Team Lead, Technical Writing

  • Datadog
  • Remote
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full-time Technical Writing Remote-Friendly

Job Description

The Technical Writing & Documentation team creates engaging and informative technical content including our public product documentation, as well as, our engineering blog posts, reference material and guides, and more! This is an opportunity for a Team Lead to help us deliver high quality technical documentation for Datadog and lead one of our growing documentation teams. In this role you will be hands-on with the technologies Datadog monitors, and collaborate with technical teams, to create technical documentation for our APIs, SDKs, developer security tools, and community developed integrations. You will also lead a team of writers, overseeing their day-to-day, formally supporting their growth and development, and fostering an environment that encourages positive engagement and performance.


What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with our engineering teams to create public user documentation throughout the application development life cycle.
  • Dig into source code for community and internally developed systems to collect technical details for documentation.
  • Create developer-facing documentation and training materials for Datadog's SDKs, APIs, and developer tools to foster the growth of our developer community.
  • Collaborate with our open source community to develop documentation standards.
  • Help engineers write their stories of technical achievement. 
  • People manager for ~2-4 direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • You have extensive experience developing instructions and documentation for technical topics, like API, SDK, and other developer tools.
  • You have publicly available technical writing samples.
  • You are fluent in reading at least 2 programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, Go, bash).
  • You have written or managed server-side software and documentation, and are familiar with modern infrastructure such as IaaS cloud services and containers.
  • You enjoy partnering with developers and other SMEs to create robust technical documentation for developers. 
  • You have experience mentoring, guiding and coaching other team members.

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:

  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+
  • Competitive global benefits

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