powertofly approved What Datadog Has to Offer:

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. They bring together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. Datadog makes a conscious effort to ensure their employees at every level reflect the many experiences and identities of the outside world, treating everyone with fairness and without bias so they can belong, excel, and succeed together. Datadog supports the health and well-beng of their employees and families with benefits like:

  • Medical insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Fertility & adoption assistance
  • Pet adoption assistance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Outings & events
  • Referral bonuses
  • Discretionary Paid Time Off
  • About Datadog:

    We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


    The Team:

    The Technical Writing & Documentation team falls under our Community organization here at Datadog. Our team creates engaging and informative technical content including our public product documentation, as well as, engineering blog posts, reference material and guides, and a developer email newsletter - thousands of pages of content! The team is located in various locations around the world, including both our New York & Paris offices.


    The Opportunity:

    This is an opportunity for a Team Lead to help us deliver high quality technical documentation for Datadog and lead one of our growing documentation  teams. In this role you will be hands-on with the technologies Datadog monitors, and collaborate with technical teams, to create technical documentation for our APIs, SDKs, developer security tools, and community developed integrations. You may also lead a small team of writers, overseeing their day-to-day, formally supporting their growth and development, and fostering an environment that encourages positive engagement and performance.


    You Will:

    • Partner with our engineering teams to create public user documentation throughout the application development life cycle.
    • Dig into source code for community and internally developed systems to collect technical details for documentation.
    • Create developer-facing documentation and training materials for Datadog's SDKs, APIs, and developer tools  to foster the growth of our developer community.
    • Collaborate with our open source community to develop documentation standards.
    • Help engineers write their stories of technical achievement. 
    • People manager for 2-4 direct reports.


    You Are:

    • You have extensive experience developing instructions and documentation for technical topics, like API, SDK, and other developer tools.
    • You have publicly available technical writing samples.
    • You are fluent in reading at least 2 programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, Go, bash).
    • You have written or managed server-side software and documentation, and are familiar with modern infrastructure such as IaaS cloud services and containers.
    • You enjoy partnering with developers and other SMEs to create robust technical documentation for developers. 
    • You have experience mentoring, guiding and coaching other team members.


    Bonus Points:

    • You have previous experience as a formal people manager.
    • You are fluent in writing at least two programming languages.
    • You have experience with Developer communications, like engineering blogs, and writing newsletters.
    • You enjoy public speaking at meetups, conferences, and internal events.
    • You have knowledge of Security Engineering and have an interest in developing content focused around this (e.g. Application Security )
    • Real-world SIEM and/or cloud-native security tool experience


    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 
    • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
    • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

    Is this you? Send your resume and links to your Github profile and public writing samples. We look forward to receiving your application!


    #LI-Remote This is a remote position


    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.


    Your Privacy:

    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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