founded with the ambitious goal of revolutionizing the computing infrastructure industry.  Today we are building the data platform for the cloud era and we’ve accomplished the first step towards that goal by bringing to market the simplest and most reliable all-flash storage array in history. The full potential impact of our line of "Smart Storage" products is only beginning to be felt as customers discover the benefits and exciting applications that can be built on top of a Pure system.

For three straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays. According to IDC, Pure has become a Top 10 data storage vendors faster than any other company in history. We continue to take market share, while achieving record-setting customer satisfaction scores for the enterprise technology industry.  For more information, check out our corporate fact sheet here.

Topping the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work lists for 5 years running, we’ve built a team that has rich and diverse set of experiences and backgrounds.  Puritans have a passion for innovation, creativity, customer success, transparency, teamwork and fun. We’re looking for talented people to join us on the journey.


Our Tech Stack

At Pure, we're focused on combining the latest hardware technology (e.g., NVMe, 3D XPoint, RoCE, etc.) with software to deliver storage to our customers with a hassle-free service experience. Our tech stack spans low level hardware and firmware, Linux kernel engineering, user-space C++ for our products' storage data path, Python and Java for on-box management, and a full cloud stack (AngularJS, SpringBoot, SNS, SQS, Cassandra, RedShift, etc.) for global monitoring and deep insights from our fleet of storage arrays in the field.


What You Will Be Doing

Pure Storage is seeking a Solutions Architect focused on analytics applications for the Product and Solutions group. This individual is a highly technical professional with an in-depth knowledge of analytics products and solutions specific to the storage industry. Strong knowledge of both traditional analytic solutions and open source analytic platforms and tools is a requirement.

You will work to create technical content for Pure Storage products and solutions that are targeted to Customers, Field Sales Teams, and Partners. You will also partner closely with Product Management and other teams on the company’s current and future strategies.

If you are a creative thinker and can independently determine what needs to be done and how to do it, we are looking for you.

Essential Functions

  • Define and execute the solutions roadmap in a quickly evolving analytics area
  • Responsible for developing technical collateral to highlight Reference Architectures and Best Practices
  • Build and demonstrate a solution within our lab using Pure Storage and Partner technologies
  • Occasionally lead projects working with teams from other departments to build and demonstrate solutions
  • Assist in technical presentations to Customers and Partners
  • Represent Pure Storage at various industry events and technology seminars
  • Learn and understand the technical strategy in regards to Marketing Requirements Documents (MRD), which may include participating in cross-functional teams to review and influence product roadmaps


What You Bring To The Team

  • Ability to:
    • Plan, outline and publish professional technical documents on schedule
    • Translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits
    • Work collaboratively within a team and cross-functionally within the company
    • Communicate in a clear and concise professional manner, tailored to the appropriate audience; both verbally and written
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and tasks within a dynamic work environment
  • Some travel, domestic and international, is required

Product Knowledge

  • Hadoop MapReduce, HBase, Hive, Impala, Oozie, Flume, Mahout, Zookeeper
  • Programming interfaces like R, Ruby, Python, PHP, Scala
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchBase
  • Spark, Strom, Parquet, Elastic
  • Strong knowledge of data visualization tools like Qlikview, Tableau etc. is a big plus
  • Sound infrastructure knowledge in Linux distributions including virtualization technologies
  • Knowledge of container technologies is a plus

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience is required
  • A BS or Masters degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline; or equivalent experience is required
  • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex technical projects
  • Demonstrated experience in authoring technical white papers as well as project outlining and/or planning is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret performance data from operating systems and analytic platforms. Experience with database performance tuning and troubleshooting is highly desired
  • Public speaking skills are required as you will be representing Pure Storage at various industry events
  • Working knowledge of open source benchmarks like TPC-H, TPC-DS, TeraSort, TeraMark, YCSB is highly desired
  • Experience managing NAS and SAN storage arrays, switches is a big plus
  • High availability and cross data center replication knowledge at application or storage level is a plus


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.

Pure creates opportunities for individual development and career growth.

We offer a six-month leadership development program for current employees looking to advance within the company, as well as sales and technical training programs for interns and recent graduates. We also host monthly workshops and panels that focus on a variety of topics ranging from honing the skills needed for career advancement to learning how to choose a mentor.

Popular Perks

Pure offers an unlimited vacation policy, free lunches, meditation rooms, and free yoga classes, to encourage all of our employees to maintain mind and body wellness. In addition, we support a diverse and inclusive environment through Pure Equality and our Employee Resource Groups. We also offer numerous volunteer opportunities for employees to give back not only to the Bay Area, but across the globe, through the Pure Good Foundation.



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