Team Lead, People Service Center


The People Service Center will help to design the experience shaping the future of Datadog Employee Experience with a focus on our Users’ experience. You will manage innovative thinking, business process and systems initiatives that will ultimately improve the candidate, employee and People team experience. A Team Lead performs diverse roles as project leaders, process optimizers, change managers, advisors, and connectors. As a consultant and strategist you use HR domain fluency, agility, and excellent project management skills to advise leaders, guide projects, and ultimately design superior solutions which will ensure operational readiness for scale across our global organization.

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:

  • Manage, lead, and coach a team that will deliver best-in-class experiences that leverages optimal workflows, automation, and process streamlining capabilities to operate more efficiently.
  • Enable the People team to succeed by driving discovery, planning, and developing process and systems solutions across our People Infrastructure; creating SLA’s to drive efficiency and accountability
  • Work with the business to build networks, experiences, and pre/post onboarding material and surveys
  • Champion collaborative cross functional relationships with Recruiting, IT, Workplace Services, Payroll, and hiring managers to ensure a successful hiring process and engaging onboarding experience for new hires.
  • Develop initiatives, policies and programs to complement existing practices and create consistency across the organization, in alignment with Datadog brand and messaging
  • Partner closely with stakeholder teams to advise on how to successfully operationalize People initiatives within the existing system and process ecosystem.
  • Seek out creative solutions to provide guidance, troubleshoot and resolve issues, escalating when appropriate
  • Create and present content related to projects, facilitate working sessions, lead and contribute to project review. Develop comprehensive project plans, workflow, and guidelines for assigned projects
  • Leverage data and storytelling to support decision-making, escalate risks, and monitor adoption of People initiatives

Who You Are: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience working in People Operations or a related field
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands
  • Experienced in building, scaling and leading large scale or cross-functional initiatives and programs (such as onboarding or training programs)
  • Passionate about coaching others with 1+ years of direct management experience 
  • Skilled at operating with a sense of urgency 
  • Able to successfully navigate an ever-changing process

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:

  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $106,000 to $155,000, 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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