The Candidate
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The moment you submit an application at Datadog, we strive to make you feel part of the pack. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating a remarkable candidate experience. Learn more about our interview process, tips for success, and FAQs around our candidate journey here.

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The Interview Process

While our process differs slightly depending on the roles, teams and departments you’re interviewing with, here is the high-level structure we follow across the company to ensure you have the opportunity to connect with as many Datadogs as possible before deciding if this role is the right next step for you.

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Initial Screen

This is an initial conversation for our hiring team to get to know you and for you to share your aspirations for this career opportunity with us. In most cases, this first conversation will take place by phone or Zoom with the recruiter and or Hiring Manager for the role.

Face-to-Face Interview

Depending on the role you're interviewing for, this stage may consist of multiple rounds or panels. You will meet with the recruiter, the hiring manager, or another member of the team you are interviewing with.

Take-Home Project

Depending on the role you're interviewing for, you may be asked to complete a take-home project. For those who do have a take-home project, your recruiter will walk you through the project expectations and scope.

Executive Interview

For some roles, you’ll meet with an executive leader as a final step to the interview process. This is an opportunity for leaders to learn more about your experience, as well as for you to learn more about the larger team through the lens of a Datadog leader.

Selection

After all the interviews, the interviewing team meets together to find the best candidate for the role. If you're selected, your Recruiter will contact you with an offer!

Post-Interview Survey

We want your feedback and input on the interview process so we can continue providing an exceptional experience, and send a post-interview survey to any candidate who spoke with our hiring team.

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Initial Screen

This is an initial conversation for our hiring team to get to know you and for you to share your aspirations for this career opportunity with us. In most cases, this first conversation will take place by phone or Zoom with the recruiter and or Hiring Manager for the role.

Face-to-Face Interview

Depending on the role you're interviewing for, this stage may consist of multiple rounds or panels. You will meet with the recruiter, the hiring manager, or another member of the team you are interviewing with.

Take-Home Project

Depending on the role you're interviewing for, you may be asked to complete a take-home project. For those who do have a take-home project, your recruiter will walk you through the project expectations and scope.

Executive Interview

For some roles, you’ll meet with an executive leader as a final step to the interview process. This is an opportunity for leaders to learn more about your experience, as well as for you to learn more about the larger team through the lens of a Datadog leader.

Selection

After all the interviews, the interviewing team meets together to find the best candidate for the role. If you're selected, your Recruiter will contact you with an offer!

Post-Interview Survey

We want your feedback and input on the interview process so we can continue providing an exceptional experience, and send a post-interview survey to any candidate who spoke with our hiring team.

Virtual Office Tours

Explore a few of our global offices to get a feel for our creative, collaborative spaces.

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Set Yourself Up for Success

What to Expect

Virtual Interview

In-Person Interview

  • Your Recruiting Coordinator will reach out about interview availability and schedule your interviews, while your Recruiter will be your main point of contact throughout the process.

  • Please make sure to have a stable network connection in a quiet and well-lit room.

  • Your interview will take place over Zoom. This link can be accessed and found in the calendar invite sent over by your Recruiting Coordinator.

  • You are welcome to use whatever preferred name you feel comfortable with and invite you to also share the pronunciation of your name and/or your pronouns if you’d like.

  • Don't hesitate to be curious about Datadog employees through our website, Linkedin, Github, and Instagram, to get a grasp about life at Datadog.

  • Datadog offers candidates the opportunity to come onsite to the Datadog office at any point after the face-to-face interview phase.

  • If you do come onsite for part of your interview, your recruiter and coordinator will help determine the office location that makes the most sense and make any necessary travel arrangements. There, you will meet your interviewers in person. Many teams have both on-site and remote employees. If an interviewer is remote, part of your on-site interview could still be conducted via Zoom.

  • Be prepared to check in with the front desk so a recruiting team member can come get you. During your time in the office, you’ll get the opportunity to check out our collaborative workspace during a quick office tour so you can see what it's like to work at Datadog!

