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Senior Staff Engineer - Analytics Capabilities (Logs/Infra)



Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

We are looking for a Senior Staff Engineer to closely partner with product leads and develop advanced data analytics capabilities for our customers. The Infrastructure Monitoring and Log Management teams develop a spectrum of products, ranging from Kubernetes observability and Cloud Cost Management to software that identifies and classifies sensitive data.

These teams are responsible for a large portion of the data we collect on behalf of our customers. You can expect to work closely with senior product managers, product and engineering leadership, and various engineering teams to develop new tools for cross-product data analysis.

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

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and drive high priority, high visibility projects that increase multiple platform’s capabilities and enable new features across multiple teams

  • Lead and guide others through architectural decisions for new and existing analytics capabilities that rely on distributed, high-throughput, real-time systems

  • Collaborate closely with product engineering teams, design partners, and product managers, to quickly iterate on proof of concept capabilities.

  • Work with teams to take new capabilities from concept to reality, playing an active role in developing the software and releasing it to customers.

Who You Are:

  • You have led cross-team initiatives in a product engineering environment, with quick iteration cycles, for 75+ engineers

  • You have led impactful technical initiatives in an environment where customer experience, performance, reliability, and accuracy are all first-order concerns

  • You have a data-oriented mindset and care deeply about designing and building valuable and maintainable products and architectures

  • You have significant full stack experience and have architected, built, and maintained products that operate at high scale

This job is available in various departments within our company; to conform to US export control regulations, some of these roles may require candidates to be eligible for any required authorizations from the US government.

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:

  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space

  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities for internal mobility

  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking

  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)

  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan

  • Free global mental health benefit through Spring Health

  • Generous global benefits

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog. To learn more about Benefits click here.


Datadog offers a competitive salary and equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$272,000$340,000 USD

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. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

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Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.