Data Direct Networks

Cloud Storage Development Lead

2 months ago
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Cloud Storage Development Lead

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 - Location OPEN


Job Description


Cloud Storage Development Lead


What you will bring to the DDN Innovators...

  • Deep understanding of the state of the art and the future of the top three public clouds (Amazon, Google, Azure) both in terms of storage services and cloud workflows
  • You know what the next innovation in cloud storage needs to be in order to be relevant and highly differentiated for the Global 1000. You can articulate your vision convincingly and you are looking for the right people to do it with
  • Successfully developed complex 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
  • Directly provided technical leadership and provided solutions as a cloud storage architect
  • “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:

  • Recognition as a technical and thought leader with demonstrated ability to lead hands-on development efforts, build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to ensure efficient operation and success.
  • You are a great communicator (verbal, written, and visual) who has the ability to influence and build consensus.
  • Reputation for leveraging latest technology innovations into concrete highly differentiated customer solutions.
  • Extensive history of software development in cloud storage technologies, such as Amazon EBS, Google Persistent Disk, Microsoft Azure cloud storage including experience with Linux, C, Go, C++ or other relevant language
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in a related field

What you will be doing:

  • Using your expertise to define and architect the leading next generation cloud native storage services, and help attract and build the team who will develop them
  • Owning the technical activities for your team, set priorities, remove impediments, and help your organization operate efficiently and reach its full potential.
  • Responsibility for rapid prototypes, code reviews, liaising with product management for requirements development
  • You will expand our position as a market leading technology innovator and lead Into new markets, through the development of software products that will break new ground in cost, performance, user experience and market differentiation

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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