Cloud storage is a growing market because data volumes are skyrocketing, and storage companies are hiring for a range of positions to serve that growth. Storage enterprises offer employees experience in data technologies, cloud engineering, and storage management.
Five particular cloud storage providers stand out due to their job opportunities, particularly in storage systems and engineering, and the employee experience, including ratings and details about company culture.
These enterprises are currently hiring for numerous cloud storage-related positions:
Top Cloud Storage Companies Hiring
With its cloud computing platform, Azure, Microsoft is one of the top global cloud storage providers, taking second place in cloud infrastructure market share, as of Q3 2021, according to Statista. Microsoft has a wide range of storage-focused teams and products: including Azure Data Lake Storage; Archive Storage; Azure Disk Storage; and Azure Blob Storage.
Microsoft has one of the broadest ranges of open positions in cloud technology in the world. Microsoft is hiring for cloud solutions architects; other positions, like ones related to cloud product management and Azure Infrastructure customer success, are also open. Glassdoor lists over 600 open positions related to cloud computing and storage. A sampling of open roles includes:
- Cloud solution architect, Azure
- Azure Storage engineering manager
- Technical support engineer, Azure Backup Recovery Service
- Support engineer, Azure SQL Database (PaaS)
Microsoft has 4.4 out of 5 stars from employee reviews on Glassdoor. It has a hiring program for people on the autistic spectrum; this program removes some of the social blockers that might inhibit candidates from showing strong technical skills. Microsoft has also hosted five annual hackathons, which are planning sessions that take a step away from regular work to consider new technologies and opportunities.
Also read: Best Hybrid Cloud Storage Vendors & Software
Nutanix is a cloud computing enterprise that offers services such as software-defined storage (SDS), hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and hybrid multicloud solutions.
Nutanix features over 250 open roles related to the cloud and storage on its website. Open cloud-related positions at Nutanix include:
- Senior member of technical staff, hybrid cloud services
- Principal product manager, hybrid cloud (Nutanix clusters)
- SMTS/staff engineer, cloud back end
- Software engineer — applications, cloud, microservices development
Nutanix keeps big data management requirements, security, and data visibility as priorities for customers, according to Greg Muscarella, VP of product, Nutanix.
“Data storage is quickly changing as IT leaders need to manage increasingly large amounts of data in increasingly complex environments, often across data centers and public clouds,” Muscarella said. “Security is also top of mind when it comes to data, as ransomware is now a commonplace problem.
“Given these trends, we at Nutanix ensure we’re helping customers easily establish uniform data governance and security policies as well have visibility across all the data — this is particularly important for those operating in a hybrid or multicloud environment.”
Nutanix employees bring specialized storage experience to the table, so that data storage is built into solutions, Muscarella said.
“Storage teams are also being asked for multiple storage types (block, file, objects, databases, etc.) and shouldn’t have to learn all new products to deliver for their developers. In summary, we look to our employees to build their storage expertise into our products, so that customers can easily benefit from them.”
Nutanix receives 4.1 out of 5 stars from employee reviews on Glassdoor. Nutanix has over 70 office locations globally. Benefits include paid volunteer time off and donation matching, wellness perks, equity, and medical, dental, and vision coverage.
Nutanix global office locations, credit Nutanix.com
Google Cloud is one of the top cloud providers in the world, taking the third largest market share in global cloud infrastructure service, as of Q3 2021, according to Statista. Use cases for its storage services include analytics and machine learning (ML), media content delivery, and backup and archiving.
Google’s careers site features over 800 roles related to storage. Example positions include:
- Software engineer, platforms storage
- Technical program manager, cloud platforms, storage
- Software engineer, storage kernel
- Front-end software engineer, Google Cloud AI
- Engineering director, BigQuery Storage, Google Cloud
- Developer relations developer, storage and databases, Google Cloud
Google has 4.5 out of 5 stars from employee reviews on Glassdoor. Key Google employee benefits include:
- Workplace accommodations for physical and mental health concerns
- Access to mental health apps
- 401(k) and regional retirement plans
- One-on-one financial coaching
- A hybrid work model
- Four weeks per year to work from anywhere
Read more: Guide to Google Cloud Storage
4. Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies develops storage solutions for the cloud as well as disk arrays, network-attached storage (NAS), and backup and recovery. Its cloud products include PowerScale for Google Cloud, multicloud data services through Faction, and EMC Unity Cloud Tiering.
For job searchers looking for a wide range of roles and a variety of storage systems, Dell Technologies has many open positions in storage networking, infrastructure, and engineering.
Dell’s website features almost 1,300 open roles related to cloud storage.
Examples of current open cloud roles include:
- Technical support senior engineer, Elastic Cloud Storage
- Senior cloud software architect
- Technical staff, cloud solution architect
- Software engineer, cloud security
- Data engineer, cloud
Dell Technologies has 4.2 out of 5 stars from employee reviews on Glassdoor. Dell has many remote positions open and provides options for employees to choose their work model. It also has on-site gyms and health care facilities at limited office locations and a digital wellness platform.
IBM is a major cloud provider with cloud object storage, cloud block storage, and cloud file storage solutions.
For experienced job seekers who want to step into the cloud industry, IBM offers a variety of roles. For new job seekers, IBM offers entry-level roles in multiple areas, like data science, as well as internships opportunities. IBM has approximately 240 positions tied to cloud and storage in the U.S., listed on Glassdoor. Open roles include:
- Storage IO integration and bring-up engineer
- Cloud storage software developer
- Cloud storage support engineer
- Research staff member — hybrid cloud storage
- Software web engineer for IBM Cloud Object Storage
IBM receives 4 out of 5 stars from employee reviews on Glassdoor.
IBM’s benefits include:
- Retirement program
- Disability insurance
- Health savings account
- 401(k) plan
- Maternity and paternity leave
- Flexible paid time off