Technical Content Writer


New York, NY, USA

Full time



May 1

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:

Datadog’s Writing team is the public voice of Datadog. We are a group of tech-oriented writers and editors who value accuracy, depth, and accessibility. We work collaboratively within our team as well as with engineering, product, and marketing teams across the entire company. Our blog posts cover Datadog in depth and provide valuable information to the broader tech community around observability, best practices, and industry trends.


The Opportunity: 

Are you looking to combine your writing skills with your love of learning new technologies? Are you as comfortable on the command line as you are writing clear and effective prose? If so, we'd love to talk to you.

We are expanding the writing team at Datadog, the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring and security. Our team of technical content writers runs Datadog's main blog (a.k.a., "The Monitor"), where we publish in-depth articles about monitoring, software infrastructure, and application performance for a highly technical audience of software developers, ops engineers, and other end users.


You Will: 

  • Pitch, research, and write articles for the Datadog blog, such as:
  • Deep dives on modern technologies
  • In-depth monitoring guides and tutorials
  • Announcements for new Datadog features and integrations
  • Collaborate with editors, product managers, engineers, and graphic designers to maximize the clarity, technical correctness, and visual appeal of our articles  
  • Develop new formats for communicating original research, monitoring best practices, and technical tips to our readers
  • Continually measure reader engagement, and iterate to improve content focus, craft, and distribution


You Are: 

  • A polished writer, with samples of your work to share
  • An experienced professional with 2-4 years experience as a technology writer; and/or a CS degree; or a relevant advanced degree; or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient in at least one widely used general-purpose programming language (Python, Java, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experienced with setting up web servers, databases, container platforms, cloud services, or other infrastructure technologies
  • Comfortable researching new technologies, able to learn how to use them, and able to reduce their complex workings to clear prose. You will have the support of Datadog engineers and other technical staff when you need an expert opinion


Why You Should Apply: 

  • Generous and competitive 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


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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