Manager II, Engineering - Threat Research

New York, New York, USA

The Threat Research team at Datadog researches, tracks, investigates and builds protections against threat actors for Datadog’s portfolio of cloud security products. As part of the Security Research organization, you will join a diverse team of hackers and builders who launch impactful security products and research via cross-company collaboration, partnerships with the security community and open source initiatives.


We are looking for an Engineering Manager to develop and lead the Threat Research team at Datadog. This team focuses heavily on doing applied threat research, honey network development, malware analysis and threat intelligence in order to protect Datadog customers while building our security brand. This Manager will report to the Senior Director of Security Research and partner closely with Detection Engineering and Product Management to keep them apprised on the latest cloud security threats


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: 

  • Develop and lead a team of threat researchers who are responsible for ideating, planning and executing the threat research roadmap at Datadog which includes: threat hunting, threat intelligence, thought leadership and actor tracking
  • Build, and optimize the collection, processing and dissemination of technical threat and vulnerability intelligence for our internal and external customers
  • Grow our supply chain security research and application security functions and develop greenfield research methodologies to find nation-state and criminal activity 
  • Drive discussions with the Senior Director of Security Research and other Security Research leaders to identify gaps and opportunities and develop plans to fill them
  • Evangelize your team’s mission and regularly communicate with teams outside of your organizational structure
  • Create and collaborate with Engineering & Product on proof of concept products, services, tools and simulations to demonstrate new capabilities and protections in Datadog environments
  • Work closely with our Community team to develop thought-leadership research content for blogs, webinars and conferences
  • Build partnerships with external organizations dedicated to advancing cybersecurity for the world
  • Track, research and experiment with the latest tactics, techniques & procedures for attacking and defending integrated production environments with Datadog

Who You Are: 

  • A proven leader with experience in building out threat research, threat intelligence, security engineering or security research teams
  • A technical practitioner who has hands-on experience building, investigating and reporting on threat activity in highly complex environments
  • Connected to threat intelligence sharing groups and can help navigate the complexities of intelligence sharing
  • Motivating, kind and humble people leader who focuses on growth and happiness for your team. You have the ability to grow talent by providing a proper mentorship and performance management environment while prioritizing empathy
  • You are comfortable with taking ambiguous requirements and creating a research plan, with measurable and tangible outcomes, as well as getting buy-in on the plan from stakeholders
  • You are comfortable with helping build proof-of-concept services, which include writing and testing code (e.g. Go, Python, Ruby), deploying code to cloud environments and monitoring of these services
  • Excited to focus on building a diverse and inclusive organization
  • You want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment
  • You value correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when reviewing documentation


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.

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:
$234,000$300,000 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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