Pure Storage is hiring an

Offensive Security Engineer

Santa Clara, United States


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 11,000+ customers including 58% of the Fortune 500, we’ve only scratched the surface of our ambitions

Pure is blazing trails and setting records:

  • For ten 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 5,000+ 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.



The Offensive Security Engineer at Pure Storage works closely with security operations, internal development teams, and the product R&D teams to identify security issues. This role uses various offensive security methods (atomic testing, adversary emulation, penetration testing) to identify vulnerabilities in networks and systems.  Additionally, the offensive security function will test and validate deployed detective and defensive capabilities deployed to protect business processes and the enterprise network.

About You

You may “Reference The Fine Manual”, but only as a starting point so you can quickly go out of bounds to identify the previously unknown and better uncover the unexpected.  When you were younger, you got in trouble for taking apart small appliances or “breaking” the Internet yet didn’t get the deserved credit for improvements as you re-imagined them back to a functioning state. 

DEFCON is your Summer Home and Python is your Swiss Army knife .

Required Skills and Responsibilities

  •  Experience in project or program management in a fast-paced environment

  • 4+ yrs. experience in Red Teaming, penetration testing, systems analysis, or similar

  • Advanced understanding of digital communications and Information Technology standards and security trends

  • A penchant for documenting established processes and procedures in order to add a level of consistency to an ad-hoc, chaotic environment

  • Inquisitive, analytical, imaginative, intelligent, strategic, logical, self-aware, curious, and open-minded

  • Desire to learn and grow your skills while working with a diverse team

  •  Ability to educate and train others

  • Strong communications skills in order to foster and support effective partnerships with key groups, stakeholders, and individuals

  • Ability to effectively communicate – specifically, threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to key clientele who may not initially understand the security discipline



  • Familiarity with -but not a reliance upon- the tools and scripts in pentesting collections like Kali

  • A demonstrated ability to create consistent customer consumable reports 

  • Familiarity with the MITRE ATT&CK framework and mapping techniques and procedures to defensive operations

  • Experience with application security testing tools such as Burp Suite, Dradis, Metasploit, etc.

  • Experience configuring, working with, and testing the security of cloud environments: AWS, Azure, and/or GCP
  • A good understanding of containerization technologies and high comfort level running applications as Docker containers or in a Kubernetes cluster environment

  • Understanding and identification of the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities



  • Knowledge of Secure SDLC frameworks

  • Experience with DAST and SAST technologies

  • Experience with deploying or managing workloads in AWS 

  • Experience in performing Purple Team engagements

  • Experience on the Blue Team side of information security

  • Experience in IT operations

  • Security certifications such as GWAPT, Offensive Security, CISSP, CISM or GIAC

Pure creates opportunities for your development and career growth. 

At Pure, we believe that each Puritan is a leader contributing to the success of our business, regardless of role. We offer an assortment of learning options available to all Puritans, including workshops on leadership, management, career development and more! We’re here to change the world and we hope you join us!  

Popular Perks 

Pure offers an unlimited vacation policy, free lunches, meditation rooms, free yoga classes and employee resource groups, such as Pure Equality and Pure Vets, to encourage all of our employees to maintain mind and body wellness. We offer numerous volunteer opportunities for employees to give back not only to the Bay Area, but across the globe. 


The annual base salary range is: $167,000-$251,000. Salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location. For positions open to candidates in multiple geographical locations, the base salary range is reflective of the labor market across the applicable locations. This role may be eligible for incentive pay and/or equity. 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 - check out purebenefits.com for more information. 


You will be based in Santa Clara, CA. As this is an office-centric role, you are expected to be present in the office for 3 days a week. As outlined in Pure's Hybrid Work Policy, there will be variations over periods of time, depending on business need.






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 TA-Ops@purestorage.com.


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