Manager II, Engineering - Driveline

New York, New York, USA


Driveline is part of the Event Platform, an internal platform that is used by around half of the products built by Datadog (Logs, APM, RUM, Security, etc). It supports a high scale (many PetaBytes ingested per day) with high level of reliability. Main component managed by the Driveline team is an in-memory database built for fast, low-cost ingestion and high-density storage, which is also named Driveline. It supports the LiveSearch feature that exposes query capabilities on unsampled data. It's written in C++ and Go. As the manager for this team you will be in charge of consolidating the current uses of Driveline (Traces, Logs) and of expanding that to more products. You will also drive the vision for Driveline and will contribute to the future of the whole Event Platform. As the team is also quickly growing, you will also be involved in hiring the best candidates for this team.


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


What You’ll Do: 

  • Define and lead the team's vision and future evolution of Driveline datastore
  • Plan and schedule activities within the team
  • Interview and recruit talents to grow your team
  • Manage a team of Distributed Systems Engineers with various levels of experiences

Who You Are: 

  • Experience managing distributed teams
  • Technical background on distributed systems
  • Experience with production systems at a significant scale
  • Experience building a datastore would be a plus
  • Optionally experience with C++


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
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental 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.



Datadog offers a competitive salary and 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.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$250,000$300,000 USD

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.

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