Talent Development Manager

New York, New York, USA


Datadog is looking for a Talent Development Manager to develop, implement, manage, facilitate, and enhance learning programs that will advance the company’s performance and strengthen our culture. This role is critical to the expansion of organization-wide learning initiatives as we rapidly scale.

You will have the opportunity to make a big impact at Datadog by enabling our People team to deliver more frequent and robust learning globally. This cross-functional role will involve partnering with stakeholders across the business and within the People team to ensure we are delivering and optimizing quality talent development programs. You will help unlock the potential of current and future employees by designing and executing accessible, high-impact, and enjoyable learning experiences.

The successful candidate will be able to hit the ground running by confidently launching and managing a global employee mentorship program, robust learning communities, and an expansive employee-to-employee development initiative. Additionally, they will begin to suggest optimizations to current programming and design improvements and new material where applicable. They will quickly begin to build relationships with stakeholders and drive cross-functional projects through completion to achieve business goals.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and deliver innovative, high-quality learning experiences that are impactful and valued by employees across various departments and geographies. Additionally, align global learning programs with talent management and performance initiatives
  • Launch and manage a new global mentorship program to help Datadogs navigate their careers and maximize their potential
  • Develop, manage, and scale various employee-led learning initiatives, devising a strategy and structure to drive strong impact
  • Facilitate workshops (e.g., mentor training) that drive meaningful behavior change as well as utilize technology in creative ways to enhance outcomes and promote scalability
  • Collaborate with SMEs across the business to help them develop high-quality training programs, including facilitator-led workshops and eLearning content
  • Work with Talent Development team members to measure the success of learning programs through thoughtful data collection and analysis

Who You Are:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in L&D, Talent Development, or a related field
  • Proven track record of building, launching, and managing global talent programs like mentorship, peer learning exchange, or similar
  • Ability to create and execute on strategic plans to ensure the ongoing success of our learning programs in a constantly evolving landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to design clear and aesthetically engaging learning content and resources, including digital tools
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills plus experience driving results for projects with multiple contributors and stakeholders 
  • Strong facilitation skills that are effective in both in-person and virtual formats
  • Ability to analyze learning and development programs and provide end-to-end strategic recommendations 
  • Ability to work from our New York City office at least 3 days per week

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 & Growth:

  • Generous and competitive Benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous career development opportunities 
  • Product training to develop understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

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 $137,000 - $150,000, 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.

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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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