What do NASA and emerging space companies have in common with COVID vaccine R&D teams or with Roblox and the Metaverse? 

The answer is data, -- all fast moving, fast growing industries rely on data for a competitive edge in their industries. And the most advanced companies are realizing the full data advantage by partnering with Pure Storage. Pure’s vision is to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. With 11,000+ customers including 58% of the Fortune 500, we’ve only scratched the surface of our ambitions

Pure is blazing trails and setting records:

  • For eight straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant 
  • Our customer-first culture and unwavering commitment to innovation have earned us a certified Net Promoter Score in the top 1% of B2B companies globally
  • Industry analysts and press applaud Pure’s leadership across these dimensions
  • And, our 4,000+ employees are emboldened to make Pure a faster, stronger, smarter company as we go

If you, like us, say “bring it on” to exciting challenges that change the world, we have endless opportunities where you can make your mark.


As a Technical Design Architect, you will utilize your strong technical competencies to provide the highest level of implementation capability and technical consultation to both customers and Pure sales teams to support sales goals. You will work on cross-functional teams including Sales, Product Marketing, Business Development Managers, Services and engineering to scope and help sell Professional Services solutions for homogeneous and heterogeneous solutions to customers/partners.

You will become intimately acquainted with the customer's/partner’s business requirements, technical needs, systems, environment and service history, enabling you to build and present targeted solutions to our customer base as a member of the hands-on team delivering these services across Japan.

The role covers predominantly delivery functions.

You will possess an understanding of IT architecture, designing solutions, networking and implementation of these solutions and you must have significant experience in the field of replication, clustering, cloud offerings as well as data migrations, technologies and solutions. 



- Understands prospects' technical needs related to a specific market across Japan or specific product (i.e. block, virtualized, file solutions, clustering, replication best practice, disaster recovery, business contingency).

- In a post-sales consultative role, supports the implementation of the professional services solution that was scoped and subsequently sold.

- Participates in customer evaluations and proof of concepts on Pure systems to support sales efforts and address future customer needs.

- Advises and consults the sales teams on engineering developments and strategies for replication, clustering and data migrations, ensuring these solutions meet and integrate into our clients DR and BCP best practices.

- Delivers technical solutions to our customers, either as a sole resource or member of a team.

- Develops scripts for both integration of Pure storage into a customer’s operational environment and the automation of replication, clustering, cloud and data migrations.

- Prepares and delivers technical and architecture solutions including technical document writing.

- Contributes significant portions for data migration solutions to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs.

- Travels to the prospective customer's domestic sites and other global sites as necessary.


Preferred Experience

Experience with the below technologies:

- Flash Array experience / Replication technologies (Active Cluster or similar)

- Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and other cloud-based offerings.

- Data Center Migrations/Consolidations/Toolsets

- Networking concepts and high-level designs

- Cirrus Data Solutions Appliance (or Appliance based solutions for migrating block data)

- Virtualization Tools - Cisco/Microsoft/VMWare (Cloud solutions)

- Proven experience of scripting languages such as Perl, Shell, Powershell, Visual Basic, Python.

- Networking infrastructure (Nexus / ACI / Broadcom / Brocade)

- Security/Firewalls

- Other technical platform or infrastructure migration tools such as Logical Volume Manager (LVM), Datadobi, StorageX, Open Replicator.

- Data Center Migration Implementations for block and file.

- Multi-vendor server and storage platforms and performance tuning experience.

- Windows, AIX and Linux Operating systems

- Hyper-V and VMWare ESX (vRA / SRM)

- Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and other cloud-based offerings.

- Disaster Recovery, Replication, Backup technologies (Zerto / Veeam / Rubrik / Veritas NBU)

- Superior knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures (FC, iSCSI, NAS, OSD, SAN)

- UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment

- Knowledge of Local Area Networking, Ethernet, TCP/IP and general networking

- Specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in data migration tool sets (specifically the Cirrus Data Appliance) and disciplines.

- Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them in a customer facing environment.

- Ability to follow standard engineering principles and practices.

- Creative approach to problem solving.


Minimum Requirements:

- 5+ years of overall technical experience across Japan

- Spoken & written English and Japanese

- 5+ years as a SME / solutions architect in Data Centre services/solutions

- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering; or equivalent work experience; a Graduate Degree is preferred.

Note: Since this role is within the positions of supervision or management and as stipulated in Article 41 of the Labor Standards Act, it is exempted from the Application of Provisions on Working Hours. 


Pure is where you ask big questions, think differently, and make an impact. This is not just a job, but a place where you have a voice and can accelerate your career. We value unique thoughts and celebrate individuality, and with ample opportunity to learn, develop yourself, and expand into different roles, joining Pure is an investment in your career journey.

Through our Pure Equality program, which supports a flourishing field of employee resource groups, we nourish the personal and professional lives of our team members. And our Pure Good Foundation gives back to local and global communities through volunteering and grants.

And because we understand the value of bringing your full and best self to work, we offer a variety of perks to manage a healthy balance, including flexible time off, wellness resources, and company-sponsored team events.


Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

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. 

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