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Staff Software Engineer - REDAPL

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Datadog

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 · Boston, USA
$234,000 - $300,000
Backend · Distributed Systems
Staff Software Engineer
Hybrid
8+ years

Description

Datadog is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to elevate their REDAPL (Referential Data Platform) to new heights. REDAPL is Datadog's primary platform for monitoring customers' infrastructure resources and relationships, enabling products that provide insights into performance, cost, security, and more.

As a Staff Engineer, you'll drive high-priority projects to enhance the platform's value, resilience, and scalability across multiple teams. You'll provide technical leadership, guide architectural decisions, and collaborate with internal product teams to understand and plan for their growth as they integrate with REDAPL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead high-visibility projects across multiple teams
  • Provide technical leadership in various platform areas
  • Guide engineers through architectural platform decisions
  • Identify and address system risks and reliability trends
  • Contribute to short and long-term planning and roadmaps
  • Collaborate with product teams to understand and plan for their requirements

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experienced in leading cross-team initiatives in platform or infrastructure-focused environments
  • Track record of impactful technical initiatives balancing performance, cost efficiency, ease of use, and resilience
  • Significant back-end programming experience with distributed systems at high scale
  • Passion for mentoring and coaching other engineers

Datadog offers a competitive salary range of $234,000 - $300,000 USD, along with equity and variable compensation. They provide comprehensive benefits including healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health benefits, 401(k) with match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

Join Datadog to be part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where you can solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate achievements together.

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Responsibilities

  • Design and drive high-priority, high-visibility projects across multiple teams
  • Provide technical leadership across platform areas
  • Lead and guide engineers through architectural platform decisions
  • Identify potential system risks and trends in reliability
  • Design solutions to address system risks and reliability issues
  • Provide input on prioritizing engineering-led initiatives in planning and roadmaps
  • Collaborate with internal product teams to understand their requirements and plan for growth

Requirements

Java
Python
Go
  • Led cross-team initiatives in a platform or infrastructure-focused environment for several years
  • Led impactful technical initiatives balancing performance, cost efficiency, ease of use, and resilience/operability
  • Significant back-end programming experience
  • Experience architecting, building, and operating distributed systems at high scale
  • Enjoy mentoring and coaching other engineers

Benefits

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
401k
Parental Leave
Mental Health Assistance
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Variable compensation
  • 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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