Data Direct Networks

  • Software Engineer - File Systems

    Job Locations US-Remote/Northwest Region
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(9/5/2018 2:32 PM)
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  • Overview

    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

    Job Summary:

    The File Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing a prototype virtual file system for a specific customer use case. This employee will be responsible for triaging and resolving customer related feature requests, and working collaboratively with the DDN Field CTO and DDN Engineering to ensure a viable and relevant prototype.


    Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

    • Work across Field and Development Engineering groups to design and develop a prototype virtual file system and to ensure total customer satisfaction.
    • Provide technical expertise in collaboration with Pre Sales Engineers for clustered file system solutions.
    • Work with Development Engineering on test plans and procedures for enhancing product quality using Customer feedback and use cases.
    • Review product documentation, both for internal and external customer needs.
    • Work with the DDN Education team to provide training where needed, either in person or through documentation.
    • Assist in development/maintenance of internal tools. 

    Qualifications for this role are:

    • Minimum 4 yrs. experience with distributed storage systems, preferably parallel file systems.
    • Demonstrable understanding of data storage concepts: RAID, SCSI, FC, file systems, etc.
    • Strong knowledge of Linux architecture and fundamentals.
    • Understanding of networking concepts: IP, TCP, routing, etc.
    • Experience reading, writing and debugging shell and Python or Perl scripts.
    • Communication skills and a solid team player.
    • C/C++ development skills and experience.

    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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