Manager II, Engineering - Datastore Management and Serving

New York, New York, USA;

The REDAPL team is seeking an experienced and strategic leader to oversee our Datastore Management and Serving sub-teams. REDAPL is Datadog’s main platform for tracking our customers’ infrastructure resources and relationships. 

This position will play a critical role in driving the future of our data infrastructure and ensuring the highest level of performance and reliability for our systems. As the team is also quickly growing, you will also be involved in hiring the best candidates for this team.


At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships that it builds, the creativity it brings to the table, and the collaboration of being together. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our employees can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Strategic Leadership: Drive the vision and strategy for the teams, ensuring alignment with the overall goals.
  • Team Oversight: Provide guidance and support to the Engineering Managers and ICs within both sub-teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Technical Excellence: Ensure the teams maintain high standards of code quality, performance, and reliability across all systems and services.
  • Innovation and Improvement: Identify opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement within the datastore and serving domains, promoting best practices and new technologies.
  • Talent Management: Lead hiring efforts to attract and retain top talent, ensuring the growth and development of team members through mentoring and professional development opportunities.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with other teams and stakeholders to align on priorities, address challenges, and deliver high-impact solutions.

Who You Are: 

  • You have proven experience managing teams that shipped and operated business-critical systems.
  • You have demonstrated ability in designing, building, and operating distributed systems to solve problems at scale.
  • Have managed multiple teams and individuals for over 4 years, including at least 1 year of managing other managers.
  • You are an excellent communicator and collaborator, able to work effectively through complex technical problems with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, able to adapt strategies and solutions in response to emerging challenges and opportunities.
  • Skilled in setting team goals and prioritizing features that align with business needs.
  • Effective at giving and receiving feedback, enhancing the work environment and team collaborations.
  • Possess excellent teamwork, communication, and technical problem-solving skills to contribute to multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership in guiding teams through the full design process from concept to launch, with minimal oversight.
  • Maintain a growth mindset, actively seeking learning opportunities and new challenges.
  • Able to clearly articulate design decisions and strategies
  • Proven ability to envision long-term goals and focus efforts to achieve them.
  • Efficient in optimizing team workflows and processes to enhance team output and collaboration.
  • Known for balancing fast iteration, strategic ambiguity, and high-quality outcomes in a dynamic business environment.


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: 

  • 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.

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