PernixData – Why Work For Us?

The Leader in Server Side Storage Intelligence

PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. Our flagship product, PernixData FVP™ software, virtualizes server flash and RAM to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to virtual machines, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Working at PernixData

PernixData is passionate about building a world-class team, with a culture that fosters success without sacrificing fun.

We like people who think big, act big, and get results – without taking themselves too seriously. A good joke and/or well played prank is always appreciated and encouraged.

Amazing Place to Work

PernixData provides a vibrant working environment that nurtures the mind and body. No, we aren’t like a spa or yoga resort, but we do offer the following perks:

  • 100% coverage medical plan (we call it Pernix-care)
  • Catered lunches (tailored specifically for your needs, whether vegan, vegetarian, ultra carnivorous, kosher, gluten free, or whatever)
  • Fully stocked kitchen (Just make a whiteboard wish, click your heels, and it shows up in the fridge)
  • Ping pong, foosball tables and Xbox (Word of caution: don’t make any claims you cannot back up…)
  • Recreational sports, like ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, bowling, laser tag, and soccer (Only one major knee surgery to date)
  • On premises gym (only one person will ask how much you bench press – just ignore him)
  • Weekly happy hours with beer, Fireball, and other interesting spirits (food, too)
  • Singing telegrams on your birthday (Ok, this happened once. But it can happen again…)
  • Free wi-fi, heating, AC, and covered parking

PernixData Reviews

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PernixData Co-Founder & CEO Poojan Kumar
Poojan Kumar
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  • Water runs really deep here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData (More than a year)

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    When I considered the opportunity, the company was already known for its people and products. But what surprised me most on my first day is everything I had read and heard about PernixData's products is not even half of what is really going on...and what is going on is mindbogglingly brilliant. The company has a vision not just about a product, but about what it takes to be an enduring technology company.


    Well, sometimes my favorite snack runs out. Basically, I can't think of many beyond some first world problems :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing your thoughts openly as you do today.

PernixData Interviews

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PernixData in May 2015.


    The interview process included meeting many people of the team I work with as well as executives in the department. Due to the high amount of interviews we scheduled the process took multiple months but it was always an enjoyable, very friendly conversation with every person I met.

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PernixData Awards & Accolades

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013 (So Far) , CRN, 2013
Best New Technology Finalist at VMworld 2013 , TechTarget's™, 2013
Best New Product - VMworld 2013 , Virtualization Review, 2013
Technology of the Year Award , Infoworld, 2014
America's Most Promising Companies , Forbes, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2012
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Fusion-io, QLogic, SanDisk

PernixData has revolutionized how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. PernixData FVP, virtualizes server side flash to scale out storage performance independent of capacity, with no changes to VMs, servers or primary storage. This maximizes the performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost effective manner. Based in San ... More

Mission: PernixData is passionate about building a world-class team and culture essential to becoming the next big software company. Solving challenging problems and building great products that make a difference to our customers is our mission. We are always looking for individuals who want to make a difference. We like people who think big, and are not afraid of taking on big challenges while keeping their focus on solving real problems, shipping products, and working together to create a business.

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