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Product Quality Engineer

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:


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.

    Job Summary

    Pure Storage is seeking a full-time Product Quality Engineer (PQE) to work in our Operations Engineering team. This individual will work closely with his/her engineering counterparts in Hardware, Test, Product, Quality, and Supply Chain Management to ensure product quality KPIs are achieved.

    Responsibilities For This Role Are
    • Support the development of new products and drive design for manufacturing excellence.
    • Assist HW Engineering in component selection and qualification.
    • Develop the BOM structure and configuration within the PLM tool.
    • Participate in a project team of engineers involved in the specification, design, development, and test of the hardware. Provide manufacturing input to schematic, placement, and route reviews.
    • Drive Design for DFx: DFC, DFQ, DFM, DFR, DFT.
    • Improve manufacturing operations processes and actively enhance efficiency, consistency, cost avoidance, and customer satisfaction.
    • Manage the product quality from NPI to sustaining production, from subassembly manufacturing to system integration, and field customers
    • Coordinate failure analysis with suppliers, determine the root cause of issues and drive corrective action implementation. Bring visibility to potential quality issues to management and follow through to resolution across all supplier sites.
    • Establish manufacturing quality standards and process KPI metrics. Generate and publish reports (monthly/quarterly) on KPI metrics.
    • Drive the evaluation and enhancement of the engineering design verification process to release zero design defects to production.
    • Develop manufacturing process and best practice documentation.
    • Provide technical direction through the investigation and evaluation of new manufacturing technologies.
    • Assist in early prototype testing and troubleshooting/debug to find the root cause of failures and drive back fixes to engineering or contract manufacturer.
    • Perform value engineering and cost reduction activities.
      Qualifications For This Role Are
      • 8+ years as a product or manufacturing engineering
      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, industrial engineer, or other technical manufacturing-related disciplines; advanced degree preferred.
      • ONE QUALITY TEAM: Experience working with multinational cross-functional teams in manufacturing and effectively interface with engineering, support, contract manufacturers, program management, administrative, and management personnel to ensure the highest quality standards for our products.
      • AUTHENTIC & RELIABLE: Exemplifies the highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility, and character.
      • OPEN HEARTS & MINDS: Embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for leading people, improving, and implementing processes, embracing change, and working collaboratively with team members and peers.
      • PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION: Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including a very strong executive presence.
      • THINK BEYOND: Superior problem-solving skills and ability to think critically, incorporating sound judgment and business acumen to analyze information, remove roadblocks, and drive results.
        • Strong experience in supplier and product management
        • Strong knowledge of production monitoring methods and metrics.
        • Strong knowledge of PCBA, subassembly, and system-level Mfg and test processes.
        • Strong knowledge of failure analysis approaches and techniques.
        • Strong knowledge of quality improvement methods such as 8D, 5 Why's, Pareto Analysis, DFMEA, PFMEA, etc.
        • Proven ability to achieve results in a fast-moving, dynamic, and, at times, ambiguous environment.
        • Experience working with Agile PLM & Netsuite ERP systems is a plus
        • Detail-oriented, analytical, process savvy, and customer-focused yet flexible and adaptable to business needs
        • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment with minimal direction
        • Ability to operate in a fast-paced changing business environment

          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 .


          If you're wondering how or why Pure collects or uses information you provide, we invite you to check out our Applicant & Candidate Personal Information Protection Notice .


          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.


          In accordance with Pure's policies, current and anticipated federal regulations, and our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees, partners, and customers, and the community at large, all Pure employees and contractors working in the United States are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022. Should you require an exemption for medical or religious reasons, you must initiate Pure's exemption request process which will determine if an exemption can be granted in accordance with applicable local, state, and/or federal law.

Keywords: Pure Storage, Mountain View , Product Quality Engineer, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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