Team Lead, Security Engineering - Secure Design

Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain

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 Opportunity:

We’re looking for a technical lead to develop a new team named Secure Design to build security into the DNA of Datadog. This team will primarily focus on performing secure design reviews, threat models and risk assessments for our internal products and systems. This team will innovate and engineer systems to scale reviews to minimize friction and provide guidance at scale.

You will lead the team to partner with various engineering teams to ensure security concerns are addressed, assist in engineering design decisions and build creative solutions to drive down risk.

Your team will have an opportunity to work with every major engineering team in the company and be a part of the decision making process and the solution for large company initiatives.

You’ll join at an ideal time to make a big impact, the product is seeing very high growth, with many new features to build. You’ll be involved in every step of the process—defining organization, strategy, and executing while hiring world-class security, software and security engineers.


You Will:

  • Lead and grow a team of 4-6 talented software and security engineers who are responsible for risk assessments, secure design reviews, threat models and security guidance
  • Lead engineering initiatives to develop platforms and tools to scale design reviews
  • Partner with Datadog’s product management teams by becoming a customer of our security products and champion areas of improvement
  • Lead and grow the team to become SMEs across multiple security domain environments including infrastructure, application security, cloud security etc
  • Provide guidance and strategy on how to reduce the risk across the company including mergers and acquisitions, B2B partnerships and 3rd party data sharing
  • Create and evangelize a world-class partnership program with engineering teams to guarantee success of the mission


You Are:

  • Experienced in building cutting-edge software engineering teams
  • Experienced in secure design reviews, threat modeling and engineering platforms
  • Used to designing capabilities that scale to support a large set of teams and built production-ready services
  • Focused on building a diverse and inclusive organization
  • Motivated and able to grow talent by providing a proper mentorship and performance management environment while prioritizing empathy
  • Aware of the value of driving efficiencies through automation, orchestration, and partnerships with external teams
  • Experienced in talking to customers and designing solutions that meet their needs
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment
  • Dedicated to correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when reviewing documentation


Bonus Points:

  • Proven experience leading geographically distributed teams
  • Are passionate about building products that engineers love and believe in the true outcome of an engineering solution
  • You are confident representing your ideas and opinions in a manner that can be challenged and respond to feedback well



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 tags: Automation Strategy
Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): Europe
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