New York, New York, USA
Posted a month ago
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
  • The team: 

    Datadog’s Writing team is the public voice of Datadog. We are a group of tech-oriented writers and editors who value accuracy, depth, and accessibility. We work collaboratively within our team as well as with engineering, product, and marketing teams across the entire company. Our blog posts cover Datadog in depth and provide valuable information to the broader tech community around observability, best practices, and industry trends.

    The opportunity: 

    Are you looking to combine your editing and writing skills with your love of learning new technologies? Are you as comfortable on the command line as you are top editing, copy editing, and providing detailed editorial feedback to experienced technical content writers? Do you have experience managing and mentoring writers? Are you obsessed with following the latest trends in cloud monitoring technologies? If so, we'd love to talk to you.

    We are expanding the Writing team at Datadog, the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring and analytics. Our team of technical content editors and writers runs Datadog's main blog (aka "The Monitor"), where we publish in-depth articles about monitoring, software infrastructure, and application performance for a highly technical audience of software developers and ops engineers.

    This is a full-time hybrid role in our NYC office (once we return). 

    You will: 

    • Edit, pitch, research, and occasionally write articles for the Datadog blog, such as:
      • Deep dives on modern technologies
      • In-depth monitoring guides and tutorials
      • Announcements for new Datadog features and integrations
    • Provide precise and detailed editorial feedback to writers 
    • Manage and mentor a small team of writers. This includes: ensuring that writers have the information, tools, and support they need to be successful in their roles; enforcing deadlines; assisting with problem-solving; overseeing and balancing workloads; onboarding new hires and helping them develop their skills 
    • Collaborate with editors, writers, product managers, engineers, and graphic designers to maximize the clarity, technical correctness, and visual appeal of our articles  
    • Develop new formats for communicating original research, monitoring best practices, and technical tips to our readers
    • Continually measure reader engagement, and iterate to improve content focus, craft, and distribution


    • You have a minimum of 3–5 years experience as an editor and/or writer in the technology industry, with samples of your work to share
    • You have managed at least 1 writer or editorial intern 
    • You are able to craft superior, technically precise prose and elevate the work of your colleagues to a similar level. This includes improving the quality of the writing itself, as well as identifying technical passages that need clarification, revision, or deeper exploration
    • You follow the latest trends in the cloud monitoring space and are constantly coming up with and pitching new story ideas  
    • You are proficient in multiple widely used general-purpose programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, etc.)
    • You have experience setting up web servers, databases, container platforms, cloud services, and other infrastructure technologies

    Successful candidates will be comfortable shaping and editing the work of professional writers, researching new technologies, learning how to use them, and reducing their complex workings to clear prose. You will have the support of Datadog engineers and other technical staff when you need an expert opinion.

    About Us:

    Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS product is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stack, allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally. Given the resilience of cloud technologies and importance placed today in digital operations and agility, Datadog continues to innovate and is well positioned for the long term.




    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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    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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