Senior People Business Partner


March 16, 2021

New York, NY, US

The Company:
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:
At Datadog, the People Team is more than human resources — it’s a data-driven approach to attracting, developing, and retaining the most important part of the company: our people.
People Business Partners are problem solvers who work closely with leaders to identify the best organizational solutions.
The Opportunity:
Datadog is seeking Senior People Business Partners to support the rapid growth of our engineering organization. You will play a significant role in defining key practices and policies which ensure we remain a top employer for engineering talents.
You Will:

  • Build strong partnership relationships with Engineering leaders to understand needs and put in place relevant programs such as performance management, people development (mentoring program, internal mobility, onboarding, diversity & inclusion) and compensation management.

  • Bring best practices and external perspectives to strategic and operational engineering discussions and people management decision-making.

  • Act as points of contact for Engineering employees.

  • Coach and develop managers and individual contributors

  • Support the resolution of complex people and employee relations issues as a clear subject matter expert for employment laws.

  • Assess employee development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions

  • Provide analysis and consulting to managers in order to make data-driven talent decisions

  • Continually review existing practices and processes with a pragmatic eye for scaling to meet our ever changing needs as a global high growth company.


  • Degree in human resources management or equivalent work experience

  • At least seven years of experience in HR including at least 4 years as an HR Business Partner

  • Proven success in fast-paced environments

  • Experience in a global technology company supporting Engineering and Product groups

  • Project management skills and ability to drive programs independently

  • Analytical skills with the ability to translate data into action planning

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization

Why Join:

  • Great career opportunity: Datadog is undergoing explosive growth. This is an opportunity to join a company that has already established itself as the leader in its field, but still early enough to have great impact and growth opportunities.

  • Culture: We are enthusiastic, humble, open, and precise. We value inclusivity, creativity, and collaboration.

  • Impact: Our People Ops team is growing, and you will have the opportunity to make a clear impact in this organization.

  • Perks: fully paid private medical insurance, competitive pay and equity, beautiful workplace with lots of natural light. Datadog provides a stocked fridge, snacks and catered lunches three times a week. Work hard / play hard environment with fun people and lot of team building and socializing events.

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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