Benefits & Leaves Associate (New York)

New York, New York, USA

Datadog is seeking a Benefits & Leaves Associate who has a passion for benefits while supporting the benefits & leaves administration for all AMER employees (U.S., Canada, Mexico) and partner closely with our Benefits Manager on ad hoc reporting and projects. This customer service-oriented role communicates and administers benefit plans, leaves programs and policies through direct interaction with employees as well as vendors and other departments.

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:

  • Assist employees with benefits information and questions, enrolling in available benefit plans and resolving issues with benefit providers
  • Monitor integrations, funding for benefits programs and fix errors
  • Reconcile semi-monthly payroll deductions related to benefits with Payroll and Accounting Teams 
  • Work with outside accounting firm on annual retirement plan audit process
  • Maintain and update Benefits Dashboard in Workday with relevant information, latest plan documents and other materials
  • Coordinate onsite events such as wellness fairs and information sessions
  • Research best practices and develop recommendations for implementing new or enhancing existing leave programs.  Develop and streamline processes for efficiency while ensuring positive employee and manager experience, consistency, and compliance.
  • Process and track all leaves of absence (e.g., FMLA, PFL, Disability), providing timely notification/response in accordance with applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, as well as company policy. 

Who You Are:

  • Strong understanding of benefits processes and data, including eligibility and enrollment rules/procedures
  • 2+ years of benefits knowledge and experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite (including advanced skills with Excel)
  • Experience with open enrollment or annual benefits renewals cycle a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Sound professional judgment and discretion to handle confidential matters
  • Ability work in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing accuracy or quality of work product
  • Working knowledge of Workday is a plus

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 (ESPP)
  • Continuous career development opportunities 
  • Product training to develop 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:
$70,000$100,000 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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Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.