Senior Technical Recruiter – Leadership Recruiting

 DataDog - Company site
 January 11, 2022
 France, Remote; Germany, Remote; Ireland, Remote; Italy, Remote; United Kingdom, Remote; Netherlands, Remote; Spain, Remote; Switzerland, Remote; Portugal, Remote

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—allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The Team: 

The Technical Leadership Recruiting team at Datadog is responsible for scaling our Product and Engineering leadership departments. This is a newly formed team dedicated specifically on our Leadership Hiring. Our leadership recruiters are strategic business partners, matchmakers, sellers and marketeers, all wrapped into one. We contribute to the bottom line and have high visibility to senior leadership. We partner directly with our hiring managers to grow their teams with great people in multiple technical and business areas. 


The Opportunity:

Datadog is a post-IPO software company, with offices in NYC and Boston, Paris, Dublin, Japan, Sydney, and Singapore, and scaling globally. We're experiencing tremendous growth and are growing our leadership recruiting team to support our Product and Engineering leadership hiring. This role will drive full cycle recruiting, and act as an advisor and trusted resource to hiring managers and the interview team. You will have the opportunity to shape, mold, and impact how fast we grow, the way we’re viewed in the industry, and the candidate experience.


You Will:  

  • Own full lifecycle technical leadership recruiting across all of Datadog
  • Hunt the best talent for our Leadership roles via outbound and inbound recruiting methods  
  • Screen candidates to ensure their qualifications match the open roles
  • Proactively identify and assess talent using a variety of sourcing and interviewing methodologies 
  • Develop strategies to fill active and passive pipelines through sourcing & recruitment programs, and planning with leadership 
  • Develop ideas to pivot messaging, job descriptions, or any external facing content/events to help impact our ability to acquire talent
  • Stay on top of the latest recruiting strategies, market movements, and company changes
  • Create and foster high-touch relationships with active and passive candidates, as well as hiring managers
  • Enhance our recruitment process through revamping interview practices, training interview teams, and becoming an expert at our ATS, Greenhouse
  • Ensure that every candidate has an excellent interview experience regardless of outcome
  • Mentor and train new team members
  • Ensure that the right roles are getting the right attention


You Are:  

  • Experienced in 8+ years of closing or full-lifecycle recruiting for technical leadership roles preferably for tech companies
  • Experienced in hiring engineering leaders such as CTO, Directors and VPs is preferred
  • Autonomous with a demonstrated ability to work independently and simultaneously on multiple positions
  • Superior at selling value proposition, negotiating and closing great candidates 
  • Skilled at operating with a sense of urgency in all stages of the recruiting cycle
  • Able to successfully navigate an ever-changing process
  • Resourceful in using creative tools to identify and attract highly in-demand talent
  • Deep understanding of the technical landscape and able to speak eloquently about software development


Why You Should Apply: 

  • Opportunity to join a newly formed team allowing you to make an immediate impact both in hiring and the culture of the team
  • Generous and competitive global and EU benefits
  • 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


#LI-Remote This is a remote position


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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