DataDirect Networks – Why Work For Us?

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and 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 users, life sciences researchers, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information-powered enterprise. 

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Our customers tackle the world’s biggest challenges in business, science, academia and government. And everyday, they rely on DDN Technology to turn their BIG ideas into reality.


Our products and their unique capabilities are the foundation that make it possible for researchers to push the limits of “what can be done”. We enable these innovators to discover cures to disease, observe global warming patterns, model innovative automotive and aerospace designs, discover new sources of energy, create and distribute Ultra HD movies and TV, make societies safer and accelerate business results across a wide variety of industries.



Our team is made up of the best and the brightest innovators that have kept us at the forefront of storage technology for the past 15 years. If you’re yearning for an environment that’s highly energized, collaborative and rewarding, we’d like to hear from you. 


“In the past year, DDN has provided a transformative experience, allowing me to pursue my passion for sharing the amazing stories of our customers. What’s different here is that our technology truly provides unique opportunities for our customers to make the most significant advancements in science & business, to improve the social good.“

Amanda Katona Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy


“I started at DDN 3 years ago as a graphic designer, while pursuing my undergraduate degree. DDN helped pay for my college through the tuition reimbursement program. There are great mentors here who provided many opportunities to broaden my professional experience and advance here. I’ve been promoted 3 times.”

Allen Djalilmand Manager, Creative Services


We work hard and play hard together, both in the office and at our offsite events. A host of fun activities exist at our Silicon Valley campus, including an outdoor bocce ball court, walking/biking paths and gaming tables. Balance extends to encouraging our team to enjoy their downtime with highly competitive PTO, health, tuition reimbursement and retirement benefits.

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DataDirect Networks Co-Founder & CEO Alex Bouzari
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    DDN is at the center of the next IT revolution. Drinking from a fire hose and loving it!

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    Innovative, running at a hundred miles a minute, at the forefront of object technology and big data. Amazing customers doing things one can't even imagine using DDN's products. This company is on to something really big


    Not a 9 to 5 place! If you are used to well defined structure and organization and lots of infrastructure to surround you, you will probably have a hard time

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    Nurture your people. YOu are starting to do it, keep at it. You have some of the smartest people in the industry. Help them grow, empower them and you'll be amazed at the results

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at DataDirect Networks in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    In contact with recruiter over a four month period. Req was on and off again a few times. Constant apologies from the recruiter who was trying to pull it all together. Finally had face to face. They liked me, asked for references, discussed salary, indicated verbal offer was in process. Contacted references, completed background check then, Oh, then one more hurdle, back in for last minute interview with VP. He must have been having a bad day, not smiling, didn't go as well as I had hoped. Based on conflicting info from hiring manger and the VP, I concluded that the VP must be a micro-manager and would not have been an easy guy to work for anyway. He told me that I would have been given a cost reduction target of $XXX,000K and if I couldn't hit it in six months I would be gone. I didn't get a sense from anyone during any of my interviews that DDN would have been a present place to work. Even the hiring manager looked stressed during the interview. The day after my interview it was radio silence from recruiter. Very poorly coordinated process.

    In hindsight, I'm glad I met the VP, I think I avoided a major career disaster.

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      Can you from day one, be on your own, no processes, just be told what needs to be done, and do it?
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Additional Info

Headquarters Chatsworth, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

DataDirect Networks ( is a world leader in massively-scalable storage platforms and solutions engineered for the Big Data and Cloud era. Our storage, processing solutions and professional services enable content-rich and high-data growth environments to achieve the highest levels of systems performance, scalability and efficiency. In solving today’s Big Data lifecycle management challenges at scale, DDN enables organizations to maximize the value of their information, everywhere. As the technology behind the world’s leading data-driven organizations, our customers... More

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