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Datadirect Networks is hiring: Senior Analytics Software Architect - Location Flexible



Position:  Senior Analytics Software Architect - Location Flexible
Location:  Sunnyvale, CA
Job Id:  186a
# of Openings:   1

DDN does NOT accept resumes or calls from recruitment agencies; thank you for your cooperation.

Data Direct Networks ( is the world’s largest privately held data storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and computer technologies, solutions and services that enable content-rich and high-scalability IT environments to create and deliver value from of their information. Our customers include many of the world’s leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing environments, life sciences, professional media and security and intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN solutions are the business-enabling backbone to today’s complex IT infrastructures.

We are currently seeking a Senior Analytics Software Architect

THE LOCATION FOR THIS ROLE IS FLEXIBLE, however Sunnyvale is strongly preferred.

We are rapidly expanding our software engineering team and are looking for the most energetic & talented individual to drive and execute DDN's analytics and processing strategy. The position will be reporting to the Vice President of R&D and will be a close interaction with the office of the CIO; it requires being able to work and communicate at the executive level. Out of the box thinking, ability to work independently on numerous activities and prioritize them properly while meeting deadlines is a must. The ideal candidate must be result driven in a fast-paced environment and expert in various distributed computing, analytics platform and trends. 

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Main responsibility will be to define architecture and design our next generation analytics systems spanning storage, computer and information anaytics.
  • Work closely with all teams and successfully integrate yourself in the cross functional fabric of DDN. 
  • Communicate with clarity and focus, document all options, plans and trends both from a technology perspective supported by business and market foundation. .
  • Be able to scope and create a high level budget and recommend plans that minimize interruption while making progress towards our goals to become best in class beyond storage.
  • Present and promote the proposed plans at all levels including reporting progress at the executive quarterly business reviews.
  • Must have some externally visible passion for technology and process with an interest in the latest frameworks/libraries/tools including but not limited to MPI, Hadoop, in-memory DB & caching subsystems, NoSQL repositories, BI frameworks and solutions (R, SAS etc). 
  • Team building including help in hiring talented individuals and promoting collaborative environment.

Qualifications for this role are:

  • Must have a proven track of project leadership and hands on software development expertise. 
  • Prior experience as an research and development manager at the director level or CTO is a plus.
  • The successful candidate must already have experience in being part of an M&A team.
  • 10+ years of enterprise class software development experience.
  • 4+ years in enterprise class database/BI , storage, cloud computing or equivalent technology.
  • MS or PHD (later a plus) in computer science, mathematics / physics or comparable experience related to analytics.
  • Mastery of development lifecycle/various development methodologies, state of the art QA practices, benchmarking.
  • Hands-on knowledge of up-to-date technologies like Erlang, scala, Hadoop (MapReduce paradigm), Cassandra/HBase/RIAK/MongoDB, large scale file systems Lustre, HDFS, GPFS etc. 

DDN has a strong orientation towards these 4 characteristics and any successful employee will demonstrate these capabilities:

  • Self Starter – A pro-active orientation and the ability to operate independently to achieve goals.
  • Success/Achievement Orientation – Ability to thrive in the face of adversity, drive to overcome all obstacles to reach goals.
  • Leveraging Relationships – Orientation to leverage all relationships (internally and externally) to maximize personal and DDN successes.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to understand a situation and to identify the best route to satisfy all concerned parties and enhance DDN’s brand.

Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!

Application Assistance;
If you are having problems applying online or need assistance with applying for a position or have general questions, please contact Human Resources via email at [email protected]

This email is specifically designated for people who are having difficulty applying for a specific position via our website at All candidates MUST apply via our website and to a specific open position to be considered for a position; we do not accept resumes at this email or in any other submission format.

If you are having a problem applying to a role online, please state this in your email and someone will be in touch with you within 36 business hours. 
Thank you so much and have a great day!

The Recruitment Team at DDN


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