Software Engineer – Vector (Rust)

at Datadog
Published September 28, 2022
Location Boston, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About Datadog:

At Datadog, we're on a mission to build the best monitoring platform in the world.  We operate at high scale-trillions of data points per day-and high availability, providing always-on alerting, visualization, and tracing for our customers' infrastructure and applications around the globe.

Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way. Join us to own significant chunks of our architecture, build systems at scale, and ship to production every day for customers who care deeply about what you build.

The team:

The Vector team builds and maintains the open-source Vector project - a high-performance observability streaming data pipeline. Vector powers Datadog's On-Prem Observability Pipelines product and is the backbone of many company's observability strategy, processing billions of logs, metrics, and traces per day.

The opportunity:

Performance and reliability are cornerstones of the Vector project and we are looking for a new member of the core team to ensure Vector continues to lead in these areas. As a core team member you'll be responsible for owning critical parts of the code base, collaborating with a stellar team and shipping features to thousands of customers around the world. Domains such as the architecture, data model, and module interfaces fall under the core team's responsibility and benefit heavily from experienced, pragmatic, systems-level engineering. In addition, you'll be surrounded by other world-class engineers with deep expertise in systems-level programming, a ripe environment for growing as an engineer.


* You have at least 5 years of experience with systems-level programming.
* You have extensive experience with performance oriented systems.
* You generally understand observability data types, such as log and metrics.
* You value a pragmatic, data-driven approach to performance engineering.
* You are a proficient written communicator, with the ability to clearly articulate thoughts across a team.

Bonus points:

* You have direct experience with Rust and the Tokio ecosystem.
* You have experience observability data structures such as logs, metrics, or traces.
* You were heavily involved in observability strategy at a previous company.

Why You Should Apply:

* Generous and competitive global and US 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
* Best in breed onboarding
* Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
* Friendly and inclusive workplace culture


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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