Data Direct Networks

  • Product Manager - Exascaler

    Job Locations US-CA-Chatsworth
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(12/7/2018 2:22 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

    Product Manager - Exascaler (DataDirect Networks, Inc. - Chatsworth, CA)


    Job Duties: Plan and define all development, testing, and productization efforts at DDN related to the ExaScaler and Lustre filesystems, including ExaScaler roadmap, product offerings, service offerings, pricing strategy, and both internal and customer-facing training efforts. Responsible for product positioning, high-level marketing directions, and customer-facing documents and presentation materials in connection with Lustre. Work closely on all product marketing and sales engineering activities under his control with DDN’s internal ExaScaler and Lustre development teams in the United States, France, Japan, and China; DDN benchmarking labs in the United States, Japan, and Europe; and with the DDN quality assurance, field engineering, and professional services teams. Act as a liaison between the DDN ExaScaler team and other DDN engineering teams, including the Sales Force Automation and Input Method Editor engineering teams. Work closely with DDN’s technology and development partners, notably, Intel and the open source Lustre community, including OpenSFS. Work closely with key Lustre and ExaScaler customers around the globe, with a focus on Japan and Europe, in order to define new features and approaches for ExaScaler and Lustre. 

    The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field and 8 years of experience in a solutions architect/systems analyst role with experience in Lustre filesystems. [In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree will accept 2 additional years of experience as stated]. All stated experience must include: HPC marketplace and LUSTRE filesystem including history, major players and competition; FC, SAS and SATA architecture; HPC solutions and architecture; storage hardware concepts such as SAN, RAID, SCSI, disk technology, benchmarking and performance characterization. 3 years of stated or other experience must include: operational protocol analyzers; GPFS and similar filesystems; HPC software stack (including compilers, job schedulers, resource monitor and middleware). May telecommute from any location in the U.S.

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    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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