Data Direct Networks

  • Benchmark Engineer

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Job Posted Date 11 months ago(2/28/2018 12:50 PM)
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  • Overview

    DataDirect Networks ( is a world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

    Job Description

    We are currently seeking a Benchmark Engineer - GTS Team.


    Job Summary:


    The DDN Global Technology Services (GTS) team is looking for a benchmark engineer for its Santa Clara benchmark facility. The succesful candidate will work as part of small worldwide team, and in collaboration with DDN customer, pre-sales engineers, and partners, worldwide on I/O related benchmark task or projects and performance issues encountered in the field.



    Responsibilities include:   

    • Design compute and storage solutions based on customer requirements for the purposes of analyzing and optimizing DDN complex storage solutions.
    • Collaborate with sales teams to generate exact customer specifications.
    • Create and perform tests based on general and customer specific applications.
    • Analyze results and design changes to optimize cost and performance.
    • Create software to improve the capability to analyze and optimize storage solutions including parallel file systems.
    • Investigate and optimize the performance of GPFS, Lustre and XFS file systems.
    • Maximize the performance of the company’s storage systems.
    • Utilize SLURM and Linux installer (Cobbler) to administer and oversee cluster operational environments.
    • Enhance parallelization and performance through the utilization of OpenMP and OpenMPI.


    Qualifications for this role are:   

    • Requires a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Physics, Computer Engineering or a related field and 1 year of experience in the job offered or with Linux/Linux Kernel/Linux files systems.
    •  Performance tuning; HPC applications; and programming languages such as Fortran, C, C++, Perl, Python or similar.
    • Must also have experience with I/O; parallel I/O and parallel file systems; and I/O intensive applications.



    DDN Core Characteristics

    DDN has a very strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities: 


    Self-Starter - Takes independent action to identify and solve problems. Seeks out relevant information needed to make decisions. Gets involved with new initiatives. 

    Success/Achievement Orientation - Delivers quality results consistently. Targets, achieves (or exceeds) measurable results. Sets challenging goals, focuses on critical priorities, and is accountable. 

    Problem Solving - Recognizes problems and responds with a systematic assessment that identifies and addresses cause of issue. Practical, realistic, and resourceful. 

    Innovative - Builds and improves key business processes that enhance the effectiveness of DDN. Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and solves problems creatively.


    DataDirect Networks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, sex stereotyping, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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