Senior Software Engineer - Driveline

New York, New York, USA

Driveline is an in-memory append-only database tailored for fast ingestion, analytical queries, and low in-memory foot-print.


This is a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most critical platforms at Datadog. This platform offers Live Search features to critical products like Logs Management and APM. We have challenges to continue scaling these components and add new features important for our customers. This is an opportunity to accelerate the growth of one of the most profitable parts of the business.


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:

  • Building and operating query execution engines, working on query parsing and planning, optimization and operators

  • Dive deep into the query language design and syntax to build new language features to meet user needs. 

  • Build fault-tolerant, horizontally scalable solutions running in multi-tenant environments

  • Write in C++ and Go

  • Own meaningful parts of our service, have an impact, grow with the company


Who You Are:

  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience

  • You have significant backend programming experience in one or more languages (Go, Rust, C++) 

  • Interest or experience with query processing and/or database internals

  • You have been exposed to working on problems (high durability / low latency /…)

  • You can get down to the low-level when needed

  • You care about simple designs and performance

  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers

This job is available in various departments within our company; to conform to US export control regulations, some of these roles may require candidates to be eligible for any required authorizations from the US government.


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 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. 


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:
$187,000$240,000 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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