Accommodation and Compliance Specialist

New York, New York, USA

Datadog is the world-class monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. We’re dedicated to creating, developing, and supporting our product and customers, allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally. Built by engineers, for engineers, our SaaS product is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stack. Given the resilience of cloud technologies and importance placed today in digital operations and agility, Datadog continues to innovate and is well positioned for the long term. 

At Datadog, the People team is more than human resources—it’s a data-driven team dedicated to constantly improving the way we hire, develop, and support our most valuable asset: our people. The People team are strategic problem solvers who work closely with leadership and employees to ensure that Datadog keeps scaling smoothly and remains a great place to work.

Datadog is strengthening the Americas compliance team by seeking an Accommodation and Compliance Specialist to support the growing region. You will serve as a subject-matter expert on workplace accommodations and will be responsible for the successful day-to-day support and management of all job accommodation programs including ADA and Title VII for the Americas (currently US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Paraguay).  You will make recommendations in accordance with applicable laws, lead the interactive process under the ADA, and make recommendations to HR and management regarding accommodations.  You will work closely with process owners and stakeholders, such as People Business Partners, Managers, Legal, Audit, Benefits, Payroll, and HRIS, to name a few.

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 and track all workplace accommodation requests, providing timely notification/response in accordance with applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, as well as company policy.  Effectively interpret ADA and Title VII implications and escalate to management where necessary.
  • Educate employees, People Business Partners, and managers about workplace accommodation programs by answering questions, developing and maintaining communication materials, designing employee workshops, and updating the company intranet as needed.
  • Research best practices and develop recommendations for implementing new or enhancing existing workplace accommodation programs.  Develop and streamline processes for efficiency while ensuring positive employee and manager experience, consistency, and compliance.
  • Maintain working knowledge of all regulatory and legal standards and apply concepts appropriately. Understand and ensure compliance with ADA, PWFA, PDA, HIPAA privacy laws, other US state and local accommodation laws and regulations, as well as accommodation requirements throughout the region (Canada, Mexico, etc.)
  • Partner on Americas Compliance projects or other People team projects as needed including I-9 compliance, affirmative action planning, government reporting, contracts and other employment agreements, entity creation and handbook or policy updates.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education or work experience.
  • 5+ years of total experience working in compliance, HR, or related field
  • At least 2-3 years of workplace accommodations experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Human Resources benefits-related areas and expertise related to leave and accommodation management.
  • Experience with creating and delivering training on accommodation or compliance topics to internal stakeholders, including management
  • Experience with drafting company policies and procedures on workplace accommodation processes or other compliance processes
  • A master in your project management and organizational skills, with a proven ability to design clear processes, and a very detail-oriented yet flexible approach to problem solving
  • Strong working knowledge of, and experience with, ADA/ADAAA, Title VII, PWFA, PDA, and similar US state and local laws and regulations
  • Experience and understanding of US HR compliance requirements and processes
  • Experience building and administering accommodation processes and procedures, accommodation tracking and compliance
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally to successfully implement and maintain accommodation programs.

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 US benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous career development, product training, and career pathing with a global company
  • Intra-departmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our internal panel discussions
  • Giving programs

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:
$90,000$130,000 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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