Senior Software Engineer - Runtime Configuration

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

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us expand and scale our configuration platform within Datadog. As part of the Runtime Configuration team you will help design and drive the internal systems that allow our Engineers to safely release and reliably operate code within our global cloud infrastructure, thousands of times a day. 

This is a high-impact, high-visibility role interacting with Engineers across Datadog to provide safe and reliable release tooling. As Datadog continues to invest in and expand our global infrastructure this team has the opportunity to solve a number of business problems, providing multiple avenues for advancement.

In this position you will design and implement components within our runtime configuration platform, including high-performance client libraries, robust APIs, and global distribution mechanisms. You will help engineering teams integrate their services with our configuration platforms and develop safe distribution mechanisms across our global Kubernetes infrastructure.

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: 

  • Work with Engineering teams across Datadog to understand their configuration related business needs and provide solutions.
  • Develop high-performance client libraries for our runtime configuration and feature flag platform.
  • Integrate internal systems with our configuration platform.
  • Build systems to safely distribute configuration across our global infrastructure.
  • Mentor junior team members and interns.

Who You Are:

  • Someone who can operate independently, methodically experiment, rapidly iterate, and has no fear of failure.
  • Possess good communications skills and have experience gathering requirements from stakeholders.
  • Someone with a willingness to learn new languages and technologies, diving deep into runtimes and ecosystems.
  • Experienced at delivering software solutions and libraries in Java or Python.
  • Familiar with data structures and algorithms, and have a knack for profiling and optimization.
  • Bonus Points: Familiarity with gRPC
  • Bonus Points: Familiarity with Rust, JavaScript/TypeScript, or Golang
  • Bonus Points: Experience with configuration management and/or feature flag systems

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.

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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