Strategy and Corporate Development Lead (Europe)

Paris, France; London, United Kingdom

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the software space. We are seeking a Strategy and Corporate Development professional to drive product strategy, and generate M&A and VC opportunities for Datadog. This individual will lead or help lead all product strategy and corporate development activities for Europe and over time, own product strategy for select business units globally. Datadog has a substantial leadership presence in Paris (the founders are French), and we are looking for someone to help grow our presence in Europe. In this role, you will be a key partner to Datadog’s senior product leadership and highly visible at the C levels of Datadog. The role falls within the Product organization with many opportunities as you grow. 


We are looking for someone who is passionate about Datadog and the future of cloud monitoring and security software. The role requires working with product development, understanding and influencing product roadmaps, and thriving in a fast moving environment. Sourcing startups and ideas is a core part of the job. The team is small, nimble, and very well regarded by the company's founders. Ideal candidates would have a technical background, some startup/tech experience, and experience in sourcing (VC, PE, banking or just plain hussle). The role is based in Paris where Datadog has a significant leadership presence.


What You Do: 

  • Identify compelling opportunities that support Datadog’s strategic priorities through primary engagement with senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists
  • Partner with business and product teams to comprehensively assess expansion opportunities and build internal and external consensus
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on valuation and deal structuring 
  • Evaluate and execute value creation opportunities from a product lens
  • Work with cross-functional groups within Datadog, including Product, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Tax, and Accounting teams 


Who You Are:


  • Someone with an understanding of cloud monitoring and security,
  • Some experience in either venture capital, corporate development, investment banking, private equity, or management consulting would be ideal; 
  • Product or Engineering background or experience is a big plus 
  • Enjoys sourcing, meeting entrepreneurs and investors and able to build and maintain a network of relationships to gain intel and facilitate deal flow 
  • Passionate about big challenges and have a great sense of humor


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 global benefits 
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan 
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally 
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture 
  • Work in a (truly) international environment 

 Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.






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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