Pre-Sales Systems Engineer
Posted on 2/22/2024
Pure Storage

5,001-10,000 employees

Enterprise storage company
Company Overview
Pure Storage is on a mission to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. The company develops flash-based storage for data centers using consumer-grade solid state drives

Company Stage


Total Funding





Santa Clara, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Knoxville, TN, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud Platform
IT & Security
  • Pre-sales experience is required
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience, mixed among technology, design, and communications required
  • Experience supporting the sales of enterprise storage, networking, systems, cloud, or software to enterprise accounts preferred
  • Deep understanding of the architecture, design and implementation of multi-tiered client/server and web-based computing solutions
  • Prior experience in targeting new prospects and converting them into clients
  • 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)
  • Linux, NFS file systems and Linux distributed network environment
  • Familiarity with AWS, Azure, GCP a plus
  • Installation/configuration of distributed computing, multiprocessing, virtual memory subsystem, storage subsystems architecture, shared memory architectures, cache architectures, windowing systems
  • Familiarity with containers, k8s and microservices architectures a plus
  • 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
  • Must have a familiarity with modern web architecture a plus (LAMP stack, scale-out vs scale-up architectures, AWS well-architected framework, microservices architecture)
  • Curiosity and passion around technology and explaining and showing new technology platforms and concepts to customers
  • Familiarity with storage-intensive applications and their requirements such as structured databases (SQL, Oracle) is highly desirable
  • Develop an exhaustive understanding of what drives a customer’s business and what motivates their decision making
  • Connect the dots from technology solutions, inclusive of the Pure Storage portfolio and others from the ecosystem, to measurable customer business outcomes
  • Partner closely with account managers, specialists and channel partners to create a seamless and holistic customer experience and strategy to drive revenue growth and net new business
  • Passionately bring to light the advantages of a Pure Storage solution
  • Refine sales strategy and tactics, taking 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, benchmarks and system configurations
  • 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
  • Lead by example living the Pure Values: Persistence, Creativity, Teamwork, Ownership and Customer-first
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Familiarity with containers, k8s and microservices architectures
  • Familiarity with modern web architecture (LAMP stack, scale-out vs scale-up architectures, AWS well-architected framework, microservices architecture)
  • Familiarity with storage-intensive applications and their requirements such as structured databases (SQL, Oracle)