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Lead Security Analyst - FedRAMP

| Greater Boston Area

We’re on a mission to bring trustworthiness and transparency to DevOps. We need you to help secure a massively scalable, elegant system that turns billions of data points per day into meaning for our customers. If you’re excited to work on a fast-moving team with the best open-source data tools at high scale, we want to meet you.

As the Lead Security Analyst - FedRAMP, you will be responsible to build, lead, and support ongoing FedRAMP compliance activities at Datadog. You will monitor and respond to efforts across different U.S. Government regulations and standards such as, FedRAMP, NIST, FIPS, FISMA, DISA SRG, DISA and STIG’s, as applicable.

You will provide leadership and subject matter expertise for the design, implementation, operations, management, and maintenance of the Datadog product in all aspects of Information Assurance and Information Security as it relates to Datadog’s FedRAMP activities. This includes being able to assess and mitigate system security threats and risks, validate system security requirements, analyze and collaborate on system security designs, verify compliance with system security requirements, perform system audits, testing, support security compliance audits, and act as liaison with other departments and business units to supporting ongoing system security operations and maintenance.

What you will do:

  • Manage day to day operations of Datadog’s Federal Security program
  • Lead security efforts in pursuit of U.S. Government accreditations (FedRAMP, NISPOM, DIACAP)
  • Synthesize complex customer documents (MSAs, Security Addendums, etc.) into concrete requirements for the Datadog Engineering, Legal and Finance teams
  • Document Datadog practices to provide transparency to customers, prospects and other stakeholders
  • Communicate directly with Datadog customers, prospects and other stakeholders
  • Drive compliance efforts to enable Datadog to enter increasingly regulated markets
  • Track progress toward implementation of compliance objectives
  • Design defensive policies that allow the Datadog security and general engineering teams to move quickly and adapt to an evolving threat landscape
  • Serve as mentor to junior staff, sharing technical depth and understanding of complex information security requirements with others to improve team performance

Who you are

  • You have a BS or a minimum 10 years of relevant industry experience
  • You have a proven track record working in security policy, compliance, information security operations or security consulting
  • You value correctness and efficiency, and leave no stone unturned when reviewing documentation
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • You want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment
  • You are a US Citizen or Permanent Lawful Resident

Bonus points

  • Relevant Industry Certification (CISSP, CISA, GIAC)
  • You’ve led a team before
  • Compliance Certification a big plus (Prior 3PAO, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor/Implementer, QSA)
  • You feel comfortable and enjoy talking to highly technical engineering teams
  • Your writing is beyond reproach
  • Verbal communication is your cup of tea
  • Deep exposure to multiple compliance and regulatory regimes (e.g. FedRAMP, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM


We are located steps away from Post Office Square. When we aren't eating free catered lunches, food trucks & other restaurants are easily accessible!

An Insider's view of Datadog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Purpose-oriented culture is central to our mission at Datadog. The atmosphere we’ve created fosters healthy competition and support for one another. Open communication across the floor encourages cross-team collaboration, and we’re always pushing each other to be the best we can be.

Mike Demarco

Commercial Account Executive

What does your typical day look like?

A day in the life may include reviewing accounts, internal product discussions, demoing our product to customers, analyzing contracts, identifying growth opportunities for our customers, and continuous career development/training. As our Senior CSM, I work on specific team-focused projects while also maintaining a full book of business.

Rachel Askin

Manager, Customer Success

What is your vision for the company?

As a leader at Datadog, I'm personally committed to identifying the best people in Boston and investing in their future. We're a high growth company that prioritizes employee development and career acceleration. The majority of our sales leadership team in Boston has been promoted from within and we expect this to continue as we reach new heights.

Shaunt Voskanian

Vice President of Commercial Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

Datadog has been an amazing place for me to further my career so far. Having the opportunity to work alongside some of the best and brightest sales and technical leadership in the SaaS industry has ensured that no matter what the challenge, our team is given the right tools to succeed.

Joseph Chartier

Account Executive

What are Datadog Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We promote a healthy work life balance by giving employees the opportunity to take the time off they need.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Datadog offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees.
Company Outings
We pride ourselves on our fun company outings and creating an outside environment for all teams to interact with each other!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with unlimited amount of snacks, coffee, and huge variation of drinks.
Some Meals Provided
Catered lunches 3 times a week!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
We work with nearby gyms and have fitness reimbursement benefits for a wide range of services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Datadog offers
Cross functional training encouraged
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