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Director of Engineering
Posted on 6/3/2022
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 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
  • 7+ years of engineering management, preferably at least 2+ years of second or third-level management experience
  • Demonstrated change agent with capabilities to identify and deliver on operational and cultural changes that would enable faster time to market while driving organization consistency and efficiency
  • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience with the ability and desire to learn new technology
  • Experience in building and growing teams
  • Working knowledge of system software development in C++ and/or C or other relevant language
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD pipelines
  • Proven expertise in managing multiple complex programs and schedule throughout the entire SDLC, including investigation, design, execution and delivering to market on schedule, and ensuring feedback loops from customers into development
  • Experience growing an agile (Scrum) environment with short cycles
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong customer focus
  • Solid knowledge of end-to-end quality best practices
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical, cross-functional groups
  • Patient, energetic and calm under pressure
  • Security certifications are a plus
  • Critical problem solving and demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders, tracking and management
  • Own and drive various engineering outcomes (including but not limited to features delivery) end to end for FlashBlade towards enabling business and customer success
  • Work with the technical team on the product definition and schedule, manage appropriate portions of the roadmap. Foresee, resolve and mitigate dependencies, contentions and risks towards end to end delivery, and enhance team awareness of unknown risks
  • Drive definition, content, schedule and overall engineering deliverables and set it up for success in the field/customer base
  • Enable the team headcount scoping, feature load and definition
  • Ensure proper work staffing, schedule correctness and predictability
  • Improve the work delivery by working with stakeholders on separating the “must haves” from the “nice to haves”
  • Manage the appropriate portions of budget, handling all HW needs / requirements and capex and opex asks
  • Take ownership of the product quality, and metrics
  • Optimize team processes to improve quality, productivity, and responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities and set up the program for success in the field
  • Ensure clarity and communications across FB Eng groups, cross-functional stakeholders and other BUs
  • Set goals for appropriate programs, track and periodically communicate to stakeholders as well as ensure corrective actions/mitigations as needed
  • Lead or participate in vendor / partner discussions to optimize the SW roadmap
  • Responsible for ensuring that FlashBlade complies with all SLAs to the customer
  • Responsible for anything additional required by the business - including working with vendors, partners and outside authorities to accomplish this
  • Responsible for communications with Forensics/Escalations teams during customer escalations
  • Overcome obstacles by resolving issues, regardless of team boundaries, and identify and resolve teamwork issues
  • Solid operational and technical judgment; ability to influence a growing organization
  • Be the single point person for delivery decisions, exec and cross team communication and working with various functional groups to deliver the program
  • Coach and develop team members in individual contributor roles and in engineering management roles
  • Enable and enhance hiring, onboarding, engagement and retention practices
  • Organize team structures, responsibilities, engagements and mutual dependencies for optimal employee growth and business success
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience developing and delivering storage, networking, security or database systems and appliances is a plus
Pure Storage

1,001-5,000 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
  • Insurance, Health & Wellness - Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Gym / Wellness Reimbursement, Health Insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), Life Insurance, Maternity Leave, PTO (Vacation / Personal Days), Paternity Leave, Vision Insurance
  • Home - Business Travel Insurance, Immigration Assistance, Phone Bill Reimbursement, Remote Work
  • Financial & Retirement - 401k 100% match on the first 3% of base salary, Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company Values
  • Persistence
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Ownership
  • Customer-first