Embedded Software Engineer, FlashArray Platforms

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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 9,000 customers including 50% 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.


The FlashArray team builds the industry’s most innovative, high-performance, and highly available portfolio of products that are designed for the most demanding mission critical applications.  While we deliver a hardware storage array, over 90% of our engineering staff are software engineers. Our customers are the most important part of our business and they love FlashArray for it's simplicity of management, the constant flow of new and exciting upgrades, and ability to live on the cutting edge of technology while never taking downtime, ever. Most recently, we extended the value of our FlashArray capabilities into the cloud with CloudSnap and Cloud Block Store for AWS. These new innovations enable our customers to leverage the agility of the public cloud for both traditional IT and cloud-native applications. 


We are seeking an experienced software engineer for our FlashArray Embedded Software Team. You will be working as part of a small, dynamic team and will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing system software functionality for Pure’s upcoming platforms.


  • Full life cycle software development from architecture through development, release and maintenance.
  • Requirements analysis and specification.
  • Designing, coding, and debugging systems in C/C++ required and python is also desired.
  • Implementation of software for inventory, configuration, fail over, environmental monitoring, enclosure management, event handling, etc.
  • Inter-component interface design (both SW<->HW and application<->system software).
  • System power on and bring-up.
  • Integration with existing infrastructure, and cross-team development to support new features and capabilities.
  • Vendor requirements specification and follow through to system delivery.
  • Software for firmware management including versioning, updating, minimizing availability impact, etc.


  • You will have proven ability and the desire to work in a collaborative and team oriented environment.
  • Excellent C++ coding skills (object oriented design and C++ 11 familiarity is desirable)
  • Hands on experience with hardware platforms, including design/requirements feedback, bring-up, debugging, customer delivery, and support.
  • Experience with most or all of: CPU architectures (x86 preferred), BMC, BIOS, EEPROM, SAS, PCI-e, I2C (and SMBUS, PMBUS variants).
  • 4-7+ years experience developing on Linux or other *NIX variant.
  • B.S. or higher degree in CS or equivalent experience.
  • Kernel or driver experience.
  • Storage experience is desirable but not necessary.
  • Good verbal communication & collaboration skills.


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%. You don't have to meet all the job requirements. 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. 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].


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Some positions may require a deemed export license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Please note: Pure does not currently sponsor deemed export license applications so we are unable to proceed with applicants requiring stated sponsorship.

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