Business Development Manager AI, Analytics and FSI

DataDirect Networks (DDN.com) is a world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional 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, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.
Job Description
We are currently seeking a AI, Analytics and FSI Technical Business Development Manager to assist in further expanding DDN's storage reach into this set of verticals of the business. This position will involve strong engagement with primarily with customers and sales and also product management and engineering and will involve the following activities:
Working closely with the worldwide Sales teams with customers in Finance and Analytics and developing materials, contacts and acting as a key specialist for customer conversations.
Being responsible for identifying the key industry events and contributing strongly to DDN's activities at those events
Defining and advising on Benchmarking exercises to demonstrate DDN's performance and applicability for Machine Learning/Analytics Environments in the Finance and other industries.
Working with DDN benchmarking team to build a set of relevant base results for the analytics/finance industry
The role will require travel, speaking engagements, assisting marketing in creating new materials, assisting Product Management in aligning roadmap features for developing requirements, discussing DDN solutions with customers at CXO level and technical level.
The ideal candidate will have
Prior Hands-on experience in using large scale analytics systems or a strong technical history in the field
Experience in a number of the following Application areas: KX, Stac, OneTIC, MongoDB, Caffe, LMDB, NoSQL DBs, Machine Learning
Familiarity and contacts within the Finance Industry and/or Deep Learning/Analytics ? investment banking/hedge funds. And/Or experience in data mining in retail banking/commerce/cloud. And/or commercial deep learning
Bachelor's Degree in a technical subject, computer science. Masters Degree and/or MBA a bonus.
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.

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