Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure

New York, New York, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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—allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The Team:

Using a mix of open-source and proprietary applications the Data Engineering Infrastructure team enables engineers at Datadog to build and run thousands of data pipelines per day against petabyte-scale data. If you’re excited by the intersection of big data and building platforms, this is the team for you.


The Opportunity:

As an engineer for the Data Engineering Infrastructure team, you will design, build, scale, and evolve our data engineering platform, services and tooling. Your work will have a critical impact on all areas of Datadog's business: powering core data pipelines, supporting detailed internal analytics, calculating customer usage, securing our platform, and much more.


You Will:

  • Build a big data platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for Spark, Luigi, Airflow, Kubernetes, and other open-source technologies on AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Engage other teams at Datadog about their use of the platform to ensure we’re always building the right thing
  • Use Datadog products to provide observability for our engineers so they can easily debug, scale, and tune their Spark jobs and data pipelines
  • Join a tightly knit team solving hard problems the right way


You Are:

  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • You have experience contributing to a software engineering team
  • You have experience with a mix of backend programming, operations, and working with data
  • You value code simplicity and performance
  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers


Bonus Points:

  • You have production experience running and operating state-of-the-art data processing frameworks, technologies, and platforms
  • You have built and operated data pipelines for real customers in production systems
  • You’ve built applications that run on AWS, Azure or GCP


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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