Data Direct Networks

Product Manager -Web/Cloud

4 weeks ago
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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

Web/Cloud Product Manager


DDN has a very exciting roadmap for storage systems to support the coming decades' most demanding IO environments across the range of enterprise and web/cloud and we are looking for a senior product manager to join our team. DDN’s heritage and future is in high-end IO and storage and this individual should be very familiar with IO intensive environments, flash and cloud architectures.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Setting the long term vision and strategy for compelling and differentiated software defined storage services
  • Having a rigorous approach to gathering intelligence for detailed product definition: Attending conferences, reading articles, meeting customers, engaging with the field, performing  competitive and market analyses, monitoring technology trends etc 
  • Defining a concrete and complete set of metrics for upcoming releases to support engineering, managing the roadmap and prioritising feature requests and managing trade-offs.
  • Maintaining a Product Requirements documentation set and interacting regularly with engineering in discussing and refining elements therein
  • Fostering an active customer/partner ecosystem to support engagement and feedback
  • Creating field-ready product data and assisting marketing with a sound basis for new materials/whitepapers/datasheets,etc
  • The product manager should be adept in liaising with field, managing field-facing FAQ/Wiki material and also presenting at industry events on occasion. 

We envision that the candidate will have:

  • Strong familiarity with traditional enterprise virtualisation environments, on-prem and public cloud as well as microservices/docker environments.
  • Deep understanding of File Block and Object protocols and their usage and various implementations in cloud
  • Previous architectural experience or SW development background in cloud either in a public cloud centre, or in a large on-prem cloud at a well-known organisation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical subject, computer science. Masters Degree and/or MBA a bonus.
  • An understanding of the product management environment: roadmaps, milestones, managing product lifecycle, quality product requirements definition, most likely with several years experience in product management
  • Proven track record of delivering results and an ability to work in a rapid environment with shifting priorities 

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, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.”


Thank you for your interest in joining DDN! 


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