NetApp Careers Review | Enterprise Storage Forum

Cloud storage provider NetApp just entered its 30th year, having spent the last 10 on the Fortune 500 List. The company employs more than 10,800 people and has a market valuation of $16 billion. Among the many services it provides, NetApp offers cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, data storage solutions, data protection and data management.


NetApp’s headquarters are in San Jose, although it has offices in Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, and Kansas. Its research campus in North Carolina is almost as large as its headquarters in Bay Area, California. NetApp is a global company, with offices in dozens of countries, such as Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, China and especially India.


Survey responses from former NetApp employees indicate that the company values ​​diversity and inclusiveness and provides its employees with maximum flexibility through hybrid working solutions. They are committed to promoting employee growth and hiring motivated and passionate employees. NetApp is also looking to provide career opportunities for military veteransrecognizing the value of leadership skills acquired through military service.

The company motivates its employees toward community service projects and provides five paid days a year for time off. NetApp matches employee charitable donations up to $1,000 per year. In 2021, this represented $3 million in corporate donations, 2,141 volunteers and 26,500 volunteer hours.


The majority of employees at NetApp are in engineering fields, such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, and software engineering. More than a quarter of employees are IT professionals and another quarter work in sales.

From an education perspective, NetApp hires employees with degrees in computer science, information technology, business administration, and electrical engineering. Given its proximity to its research campus, many NetApp employees are graduates of North Carolina State University, and its headquarters attracts many graduates from San Jose State University. Wichita State directs graduates to the NetApp campus in Kansas, and many Indian universities source from NetApp centers in India.

NetApp’s diversity and inclusion initiatives include Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, there is the NetApp Network of Blacks in Tech (NNBT) to increase visibility of diverse representation and promote retention, community, and awareness of diverse customers. Similar programs exist for Hispanic and LGBT groups.


NetApp has been recognized in recent years for its internships and diversity in the workplace.

  • Ranked #1 for Best Sales and Marketing Internships by Vault in 2021
  • Ranked #4 for Best Technology and Engineering Internships by Vault in 2021
  • Ranked #6 for Best Internships for Overall Career Development by Vault in 2021
  • Ranked as a Top Rated Workplace: Indeed’s Top 50 in 2018
  • Ranked among Silicon Valley’s Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2018


Overall, current and former employees provide a 4.1 out of 5 rating for NetApp on Glassdoor. NetApp Culture and Values ​​is rated 4.1, Diversity and Inclusion is 4.2, Work/Life Balance is 4.1, Employee Views of Senior Management is of 3.6, pay and benefits are 4.1 and career opportunities are 3.7.

Based on other company reviews, 84% would recommend the company to a friend, 92% would approve of the CEO, and 72% had a positive view of the company.


NetApp provides typical healthcare pricing, such as comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for employees and their families. Life and disability insurance offers are also available, as well as flexible spending accounts, stock options, retirement plans and vacations. The company offers legal services to employees in need, educational assistance, corporate discounts, and access to on-campus fitness centers. Overall, employees rate these benefits at 4.0 out of 5 on Glassdoor.


NetApp currently has nearly 750 job offers worldwide. A sampling of their openings with a focus on storage include:

Technical-marketing engineer, object storage, performance

Based in the United States

The goal of this work is to bring technical know-how to the field and help project teams create high-performance storage solutions using NetApp products and services. The role will become an object storage expert and create technical documentation, write blogs, star in videos and provide a value proposition to customers.

Senior QA Engineer, Cloud Storage

Based in San Jose, CA

Job requirements include performing manual and automated testing of system functionality, performance, scalability and capabilities. Candidates will also make contributions to testing methodologies; create, deploy and maintain automated system tests; and provide troubleshooting.

Software engineer, object storage, C++

Based in North Carolina

Essential functions include contributing to the design and development of application-related solutions, such as coding; test; debugging; Documentation; and the design, development and execution of solutions.

ONTAP hybrid cloud solutions architect, m/f/d

Based in Berlin, Dusseldorf and other German locations

Essential duties include participating in sales projects, tracking technical due diligence during the sales cycle, working as a subject matter expert for customers, communicating NetApp technical benefits to potential customers, as well as the development and delivery of product demonstrations.

Software Engineer, Cloud Engineering

Based in Waltham, Massachusetts

Work as part of a team responsible for creating software-defined storage solutions and cloud storage solutions. Design, develop and test storage and data management services. Work with VMs or Kubernetes containers. Focus on improving existing products as well as developing new products.

Cloud solutions engineer

Based in New Delhi, India

Job requirements include working in public cloud environments, such as AWS/Azure/GCP and a high level of customer interface. This is a highly communications-focused role and requires excellent written and verbal skills, as well as account management and project management skills.

Manager, Eco-Cloud Cost Specialists

Based in the United States

Develop and execute savings strategies to reduce customer cloud spend. This role involves customer interface – understanding their business, gathering information and conveying recommendations to the customer and the sales team. Be the advocate for customer issues as they arise.

Automotive cloud solutions architect, m/f/d

Based in Stuttgart, Germany

Work closely with customers to develop cloud and data center strategy. Exercise soft skills to foster relationships between customers and NetApp. Use technical skills to convey your understanding of microservices, converged infrastructure, cloud services, and automation. Leverage industry insights to anticipate challenges in mobility services, autonomous driving, factory modernization and connectivity services.

International leader of the strategic cloud area and partners

Based in Germany, Israel, France or the Netherlands

Lead a matrix of cloud specialists, solution architects, customer success managers, and others to help customers move, protect, scale, and back up data storage in the cloud. Build and lead a diverse and inclusive team. Deliver a high level of engagement with internal and external stakeholders at executive levels with global and corporate accounts. Coordinate and optimize cloud resources in each zone globally and provide zone-specific guidance to cloud teams with a holistic, holistic view.

Cloud support engineer

Based in the United States

Work as part of a virtual desktop managed services team to provide technical support and implementation services to customers and partners. Work with Azure, Google Cloud or AWS, using Windows Virtual Desktop or Remote Desktop Services. You will need an understanding of these platforms as well as experience with Active Directory components, users, groups, permissions, organizational units, and GPOs.

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