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KPMG Lead Engineer - Datadog Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Title: Lead Engineer - Datadog Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Requisition Number: 109908 - 40

Function: Business Support Services

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State: MA

City: Boston


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Lead Engineer (Manager) Datadog Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our Digital Nexus Technology organization. This is a remote work opportunity.


  • Lead the design and implementation of Datadog solutions to monitor and manage the organization's diverse infrastructure, applications, and services; collaborate with IT and development teams to ensure effective integration of Datadog into the existing technology stack

  • Integrate Datadog SaaS with cloud platforms, container orchestration tools, as well as on-premises hosts to provide comprehensive monitoring across the entire technology stack; participate with Datadog Agent-based integrations, deployments, custom YAML configurations, and revision control options; coordinate with DevOps teams to automate monitoring and response processes

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Datadog-related inquiries, providing expert guidance and best practices; stay updated on the latest Datadog features, integrations, and industry trends to optimize monitoring strategies; highly knowledgeable specialist in one or more Datadog product area(s); reproduce technical issues and dive into Datadog's integrations

  • Lead a team of monitoring engineers, providing mentorship, training, and technical guidance; collaborate with cross-functional teams to align monitoring strategies with business goals and objectives

  • Design and implement performance monitoring solutions using Datadog to identify and address potential bottlenecks and inefficiencies; work closely with system administrators and engineers to optimize resource utilization and enhance overall system performance

  • Maintain detailed documentation of Datadog configurations, monitoring policies, and incident response procedures; conduct regular knowledge-sharing sessions to empower the broader technical team with Datadog expertise


  • Minimum seven years of recent experience with data pipeline architecture and implementation with at least five years of Datadog specific experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is preferred; relevant certifications such as Datadog Certified Associate or Datadog Certified Professional are preferred

  • Experience with SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) migration (to/from tools such as Splunk, Datadog, AppDynamics, Elasticsearch)

  • Extensive hands-on experience with Datadog, including dashboards, alerts, and log analysis; scripting experience using Python, Powershell, and/or Bash

  • Possesses an explorer character with basic knowledge of Windows and Linux administration

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at 'Benefits & How We Work ( '.

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KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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