Data Direct Networks

Product Manager Benchmarking and Infrastructure

US-CO-Colorado Springs
4 weeks ago
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Overview 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.DDN’s heritage and future is in high-end IO and storage and this individual should have at least passing familiarity with IO intensive environments, flash and cloud architectures.



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  product manager to join our team.

Job Description

Benchmarking and Infrastructure Product Manger


Benchmarking is an essential part of DDN’s success in Big Data markets.  It helps engineering know where to focus, sales how to position and customers understand the capabilities of our storage products.  In addition the infrastructure components that complement our storage systems, like servers, switches and storage media are key to delivering a comprehensive solution.


We are seeking a Product Manager to own the Benchmarking process within DDN, as well as drive the future of our complementary infrastructure components.  This position will work closely with senior management to define product strategy and roadmaps and set product release objectives. The Product Manager will contribute to future product planning by independently researching market requirements and translating the requirements into prioritized product features and functions for review and approval by senior management.  The role will guide the priorities for our benchmarking team by working with sales and senior management and produce reports that can be consumed by the Marketing organization and other Customer focused parts of the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own benchmarking prioritization and reporting
  • Work with technology partners to select best of breed products to complete our solutions
  • New item set-up including input of product specifications into internal data management systems.
  • Product maintenance as configuration changes require and update of associated systems.
  • Respond to Sales, Purchasing and Manufacturing inquiries including product details, item features, configurations & benefits etc.
  • Coordinate with Senior Product Managers to build and market solutions with both internal and 3rd party technology.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Marketing, Business or other technically-related field.
  • Familiarity with industry standard benchmark tests
  • Experience in data storage, servers and networking a plus
  • Must be able to coordinate diverse activities and have strong organizational skills
  • Good communications skills and the ability to work well with others


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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