Remote Job Description

We’re looking for a Director, SecOps Engineering to lead and manage a growing team and to take Datadog’s security operations teams to the next level. The mission of Security Operations is to proactively detect, respond to, simulate, and identify breach attempts and threat actors. 

You will build 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. You will establish metrics that demonstrate continuous improvements of the Security Operations capabilities and execute on your proposed strategy for 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 product, designing architecture, managing the team, recruiting excellent analysts and engineers.

You Will:
  • 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 response to threats by leading new technology selection, configuration, internal product development, obtaining-buy-in, and implementations with a heavy emphasis on automation
  • Establish a set of measurable metrics that reflect the baseline of all security operations functions and drive for improvements
  • Detailed process management to ensure audit trails of activities are reviewed and follow policy and audit requirements
  • Build continuous security testing capabilities that feeds into Datadog’s vulnerability management program
  • Build a world-class threat intelligence capability that allows Datadog to focus on the most relevant threats and those of our customers as well
  • Scale the organization to accommodate for hyper growth
  • 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 areas of improvement
  • Represent Datadog in the digital forensic and incident response, penetration testing/red teaming, and threat intelligence community


You Are:
  • Proven track record of building scalable organizations that have build and improved security operations capabilities
  • Clear experience building effective partnerships with internal customers to improve on short-term and long-term security operations in the service of the business
  • Focus on building a diverse and inclusive organization that is geographically separated
  • Motivation and ability to grow talent by providing a proper mentorship and performance management environment while prioritizing empathy
  • Able to take risks and move out of comfort zone by allowing teams to design new techniques and approaches that drive meaningful change
  • Prior experience building security operations functions for a product or cloud-native company
  • Participated in large scale breach detection/response programs
  • Ability to pragmatically guide external stakeholders, leadership, and team through crisis
  • You want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment


Bonus Points:
  • CISSP, CISM, OSCP, or similar certifications
  • Built out detection and response programs for a SaaS or cloud-native company
  • Led adversary simulation against complex infrastructures
  • Led large incident response situations in the past
  • You are confident representing your ideas and opinions in a manner that can be challenged and respond to feedback well

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—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.