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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 Sales Enginner - Coud Content & Rich Media - Washington DC

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to;

  • Pre-sales activity in the designated area, supporting Cloud Content and Media. 
  • Assist in closing new business opportunities by gaining a thorough technical and business understanding of clients' needs and helping Sales qualify, identify, and close new opportunities. 
  • Understand the Cloud Content and Media sales process and how to utilize company resources to close accounts. 
  • Participate in customer-focused seminars, tradeshows, events, presentations, technology roadmap reviews and training. 
  • Provide RFP responses, technical drawings, presentations, and recommendations. 
  • Acquire and maintain a thorough technical and procedural understanding of DDN Sales cycles, products/services and a thorough technical understanding of like industries. 
  • Develop a substantial knowledge of the company's SAN appliances product line. 
  • Develop innovative solutions to customers' business needs. 
  • Participate in on-call pager rotation (24x7) 

Qualifications for this role are;

  • 5-7 Years experience required.
  • Must have 10+ years of experience in selling storage, with strong technical expertise, including deep industry knowledge and contacts. 
  • This position will be field based and involve travel of approximately 30%-40%. 
  • A successful sales engineer will be expected to drive business through their own, previously established relationships. 
  • Must have experience negotiating large transactions personally and been instrumental in closing those deals. 
  • A BA or BS (in a related field) is required

DDN has a strong orientation toward 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.

DDN takes pride in developing and promoting talent as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. By fostering a diverse business environment, DDN welcomes opportunities to learn from each other, our customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners.