Data Direct Networks

  • Benchmark Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
    Job Posted Date 1 year ago(9/15/2017 7:37 AM)
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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 Colorado Springs facility. The successful candidate will work as part of a small worldwide team, and in collaboration with DDN customers, pre-sales engineers, sales and partners, worldwide on I/O related benchmark tasks or projects and performance issues encountered in the field.


    Responsibilities include:    

    • Profile existing solutions to provide performance characterization for the purposes of marketing and for informing engineering and product management
    • Investigate new IO technologies or non-traditional benchmarks in order to assist Product Management and Engineering in defining future product requirements
    • Engage with customer benchmarks in the pre-sales and tender processes. This might require discussion/interaction with end customers and partners to clarify benchmark conditions and caveats.
    • Provide recommendations to the field based on customer requirements to optimize DDN storage solutions. 
    • Create and perform tests based on customer requirements.
    • Analyze results and design changes to optimize cost and performance. 
    • Be a part of the team supporting the field when performance issued are encountered with customers.
    • Create software and scripts to improve DDN's performance analysis
    • Help create reports for sales teams, field services and engineering to aid in the continued build-up of performance knowledge.
    • Investigate and optimize the performance of GPFS, Lustre, XFS and other file systems as well as application acceleration technologies such as DDN’s IME product  
    • Utilize DDN benchmarking to administer and oversee cluster operational environments.
    • Setup storage hardware, servers, switches, cabling, replace drives and, in general, assist in maintaining the operational efficiency of the Colorado Springs benchmark lab

    Qualifications for this role are:    

    • Requires a Bachelor 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.
    • Experience with performance tuning, HPC applications and experience with programming/scripting languages such as Bash, Fortran, C, C++, Perl, Python or similar.
    • Experience with parallel I/O, OpenMPI, MPI, NoSQL databases, parallel file systems, networks (EDR/OPA/Ethernet) and I/O intensive applications is highly preferred




    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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