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Staff Software Engineer - Release Platforms

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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 · Boston, USA
$234,000 - $300,000
Backend · Cloud · DevOps
Staff Software Engineer
7+ years


Datadog, a leading global SaaS business, is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join their Release Platforms team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on expanding and scaling internal Kubernetes resource management and deployment automation systems. As a Staff Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of designing and driving the internal systems that enable Datadog's engineers to safely and reliably release code into their global cloud infrastructure.

Your responsibilities will include making key technical decisions for next-generation Kubernetes resource management and distribution mechanisms, as well as expanding the automated deployments platform. You'll lead high-priority projects to enhance the platform's value, resilience, and scalability across multiple teams. Your expertise will be crucial in guiding other engineers through architectural decisions and identifying potential system risks.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in leading cross-team initiatives in a platform or infrastructure-focused environment, with significant experience in back-end programming and distributed systems. You should be passionate about mentoring other engineers and have a track record of driving impactful technical initiatives where performance, cost efficiency, and resilience are paramount.

Datadog offers a competitive salary range of $234,000 to $300,000 USD, along with an attractive benefits package including stock options, healthcare, dental, mental health benefits, and more. The company values office culture while operating as a hybrid workplace, allowing employees to create a work-life harmony that suits them best.

Join Datadog's collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community, where you'll have the opportunity to solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate achievements together. If you're ready to make a significant impact in the world of cloud monitoring and analytics, this role at Datadog could be your next career-defining move.

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  • Design and drive high-priority, high-visibility projects to increase the platform's value, resilience, and scalability across multiple teams
  • Provide technical leadership across one or several areas of the platform
  • Lead and guide other engineers through architectural platform decisions
  • Identify potential system risks and trends in reliability and design solutions to address them
  • Provide input on prioritizing engineering-led initiatives in short- and long-term planning and roadmaps
  • Collaborate with internal engineering teams to understand their requirements and plan for their product growth


  • Led cross-team initiatives in a platform or infrastructure-focused environment for several years
  • Led impactful technical initiatives in an environment where performance, cost efficiency, ease of use, and resilience/operability are first-order concerns
  • Significant back-end programming experience
  • Architected, built, and operated distributed systems to solve problems at a high scale
  • Enjoy mentoring and coaching other engineers
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related scientific field or equivalent experience


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, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • Inclusive company culture, ability to join Community Guilds (employee resource groups)
  • Competitive global benefits
  • Giving programs
  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Parental planning
  • Mental health benefits
  • 401(k) plan and match
  • Paid time off
  • Fitness reimbursements
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan

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