Senior Security Engineer - Compliance Operations

New York, USA, Remote; Massachusetts, USA, Remote; Georgia, USA, Remote; Washington, USA, Remote

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Datadog is looking for a Senior Security Software Engineer to join our Compliance Operations team. The Compliance Ops team is responsible for designing, reviewing and implementing key security controls and technologies, collaborating on engineering and business efforts across the company, and operating as security-related software engineering subject matter experts in direct support of security compliance initiatives and requirements.  Working in partnership with GRC and other Software Engineering teams, you will help secure Datadog’s evolving hybrid cloud platform as we seek to better serve the growing community of customers who rely on us every day.


What you will do:

  • Fulfill a primary role in supporting secure software development including secure code review, automating CI/CD pipeline processes; supporting Compliance tool design, development, testing and deployment (Go/Python/Java/Javascript).
  • Provide leadership with cross-team security training to raise security awareness, advocate coding best security practices and standardize security testing capabilities across Engineering DevOps teams.
  • Contribute to security solution design(s) and implementation(s) that leverage modern services, architecture and technology to enable Datadog’s security and engineering teams to quickly adapt to an evolving hybrid cloud threat landscape.
  • Participate in the creation, review and implementation of technical security and compliance-related engineering requirements across multiple Engineering teams
  • Document Datadog security practices to guide engineers and provide transparency to customers, prospects and other stakeholders.
  • Discover, design, develop and maintain automated solutions to uphold Datadog’s continuous compliance program across a broad set of industry and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Drive compliance efforts to enable Datadog to enter increasingly regulated markets, identify gaps for continuous improvement action.


Who you are:

  • You have a BS in Computer Science, Cybersecurity and/or equivalent experience.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant software engineering experience and are proficient in at least two programming languages.
    • You are fully fluent in Go or Python.
  • You have an additional 3-5 years of relevant security engineering or Compliance experience.
  • You’ve successfully automated tedious, mundane or routine tasks with custom scripts or tooling.
  • You understand how to articulate security controls and what it takes to achieve and maintain security compliance in a cloud native environment. 
  • Exposure to multiple compliance and regulatory regimes (e.g. FedRAMP, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS).
  • You want to be part of a team within a fast paced, high growth environment that values pragmatism and initiative.
  • Your writing is beyond reproach.

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.

#LI-Remote This is a remote position


The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $187,000 - $240,000, plus a competitive 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.

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.

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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.

Tags: CI/CD Cloud Compliance Computer Science DevOps FedRAMP GDPR HIPAA ISO 27001 Java JavaScript Monitoring PCI DSS Privacy Python SaaS

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Competitive pay Equity Health care Startup environment

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States

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