Software Engineer - Performance


Dec 6th, 2022
Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS product is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stack, allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally. Datadogs are solving tough problems, taking smart risks, and celebrating each other's wins. Let’s grow together!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
At Datadog, diversity means making a conscious effort to reflect the many experiences and identities of the world outside, while treating each other with fairness and without bias. Inclusion is the choice we make every day to foster an environment where people of all backgrounds not only belong, but excel, so that together, as a company, we can succeed.

To ensure we create a culture of belonging, we offer training for employees around unconscious bias, allyship support and more. Employees globally stay connected through our Community Guilds (ERGs) that support our internal communities at Datadog including: Women, LGBTQIA+, Veterans, LatinX, Black professionals, Parents, and Asian professionals. We also believe in supporting our communities through charitable donations to help amplify those working to bring justice, inclusion and equality to the world.

Why You Should Apply:
- Generous and competitive mind, body & health benefits
- New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
- Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
- Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
- Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
- Friendly and inclusive workplace culture
New York, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, Atlanta
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The Runtime Efficiency team helps run Datadog’s complex infrastructure in the most efficient manner. Since most applications at Datadog are heavily instrumented, we use that telemetry to reason about utilization of resources that drive cost as well as use application patterns to manage capacity for a rapidly growing footprint. The team is responsible for efficient resource utilization observability and infrastructure oriented efforts toward driving up efficiency and performance.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture – the relationships that it builds, the creativity it brings to the table, and the collaboration of being together. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our employees can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Coach other engineers to craft quantitative models of their systems’ performance and cost,
  • Solve gnarly performance issues that nobody else has been able to crack,
  • Build tools that help you in your everyday analysis,
  • Share interesting findings with the community at large,
  • Split your time 50/50 between proactive and reactive performance analysis.

Who You Are:

  • You have strong foundational knowledge of modern, distributed computing.
  • You have a proven track record of understanding the performance of large-scale services, quantitatively and in fine details.
  • Profilers, debuggers, tracers hide no secrets from you, especially in a linux environment.
  • You display persistence, focus and creativity to get to the bottom of the matter at issue.
  • You communicate well and your enthusiasm for the craft is contagious.

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That’s okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth:

  • 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
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


About Datadog:

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

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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