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Software Engineer - Backend Generalist

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Datadog is a global SaaS business delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability, providing a platform for engineers to understand, scale, and protect their systems, applications, and teams.
Paris, France · Nantes, France · Bordeaux, France...
Mid-Level Software Engineer
3+ years


Datadog, a leading global SaaS company, is seeking a Software Engineer - Backend Generalist to join our innovative team. We're building the world's best platform for engineers to understand, scale, and protect their systems, applications, and teams. Operating at high scale—trillions of data points per day—we provide always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, application tracing, and security insights for tens of thousands of companies.

As a Backend Generalist, you'll be at the forefront of solving complex challenges in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll work on critical tasks such as solving scaling bottlenecks, deploying new features with progressive rollouts, investigating and fixing production issues, and designing scalable architectures. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity in solving hard problems the right way.

We're looking for candidates with significant experience in one or more programming languages, who value code simplicity and performance, and can design architecture to solve problems at high scale. A BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience is required. You should be passionate about technology and eager to grow your skills in our dynamic startup environment.

Datadog offers a hybrid work model, allowing you to balance office culture with work-life harmony. We provide competitive benefits, including stock equity, professional development opportunities, mental health support, and an inclusive company culture. Join us in our mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age, enabling digital transformation and infrastructure monitoring for our diverse customer base.

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  • Solve scaling bottlenecks in critical services
  • Deploy new features to production using feature flags
  • Investigate and fix production issues
  • Design scalable service architectures
  • Plan important projects with the team


  • Significant experience in one or more programming languages
  • Value code simplicity and performance
  • Ability to design architecture for high-scale problems
  • BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • Desire to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment


Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Education Budget
Parental Leave
Mental Health Assistance
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program
  • Inclusive company culture with Community Guilds
  • Access to Inclusion Talks
  • Free global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

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