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Software Engineer with Systems Depth

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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.
New York City, USA
$130,000 - $300,000
Backend · DevOps · Distributed Systems
Senior Software Engineer


Datadog, a leading global SaaS company, is seeking a Software Engineer with Systems Depth to join our team in New York City. This role combines software engineering expertise with deep systems knowledge to build and maintain the internal platforms and tools that power Datadog's products.

As a Software Engineer with Systems Depth, you'll leverage your experience with systems and tooling to ensure Datadog remains reliable, performant, and secure. Your work will be crucial in building and running the infrastructure that supports our large-scale cloud deployments.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in areas such as cloud infrastructure management, reliability engineering for large organizations, and creating release machinery for sizeable development teams. Your expertise should span a wide range of systems and tools, including but not limited to Kubernetes, Cassandra, Kafka, Redis, and PostgreSQL.

At Datadog, we offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary range of $130,000 to $300,000 USD, along with equity. We provide comprehensive benefits, including healthcare, dental, parental leave, mental health support, and a 401(k) plan with company match.

Join our diverse and inclusive team, where we champion professional development and innovation. You'll have the opportunity to work on challenging problems in a collaborative environment, making a significant impact on our rapidly growing platform.

If you're passionate about systems engineering, enjoy working with cutting-edge technologies, and want to be part of a company that's revolutionizing how businesses monitor and secure their digital infrastructure, we want to hear from you. Apply now to become a key player in Datadog's continued success and growth.

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  • Leverage experience with systems and tooling to build software that ensures Datadog remains reliable, performant, and secure
  • Build and run internal platforms and tools that our products are built on
  • Apply systems experience in combination with software engineering skills


  • Deep experience building and managing large cloud infrastructure deployments
  • Experience leading reliability efforts for large organizations
  • Experience building release machinery for large development teams
  • Knowledge of systems and tooling such as bazel, build tooling, cassandra, CDN, chef, configuration management, container orchestration, consul, docker, elasticsearch, envoy, haproxy, kafka, kubernetes, load balancing, network architecture, postgres, redis, release management, RPC frameworks, service discovery, spinnaker, terraform, zookeeper


Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Parental Leave
Mental Health Assistance
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Parental planning benefits
  • Mental health benefits
  • 401(k) plan and match
  • Paid time off
  • Fitness reimbursements
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan

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