About Us

Our ambitious goal of helping innovators build a better world with data started in 2009. Today, we are one of the fastest growing enterprise companies in history, exceeding $1.4B in revenue at the end of 2018.

The world is experiencing a revolution driven by next-generation technology like  AI, machine learning, virtual reality, quantum computing, and self-driving cars -- all of which require large amounts of data. Luckily for us, this means there’s more need for Pure’s technology than ever before - with solutions that deliver real-time, secure data to power mission-critical applications, DevOps, and modern analytics in multi-cloud environments. Our Satmetrix Net Promoter Score (NPS) score is in the top 1% of B2B companies worldwide, driven by our customer-first culture and unrelenting commitment to innovation.

Our differentiated proposition is clear - Deliver a common set of data services (Block, File and Object) that easily extend the Data Center to the cloud, offering effortless setup and management, efficient compression ratios all delivered via our Evergreen Storage Service (ES2).

We’re building a fast-growing company that employees, customers, partners, and investors love - and we’re looking for talented and passionate candidates to join us. For more information on Pure, check out the corporate fact sheet.

This Role

Pure Storage is seeking a Systems Engineer to sell into Commercial accounts in the Houston Metro area.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop an exhaustive understanding of what drives a customer’s business and what motivates their decision making.
  • Passionately bring to light the advantages of a Pure Storage solution.
  • Refine sales strategy and tactics and take command of technical responsibilities.
  • Delight customers and teammates with your technical leadership and domain expertise on storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, and competitive storage offerings in the DAS, NAS and SAN product spaces.
  • Take control of evaluations and benchmarks, system configurations, and system installations.
  • Build and deliver technical product and architecture presentations with vigor to customers and lock in the technical win with clients and prospective accounts.
  • Capture requirements and translate Customer’s business needs into innovative solutions to accelerate their growth and capacity
  • Author responses to RFI & RFPs
  • Seek out and spur new opportunities for interoperability, functional, and performance testing/validation.  
  • Promote mutual roadmap and planning exchanges
  • Liaise with product and technical marketing to produce materials (i.e. whitepaper, web presentations) that support overall alliance plans and objectives.  
  • Stay current with the competition and ensure that materials accurately reflect the latest, differentiated solution positioning.
  • Move with market trends and competitive landscape to promote thought leadership within our organization

What You Bring To The Team

  • 5-10 years minimum experience supporting the sales of enterprise storage, networking or systems solutions to a combination of large enterprise accounts and data centers.
  • Deep understanding of the architecture, design and implementation of multi-tiered client/server and web-based computing solutions.
  • Contribute significant portions and/or lead responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs.
  • Superior knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures (FC, iSCSI, NAS, OSD, SAN).
  • Familiarity with modern web architecture a plus (LAMP stack, scale-out vs scale-up architectures, NoSQL alternatives).
  • UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment.
  • Installation/configuration of distributed computing, multiprocessing, virtual memory subsystem, storage subsystems architecture, shared memory architectures, cache architectures, windowing systems.
  • Strong knowledge of digital transformation to a Cloud Native architecture, On-Prem, Public Cloud, Provisioning Automation, and Containers.
  • Knowledge of VMWare, Local Area Networking, Ethernet, TCP/IP and general networking.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills.
  • BS in CS, EE or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Pre-sales experience is required.
  • Prior experience in targeting new prospects and converting them into clients.
  • Application knowledge is highly desirable.

Pure creates opportunities for your development and career growth.

At Pure, we believe that each Puritan is a leader contributing to the success of our business, regardless of your role. We offer an assortment of learning options available to all Puritans, including workshops on leadership, management, and career development. And we support internal mobility that allows our employees to get exposure to different teams and projects across the company to learn and grow. We’re here to change the world and we hope you join us!

Popular Perks

Our rewards philosophy is tailored to offer Puritans globally competitive compensation and benefits programs that enable innovation and growth. We offer a wide variety of benefits and perks including comprehensive medical insurance, meal service, opportunities to attend events, join sports leagues, employee assistance programs, work-life services, travel assistance, and employee resource groups – all of which are thoughtfully designed to maintain mind and body wellness. Through our Pure Good Foundation, we also offer numerous volunteer opportunities for employees to give back across the globe.

Pure is Committed to Equality

Pure is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic legally protected by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are being considered for hire. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at TA-Ops@purestorage.com.

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