Staff Hardware Engineer

Rubrik, Palo Alto, CA

Bringing Speed and Scale to the Enterprise

About The Team:

Rubrik is creating the cloud data management space. We provide scalable solutions that make it
possible for businesses to protect, search, secure, and analyze the data they have, both on their premises
and in the cloud, simply and effectively. Rubrik is dedicated to creating the best scale-out appliances
for use in customer data centers to host our amazing software. This is a challenge, and we are just
getting started, so there is a lot of opportunity for personal growth and contribution.

Rubrik seeks hardware engineers that enjoy mastering new technologies,
that are self-starters, and that are driven to excel. As an early member of our small and growing
hardware team you will get the chance to work with a broad range of cutting edge server technologies.
You will also play a significant role in shaping the strategies that will help Rubrik continue to innovate
in the on-premises appliance space. 

What You’ll Do: 

You will be responsible for Rubrik's networked server hardware appliances and related hardware support. Works
closely with hardware industry vendors to identify, develop, test, and deploy the right technology for
Rubrik's needs. Works with manufacturing operations, customer support, and commodity management
to develop and sustain products. Provides troubleshooting and corrective action support.
Qualifies HDDs, SSDs, server components, and firmware including drivers, BMC and BIOS. Creates
and updates test scripts.


-Implement hardware development programs from inception to product shipment
-Work with server OEMs to develop, support, and sustain Rubrik appliances
-Generate and review validation plans, oversee execution, generate and review test reports
-Investigate, triage, and debug hardware and system level issues down to component and
firmware level
-Qualify HDD, SSD devices and execute their performance testing
-Qualify hardware and firmware technologies at component and platform levels
-Define, develop, and improve test scripts
-Drive technical issues to closure by working with internal and field engineers to identify, track,
root cause, and resolve issues
-Provide support to cross-functional teams internally


-BS EE or CS, MS preferred, years of industry experience.
-Experience with x86 server hardware, networking and IO stacks, BMC/IPMI server monitoring.Experience with server components and technology: system boards, HDDs, SSDs, RAM, CPUs, fans, power supplies, BMC, Ethernet, PCIe, NVMe, SAS, SATA
-Experience qualifying SSDs and HDDs
-Familiar with server hardware design and system level troubleshooting
-Proficient operating in a linux environment
-Comfortable in a fast moving, small team environment



About Rubrik:

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery. This means your data is ready so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.

We are a leader in data security, have been recognized as as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, named as a LinkedIn Top 10 Startup and are proud to have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™. There has never been a more exciting time to join Rubrik, and our future is even brighter. The work you do will help propel our next chapter of growth as you do the best work of your career.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @ Rubrik: 

At Rubrik we are committed to building and sustaining a culture where people of all backgrounds are valued, know they belong, and believe they can succeed here.

Rubrik's goal is to hire and promote the best person for the job, no matter their background. In doing so, Rubrik is committed to correcting systemic processes and cultural norms that have prevented equal representation. This means we review our current efforts with the intent to offer fair hiring, promotion, and compensation opportunities to people from historically underrepresented communities, and strive to create a company culture where all employees feel they can bring their authentic selves to work and be successful.

Our DEI strategy focuses on three core areas of our business and culture:

  • Our Company: Build a diverse company that provides equitable access to growth and success for all employees globally. 
  • Our Culture: Create an inclusive environment where authenticity thrives and people of all backgrounds feel like they belong.
  • Our Communities: Expand our commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion within and beyond our company walls to invest in future generations of underrepresented talent and bring innovation to our clients.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled: Rubrik is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Rubrik provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rubrik complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us at [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

About Rubrik

Rubrik is a cloud data management platform. They manage data and computing systems for large companies with operations spanning multiple compute clouds. Their goal is giving complex enterprise systems the simple interface of a consumer application.

Want to learn more about Rubrik? Visit Rubrik's website.