Director, Developer Advocacy


New York City, NY, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 01/23/2023
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  • Company Address: 620 8th Ave 45th Floor, New York, NY, 10018
  • Salary Range: $255,000 - $327,000

About Datadog

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. We bring together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. These capabilities help DevOps teams avoid downtime, resolve performance issues, and ensure customers are getting the best user experience.

Job Description

The Director for our Advocacy team is a key people and technical leader. Reporting to and working closely with the VP of Technical Community, you will support the success of our Advocacy team. Our Developer Advocates are a global team of ~20 engineers, who foster a community around Datadog to be part of a movement of building better software. Our focus is to help our community solve real world problems. 


What You’ll Do: 

  • People manager for approximately 5 direct reports, including people managers and ICs, ensuring people managers are on top top of growth, promotion, happiness and performance issues
  • Continue to foster a positive team culture and strengthening our team’s identity of building trust with our customers by delivering valuable technical advice
  • Be responsible for defining the team’s OKRs (objectives and key results) and strategy, and supporting the team to achieve these
  • Oversee, guide and review strategic projects that proactively resolve gaps in the team
  • Play a key role in recruiting and scaling our team, actively source candidates and interview candidates, and help make key hiring decisions
  • Continue to deliver high-quality content as needed (e.g. videos and talks), positively represent Datadog to our community, and educates team on new trends and best practices within advocacy 
  • Work across Product, Engineering, and Marketing teams to ensure they are supported across the growing number of advocacy initiatives


Who You Are: 

  • Experience in a similar role where you have lead a growing Developer Advocacy team with a technical audience, being responsible for building roadmap, customer strategy, OKRs and measuring success
  • Passionate people leader with extensive experience hiring and leading teams, including other people managers, ideally across multiple time zones
  • An experienced and respected developer advocate, 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
  • Previous experience as a software developer, SRE, or other technical practitioner, ideally with strong exposure and knowledge within the cloud observability industry


Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply. 


Benefits and Growth: 

  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $255,000.00 - $327,000.00, 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:

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.

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