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Principal Technical Evangelist, FlashArray

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

BE PART OF BUILDING THE FUTURE.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.SHOULD YOU ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE...The FlashArray team builds the industry's most innovative, easiest to use, high-performance, and highly available portfolio of products that are designed for the most demanding mission critical applications. While we deliver a hardware storage array, over 90% of our engineering staff are software engineers. Our customers are the most important part of our business and they love FlashArray for its simplicity of management, the constant flow of new and exciting upgrades, and ability to live on the cutting edge of technology while never taking downtime, ever. Enterprise investment in cloud-based technologies is increasing with a substantial shift towards hybrid cloud. Pure Storage is at the heart of this transformation, delivering a cloud storage model experience everywhere, enabling cloud-like agility, seamless mobility, and improved ROI. Our cloud, virtualization, and cloud-native solutions portfolio continues to grow, and we're on an aggressive path to do even more!The FlashArray Integrations & Evangelism team is responsible for highlighting the core capabilities of the FlashArray family of products and the underlying platform. The role of Principal Technical Evangelist is to work with Product Managers and Product Marketing to understand the latest features and what should be highlighted. Highlighting features follows a defined bill of materials that can be communicated across many different avenues to build awareness. Those include: social media, Transfer of Information to support, articles published to https://support.purestorage.com , light boards, demo videos, example scripts (as needed). Engaging cross-group with our field sales organization is a critical component to educate both internal Pure employees and our partner channel.Along with highlighting the core capabilities of the FlashArray it will be critical to weave in the work that the integrations Product Managers deliver. PMs deliver our various integrations which include: Microsoft SQL Server, VSS, PowerShell SDK, Oracle Enterprise Manager, System Center, SMI-S and Windows Admin Center. Collaborating across the team and groups will be a key measure of success for adoption of features and integrations.What You Will Be Doing
    • Be a thought leader creating content that highlights the new features and integrations for FlashArray.
    • Working cross-group on solutions planning that aligns with application workloads and new FlashArray features.
    • Create compelling multimedia assets in the interest of building and engaging with a set of audiences; field sales, partners, developer communities, engineering and support.
    • Build relationships and interface with influencers, analysts, tech bloggers, open source contributors, and product community leaders and become the public "voice" of the FlashArray BU
    • Work cross functionally with Product Management, Product Marketing Management and Engineering to develop a clear and consistent narrative that tells the story of the FlashArray platform and features.
    • Manage external communications that would include blogs, video demonstrations, podcast and other technical collateral that highlights FlashArray.
    • Communicate schedules, priorities, and status for various groups in the company
    • Understand high-level technical architecture and be able to facilitate communication, feedback, and drive decisions on appropriate collateral.
    • Work directly with customers in pre/post sales efforts and to gain a deeper understanding of customer challenges.
    • Support the growth and development of other Technical Evangelists.
    • Facilitate cross Business Unit (BU) collaboration to share best practices and improvements.
    • Working directly with Product Marketing on technical campaigns. Manage cross-functional coordination, internal/external team communications, dependencies and blockers to deliver technical content on time with high quality.
    • Combine technical knowledge, subject matter expertise, industry trends to identify improvement opportunities and influence business decisions. What You'll Need To Bring To This Role...
      • At least 5+ years of evangelism experience with exceptional presentation and conversation skills and a proven record of accomplishment of effectively driving/participating in podcasts, writing blog post, creating video demonstration, hold "fireside chats", interviews, and delivering Ted-talk like presentations
      • Foundational understanding of storage; Block (iSCSI & Fibre Channel), and core services such as replication, data reduction and performance.
      • Foundational understanding of infrastructure technologies (servers, VMware, K8, Networking, data protection software, etc.)
      • Demonstrated success in positioning and launching differentiated products that meet or exceed business objectives
      • Ability to think outside the box on new approaches of communication and community engagement.
      • Knowledge of application workloads and how they run on block storage solutions. Real-world experience with Microsoft SQL Server, PowerShell and a bonus if experience with Oracle.
      • Comes with a point of view on block services based on real-world experience and the challenges and opportunities its growth presents to end users, and to the storage industry; can speak to the topic at multiple altitudes and with a variety of audiences
      • Has a passion for helping customers fix everything that is wrong with storage
      • Ability to challenge status quo, handle ambiguity and work with cross-functional teams within the FlashArray Business Unit and the marketing organization to develop and execute innovative plans to achieve the desired outcomes
      • Bachelor of Computer Science, significant IT/Storage/System Administration experience
      • Technical aptitude, as evidenced by Bachelor of Computer Science, IT/Storage/System administration or equivalent experience in the storage technical fields. BE YOU-CORPORATE CLONES NEED NOT APPLY.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.PURE IS COMMITTED TO EQUALITY.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.If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at TA-Ops@purestorage.com .APPLICANT & CANDIDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION PRIVACY NOTICE.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 .DEEMED EXPORT LICENSE 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.PURE'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT COVID-19 MANDATEIn 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, where permitted by law, all Pure employees and contractors working in the United States are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. 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 , Principal Technical Evangelist, FlashArray, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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