Pre Sales Systems Engineer

Job Locations FR
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Remote: France


DDN Storage is the world leader in high performance and massively scalable data management and storage solutions that accelerate business results and scientific insights for data-centric organizations worldwide. Our unified, end-to-end platform uniquely addresses the tiered storage and large scale data management demands of mixed workloads, multiple collaborative data centers and Web and cloud environments. Across traditional and commercial high performance markets, customers rely on DDN Storage to solve the most demanding big data problems in industries such as cloud, online content and social networking, security and intelligence, life sciences, finance, energy and media production.

Job Description

Job Title:


We are currently seeking candidate for the position of Systems Engineer for France.


Job Description:


We are seeking a Systems Engineer to perform pre-sales activities. This position provides technical expertise to Sales Account Executives. As a successful candidate, you will design solutions and proposals to meet customer-defined specifications, help customers define solution specifications, provide POC, and benchmark support. You will be engaged in providing installation and training to customers on DDN solutions when required. You will have great presentation skills and knowledge of the storage industry would be ideal. This role requires travel.


You will have need relevant technical System Engineering experience in pre-sale or a closely related field.



Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Work with Sales Executives to closing new business opportunities by gaining a thorough technical and business understanding of our customers' needs;
  • Help sales qualify, identify, close new opportunities and maintain strong customer relationships throughout the sales cycle and beyond;
  • Understand the internal DDN sales process and how to utilize the company resources to close business;
  • Participate in customer-focused seminars, tradeshows, events, and training;
  • Provide RFP responses, technical drawings, presentations, and recommendations;
  • Acquire and maintain a thorough technical understanding of like industries;
  • Develop innovative solutions to customers' business needs;
  • Proving regular status reports;
  • Helping to develop and enhance products, processes and procedures;
  • Work as part of an international team, providing support across other areas as may be required by the business from time to time.



Skills and Experience:

Skills and Experience for this role are:

  • Knowledge of the storage industry and its key solutions; Parallel File Systems, Storage Solutions, RAID, SAN, NAS, InfiniBand technologies
  • Basic understanding of scripting languages such as Python or Bash;
  • Good understanding of Linux operating system
  • Fluent in French and professional English

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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