Staff Engineer - App Platform Datastore

New York, New York, USA

Datadog is seeking an experienced Staff Engineer to join our App Platform team. The team is responsible for foundational services that support the App Builder and Workflow Automation products. Today, those services power a catalog of 500+ out-of-the-box actions used to manage queues, jobs or deployments, list or page on-call engineers, scale up container clusters, block IP addresses, and much more.

We're looking to evolve this platform by building capabilities to unlock new use-cases for App Builder, Workflow Automation, and other Datadog products. As a Staff Engineer for the App Platform, you will work with a team of designers, product managers and engineers to introduce the newest platform service: easily store and manage data for apps and workflows.

We are looking for a Staff Engineer that is technical and can go deep to build the right storage solution to enable our customers, but at the same time is focused on the end-to-end user experience. You should be comfortable leading a new effort, understanding our customer needs, and designing a system that can meet customer needs and be performant at scale.

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:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and develop a new platform service for easy data storage and management

  • Drive high-priority, high-visibility projects that enhance the platform's scalability and resilience

  • Lead architectural decisions for new and existing distributed, high-throughput, real-time systems

  • Identify potential system risks and design solutions to address them

  • Contribute to short- and long-term planning and roadmap development


Who You Are:

  • You have several years of experience leading cross-team initiatives in a platform or infrastructure-focused environment

  • You have a deep understanding of relational and document-based database systems

  • You are passionate about performance and efficiency optimization

  • You have significant back-end programming experience and have architected, built, and operated distributed systems to solve problems at high scale

  • You possess a deep understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of an engineer and have a strong technical background

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and are comfortable presenting and defending your ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a Computer Science, Engineering or related scientific field or equivalent experience

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:
$234,000$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.

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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