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Director, Security Engineering

DatadogNew York City, New YorkFull-time$272k - $340kNov 3, 2023
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We’re looking for a Director, Security Engineering to lead and manage a growing team and to take Datadog’s security engineering teams to the next level. The mission of this team is to proactively detect, respond to, simulate, and identify breach attempts and threat actors. 

You will lead multiple teams and own solutions to quickly identify breach attempts, contain and eradicate threats, streamline our security incident response processes with the business, continuously test our controls, and help the business make informed decisions based on threat intelligence. Your teams will establish metrics that demonstrate continuous improvements of the security capabilities and deliver meaningful results in Datadog’s security posture. 


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:

  • Manage and grow teams of talented analysts and engineers, ensuring they deliver high quality, timely work and that they’re happy, motivated, and growing
  • Improve the company’s ability to identify, detect, and respond to threats by leading teams to develop correct security signals, dogfooding our products and building out necessary automation. Establish metrics to measure effectiveness of our response. 
  • Lead an effective vulnerability management program, taking results from  automated scans and working with the highest levels of leadership to prioritize engineering initiatives to resolve vulnerabilities. 
  • Scale the organization to accommodate for necessary growth and contribute to shaping the future of the security organization
  • Partner with Datadog’s product management team by becoming a customer of our security products and champion for new features and fixes
  • Represent Datadog in the digital forensic and incident response, penetration testing/red teaming, and threat intelligence community


Who Are You:

  • Proven track record of building scalable organizations, with organic growth and effective mentoring and team performance management 
  • Experience building effective cross organizational relationship and common solutions that prioritize security
  • Focus on building a diverse, inclusive and globally distributed organization 
  • Strong, open communicator who is able to to take risks and drive meaningful change
  • Prior experience in a large scale detection/response programs and  building security operations functions 
  • You want to work in a fast-paced, product driven environment


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

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $272,000 - $340,000, plus a competitive 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.

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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