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Library Software Engineer - Node.js

Datadog (cloud)

Location Type:
New York, NY
$130,000 - $300,000

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 InstagramLinkedIn, and Datadog Learning Center.

Job Requirements

Datadog is building a world-class Dynamic Instrumentation / Live Debugging product. We are looking for an expert Node.js developer who can help build our JavaScript debugging experience. Come and join us to build amazing open-source software. At Datadog, Client Library Open-Source Engineers are language and runtime experts that focus on building our OSS monitoring libraries. Our Dynamic Instrumentation Client Libraries team is building an exciting, brand new product that helps developers quickly troubleshoot and diagnose bugs and performance issues in complex distributed systems - bringing code-level observability into the hands of every developer. We're investing heavily in experiences that allow developers to dynamically instrument their applications and perform live debugging, in production, with the smallest possible performance overhead and rock-solid reliability. Come and join a team that cares about building software the right way.

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: 

  • Write open-source code that instruments thousands of Node applications around the world, and change the way they approach troubleshooting in production.
  • Drive our open-source Node projects and engage with the community to find and fix the most important challenges

Who You Are: 

  • You’re a master Node programmer.
  • You are a great community ambassador and can drive hard technical conversations towards a good solution
  • You want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment that respects its engineers and customers
  • You have a BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent experience

Bonus points:

  • You feel comfortable navigating around the v8 code base
  • You have experience with code instrumentation (at the syntax or bytecode level) 
  • You are familiar with the v8 Inspector Protocol
  • You have significant experience with Python, Go, Javascript, Ruby or PHP

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