Senior Commercial Counsel, Enterprise and Public Sector

New York, New York, USA; DC, Washington, USA

Join our global Sales and Alliances Legal team to partner with sales and other key internal stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor. You will aid in negotiating revenue and generating deals for Datadog as a Senior Attorney responsible for helping to optimize our enterprise contracting practices for scalability with growth.

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: 

  • Review and negotiate customer and partner subscription agreements and ancillary documents such as DPAs and BAAs.
  • Work with senior executives on setting contracting policies, on contract escalations, and on identifying opportunities to accelerate contract closure for enterprise customers and drive implementation of the same.
  • Build and maintain public-sector-specific templates for sales contracts and supporting documents. Also, partner with our product legal team to provide legal advice, counsel, and support to teams tracking public sector technical regulatory compliance.
  • Support (in some cases by drafting) internal company policies related to public sector regulatory requirements.
  • Support and enable Sales and other support teams (including Legal colleagues) to understand and navigate the public sector contracting world.
  • Train legal and sales team members on strategies for negotiating with enterprise customers. In addition manage and maintain company registrations required by public sector customers.
  • Collaborate with other teams within Legal and across the company to support Datadog’s acceleration of revenue generation and reduction of risk, including product and product legal, support, deal desk, and privacy.

Who You Are: 

  • An Attorney with 7+ years of practice, predominantly in the area of commercial transactions, and 2+ years at a law firm or comparable experience.
  • Experienced in 2+ years working with government (Fed &/or SLED) contracting.
  • Experienced in negotiating SaaS contracts for multi-tenant platforms with enterprise customers.
  • Familiar with typical government legal and regulatory contracting requirements (especially in COTS software, ideally with SaaS).
  • Knowledgeable in bridging gaps between government and commercial contracting requirements, methods, cycles, and sensitivities.
  • Confident in supporting sales departments as an internal client and fluent in the areas of technology, privacy, and intellectual property.
  • Someone who enjoys supporting and educating colleagues, and is strong at discovering challenges and finding creative solutions.
  • Emotionally intelligent and adept at building strong collaboration channels with peers and stakeholders across the business while identifying pathways to success with our customers.

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.

Bonus Points: 

  • Familiarity with the types of solutions Datadog provides
  • History of advising high growth companies
  • Comfortable with negotiating international transactions
  • CIPP certification

Why You Should Apply: 

  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
  • Employee-focused best in class onboarding
  • Internal mentor and cross-departmental buddy program
  • 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 $206,000 - $301,000, 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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