Software Engineer - Live Streaming Storage (C++)

New York, New York, USA

The team:
We develop an optimized, low latency, high throughput, distributed application platform, capable of continuously ingesting petabytes of data while handling our customers’ search and analytics operations. We want to take our platform to the next level with the vision of making it the paved path solution for all live data querying and analytics problems.


The opportunity:

We are looking for an Engineer who is interested in distributed data stores, scalability, availability and cares about giving our customers the best platform for them to explore their data.


You will:

  • Build distributed, high-throughput, event database
  • Do it in modern C++
  • Own meaningful parts of our service, have an impact, grow with the company



  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • You have significant backend programming experience in C++
  • You are comfortable with low-level implementation and systems programming (e.g. network, mmap)
  • You care about code simplicity and performance
  • You choose your data structures carefully
  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth environment that respects its engineers and customers


Bonus points:

  • You've worked on databases, or maybe built your own
  • You have a strong background in stats


The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $130,000 - $300,000, plus a competitive equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.


About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

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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