Security Engineering Team Lead - Continuous Security

New York, USA, Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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About Datadog:

We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The team: 

The Continuous Security team will build and maintain infrastructure and systems required to automate the process of identifying vulnerabilities against our infrastructure, applications, and clouds through combining commercial, open source and in-house systems and services. 


The opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Team Lead for Continuous Security team to build and manage the new team and to take Datadog’s vulnerability identification capabilities to the next level. As team lead, you will guide a team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation continuous security scanning platform that identifies vulnerabilities in our organization. You will collaborate with other security and engineering teams to meet the evolving security needs of our high-throughput, low-latency distributed systems. 

We're looking for engineers experienced in modern infrastructure tech, cloud environments, and distributed systems. 


You will:

  • Lead and grow a team of talented software engineers
  • Lead engineering initiatives to design, develop and maintain security scanning platforms, systems and services to scale
  • Work across the stack to deliver new features from start-to-finish
  • Research and prototype new ideas, test new open-source or commercial security tools
  • Help other engineering teams rely on the security infrastructure
  • Focus on building a diverse and inclusive team



  • You have lead or managed a small team of software engineers
  • You have architected, built and operated production-ready distributed systems to solve problems at scale
  • You have experience in core project languages (Golang / Python / Java / Ruby)
  • You have experience beyond basic usage of orchestration platforms and container runtimes
  • You have a high level of competency in cloud automation technologies such as Terraform
  • You understand the value of driving efficiencies through automation, orchestration and partnerships with external teams
  • You want to work in a fast, high growth environment

Bonus points:

  • SRE experience
  • Strong interest in security
  • Experience leading/ working with geographically distributed teams
  • High level of understanding of security principles of at least one of AWS, GCP, Azure

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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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Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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