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Engineering Manager II - Cloud Security



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Boston, MA, USA · Denver, CO, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2023
We’re looking for an Engineering Manager for Cloud security to build and lead a talented team to secure platforms our cloud environments. The focus of the teams is to defend our cloud environments and develop and mature programs to support these goals.

You will own the team and solutions that partner with various engineering teams to ensure security concerns are addressed, build the paved roads that establish secure-by-default configurations, and detect and protect critical threats that may impact our products.

You will establish the proper relationships to understand support models needed by teams as well as establish the proper metrics to show continuous improvements.

You’ll join at an ideal time to make a big impact, the product is seeing very high growth, with many new features to build as well as a need for scaling up dramatically. You’ll be involved in every step of the process—defining organization, strategy, and executing while hiring world-class security, data analytics, and software engineers.

You will:

  • Develop and lead a team of talented software and security engineers who are responsible for engineering systems which run in the cloud.

  • Partner with Datadog’s product management teams by becoming a customer of our security products and champion areas of improvement

  • Develop strategic roadmaps that align product and team developments to business requirements and top security risks

  • Engineer solutions to scale security baseline checks against cloud resources and develop automated remedial workflows to drive preventative security measures

  • Define and drive the strategy to defend and protect our productions environments including AWS, GCP, and Azure

  • Create and evangelise a world-class partnership program with engineering teams to guarantee success of the mission


  • Proven experience building cutting-edge software engineering teams

  • Proven experience leading cloud security and compute security or IAM programs

  • You have designed capabilities that scale to support a large set of teams and built production-ready services

  • Focus on building a diverse and inclusive organization

  • Motivation and ability to grow talent by providing a proper mentorship and performance management environment while prioritizing empathy

  • Understand the value of driving efficiencies through automation, orchestration, and partnerships with external teams

  • You have demonstrated experience in talking to customers and designing solutions that meet their needs

  • You want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment

  • You value correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when reviewing documentation

Bonus points:

  • Proven experience leading geographically distributed teams

  • Are passionate about building products that engineers love and believe in the true outcome of security

  • You are confident representing your ideas and opinions in a manner that can be challenged and respond to feedback well

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

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $234,000- $300,000, 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.

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