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Director of Data Center Operations

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Lehi
Posted on: July 26, 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.What You Will Be Doing---Pure Storage co-locations are a unique blend of development lab and production data datacenter under one roof. We are our own largest customer, and believe that proper utilization of our own products in both development and production capacities are key to our continued growth and success as a company.In order to achieve success in your role as Datacenter Operations Director, you should expect to collaborate with and facilitate proper communication between multiple colocation stakeholders and datacenter operations teams on a regular basis. Stakeholders include representatives from various internal teams such as software engineering, hardware development, devops, and manufacturing. As such, you will ensure smooth operations of the facilities and its services to engineering. In order to achieve this, among other things, you should expect to collaborate with various employees and partners.You will be responsible for leading an existing/growing team of 21 geographically distributed employees comprised of Datacenter Operations Technicians, Analysts and Supervisors in our Sunnyvale and Utah Data Centers. Guiding these teams through implementing standards, best practices, and overall vision will be critical to our operational success as we scale to keep up with company demands.In this role, it is our hope that you will enjoy learning about and contributing to the process of developing leading edge/innovative storage technology from the ground up. We are committed to a culture of openness and transparency in both strategy and operations that in turn allows employees a deeper level of engagement in engineering and business decisions.What You Bring To The Team---
    • Demonstrated understanding & experience of Data Center Management/Operations (i.e. Environmental Management, Power Management, Compute Deployment, Networking, and Space Management)
    • Ability to gather and communicate meaningful operational metrics (employee workload, system utilization, system uptime, deployment times, etc).
    • Some familiarity with DCIM, IPAM and other datacenter centric monitoring solutions (i.e. network monitoring, power monitoring, etc)
    • Understanding of industry security practices and compliance
    • Knowledge of colocation and internet service provider's products and technologies
    • The ability to provide leadership, direction, team building, coaching, and decision-making with employees and peers Minimum Requirements---
      • Proven success interacting with a variety of customers, employees, and partners on a regular basis
      • Experience with managing and facilitating proper communications among multiple geographically distributed teams.
      • Properly balancing priorities between multiple business units / customers, while identifying and resolving possible future conflicts between said stakeholders.
      • Managing multi-million dollar capex and opex budgets
      • Familiarity with proper root cause analysis and post mortem procedures regarding power, network or other datacenter related outages
      • Experience designing rack level systems and network architecture
      • Demonstrated knowledge of large scale IP networks.
      • Familiarity at least conceptually, if not first hand, with configuring enterprise grade storage appliances. NAS, Fiber Channel / iSCSI SAN, etc. 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, Lehi , Director of Data Center Operations, Executive , Lehi, Utah

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