Principal Designer, Data Visualization and Infographics

New York, New York, USA

The Brand Design group is an in-house creative team – part of the Marketing Department – that services all internal constituents of Datadog, including the Events, Demand Generation, Communications and Partnership functions. The group is composed of 20 Designers and Illustrators located in New York City that deliver a wide range of projects such as ad campaigns, web design, event branding and signage, reports and e-books, etc.

The Brand Design team is a close-knit group that shares a passion for craft, supported by a culture that sees design as an integral part of Datadog's success. Check out our work!

We’re seeking a talented, energetic, organized and assertive Data Visualization and Infographics Specialist to redefine and firm out Datadog’s visual language to display data. You will be a part of the Brand Design team, collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to assess the current state of data visualization in the company to recommend rules, styles and tools. You will also create custom infographics and schematics for various types of content. This role will report to the Creative Director of Brand Design. 

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 employees can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform an audit of data visualization within the company and in the Datadog product to draw broad guidelines and detect discrepancies to recommend improvements
  • Assess which tool is most fit for all employees to create engineering diagrams and create relevant component libraries for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud architectures
  • Collaborating closely with Marketing, Product Design, Technical Community, Sales and leadership teams, you will act as a point of contact for all departments to align specific narrative constructs into visually impactful infographics or schematics.
  • Feed and maintain a library of elements for infographics and diagrams: icons, symbols, logos, etc.
  • Possess a strong fundamental knowledge base in the visual design disciplines (typography, iconography, composition and layout, color, etc.) and the production of reports with a high number of infographics
  • Demonstrate an ability to handle multiple projects and respond to numerous, last minute creative directions and edits
  • Assist the Brand Design team by handling various design projects during peaks of workload

Who You Are:

  • 8 to 10 years of experience in the field of Graphic Design and Data Visualization
  • Experience in editorial design a plus
  • Advanced design, Adobe Illustrator and Creative Suite skills, with a diverse portfolio of integrated and innovative work
  • Strong conceptual thinker with the ability to take abstract ideas and turn them into meaningful and impactful schematics or infographics 
  • Advanced client-facing capability (able to analyze data points and document content, guide a brief, recommend a type of diagram and then develop and art-direct it)
  • Experience creating and maintaining corporate style guides and brand systems
  • Strong knowledge of tools to create diagrams or engineering architecture drawings
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills while working with all levels within the company
  • Ability to take direction, work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous situations, identify and solve for blockers, and know when to escalate to keep projects and process development moving forward
  • Capability to learn and master the Datadog Brand Guidelines to align with our creative vision
  • Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for successful completion of duties
  • Collaborative team player
  • Adaptable and able to embrace future changes

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:
$153,000$204,000 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.

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