Payroll Specialist (APAC)

Singapore, Singapore


We’re hiring a Payroll Specialist in Singapore to run multi-country payroll operations, ensuring that every employee is compensated accurately, punctually, and in strict accordance with local laws and regulations. You will play a critical role in allowing for our exciting expansion throughout Asia. Whether you're looking to learn from the best or be the best, the People team is dedicated to furthering personal development and team success. 

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:

  • Process Perfection: Your pursuit of perfection in payroll processing sets you apart. You're a master of the end-to-end process, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed.
  • Innovation Advocate: You have a passion for progress. We're constantly seeking ways to streamline our processes and you're at the forefront, championing automation initiatives and driving continuous improvements.
  • Team Collaborator: Collaboration is your second nature. You effortlessly unite your colleagues to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative solutions.
  • Communication Maestro: Your exceptional communication skills and adept stakeholder management enable you to influence and build consensus, delivering results that align with our objectives.

Who You Are:

  • You want to work in a team and for a tech company where it’s energetic, growth-focused, and every day feels purposeful.
  • You have an in-depth understanding of payroll regulations spanning multiple countries, including Singapore, Korea, India and New Zealand would be ideal but not all necessary.
  • Exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements as applicable to the payroll function.
  • Proficiency in using payroll software and systems. Experience with ADP, Workday, or similar platforms is preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel/Google Sheets, with experience in managing large datasets and creating formulas and functions.
  • Your keen eye for detail is matched only by your organizational prowess.
  • Your agility allows you to excel both independently and as a team player.


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: 

  • New hire stock equity (RSU) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing 
  • Intra-departmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking 
  • An inclusive company culture, opportunity to join our Community Guilds
  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 

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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