Data Direct Networks

  • Software Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
    Job Posted Date 1 year ago(4/20/2018 11:54 AM)
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  • Overview

    DDN is The Leading Big Data Storage Supplier to Data-Intensive, Global Organizations

    For over 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.


    Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. Our customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.


    DDN's sustained Vision and execution have made us the World’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long term investments in leading edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end to end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.  


    We create and bring to market the most advanced and innovative technologies to solve our customers' complex Big Data challenges. Our technology centers are located in the US, France, Germany, Belarus, China, India and Japan, and our manufacturing facilities are based in the US. You can be proud to work for a dynamic company whose two founders are still actively involved in our operations, and which is helping improve the quality of human life throughout the World. 


    Job Description

    DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN) Technical Center located in Columbia, MD. is seeking a Software Engineer to design, develop and maintain embedded storage firmware for the SFA product line.  As a DDN engineer, you will collaborate on architecture, design and implementation of storage system features.  Candidates must have experience with developing production quality firmware and have demonstrated skills both in implementing new firmware design as well as analyzing and modifying firmware applications originally written by others.  Candidates must have a strong understanding of advanced debugging/troubleshooting techniques, and working knowledge of source code control and defect tracking systems.  The successful candidate will be responsible for design documentation, automated unit tests and collaborate with QA team members on test case designs and testing of firmware features.



    • Collaborate with local and remote team members on architecture of SFA software
    • Design, develop and unit test firmware features for the SFA storage controllers
    • Design, develop and execute unit tests
    • Isolate and resolve defects
    • Document designs and test cases
    • Mentor junior engineers in all aspects of development
    • Lead teams of engineers in development of firmware features



    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering or related discipline) or comparable experience is required.
    • 7+ years of professional embedded firmware development experience. Must have significant knowledge of storage systems and embedded software programming skills.
    • 7+ years of experience in C and/or assembly language programming.
    • 7+ years developing enterprise quality firmware
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
    • Experience with all phases of the development life cycle.
    • Experience with agile development processes and scrum teams.
    • Experience with cross-site development a plus.


    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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