Senior Software Engineer - eBPF Developer

Madrid, Spain

The Networks Monitoring team is developing an eBPF based platform to provide complete visibility into Layer 7 network protocols in order to build new products without requiring users to deploy additional agents or libraries in their stacks. The team is composed of a set of engineers with expertise in eBPF and networking, contributing to open source projects such as Cilium or Linux. Be a part of creating and defining a new industry standard for how to build best in class monitoring solutions based on eBPF. Join a fast-moving team working on hard problems deep in the Linux stack. In this role, you will wear many hats from writing eBPF code, to contributing to the Datadog agent, partnering with our platform teams, and working closely with our customers to understand our use cases.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.


What You’ll Do:

  • Own new feature development end-to-end from ideation to implementation
  • Build low-overhead data collection tools based on eBPF that collect important metrics from the kernel and in particular the network stack
  • Develop solutions to instrument L7 protocols such as HTTP/S, DNS, gRPC, but also application specific protocols such as Kafka
  • Be a driving force in product decisions


Who You Are:

  • You have experience working with and developing in the Linux kernel, either using eBPF, as a kernel developer, or building low level programs in C
  • You have have a deep understanding of the various layers of the protocol stack and have hands-on experience troubleshooting networking or API related issues
  • You have significant experience building high throughput/low latency systems
  • You have been building applications and tooling for 5+ years and know the systems you’ve worked on in depth
  • You are motivated by solving problems for our customers first and foremost and building beautiful products that our customers love

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.


Benefits and Growth:

  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intra-departmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global Spring Health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


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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