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Core Operating Systems Engineer

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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.


    Pure Storage engineers build the industry's most innovative, high-performance, and highly available portfolio of products that are designed for the most demanding mission critical applications. While we deliver hardware storage appliances, over 90% of our engineering staff are software engineers. Core OS engineers play a critical role in providing a secure foundation to Pure storage software developers. They create and enhance the base Linux distribution that is deployed as a part of our products in the Data Center and in the Cloud. Core OS engineers work closely with upstream open source developer communities, and with internal development teams including CI/CD teams, data center operations teams and security teams. Core OS engineers play a key role in Pure's overall product security initiative by maintaining a constant flow of OS upgrades and thus enable our customers to live on the cutting edge of technology while never taking downtime, ever.

    What You'll Be Doing...
    • Develop software infrastructure and processes for managing distribution repositories, packages and upgrades.
    • Own and drive upgrades our core OS Ubuntu on a regular cadence to the latest version across the FlashArray and Flashblade platforms.
    • Build and demonstrate expertise in Core OS system services, applications and libraries.
    • Influence the product architecture and help implement strategies to help us efficiently maintain a large fleet in the field through timely "push" upgrades.
    • Collaborate with CI/CD and data center teams to optimize build flow and resource usage.
    • Collaborate and consult with peer development teams through knowledge sharing and code reviews.
    • Full life cycle software development from architecture through development, release and maintenance.

      • 3+ years of experience with Linux desktop/server/embedded distributions as a user, developer or administrator.
      • Strong coding skills in at least two of C, C++, Rust, Python, Go, bash etc.
      • Interest in working on diverse components and tackling problems across the full Linux software stack.
        • Experience with RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu packaging and package management.
        • Experience in customizing Linux distributions for embedded, desktop, server or cloud applications.
        • Experience in working with upstream open source communities.
        • Working knowledge of common tools and frameworks used in CI/CD environments.
        • Bachelor's or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering.
          Skills You Need To Be Successful---
          • You have proven ability and desire to work in a collaborative and team oriented environment.
          • You love technology, working with talented people and have a passion to build cool new products.
          • You are flexible, accountable and have excellent communication skills.
          • You value soft skills and are enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated.
          • You thrive in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation.

            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.

            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, 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 , Core Operating Systems Engineer, Other , Mountain View, California

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