Senior Software Engineer - Windows Agent

New York, USA, Remote

About Datadog:

We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The team:

The Windows Agent team at Datadog serves as a Windows center of excellence with a mission to make Datadog Agent a fully supported offering on Windows and ensure that the Windows customers getting started with Datadog have a great landing experience with Windows infrastructure monitoring. The group is responsible for delivering capabilities to best onboard Windows Agent customers onto the Datadog platform, that is, making the Datadog Agent easy to install, deploy, and configure on Windows hosts. The team implements native Windows integrations to collect data for system, network, and security monitoring; extending them to services and technologies that customers run on Windows. Our goal is to provide the best out-of-the-box experience and comprehensive observability offering on Windows without requiring users to deploy additional agents or libraries in their stacks.The team provides the needed support to other Agent teams in delivering a reliable, performant, and lightweight Agent on Windows.

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: 

As a Senior Software Engineer in the Windows Agent team, you will work on features and integrations to give Datadog users who run Windows the best possible experience. You will:

  • Write code for new features and bug fixes in the open-source Datadog Agent
  • Design, implement, and share ownership of Windows Agent-based integrations
  • Implement features to make the Datadog Agent easy to install, configure, and manage on Windows platform
  • Develop and maintain Windows Agent MSI Installers
  • Own new feature development end-to-end from ideation to implementation
  • Be a driving force in product decisions and plan the most important projects to work on next with your team
  • Investigate performance bottlenecks and write optimized resource-efficient software


Who You Are: 

  • You have been building applications and tooling for 5+ years and know the systems you’ve worked on in depth
  • You have experience building and shipping software that runs on Windows
  • You have significant systems programming experience with the Windows API
  • You have strong Windows OS internals knowledge
  • You have significant experience in one or more languages: Golang, C/C++, or Python
  • You have experience working with and developing applications that utilize the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) ecosystem to collect OS and security signals
  • You have proven ability to own and deliver features in a fast-paced, high-growth environment to build new products
  • You are motivated by solving problems for our customers first and foremost and building beautiful products that our customers love
  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a Computer Science, Engineering or related scientific field or equivalent experience

Bonus Points: 

  • You have experience creating Windows drivers
  • You have experience creating MSI installers


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 networkin
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Competitive global benefits
  • Giving programs

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:
$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.

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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