Production Test Engineer
DataDirect Networks, Inc. - Chatsworth, CA

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DataDirect 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 out 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 Production Test Engineer

Support test technicians in the testing, troubleshooting and repairing of DDN products during Final Integration and Test, across all product lines: SFA10K, S2A6620, S2A9900, WOS. Support Test technicians at CM sites as well.

We are looking for an engineer who is experienced in using programming script languages such as Visual Basic, Perl or Python and someone who is experienced in Hardware test automation and knowledgeable in a Linux OS environment since we build our storage technologies on our hardware using Linux OS.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to;

Perform test engineering assignments on new and existing products on the system and board function levels using test automation scripts (Perl, VB, Python) and hardware testing in a Linux OS environment.
Design and fabricate tests and assembly fixtures.
Write production test procedures and automated test programs.
Provide direct support to system test and RMA technicians in debugging and troubleshooting of non-conformance products.
Train production floor technicians in new technologies and test processes.
Serve as a liaison between Manufacturing, Engineering, and contract manufacturers concerning the development of assembly and procedures.

Qualifications for this role are;

B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years test engineering experience in commercial manufacturing. Background in Data storage manufacturing is a plus.
Experienced in troubleshooting of computer related product on the system/board level.
Skilled in programming script languages (i.e. Visual Basic, Perl, Python) and Hardware test automation.
Proven skills in testing and quality assurance.
Ability to work well under pressure of meeting deadlines.
Ability to work flexible/overtime hours.
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work with assembly and test personnel is a must.
Knowledge of OS (Windows, Linux) and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). OS as advanced user is a plus.
Ability to travel in USA and internationally.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Proactive Behaviors

Adaptable - undertake a variety of tasks willingly.
Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks when required.
Display energy and initiative in solving problems.
Follow all possible avenues to get the job done.
Adapt quickly to new technologies and products.
Work effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.
Quality - demonstrate appropriate quality and thoroughness in your work.
Decisive - ability to make decisions quickly when faced with multiple options.
Ability to influence others in decided course of action.
Integrity - act with personal integrity at all times.
Professional - work within your team's processes.
Confront problems, propose solutions and take ownership through to resolution or ensure a clear hand-off.
Have a positive can-do approach to work.

DDN has a strong orientation towards 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.

Thank you for your interest in joining DDN!

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Thank you so much and have a great day!
The Recruitment Team at DDN

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