Payroll Coordinator

New York, New York, USA

Datadog is seeking a Payroll Coordinator to keep up with our rapidly growing company. As a Payroll Coordinator, you will support the US payroll process for over 3000 employees. Direct responsibilities will include facilitating the semi monthly payroll for salaried exempt and nonexempt employees. The Payroll Coordinator will review accuracy and partner closely with senior team leads to ensure payrolls are processed in a timely fashion. You will also be responsible for providing additional support for equity and bonus pay cycles. Most importantly, you will collaborate with our People and Finance teams to continue to scale this important function.

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: 

  • Support the semi-monthly payroll process from start to finish, ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time within our Workday payroll module.
  • Understand the US payroll function and process payroll according to regulatory requirements.
  • Assess new hires, terminations, status changes, tax changes, domestic and international transfers, 401k calculations, timesheet data, compensation changes, employee detail changes, retroactive adjustments, garnishments and supplemental payments entered into Workday HRIS.
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing Workday data and reports.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, federal and state withholding regulations, tax forms and employee benefit elections.
  • Perform audits across all aspects of the system in order to ensure accuracy and reliability of payroll data. 
  • Maintain payroll records according to Datadog’s record retention policy and in line with Department of Labor regulations. 
  • Distribute correspondence to the employee population when necessary. 
  • Assist in collecting data for internal and external audits, special projects and ad hoc payroll reports.
  • Answer payroll-related questions either through email or via Datadog’s fresh service ticket center. 


Who You Are:

  • At least two years of experience processing payroll in a multi-state environment
  • Familiarity with payroll systems. ADP and Workday are both preferred, at least one is essential
  • Knowledge of payroll legislation
  • Proficiency with Excel and Google Sheets (e.g., pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIF)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Sound professional judgment and discretion to handle confidential matters
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment


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: 

  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth 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 $63,000 - $92,000, 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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