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Cloud Native Architect, Portworx - Boston

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 5 years
Skills & expertise
Continuous improvement
Teaching skills
DevOps principles

Pure Storage
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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 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 ten 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 5,000+ 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.


Portworx by Pure Storage is the leading global solution for unlocking the potential of Kubernetes by unlocking the power of data at enterprise scale. Portworx is a cloud native platform that enterprises depend on to reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying containerized applications across multiple clouds and on-prem environments. By providing a single standard that works across the environment, we reduce the operating cost of kubernetes, unlock more use cases, respond and pivot to changes due to economic, regulatory and/or business impacts and make it easier to modernize applications, delight developers, and deliver innovation.

Via Portworx, you can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler. You get a single data management layer for all of your stateful services, no matter where they run. And we thrive in multi-cloud environments.

We are looking for Kubernetes experts to help our team capture this massive and rapidly growing market opportunity. This architect role will serve as the vanguard of the “Kubernetes Everywhere” movement. There’s no safe harbor here for those that can’t, don't, or won’t. There’s also no room for those that put “I” ahead of “We”.

We are customer first, we lead with integrity, and recognize that unlocking achievement requires engagement across the full spectrum of co-selling partners. We are builders, creators, and helping define the next generation of the world’s best modern data platform at Pure.


The Pure Storage Cloud Architecture team is responsible for providing pre-sales deep technical and business expertise to customers who want to run stateful applications in containers and automate “Day 2” data management workflows.


  • 5+ years experience as a customer facing senior-level technical architect.
  • Charismatic, confident, and likable self-starter with a track record of success on stage, in the spotlight, and with customers.
  • Team oriented leader that is able to coach and drive desired behavior through influence rather than title.
  • 5+ years of Linux Administration and/or Linux development experience with an industry recognized administration-level or higher certification.
  • 3+ years of Kubernetes Administration experience and a KCNA (Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate) or above certification.
  • Certification-level fluency in OpenShift, Rancher, or other Kubernetes orchestration environment.
  • Certification-level fluency in Cloud IaaS environments such as VMware, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack.
  • Certification-level fluency with DevOps concepts and hands-on experience with associated tools, such as; Ansible, Terraform, Docker, and CI/CD pipeline applications.
  • Certification-level fluency in data engineering, big data, and database operations, delivery and operational services.
  • Demonstrable understanding of data platform technologies as they relate to highly available business applications on-prem, hybrid, and in the cloud
  • Demonstrable understanding of the enterprise application development lifecycle and container platforms’ effect on it.
  • Demonstrable ability to see and present ‘the big picture’ e.g. thought leadership, offer solutions to improve upon it, and challenge the status quo when it is not in alignment with or in the best interest of desired customer outcomes.
  • Demonstrable ability to distill complex problems into a simplified vision that drives customer interest in Pure technologies
  • Strong bias for continuous improvement both personally and professionally.
  • Ability to travel as needed regionally (up-to 60%)


  • 3+ years of financial services experience

The annual base salary range is: $162,400– $243,600. Salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location. For positions open to candidates in multiple geographical locations, the base salary range is reflective of the labor market across the applicable locations.

This role may be eligible for incentive pay and/or equity.

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 - check out for more information.


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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