Data Direct Networks

Chief Enterprise Architect- Any location US & EMEA

3 months ago
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Every now and then an Opportunity presents itself that inspires the creative Mind



Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer and Technical leader


We live in a world where the economic and engineering foundations of today’s datacenters are being radically transformed. Infinite amounts of ever changing data, stored all over the globe, needs to be accessed, processed, analyzed, transformed and made available securely and in real time. At DDN we not only recognize and embrace this new age of infinitely flexible data, but we pioneer the technologies, architectures and highly innovative solutions which make data available instantly and effortlessly, to everyone, everywhere, all the time.


We are looking for a Chief Architect who will successfully design and implement ground breaking software defined storage solutions for tomorrow’s enterprise and cloud environments. This unique individual will have strong expertise and experience in bringing to market leading software products in enterprise, cloud, or virtualization computing environments.


You will leverage your knowledge, experience, and creativity to build an enterprise storage software team, lead the design and development for a range of innovative cloud-based software storage products, and exercise a key leadership role in defining and driving the company’s vision, from innovative architectural concepts into customer deployments. You will work closely with DDN’s design, product management, engineering, senior management and leadership teams to define, implement and deliver a best in class suite of software solutions for enterprise and cloud based applications.

Job Description

 DDN Innovators come from diverse backgrounds and we consider them to be in the highest tier of technology game changers globally. They have created, architected and pioneered numerous advancements in data enabling technologies, and delivered ground breaking ideas which have shaped and transformed the storage industry.



What will you bring to the DDN Innovators….

  • Technical leadership for the definition, design and implementation of world class software suites and cloud services
  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 5+ years of enterprise storage development in one or more areas of specialty
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • A culture of innovative thinking and delivery


What have you achieved…

  • Directly provided technical leadership and delivered enterprise-class storage, cloud computing, virtualization or containerization solutions
  • Created an enterprise storage product vision, defined market and product requirements, resulting in successful implementation
  • Recognition as leader with ability to build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to ensure efficient operation and success.
  • Reputation for collaborating with research teams to leverage latest technology innovations into concrete customer solutions.
  • You are a great communicator (verbal, written, and visual) who has the ability to influence and build consensus.
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in a design field


What will you be doing

  • Drive the overall vision and implementation plan for enterprise and cloud storage solutions.
  • Own the technical activities for your team, set priorities, remove impediments, and help your organization operate efficiently and reach its full potential.
  • Train and mentor enterprise software engineers to build quality products
  • Define and build administration and services front-end for the company’s most advanced products
  • Participate on the leadership team for a newly formed Business Unit, representing the company’s future direction
  • Promoting design across the broader professional and academic design community.


Where your contributions will take us


  • Retention and expansion of our position as a market leading technology organization
  • Into new markets, through the development of software products that will break new ground in cost, performance, and market differentiation
  • Continue to attract top talent building the next generation of Enterprise software developers


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. 


DDN takes pride in developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, DDN welcomes opportunities to learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners. 


Thank you for your interest in joining DDN! 


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