Engineering Team Lead - Compute at Datadog

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About Datadog:

We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.

We're looking for engineers with strong backgrounds in modern infrastructure technology, cloud environments, and distributed systems.


The Team:

The Compute team is responsible for infrastructure and services that power Datadog’s infrastructure platform. The team runs Kubernetes-as-a-service and additional platform services, pushing the boundaries of scale and challenging the published limits. They are charged with providing a stable, resilient, available, and scalable platform for the product engineering teams at Datadog, giving us a competitive advantage in engineering velocity and reliability.

As the Datadog product and company grow, the Compute team must continue to provide a stable and scalable platform that allows engineers to ship changes quickly and efficiently. Datadog runs in many regions and on many cloud providers, and the Compute team must ensure that experience is smooth and accessible for product engineers.

Running a reliable infrastructure at scale requires deep knowledge of the internals of the software we rely on. Deep systems experience is an asset to this team, which is often involved in deep dives on unexpected systems behavior. Community engagement and contribution is frequently required.


The Opportunity:

As the Team Lead for the Compute team, you will guide a team of talented engineers to build and extend the infrastructure platform that powers our products around the world. You will be charged with ensuring the stability, scalability and resiliency of the platform. You’ll take ownership over the platform as a product, ensuring it meets our needs now and in the future. You must demonstrate a strong focus and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of Datadog engineering teams. The decisions you make will have a significant impact Datadog infrastructure, and our customer’s experience with the product.


You Will:
  • Solve a scaling bottleneck in a critical serviceMentor other engineers on your team
  • Collaborate with a globally distributed engineering team
  • Design a new service and write an architecture RFC
  • Collaborate with tooling teams to design abstractions and user interactions with the platform
  • Maintain and debug systems while assisting engineering teams who rely on them
  • Investigate and fix a production issue from a service your team owns
  • Plan the most important projects to work on next

Requirements:
  • You have a strong understanding of operating systems and low level Linux internals
  • You have experience with systems programming and designing low-level, high-scale systems
  • You are familiar with the Cloud Native computing landscape and have worked in this domain
  • You have managed or held a leadership role on a team of software engineers
  • You have architected, built, and operated distributed systems to solve problems at high-scale, owning significant pieces of infrastructure

Bonus Points:
  • You have worked with Kubernetes and Linux Containers in production at high scale
  • You have made contributions to open-source projects or have been involved in relevant communities in the Cloud Native ecosystem
  • You are an expert in one or more of our core technologies: Cloud Providers, Networking, Linux, Container Runtimes, Kubernetes, eBPF, etc

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Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

 

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Location

We are located in the New York Times building and 5-min walk away from Times Square. The 42 St Port Authority Bus Terminal is right across the street, providing a highly accessible transportation network.

An Insider's view of Datadog

What's something quirky about your company?

Although I work on a frontend team, I enjoy tuning into both wins and learnings from all parts of the stack across the company. There are so many places to learn in addition to my main job, from email digests of "performance wins" to lunch and learn talks on technical considerations when building an emulator for classic video game consoles.

Cameron

Senior Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My day starts with checking out new feature releases, reading team threads & reviewing my calendar. Around midday I hit my stride writing up investigative notes & follow up on each case I tackle. I also help my teammates in their investigations! My goal for the day is ensuring all cases are accounted for & that I'm always learning something new.

Daniela

Senior Solutions Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Datadog has supplied me the tools to successfully learn & grow within the company. I'm incessantly challenged & continue to be rewarded for my hard work through multiple promotions in my tenure. I started as a Solutions Engineer, was promoted to a Sales Engineer, and am now embedding with the Product Management team. The opportunities are endless.

LJ

Sales Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are building a planet scale multi-cloud streaming telemetry platform. Not just for observability, but eventually for any and all business data. Building that involves tackling any number of engineering challenges no-one has tackled before, innovating along the way. Our engineers don't just influence the company's direction, they shape it.

Ian

Senior Vice President, Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Datadog as a Product Manager for a specific part of the platform 3 years ago. I’ve since then grown into a senior role, managing other product managers and owning several parts of the product roadmap. I’ve been given real growth opportunities, all while feeling supported and encouraged to develop my leadership and product skills.

Wissal

Senior Product Manager

What are Datadog Perks + Benefits

Datadog Benefits Overview

Datadog employees work hard to support our users—whether it's developing new, cutting-edge features or helping users master our platform. In turn, we strive to provide competitive benefits that allow our employees to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Check out our offerings for family planning, financial growth, personal development and more at https://www.datadoghq.com/us-benefits/

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
In addition to pet insurance, we also offer pet adoption assistance for employees adding a furry friend to their growing family.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
While remote, Datadog is sponsoring various remote family events to help those with children at home. We host puppet shows, language classes, dance parties, and more!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We promote a healthy work life balance by giving employees the opportunity to take the time off they need.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We have a casual dress code and don't require you to wear business casual - unless that is what you feel most comfortable in!
Commuter Benefits
Datadog offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees.
Company Outings
We pride ourselves on our fun company outings and creating an outside environment for all teams to interact with each other!
Game Room
Our game room includes a variety of entertainment options to wind down with coworkers.
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with unlimited amount of snacks, coffee, and great variation of drinks.
Some Meals Provided
Catered lunches 3 times a week from local restaurants in the area!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Fitness Subsidies
We work with nearby gyms and have fitness reimbursement benefits for a wide range of services and activities. While remote due to COVID-19, we have begun free virtual fitness classes.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer permanently remote employees benefits to ensure they are set up for success at home. Additionally, we currently offer benefits for temporary remote employees due to COVID-19.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program begins day 1 of your employment with us and will evolve throughout your career at Datadog.
Time allotted for learning
We encourage our employees to set aside time for learning through the various learning platforms offered.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Datadog, we work to evolve the benefits we offer based on feedback from our employees annually. Our employees are at the core of our company and we strive to continually make them feel supported in every facet!

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