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- Director, Global People Operations
The Director of Global People Operations is responsible for overseeing the employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle. This position will report to the Chief Culture Officer and work closely with the organizational leaders in shaping the Gitlab cultural strategies to support ongoing innovation and change. This position will use their deep experience in HR areas of labor relations, compensation, benefits, organizational strategy, employee lifecycle activities, and compliance with HR policies and procedures to enable Gitlab's rapid growth.
- Lead and manage a growing People Operations team responsible for managing the employee experience throughout the employee lifecycle.
- Help shape a global People Operations strategy that aligns and moves the business towards continued growth, innovation and improvement.
- Provide HR support and consultation to the business; answering employee and manager questions about HR programs, policies, and other HR-related items.
- Provide HR support and leadership with respect to day-to-day HR life cycle activities of client groups, including performance management issues, investigations, and reorganizations.
- Understand workforce needs as the company scales managing costs while staying competitive with salary, benefits, perks, leaves, etc.
- Work with the executive team to come up with a competitive compensation strategy.
- Assess and apply market data, ensuring alignment with the company’s total compensation philosophy.
- Oversee performance, development, and the compensation review process.
- Drive a progressive, proactive, positive culture, and increase levels of engagement, enablement, and retention.
- Coach, influence, and provide guidance to business partners to figure out optimal organizational design, development, and performance management plans.
- Assist with the maintenance and accuracy of HR data, including processing SAP data, such as Employee Action Forms.
- Provide resolution to employee and organizational issues in a proactive and sensitive manner.
- Assess/identify HR strategy, policy, or process improvements.
- Ensure People Operations strategies and processes remain aligned with the company’s talent management and workforce plans to enhance employee engagement and sustain business growth.
- Collaborate with Chief Culture Officer, People Operations, and organizational leaders in fostering a culture of empowerment and performance; establish the employee lifecycle journey and succession plans.
- Maintain in-depth knowledge of local, global, and federal employment laws; maintain and store records judiciously and securely.
- 8+ years of progressive experience in HR roles with a demonstrable track record of building and optimizing processes, systems, and structures.
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Leadership, or related field.
- 5+ years hands-on experience with compensation & benefits.
- Labor Relations experience required, preferably in multiple countries.
- Working knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements related to total rewards and systems.
- 3-5 years of experience leading people and cross-functional organizations.
- Demonstrable ability to own, execute and deliver on short- and long-term projects.
- Strategic and innovative thinker; able to prioritize and use sound judgment and decision-making.
- Executive presence with excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong business insight and high EQ to successfully collaborate with executives and business partners at all levels.
- Successful completion of a background check.
- You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS), Greenhouse.
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.
GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.
We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.
Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:
- Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
- Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
- Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
- Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
- Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
- Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
- Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
- As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
- Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
- Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.
See our culture page for more!
Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our remote manifesto.