Manager, Technical Program Management

New York, New York, USA

The Team:

Technical Program Managers (TPMs) are responsible for our most challenging cross-team projects. We are highly technical, organized, and deliver projects across ambiguous ownership lines. When we need to update our platform to work with new infrastructure or implement new system-wide capabilities, our TPMs lead the effort. TPMs are responsible for seeing programs through from beginning to end, ensuring a better workflow and more effective communication. They work closely with executives and key company stakeholders to drive critical programs and activities across the company. 


The Opportunity:

As one of the managers in the Technical Program Management team, you will partner with our Engineering leaders to identify opportunities for TPMs to add value by driving large-scale programs. You will utilize your leadership skills and program management experience to grow and mentor a team of TPMs and oversee the breadth of programs led by your team. You’ll be part of the leadership team that sets a vision and direction for the overall TPM team, and help establish standards and practices that best fit the organization.


You Will:

  • Need to understand Datadog technology and the challenges our eng teams face
  • Establish credibility and rapport with technical peers
  • Manage a team of TPMs, both team leads and individual contributors, who work on the most technical aspects of Datadog’s infrastructure
  • Take a hands on approach to the work your team delivers, as necessary
  • Help grow the team and develop your team members
  • Have a solid program management background and are able to drive process improvements across multiple teams and functions, ensuring the approach is aligned with Datadog’s culture
  • Able to communicate with senior executives, and be confident in the presence of leaders
  • Be comfortable in an ambiguous environment and respond well to frequent change


You Are:

  • 7-10 years experience as a Technical Program Manager, working on cross-organizational projects
  • 5-7 years of experience in leading teams within technical program management or equivalent roles, ideally at a SaaS company
  • Can navigate technical conversations regarding cloud-based infrastructure
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment without advocating for dogmatic practices
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, proven ability to track and successfully complete complex programs
  • Degree in Computer Science, other engineering discipline, or Information Systems


Bonus Points:

  • You’re familiar with problems that are solved by monitoring tools
  • Experience working in a company in a hyper-growth stage
  • Experience growing a team (identifying roles, partnering with recruiting to hire)
  • Experience as a software engineer


The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $221,000 - $282,000, 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: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

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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