Remote Job Description

As a Senior Developer Advocate at Datadog, you will be a technical leader and mentor who anchors our team. You will own projects from beginning to end, enabling Datadog's community to solve real world problems. With a focus in OpenTelemetry, you will be a key contributor to Datadog’s open-source efforts and interact with technical folks across the globe. You’ll have the opportunity to create content across a variety of channels, from blog posts, to video recordings, to traveling and speaking at conferences and Datadog events.


What You’ll Do: 
  • Create content for developers that makes them more effective practitioners of their craft while building trust and credibility for Datadog
  • Find and pursue opportunities for Datadog to partner with and support open-source communities
  • Partner with product engineering teams to build compelling demos and collaborate with our community of open-source contributors to develop new integrations for Datadog
  • Create developer-facing documentation and training materials for Datadog's SDKs and APIs to foster the growth of our developer community
  • Contribute to the product through feedback (bugs or product enhancements suggestions), documentation, or code
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for events, programs, and other community-focused work that establishes trust with developers
  • Builds awareness of Datadog as a technical leader within our spaces we engage

Who You Are: 
  • Significant experience with OpenTelemetry, whether instrumenting an application, contributing to open-source projects, or producing high-quality content and educating others on the topic (and have publicly available samples)
  • Able to establish credibility with developers, identify pain points and gaps in developer experience, and bring feedback to the product teams
  • 10+ years experience as a software developer, SRE, or other practitioner; including building and maintaining production systems 
  • 3+ years of experience as an advocate and / or equivalent experience e.g. skilled at reaching software developers across multiple channels, such as written content, conference talks, leading workshops, live streaming or recording videos, contributing to open source, and participating in community events
  • You're comfortable in large and small settings, and are able to communicate with technical users of all skill levels, from junior developers to CTOs
  • Bonus points if you have experience with tools such as Jaeger, Grafana Tempo, Prometheus, and AWS X-Ray