Security Advocate - Application Security

New York, USA, Remote

We are a team of engineers that translate our real world experience to help our user communities solve problems. With a focus on Application Security, you will leverage both your engineering and storytelling skills to educate and empower our user communities. You will have the opportunity to meet key leaders across the industry, and broaden your impact to the Cloud and Security community at large. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Create content in one or more modes to build Datadog's reputation as a leader in DevOps, Monitoring, Observability and Security e.g. building demos, public speaking, blogging, documentation, webinars, open source, research papers and more
  • Doggedly pursue excellence in our products to shape the direction of the portfolio
  • Collaborate with our community of open-source contributors on projects like Stratus Red Team, GuardDog, and more
  • Discover and demonstrate new attack and defense techniques that apply to all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Work across the Datadog organization to help mentor and develop other security stories

Who You Are: 

  • A software developer, SRE, or other engineering practitioner
  • You are comfortable and familiar with modern infrastructure cloud, containers, kubernetes, serverless etc
  • You have interest and familiarity with security best practices (e.g. familiarity with OWASP Top 10 attack suite and the ability to demonstrate attack and defense for one or more threat scenarios)
  • Experience in storytelling and creating content, including public samples of your work e.g. written content, conference talks, leading workshops, live streaming or recording videos, contributing to open source, and participating in community events. Note: this could currently be a side hobby/passion
  • You enjoy self-driven exploration and education on new technologies and can transform dry technical topics into engaging, informative and interesting educational materials

Bonus points:

  • You have participated in IAC (Infrastructure as code) deployments of software on one or more cloud providers
  • You have extensive knowledge of Application Security and have worked to scale programs like security champions or developer education
  • Familiarity with modern full stack security solutions like WAF, RASP, etc

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 (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

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


#LI-Remote This is a remote position

Datadog offers a competitive salary and 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.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$136,000$174,000 USD

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. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

Your Privacy:

Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.