Principal Site Reliability Engineer (FlashArray)

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 7 years
Skills & expertise
Cloud security
Programming languages
Incident response
Automation tools

Pure Storage
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.


We opened our R&D Second Home (besides the one in Silicon Valley) in Prague in January 2020 and since then we have experienced unbelievable growth. Our Engineers are solving complex engineering problems (from low-level system software to cloud computing) that help us innovate our cutting-edge products. Besides our world-class Software Engineering teams, we have many other talented colleagues working in Product Management, Sales, Finance, and HR to name a few. What’s more, we’ve developed these teams from talent across the globe.


Our customers love our flagship product FlashArray, for its simplicity of management, a constant flow of new and exciting innovation and its ability to expand on cutting-edge technology with no 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.

Site Reliability Engineer

In today's cloud-centric world, the reliability of cloud platforms underpins everything. Ensuring the heartbeat of these systems is crucial. At the frontier of cloud technology, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) works diligently to bolster the availability of our cloud infrastructure and services. As we pivot to a cloud-first strategy, Pure Storage seeks Site Reliability Engineers, with the ability to play a leading role in our cloud-focused transformation across the broader engineering organization. This team will be passionate about ensuring impeccable uptime, seamless scalability, observability, and unmatched availability.

This position is based at our office in Prague, Czech Republic. This is a software development position, in a team that is distributed across US (California) and Europe (Prague).


  • Become part of our nascent SRE team across US and Europe
  • Responsible for uptime and reliability of our core services and infrastructure, including proactive monitoring and incident response/ resolution
  • Maintain 24x7 production environment with a high level of service availability
  • Manage operational issues, drive root cause analysis and resolution of production issues
  • Explore and implement new cloud and high availability (HA) technologies and tools
  • Partner with development teams in defining and implementing improvements in services architecture
  • Implement automation and orchestration of manual processes required to operate and deploy cloud services
  • Setup and improve service health monitoring, observability, collecting & reporting metrics, alerting
  • Interface with engineering to establish a support structure, with runbooks to ensure uptime and customer success


  • BS or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ years of experience as SRE or DevOps to support globally distributed SaaS services
  • Proven ability to design, develop and operate commercially successful cloud services with high availability and well defined SLA
  • Experience with IaC, automation & configuration management using tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CloudFormation or ARM templates
  • Experience with virtualization, containers and management systems such as Kubernetes
  • Experience setting up monitoring of production services using ELK or something similar
  • Practical experience setting up support processes using tools such as PagerDuty
  • Deep understanding of the software delivery process and what it takes to “go live”
  • In-depth knowledge of a public cloud platform such as AWS, Azure or GCP is a must
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Java, Python, Go, Perl and/or Ruby
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration or networking

You will be based in Prague, Czech Republic. As this is an office-centric role, you are expected to be present in the office for 4 days a week. As outlined in Pure's Hybrid Work Policy, there will be variations over periods of time, depending on business need.


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.


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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