Senior Software Engineer - APM Agent

Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Nantes, France; Bordeaux, France; Sophia Antipolis, France; Lyon, France; Montpellier, France; Tel Aviv, Israel

The Datadog Agent is deployed on millions of customer hosts in containerized environments, on virtual machines, and in dedicated datacenters. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, application tracing, and security insights for tens of thousands of companies.

As an engineer on the APM Agent team, you will be part of a fast-moving team working on the data pipelines sending APM telemetry from our customers’ application to Datadog backends, in the APM agent itself or in OpenTelemetry components.

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:

  • Contribute to the success of the APM product, a successful product in Datadog’s product suite
  • You will build open-source code in the Datadog agent to collect APM data for millions of applications around the world.
  • Work with your team to own the architecture and governance of the Agent codebase, ensuring high quality of code contributions from all contributors.
  • Solve complex scaling challenges with large volumes of data 
  • Investigate performance bottlenecks and write optimized resource-efficient software


Who You Are:

  • You have 6+ years of professional experience writing Go, Rust, or C/C++
  • You can design architectures to solve problems at high scale
  • You’re attentive to details and can build software with very low defect rates. You appreciate simplicity as a tool to accomplish this.
  • You have experience building and shipping packaged or downloadable software
  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers  and customers
  • You’re interested in an environment that values shipping early and iterating, and keeping processes to the minimum needed to ensure safety. You enjoy owning projects and can keep moving forward despite the occasional ambiguity or blocker.

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:

  • Skilled, knowledgeable, and kind teammates to work with and learn from.
  • Interesting challenges of all sorts. You’ll gain experience with runtime internals, low level OS details, and how to safely ship software that runs within customer processes at scale.
  • Opportunities to contribute to open source software.
  • You’ll have a lot of influence on product direction and impact on the business, especially since we continue to grow quickly.
  • Competitive global benefits.
  • Continuous professional development.

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. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

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