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DDN Storage Overview

Chatsworth, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DDN is the leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For 20 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate ... Read more

DDN Storage – 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. 

More Perks:

  • PTO accrued in year one

  • Nine paid holidays

  • Latest and greatest technology tools

  • Cell phone bill reimbursement

  • Stock options

  • Bonus program


  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Killer referral bonus program

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match

  • Maternity and paternity leave

Be part of something BIG. #THINKDDN


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. 


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.

One of the best parts about working at DataDirect Networks is the amazingly intelligent, friendly and eclectic group of people we’re privileged to call coworkers. In the spirit of celebrating our unique culture and the individuals that contribute to it.

Check out the profiles of these outstanding DDN employees:

Alex Bouzari, CEO - Chief Executive Officer & Paul Bloch, President  

Margaret Finnstrom, Sr. Accountant  

Jed Carandang, Sr. Graphics Designer  

Fabrizio Mariani, Systems Engineer Manager, EMEA  

David Magat, System Administrator ll  

Chris Gills, Sr. Production Material Planner

Kathie Harris, Sr. Payroll Administrator  

Elvis Pham, Factory & Supplier Quality - Manager

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    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time (More than 3 years)


    DDN has a great group of talented employees, dedicated to contributing to the success of the Company. The technology is cutting edge and constantly changing. If you are looking for a place to grow, this is definitely the place. You will be stretched both personally and professionally.


    It is unfortunate that there is a segment of the employees who are not happy who chose to go on Glassdoor and other social media to harm the Company with a very tainted and bitter perspectives of things. Not sure if these folks realize that they harm other colleagues who are trying very hard to make things better. Your experience is not everyone else so don't go on and communicate your sentiments as if they are for all the employees.

    Like all companies, there are sour grapes and always a reason why they prefer to write rather than communicate the "truth" internally and do something actionable about it. Ask yourself the question, what have you done about it before going and posting negative comments. You are as much at fault as those who you blamed if you don't take the necessary actions to improve things yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Continue to strive better to promote best practices programs and initiatives for them. This will go far in attracting and retaining talent.

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DDN Storage Interviews



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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
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    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DDN Storage (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2014.


    Once my resume was found online, I was contacted by an internal recruiter at DDN. He explained the role that they had available and gave me as much detail as possible about the position at that stage. After a very pleasant phone call my resume was quickly submitted to the hiring manager and I was updated at all times. Due to the traveling schedules of the interviewers a series of phone interviews were promptly arranged and culminated when I was brought into the facility to meet with the Engineering VP. Their recruiter was very professional, encouraging, and discussed how to best prepare for the interview conversations. I was impressed with all the people I interviewed with felt it was a good match of skills and needs.

    After the interview my recruiter was very keen to see how it went and was again very encouraging and genuinely interested in the outcome.

    I was offered the role soon after the interview and my recruiter was again very helpful in helping me understand the internal structure of the company. Even though I hired months ago my recruiter still has an interest in how I am getting along in the company. DDN has proven to be a great place to work where original ideas and hard work are appreciated.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending DDN to people who are looking for new opportunities and a dynamic work environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly centered around my experience in storage devices. I was asked to provide some of the details of my implementations.   Answer Question
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DDN Storage Awards & Accolades

  • Best in Show Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Application, Flash Memory Summit, 2014
  • Best of Show, NAB, 2014
  • Top Supercomputing Achievement, HPCwire, 2013
  • Best HPC Storage Product or Technology, HPCwire, 2013
  • Best HPC Storage Product or Technology, HPCwire, 2014
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