Data Direct Networks

  • Sales Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(5/15/2019 1:01 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

    DDN / Tintri looking for a full time experienced presales system engineer with storage and virtualization. The individual will work closely with the sales team and provide them with necessary technical pre-sales support for selling Tintri product and services. The pre-sales engineer must be comfortable presenting and engaging with technical end users and have the relevant industry & product knowledge to define and guide customer opportunities. 



    • Conduct sales calls with sales representatives and present product technical pitches
    • Perform product demonstrations and whiteboard sessions
    • Conduct system installations
    • Develop and conduct POC’s
    • Maintain professional communications with customer and prospects



    • Must have a min of 3-5 years of pre-sales experience selling storage and/or virtualization
    • Must be able to communicate product features, benefits and articulate the competitive differences to prospects
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Good account management skills
    • Travel to prospects and current customers
    • Interface with support to resolve customer system problems



    • 5+ years in the industry
    • Virtualization experience with one or more of the following environments – VMware ESX/vSphere/View, Citrix XenServer/Xenapp & KVM
    • Storage experience – SAN, NAS and relevant protocol experience (NFS, FC, iSCSI etc)
    • Strong conceptual networking understanding
    • Strong OS knowledge Microsoft Windows and UNIX
    • Scripting or specific application (e.g. SQL, Oracle etc) skills are a plus

    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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