Datadog unifies the data from servers, databases, applications, tools and services to present a unified view of the infrastructure. These capabilities are provided on a SaaS-based monitoring and data analytics platform that enables multiple teams working collaboratively on the infrastructure to avoid downtime, resolve performance problems and ensure that development and deployment cycles finish on time.

Senior Software Engineer at Datadog

At Datadog, we’re on a mission to build the best monitoring platform in the world. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—and high availability, providing always-on alerting, visualization, and tracing for our customers' infrastructure and applications around the globe.

Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way. Join us as a Senior Software Engineer to own significant chunks of our architecture, design and build systems at scale, and ship to production every day for customers who care deeply about what you build.

In a typical week as a Senior Software Engineer, you might:
  • Solve a scaling bottleneck in a critical service
  • Deploy a new feature to production, progressively rolling it out with feature flags
  • Mentor other engineers on your team
  • Investigate and fix a production issue from a service your team owns
  • Give feedback on a new architecture RFC
  • With your team, plan the most important projects to work on next
Requirements
  • You have been building applications for 3+ years and know the systems you’ve worked on from top to bottom
  • You have significant backend programming experience in one or more languages
  • You can design architecture to solve problems at high scale
  • You care about code simplicity and performance
  • You have operated systems that you built
  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers
Bonus points
  • You've worked at high scale with systems like Redis, Cassandra, Kafka
  • You wrote your own data pipelines once or twice before
  • You have a strong background in statistics
  • You have significant experience with Go, C, or Python

 

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Why work with us
Across the company, we are excited about delivering a product that our customers love. We promote a healthy work-life balance, career growth, and a friendly office culture.
Culture
We value enthusiasm, humility, and openness. You won’t find drama except in our #movies channel.
Perks & Benefits
Catered Lunches
Snacks & Drinks
Commuter Benefits
Outings & Events
Fitness fund
Open Paid Time Off
401k
Medical Insurance

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