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Senior Software Engineer - Data Science

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Datadog is a global SaaS business delivering a combination of growth and profitability, providing digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring solutions.
Lisbon, Portugal
Data · Backend
Senior Software Engineer


Datadog, a leading global SaaS company, is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for their Data Science team in Lisbon, Portugal. This role involves designing and building algorithmically driven features for the Datadog app, focusing on analysis of streaming data such as anomaly detection, error outliers, and faulty deployment analysis. The ideal candidate will work on large-scale distributed systems, horizontally-scalable datastores, and various data-processing frameworks to build next-generation platforms for Data Science at Datadog.

Key responsibilities include building common services for data science capabilities, enabling new features by integrating data from multiple sources, ensuring scalability of data science-driven features, and leveraging modern tools to improve performance and cost-efficiency. The role requires experience in Python, Java, Scala, or Go, familiarity with microservices and distributed systems, and for senior levels, expertise in building high-volume data pipelines and proficiency in Python, Go, or Scala with knowledge of Spark or Flink.

Datadog offers a hybrid work environment, competitive global benefits, stock options, and numerous growth opportunities. The company values diversity and encourages applications from passionate individuals, even if they don't meet all qualifications. Join a collaborative team that champions professional development and innovation in a fast-growing, dynamic tech environment.

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  • Build common services and components encapsulating data science capabilities for other products and teams to leverage
  • Enable new capabilities for our core products by integrating and preprocessing data from tens of sources and preparing it for incorporation into data science models
  • Ensure that our data science-driven features continue to scale well as Datadog adds more customers and ingests more data per customer
  • Leverage modern tools and frameworks to improve the performance and cost-efficiency of data science services
  • Work all over the stack, moving fluidly between programming languages and technologies


  • Experience working in Python, Java, Scala or Go
  • Experience working with microservices and/or distributed systems
  • Value simplicity and getting the right things done
  • (Senior Level) Experience building high-volume data pipelines
  • (Senior Level) Expertise in Python, Go or Scala and familiarity with Spark or Flink


Medical Insurance
  • Competitive global benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Opportunity to collaborate closely with colleagues across the Datadog offices in New York City and Paris
  • Opportunity to attend and present at conferences and meetups
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)

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