  • Don't hesitate to be curious about Datadog employees and take a look at life at Datadog through our website, Linkedin, Github, and Instagram.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

At Datadog, diversity means making a conscious effort to reflect the many experiences and identities of the world outside, while treating each other with fairness and without bias. Inclusion is the choice we make every day to foster an environment where people of all backgrounds not only belong, but excel, so that together, as a company, we can succeed.

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.

General Interview FAQs

  • Can I apply to multiple positions? What if I don't know which position is the best fit for me?

    You are more than welcome to apply to multiple positions at once. Our recruiting team works collaboratively. If we think you’d be a better fit for another position, we will forward your information to the appropriate recruiter.

  • When will I hear about next steps?

    Your recruiter will be in touch shortly after your interview to inform you of next steps and expected timelines. If you have any questions surrounding next steps, please reach out to your recruiter. Please also be sure to communicate any deadlines you may have on your end.

  • Does Datadog offer interviews onsite?

    Yes! For certain roles and office hubs, we’re excited to once again offer candidates the opportunity to interview onsite to see what Datadog life is truly like. This part of the interview process would occur during the face-to-face portion of the interview, or anytime after. Your recruiter or coordinator will help set up all the logistics.

  • Will I be required to travel for the interview process?

    If you’re traveling for your interview, as discussed with your recruiter, you will book your travel through our partner, TripActions, and will be set up by your recruiter and recruiting coordinator.

  • Is there a dress code?

    We do not have a company dress code at Datadog. We want you to feel comfortable and confident on the day of your interview at Datadog, and so we recommend that you wear whatever makes you feel your best.

  • What do Datadog's benefits look like?

    At Datadog, we believe our employees should have the support they need to maintain a strong work/life balance, grow personally and professionally, and save for their future. You can browse a high-level summary of our workplace benefits here.

  • (For non-remote positions) If hired, how often will I be required to be in the office?

    If hired for a role in one of our offices or co-working locations, you will be expected to come into the office for part of the week per our hybrid model. The amount of days required varies by team, and we encourage our employees to go into office as often as they can. Check out Datadog’s virtual office tours above!

  • What does the virtual interviewing experience look like?

    We utilize Zoom as our virtual interviewing platform so that you can meet with your interviewers face to face. You’ll receive one Zoom link per interview, and you’ll stay on that same Zoom link if you’re meeting with multiple Datadogs during your interview panel. Your recruiter will keep in touch throughout the process to ensure you are comfortable during your interview.

  • How can I go about requesting reasonable accommodations for my interview?

    We strive to make sure everyone feels welcome and is set up for success. Our compliance and recruiting team will be happy to help set up any reasonable accommodations you need throughout the process.

    If you require specific accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us at accommodation-requests@datadoghq.com.

  • I was reached out to by Datadog, but believe it’s a scam.

    • Recruiting scams happen. While we try our best to ensure your candidate experience is never impacted by these external factors, sometimes they’re beyond our control. Most commonly, we see this scam in the form of imposter accounts on messaging apps. Please be wary if you receive a message from a recruiter, especially if it asks for personal information up front. And if you aren’t sure whether a message is a scam or not, please reach out to Datadog’s Recruitment Marketing team to verify the message’s accuracy. Some warning signs that the message you received could be a scam include:
      • An impersonal approach: Our recruiters believe in the human element of providing you with a remarkable and personalized candidate experience. Therefore, we will always share our name when reaching out via email, LinkedIn, etc., and not with a vague company title as the message contact.
      • Datadog is spelled incorrectly: Only the first 'D' of Datadog is capitalized. Commonly, scam messages will have 'DataDog,' spelled with that second D also uppercase, which is incorrect. Watch out for this in any outreach you receive.
      • The message comes from a messaging app: Datadog’s recruiters will only ever approach you using their professional email or LinkedIn account with their name and contact information clearly visible. Occasionally, we’ll use text messages or WhatsApp, particularly when communicating with international candidates, but those messages will always be from a person and not a generic account. Be wary of other messaging platforms, especially if they ask you for personal information through the messaging app.
      • Requests for personal details outside of an application: By law, every Datadog candidate has to fill out an application for the role they’re applying to via Datadog’s careers site. This provides us with the only personal information we need to process your employment at the interview stage. We will never ask for this information via a message or email.

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