Posted on: 
June 30, 2024

Staff Software Engineer - Frontend

Job Description

Datadog’s Staff Engineers are our technical leaders operating at the forefront of technology, building solutions that take us through at least our next five years of growth. They do this in three major ways:

As individual contributors, they bring world-class technical abilities to deliver industry-leading systems in areas such as data visualization, virtual runtime profiling, and planet-scale streaming.As technical leaders, they bring experienced technical breadth and communication skills to tackle design and architectural problems spanning the organization, charting the right course, and then leading delivery.

In both roles, they participate in the staff engineering community and help us learn from what the industry is doing and what we've built before, and so improving company-wide standards around software and systems engineering.

Examples of projects you might take on as a staff engineer include designing and implementing a major improvement to a system or tool that many application engineering teams depend on, developing a new Datadog product line from initial outline to public launch (and beyond), or breaking down a complex UX problem, solving the fundamental workflows, and polishing your solution until it feels intuitive.

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:

  • Use your expertise to design and deliver technology that will power the next generation of products
  • Take cross-team decisions that will influence the Datadog frontend community at large
  • Lead through example and excellence, helping the people around you grow
  • Improve processes on your team, and across the whole of frontend engineering

Who You Are:

  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 4+ years of technical leadership experience, including both effective communication of complex concepts and experience coordinating across teams to ship critical products
  • Strong UI/UX intuition, adept at working closely with product design and product management stakeholders to develop a shared vision and deliver on it
  • You have led development of high-complexity, high-performance interactive browser applications, including architecture, interaction design, and optimization
  • Ability to bring best practices from across the world of software engineering and adapt them to the frontend environment
  • Knowledge of React and TypeScript

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We know 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 experience, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits & 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. 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.

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