Lead Software Engineer


(New York, New York)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or high-scale infrastructure. Because Datadog collects metrics and events from 100+ different technologies and services out of the box, including other monitoring tools, you can monitor your entire stack in one place, without any gaps.
* Solve a scaling bottleneck in a critical service * Deploy a new feature to production, progressively rolling it out with feature flags * Mentor other engineers on your team * Investigate and fix a production issue from a service your team owns * Design a new service and write an architecture RFC * With your team, plan the most important projects to work on next
Ideal Candidate
**Requirements** * You have been building applications for 3+ years and know the systems you’ve worked on from top to bottom * You have significant backend programming experience in one or more languages * You can design architecture to solve problems at high scale * You care about code simplicity and performance * You have operated systems that you built * You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience * You want to work in a fast, high-growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers **Bonus points** * You've worked at high scale with systems like Redis, Cassandra, Kafka * You wrote your own data pipelines once or twice before * You have a strong background in statistics * You have significant experience with Go, C, or Python


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