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Firmware Engineer

at DDN Storage

Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2245

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  • Job LocationsUS-CO-Colorado Springs
    Job Posted Date7 months ago(10/8/2018 2:15 PM)
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  • Overview

    DDN is The Leading Big Data Storage Supplier to Data-Intensive, Global Organizations

    For over 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.

    Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. Our customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

    DDN's sustained Vision and execution have made us the World’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long term investments in leading edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end to end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.

    We create and bring to market the most advanced and innovative technologies to solve our customers' complex Big Data challenges. Our technology centers are located in the US, France, Germany, Belarus, China, India and Japan, and our manufacturing facilities are based in the US. You can be proud to work for a dynamic company whose two founders are still actively involved in our operations, and which is helping improve the quality of human life throughout the World.

    Job Description

    Firmware Engineer

    DDN Data Center Solutions provides high performance storage and server systems for the cloud and data center. DCS has an opportunity for Firmware Engineers on the cutting edge of storage and server product design in Colorado Springs

    • Both recent graduates and experienced engineers are encouraged to apply


    • Work closely with design teams to define system and firmware requirements
    • Contribute to and document firmware design and implementation
    • Work closely with hardware team for bring-up and debug of new hardware platforms
    • Implement and follow best-practice development process
    • Design, implement, test, and integrate embedded firmware
    • Maintain codebases, support hardware team, drive issues to ground, and resolve bugs
    • Track and resolve technical issues and requests for information.
    • Support manufacturing qualification process to ensure delivery of a high quality product.
    • Author and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and test reports.
    • Support customers, suppliers, or manufacturing as needed.
    • Participate in continuous improvements in quality, design, support, and process activities.


    • Strong computer science fundamentals
    • Excellent familiarity with C
    • Strong understanding of the hardware/software interface and experience with integration
    • Experience with various I/O protocols such as PCIe, SAS, SATA and Ethernet a plus.
    • Direct experience with x86 or ARM computer architectures and chipsets is a plus.
    • Knowledge of server and storage systems is a plus.
    • Knowledge of BMC/BIOS codebases is a plus.
    • Excellent communication, documentation, and technical skills.
    • Strong sense of urgency and teamwork.
    • Ability to learn new designs quickly and independently.
    • Ability to work well both alone or in small teams.


    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience

    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.