Senior Director, Tax

New York, New York, USA

Manages all areas of the tax function at Datadog such as leading the tax strategy, preparing tax provision calculations, tax compliance globally, tax financial reporting for Datadog properly reflects its income tax expense and liabilities, sales tax, state and local taxes, R&D tax credits, and transfer pricing.

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:

  • Lead tax planning initiatives while ensuring we remain compliant with enacted and pending legislation which can impact the Company's tax footprint
  • Lead interim and year-end provision calculations, in accordance with ASC 740 and SOX internal controls
  • Lead all M&A activities from a tax perspective, including due diligence and integration
  • Lead all tax compliance filings globally, indirect and corporate taxes, working closely with the international accounting team to ensure timely and accurate filings
  • Interface with tax authorities (as required) for tax examinations and other inquires initiated by various tax agencies
  • Lead global tax credit initiatives, including R&D credits
  • Ensure all compensation tax is in compliance, including equity, globally
  • Serves as a consultant to the rest of the company on all tax matters including transactions with customers, vendors, M&A tax strategy, etc

Who You Are

  • Requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and a professional designation, such as CPA, JD, LLM, MST.
  • 12-15+ years extensive knowledge in corporate and international taxation with an emphasis on dispute resolution, coupled with tax provision experience; overall work experience will be the overriding factor when considering years of experience
  • Experience with SaaS related business is a plus
  • Big 4 accounting or law firm background and prior corporate tax department experience
  • Ability to interpret and apply tax law 
  • Proven ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong management and project management skills
  • Ability to organize, manage and work effectively to accomplish multiple tasks while working independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel specifically) as well as Google Suite, and ability to navigate within various tax software programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in groups to complete time-sensitive projects within internal and external deadlines 
  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in the organization

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
  • 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.


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:
$230,000$275,000 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.

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