Top 5 Data Storage Companies Hiring

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As the volume of global data increases, the data storage market is growing, and those companies are hiring personnel to develop and manage more solutions for their customers. 

The following storage companies have many open positions and advanced storage technology as well as high employee ratings and opportunities for employees in the field to grow.

Top Data Storage Companies Hiring 

  1. NetApp
  2. HPE
  3. Pure Storage
  4. Red Hat
  5. Intel

1. NetApp 

Storage provider NetApp is known for its software-defined storage (SDS) and flash offerings. 

A sampling of current open NetApp positions include:

  • Technical marketing engineer, object storage
  • Senior quality assurance engineer, cloud storage
  • Information system engineer
  • Cloud solutions engineer
  • Technical support engineer, data protection

NetApp also has numerous open sales representative positions, including a role handling accounts for hybrid cloud data and data management products. Sales positions are open in multiple offices: including North Carolina, U.S.; Bangalore, India; and Tokyo. 

NetApp receives 4.1 out of 5 stars from over 4,000 employee reviews at Glassdoor. A couple of standout benefits at NetApp include 40 hours of PTO for volunteering and comprehensive health plans, including vision and dental.  

Also read: Top Flash Storage Trends 

2. Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is one of the major storage providers, offering hyperconverged storage, cloud-native storage, and servers. If potential applicants want to dive into newer storage technologies, HPE has options such as Synergy, software for composable infrastructure, and Nimble, a disaggregated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

HPE has about 2,600 open positions featured at its careers site, including over 400 that are tied to storage. 

Storage-related positions often include one of HPE’s storage and data management solutions: Alletra, Primera, Infosight, SimpliVity, Synergy, Greenlake, or Nimble. Existing positions include: 

  • Technical support engineer, Nimble storage
  • Hybrid cloud solutions architect
  • High-performance data architect
  • Manager of Synergy compute operations 

HPE receives 4.1 out of 5 stars from employee reviews at Glassdoor. The company currently offers an edge-to-office workplace setup: Most employees are at the edge, or working remotely, unless the company requires a particular role to be in office. HPE offers rotational programs and internships for college students and early career job seekers in fields like global security and global IT. 

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Data storage roles can include both on-premises and remote positions.

3. Pure Storage

Pure Storage is one of the top all-flash providers in the storage market. 

Pure Storage currently has around 180 open positions, including engineering roles for FlashBlade and Flash Array, two of its all-flash products. Current roles open at Pure Storage include: 

  • Senior software engineer, FlashBlade
  • Senior engineer, FlashBlade networking 
  • Embedded software engineer, platforms
  • Go back-end developer, Portworx
  • Linux kernel software engineer, FlashBlade platforms

Pure Storage aims to analyze candidate suitability by testing real-world abilities throughout the interview process. Screening performance through assessments helps candidates show how they’ll actually work within the business, according to Angela Miller, senior director of global talent acquisition and operations, Pure Storage. 

“Our goal is to pull out applicants’ potential for problem solving, creativity, and collaboration — not just where they went to school or what bootcamp course they completed,” Miller said. 

“To help eliminate the work-gap bias, we’ve made it a point to employ skills-based screenings across the company using technical assessment tools, like HackerRank, and psychometric assessments to determine applicants’ aptitude for the job. These tools are resume-, experience-, and industry-blind — so that candidates are not disadvantaged by a career gap, helping to ensure we’re measuring what really matters: how someone will perform on the job.”

Pure Storage receives 4.1 out of 5 stars from employee reviews at Glassdoor. The company  also provides educational opportunities to help job seekers find a job at Pure Storage after a hiatus. 

“Encouraging and enabling career and skill development is also at the forefront of our employee benefit and hiring initiatives,” Miller said. “For example, Pure recently launched a returnship program through Women Back to Work to support women who are returning to the workforce after a career break, by providing them with education and networking opportunities to help them overcome career gap stigmas.”

Also read: 20 Data Storage Companies to Watch

4. Red Hat

Virtualization and storage provider Red Hat offers several platforms, including Gluster Storage, a software-defined storage system, and Ceph Storage, scalable SDS for hardware of the customer’s choice. 

Red Hat has many open storage-focused positions, such as: 

  • Senior hybrid cloud specialist solutions architect
  • Senior container architect, infrastructure, Nordics
  • Cloud infrastructure and storage architect
  • Senior automation consultant

Red Hat focuses on connecting storage solutions to modern technology, according to Brett Compton, senior director of the data foundation business team at Red Hat.

​​”As we aren’t a hardware vendor or a more traditional storage provider, we focus on helping our employees gain the skills to break down the traditional storage silo and better link enterprise storage needs with the dynamism of a hybrid cloud world,” Compton said. 

“This means more of a holistic approach to the interplay of software-defined storage technologies with Kubernetes platforms, Linux containers, serverless offerings, edge computing, and other modern technological concepts.”

Red Hat prepares its employees to develop solutions for modern data needs, such as disaggregation. 

“Put even more bluntly, we decouple cloud-native data services from proprietary storage infrastructure, which helps address current needs for traditional storage integrations, while gaining the agility to meet enterprise digital transformation requirements.”

For its data services positions, Red Hat particularly looks for candidates who are interested in open-source technologies. 

“The future of data services is built from the innovations of open-source communities, which to Red Hat centers around the Ceph and Rook projects, key components of our data services offerings for modern IT,” Compton said. 

“So it’s really three factors that Red Hat looks for in hiring technical associates — familiarity with open-source technologies, experience or know-how in the shift to cloud-native data services, and a genuine curiosity to learn and adapt to the changing landscape.”

Red Hat receives 4.4 out of 5 stars from employee reviews at Glassdoor and offers various benefits, such as health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a quarterly bonus program.

5. Intel

Intel is a top manufacturer of storage hardware, including SSDs, memory modules, and servers. 

Intel has over 300 positions available in the U.S. tied to storage as well as roles in other countries, like China, India, and Poland. Open positions include:

  • HPC storage software engineering manager
  • Customer success engineer, cloud-native storage
  • NAND product test development engineer, SK
  • Systems operations engineer

Intel receives 4.2 out of 5 stars from employee reviews at Glassdoor. The company’s employee benefits include annual and quarterly bonus programs, stock programs, and a sabbatical after four and seven years of work. 

Read next: Best Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Companies

Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps is a staff writer for Enterprise Storage Forum and eSecurity Planet, where she covers data storage, cybersecurity and the top software and hardware solutions in the storage industry. She’s also written about containerization and data management. Previously, she wrote for Webopedia. Jenna has a bachelor's degree in writing and lives in middle Tennessee.

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