Engineering Manager - Application Performance Monitoring (APM) at Datadog

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About Datadog:

We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The team:

The team is composed of multiple language experts, who are writing open source code that instruments tens of thousands of distributed applications written in Go, Python, Ruby, Node, PHP, Java, .NET and Proxies (NGINX, Istio, etc…).


The opportunity:

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to lead and grow the teams building our APM product that traces requests as they flow across complex systems. You’ll join at an ideal time to make a big impact, the product is seeing very high growth, with many new features to build as well as a need for scaling up dramatically. You’ll be involved in every step of the process—defining product, managing the team, recruiting excellent engineers.



You will:

  • Manage and grow distributed teams of talented engineers, ensuring they deliver high quality, timely work and that they’re happy, motivated, and growing
  • Drive our open source projects and engage with the different languages communities to find and address the most important challenges; in observability, we work directly with growing communities such as OpenTelemetry
  • Work with the product team to flesh out the future of the product
  • Work with other managers in the US and in Europe to deliver cross-cutting projects
  • Contribute to shaping the future of the engineering organisation

 

Requirements:

  • You have been building applications for 6+ years and know the systems you’ve worked on from top to bottom
  • You have managed remote teams of software engineers
  • You have significant experience in at least one of the following languages: Python, Java, Go, .NET, Ruby, Node, C++ or PHP
  • You’ve recruited a team of engineers before
  • You want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment
  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience

Bonus points:

  • You’ve built a non-trivial application from scratch that sees significant user traffic
  • You are a great community ambassador and can drive hard technical conversations towards a good solution
  • You have deep experience with observability products
  • You have experience with distributed systems
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • GrooveEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Sales NavigatorLead Gen

Location

We are located steps away from Post Office Square. When we aren't eating free catered lunches, food trucks & other restaurants are easily accessible!

An Insider's view of Datadog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Purpose-oriented culture is central to our mission at Datadog. The atmosphere we’ve created fosters healthy competition and support for one another. Open communication across the floor encourages cross-team collaboration, and we’re always pushing each other to be the best we can be.

Mike

Senior Commercial Account Executive

What does your typical day look like?

My day begins with a team meeting to discuss our daily goals and how we plan to accomplish them. I like to dedicate the morning to calling prospects and the afternoon to crafting messaging, meetings and interviews. I wrap up the day with making some more dials & sync back with my team to hold ourselves accountable to the goals we set that morning.

Anthony

Lead Sales Development Representative

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Datadog as an Account Executive, moved into a Senior AE role, and now am a Manager! I've learned so much in the past 1.5 years. Datadog gave me an opportunity based on my abilities, helped me to excel at those skills and then develop them into leadership. I know my future here will be great thanks to the support focused environment.

Carolina

Manager, Commercial Sales, LATAM

What is your vision for the company?

As a leader at Datadog, I'm personally committed to identifying the best people in Boston and investing in their future. We're a high growth company that prioritizes employee development and career acceleration. The majority of our sales leadership team in Boston has been promoted from within and we expect this to continue as we reach new heights.

Shaunt

Vice President, Commercial Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As an advocate for the customer, my teams solve customer problems, listen to feedback, and ensure the customer is getting the most value out of the different products we offer. We bring this information and insight to other Datadog teams so we are able to continuously align our internal direction with the needs and wants of our customers.

Maura

Director, Customer Success

What are Datadog Perks + Benefits

Datadog Benefits Overview

Datadog employees work hard to support our users—whether it's developing new, cutting-edge features or helping users master our platform. In turn we strive to provide competitive benefits that allow our employees to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Check out our offerings for family planning, financial growth, personal development and more at https://www.datadoghq.com/us-benefits/

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We promote a healthy work life balance by giving employees the opportunity to take the time off they need.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Datadog offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees.
Company Outings
We pride ourselves on our fun company outings and creating an outside environment for all teams to interact with each other!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with unlimited amount of snacks, coffee, and huge variation of drinks.
Some Meals Provided
Catered lunches 3 times a week!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
We work with nearby gyms and have fitness reimbursement benefits for a wide range of services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Datadog offers
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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