Data Direct Networks

  • Storage Enterprise Architect- Any location US & EMEA

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Job Posted Date 1 year ago(4/20/2018 11:54 AM)
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    Storage Enterprise Architect



    We live in a world where the economic and engineering foundations of today’s datacenters are being radically transformed. Infinite amounts of ever changing data, stored all over the globe, needs to be accessed, processed, analyzed, transformed and made available securely and in real time. At DDN we not only recognize and embrace this new age of infinitely flexible data, but we pioneer the technologies, architectures and highly innovative solutions which make data available instantly and effortlessly, to everyone, everywhere, all the time.


    We are looking for an Enterprise Architect who will successfully design and implement ground breaking software defined storage solutions for tomorrow’s enterprise and cloud environments. This unique individual will have strong expertise and experience in bringing to market leading software products in enterprise, cloud, or virtualization computing environments.


    You will leverage your knowledge, experience, and creativity to build an enterprise storage software team, lead the design and development for a range of innovative cloud-based software storage products, and exercise a key leadership role in defining and driving the company’s vision, from innovative architectural concepts into customer deployments. You will work closely with DDN’s design, product management, engineering, senior management and leadership teams to define, implement and deliver a best in class suite of software solutions for enterprise and cloud based applications.

    Job Description

     DDN Innovators come from diverse backgrounds and we consider them to be in the highest tier of technology game changers globally. They have created, architected and pioneered numerous advancements in data enabling technologies, and delivered ground breaking ideas which have shaped and transformed the storage industry.






    Job Description




    What will you bring to the DDN Innovators….

    • Deep understanding of the state of the art and the future of Enterprise Datacenter Storage Architectures, including cloud workflows and enterprise storage services
    • You know what it means to be truly Enterprise, as well as what the next innovation in Enterprise storage in the cloud needs to be in order to be relevant and highly differentiated for the Global 1000. You can articulate the value of your vision convincingly and you are looking for the right people to do it with
    • Experience working with datacenter devops and administrative teams in companies of various sizes understanding cloud workflows that require and utilize enterprise infrastructure and features
    • Technical leadership for the definition, design and implementation of world class software suites and enterprise cloud services
    • An Enterprise, end-user focused approach to managing storage services that assumes an always-on, low-touch, best-in-class user experience tightly integrated to GUI front-ends
    • Recognition as a leader with ability to build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams to leverage the latest technology innovations into enterprise quality customer solutions
    • “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 have you achieved…

    • A Reputation for leveraging as well as developing the latest Enterprise technology innovations into concrete highly differentiated customer solutions.
    • Extensive history of software development in Enterprise storage technologies, and their application in products such as VMWare, OpenStack, Amazon EBS, Google Persistent Disk, Microsoft Azure cloud storage.
    • Years of detailed hands on development experience with Linux, C, C++ and other relevant languages pertaining to enterprise storage and cloud
    • Familiarity with current web technologies including languages (PHP, JavaScript), scripting (Python), frameworks (Node.JS, React.JS, Angular.JS), and databases (NoSQL and SQL relational DBs)
    • You have directly provided technical leadership and delivered enterprise-class storage, cloud computing, virtualization or containerization solutions as a production product
    • Experience working with and managing geographically distributed development teams
    • BS or MS (preferred) in a related field




    What will you be doing

    • Using your expertise and vision to define, architect and implement the leading next generation enterprise cloud native storage services, and help attract and build the team who will develop them
    • Owning the technical activities for your team including setting priorities, removing impediments, and helping your organization operate efficiently to reach its full potential.
    • Defining and building administration and services front-ends including interfaces between on-prem and cloud storage instances (VMWare, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) that support enterprise hybrid storage functions for the company’s most advanced products
    • You will have responsibility for rapid prototypes, code reviews, and liaising with product management for requirements development
    • Balancing hands-on contribution with technical guidance, including design and code review
    • You will expand our position as a market leading technology innovator and lead us into new markets, through the development of software products that will break new ground in cost, performance, user experience and market differentiation



    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, and market differentiation
    • Continue to attract top talent building the next generation of Enterprise software developers

    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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