DDN Senior Solutions Engineer
The economic and engineering foundations of today’s datacenters are being radically transformed. Massive increases in ever-changing data are being generated and stored all over the globe, and need to be accessed, processed, analyzed, transformed and made available securely and in real time. At DDN www.ddn.com we recognize and embrace this new age of massive and diverse data and we pioneer the technologies, architectures and highly innovative solutions that make data available instantly and effortlessly, to everyone, everywhere, all of the time.
We are looking for a new Senior Solutions Engineer to work within DDN’s Global Performance Engineering Team and operate DDN’s benchmarking centre in Dusseldorf. The Dusseldorf Office and Benchmarking Centre hosts a range of the latest DDN kit with servers, switches (IB and ethernet) and storage systems based upon DDN’s IME and SFA products. Benchmarks are run with GPFS, Lustre and other filesystems. Performance and Functional analysis are performed here by DDN performance engineering staff and by field engineers to fulfil both strategic goals and to support customer requests.
The candidate will be able to map end goals around system characterisation and analysis to a systematic benchmarking methodology and see that exercise through from start to finish, usually ending with a customer or internal facing report. The candidate will be flexible in their work, able to setup systems and networks ready for remote benchmarking and also able to execute benchmarks on Lustre/GPFS/IME etc independently. Working within a global performance team and regularly communicating with field teams the candidate will be able to work both independently and in tight concert with others. The workload will be primarily concerning setting up and executing synthetic and application benchmarks, with a significant aspect of lab management.
We are looking for a talented, hands-on Senior Solutions Engineer. This individual would be responsible for creating solutions appropriate to extending the DDN business and drive that through from the concept to a solution, defined by a benchmark data, whitepaper, a reference architecture document (that describes the solution in detail for various sizings), training material for deployment and also supporting marketing in their creation of associated collateral materials.
The work from concept to solution will comprise lab testing, thorough benchmarking using both synthetic and real-application workload. It is expected that this individual will both write the documentation (word and ppt) with support from product management and marketing and run the benchmarks within the support of DDN benchmarking team. The final testing of solutions might take place within DDN, or might be in collaboration with customers as part of a beta phase. This individual is also expected to be spending approximately 20% of their time working within the dusseldorf lab to enable the full utilisation of those resources, maintaining systems, and providing a facility for field benchmarking and testing.
Example Solutions might include, but are not exclusive to:
Building solutions around specific product features. Defining default configurations and example setups along with metrics associated with that.
E.g. creating a pool tiering solution from functionalities within filesystems products
E.g. creating an optimised, packaged configuration of DDN hardware+ software for specific markets
E.g. creating a finance analytics solution with associated STAC benchmark figures
E.g. evaluating early implementations of DDN SW products and feeding back to engineering on performance and usability