Software Engineer - Alerting

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powertofly approved What Datadog Has to Offer:

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. They bring together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. Datadog makes a conscious effort to ensure their employees at every level reflect the many experiences and identities of the outside world, treating everyone with fairness and without bias so they can belong, excel, and succeed together. Datadog supports the health and well-beng of their employees and families with benefits like:

  • Medical insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Fertility & adoption assistance
  • Pet adoption assistance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Outings & events
  • Referral bonuses
  • Discretionary Paid Time Off
  • 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:

    Our Alerting team works on the processing and enrichment of data delivering to the Datadog platform. They build, scale, and operate some of the low-latency, high-throughput data systems that power the growth of our business. The systems are built on top of high-scale open source frameworks and languages: Kafka, Go, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kubernetes.


    The opportunity:

    In the Alerting team, you will work on building a key part of our platform, own and improve systems running at high scale. You’ll tackle challenging projects, make an impact and grow quickly.

    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 will be a key part of the success of the product.


    You will:

    • Own and support our data pipelines, remove scaling bottlenecks in critical services
    • Write a significant amount of code, lead architectural decisions for new and existing services
    • Run a lightweight agile process to pace and track what we work on and deliver high quality work



    • You have been building applications for some years and know the systems you’ve worked on from top to bottom
    • You have architected, built, and operated distributed systems to solve problems at high scale
    • You want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment to build a brand new product


    Bonus points:

    • You’ve built a non-trivial application from scratch that sees significant user traffic
    • You've worked at high scale with systems like Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka
    • You have significant experience with Go or Python

    Is this you? Let’s chat!



    Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

    Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


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    Software Engineer - Alerting