Data Direct Networks

Cloud Native Storage Architect

1 month ago
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Cloud Native Storage Architect

At DDN we recognize that a paradigm shift is well underway in how software is developed, deployed, and managed: from microservices and containers to big data, the consumption model for infrastructure is shifting to a self-service, devops model commonly known as “cloud native”. Whether these clouds are public or private, the challenge for DDN is to make its next generation of storage products not only software-defined, but also a natural fit for companies adopting this cloud native computing approach.


We are looking for a Cloud Native Storage Architect to help drive this effort.


Job Description

Cloud Native Storage Architect


What you will bring to the DDN Innovators...

  • Deep understanding of the state of the art of the top three public clouds (Amazon, Google, Azure) both in terms of storage consumption (and the economics thereof) as well as cloud based workflows in general
  • Experience building public or private clouds, including evaluating both open source and proprietary storage technologies
  • Experience working with devops teams in companies of various sizes to iterate on and develop infrastructure software products
  • Intuitive understanding that great APIs are just as important, if not more important, than the GUI or CLI experiences that get created on top of them
  • “Startup” experience in terms of iterating quickly on product/market fit, including customer development and the wisdom and humility to know when to apply your own industry experience versus when to stop and ask the users

What you have achieved:

  • Directly provided technical leadership and provided solutions as a cloud storage architect
  • 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 related field

What you will be doing:

  • Contributing your expertise to define and develop a cloud native storage architecture to be used as the basis for on-prem and hybrid based 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.
  • 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, user experience and market differentiation
  • Help us attract and build the team who will be the next generation of cloud native storage developer


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