Staff Software Engineer - Event Platform Storage (EMEA)

Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Nantes, France; Bordeaux, France; Sophia Antipolis, France; Lyon, France


We are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our Event Platform Storage team. Our Event Platform ingests, transforms and stores events to provide more than 30 Datadog products data retrieved by a query API at a rate of ~15 Million messages/second. With a focus on a high-level of reliability, you will contribute to a platform using Java, Go and Rust. 

Engineers with a background or interest in the challenges of optimizing distributed systems for durability, high availability, low latency and scalability are encouraged to apply. Husky Blog Husky Deep Dive

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most critical platforms at Datadog. This platform provides a scalable, exactly-once, cost-effective, and reliable storage engine for timestamped payloads with a full-featured and fast query engine with multiple integration options.. 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 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:

  • Design and drive high priority, high visibility projects that increase the platform's resilience and scalability across multiple teams
  • Lead and guide others through architectural decisions for new and existing distributed, high-throughput, real-time systems
  • Identify potential system risks and trends in reliability, and design solutions to address them
  • Provide input on prioritization of engineering-led initiatives in short- and long-term planning and roadmaps
  • Collaborate closely with partner platforms that integrate and depend on the event platform to provide critical capabilities to their customers

Who You Are:

  • You have led cross-team initiatives in a platform or infrastructure-focused environment for 2+ years.
  • Passionate about performance and efficiency optimization.  
  • You have led impactful technical initiatives in an environment where performance, reliability, and accuracy are first-order concerns
  • You have a reliability-oriented mindset and care deeply about designing and building resilient architectures
  • You have significant back end programming experienced and have architected, built, and operated distributed systems to solve problems at high scale

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.


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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