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Staff Software Engineer - Bits AI

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Datadog is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. They provide digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring solutions.
New York City, USA
$234,000 - $300,000
Machine Learning · Backend · Full-Stack
Staff Software Engineer


Datadog, a leading global SaaS company, is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join their Bits AI team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead the technical effort in developing AI-assisted agents that help users investigate and remediate problems across Datadog products. As the technical lead, you'll be at the forefront of employing cutting-edge technologies, including generative AI, to create innovative solutions.

In this role, you'll have the chance to shape the architecture and patterns of a project that aims to revolutionize problem-solving for Datadog users. You'll be working with a diverse team, collaborating across various departments, and directly engaging with users to understand their needs and incorporate feedback.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Generative AI and its potential to enhance productivity for software engineers and SREs. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, adept at navigating ambiguity, and excited about the prospect of working on different parts of the tech stack as needed.

Datadog offers a competitive salary range of $234,000 to $300,000 USD, along with equity and comprehensive benefits. These include healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health support, a 401(k) plan with match, paid time off, and more. The company values work-life harmony and operates in a hybrid workplace model.

Join Datadog to be part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful community where you can solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate achievements together. This role presents a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on a rapidly growing company while working with cutting-edge AI technologies.

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  • Lead technical effort to develop the architecture, patterns, and individual solutions to investigate and remediate problems
  • Represent and evangelize the project across Datadog
  • Regularly speak with users to discover their needs and feedback
  • Navigate tradeoffs between thoroughness and time-to-market
  • Work with other Datadog teams to integrate their domain expertise into solution pathways
  • Mentor and grow other engineers on the team and beyond


  • Passionate about Generative AI and its ability to help software engineers and SREs be more productive
  • Ability to ship fast, route around blockers, and work with ambiguity
  • Love talking with users
  • Happy to jump into any part of the stack
  • May have been a founder or early builder at a startup
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related scientific field or equivalent experience


Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Parental Leave
Mental Health Assistance
  • Opportunity to build tools for software engineers
  • Influence on product direction and impact on the business
  • Work with skilled, knowledgeable, and kind teammates
  • Competitive global benefits
  • Continuous professional development
  • Healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits
  • 401(k) plan and match
  • Paid time off
  • Fitness reimbursements
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan

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