Software Engineer - Distributed Systems

| Greater Boston Area

At Datadog, we’re on a mission to bring sanity to cloud development and operations. We need to make the heterogeneous, complex data we collect easy for users to comprehend and act upon.

As a engineer working on our distributed systems, you will build the high-throughput, low-latency systems that power our product. Your data pipelines will ingest, store, analyze, and query tens of millions of events per second from companies all over the globe.

Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way. Join us to own significant chunks of our architecture, design and build resilient systems, and ship to production every day for customers who care deeply about what you build.

In this role, you will:

  • Build distributed, high-throughput, real-time data pipelines
  • Do it in Go and Python, with bits of C or other languages
  • Use Kafka, Redis, Cassandra, Elasticsearch and other open-source components
  • Own meaningful parts of our service, have an impact, grow with the company

Requirements

  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience
  • You have significant backend programming experience in one or more languages
  • You can get down to the low-level when needed
  • You care about code simplicity and performance
  • You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers

Bonus points

  • You wrote your own data pipelines once or twice before (and know what you'd like to change)
  • You've built high scale systems with Cassandra, Redis, Kafka or Numpy
  • You have significant experience with Go, C, or Python
  • You have a strong background in stats
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

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 Demarco

Sales Development Representative

What does your typical day look like?

A day in the life may include reviewing accounts, internal product discussions, demoing our product to customers, analyzing contracts, identifying growth opportunities for our customers, and continuous career development/training. As our Senior CSM, I work on specific team-focused projects while also maintaining a full book of business.

Rachel Askin

Senior Customer Success Manager

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 Voskanian

Vice President of Commercial Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

Datadog has been an amazing place for me to further my career so far. Having the opportunity to work alongside some of the best and brightest sales and technical leadership in the SaaS industry has ensured that no matter what the challenge, our team is given the right tools to succeed.

Joseph Chartier

Account Executive

What are Datadog Perks + Benefits

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
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
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!
Parking
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
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