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Leadership People Operations, Technology & Analytics


Director, People Tools and Technology

The Director, People Tools and Technology reports to VP, People Operations.

Director, People Tools and Technology Job Grade

The Director, People Group Tools and Technology is Job Grade 10.

Director, People Tools and Technology Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across GitLab to implement various systems to improve scalability and efficiency.
  • Create and execute a 3-Year technology roadmap.
  • Create and implement a data analytics roadmap, creating data elements needed to support decision making and to create business insights.
  • Improve and automate our onboarding, career mobility and offboarding processes in particular to ensure streamlined workflows and compliance.
  • Implement tools that improve the Team Member experience at GitLab.
  • Ensure seamless data sharing from single sources of truth (Human Capital Management System) to external systems such as payroll, benefits, Okta.
  • Implement People Group support tool to streamline questions from multiple sources.
  • Implement People Group processes/iterating for efficiency.
  • Create and implement data dictionary for consistent use of People data. Implement data requirements and audits to ensure accuracy.
  • Help the People Group maintain Single Source of Truth within the handbook
  • Keep confidentiality in mind with all the projects and automations and actively look out that other People Group projects do this as well
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.

Director, People Tools and Technology Requirements:

  • Ten+ years’ experience in People Technology, with seven+ years' experience leading and managing a People Technology organization or Applications group at a fast growing high technology company.
  • Excellent change management skills and ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with SaaS based solution and cloud architectures.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and develop global People applications team in collaboration with overall People strategy.
  • Knowledgeable in compliance and information security.
  • Current on business applications, trends in People technology and experience evaluating/implementing new innovative People solutions
  • A process-oriented individual, with substantial project management skills, who has the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
  • Candidate must have proven ability to consistently and collaboratively resolve issues, mitigate roadblocks, and meet all financial and management goals on time. Will be a self-starter who maps own direction to succeed.
  • Excellent team management, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and fast change with an ability to adapt quickly and easily. Relevant business/industry acumen with the ability to quickly and thoroughly understand business priorities, operations, and People enablement potential.
  • Ability to use GitLab

Director, People Tools and Technology Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.

Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a screening call with our Global Recruiters Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a first interview with our VP, People Operations Candidates will then be invited to schedule a second interview with our CPO, Sr. Director, People Experience, Sr. Director, IT Enterprise Applications

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

Director, People Tools and Technology Career Ladder

The next step is to move to VP, People Operations.

VP People Operations, Technology & Analytics

The VP, People Operations, Technology & Analytics reports to the Chief People Officer.

VP People Operations, Technology & Analytics Job Grade

The VP, People Operations, Technology & Analytics is a grade 12.

VP People Operations, Technology & Analytics Responsibilities

  • Optimize and maintain all people technology systems and tools. Identify opportunities to increase efficiency, automation and data flow. Oversee development and management of thoughtful, scalable, People processes that balance our candidate and team member experience with compliance and legal requirements.
  • Provide operational support and partner with G&A functions to execute on all people-related processes.
  • Partner closely with peers and stakeholders across the People Group to assess existing People programs, processes, and practices, identify gaps and inefficiencies, and drive innovative solutions to enhance the team member experience.
  • Translate legal and regulatory requirements into system or process requirements and monitor the effectiveness of control design.
  • Oversee all People compliance processes and audits.
  • Consult with legal teams and global People policy, process, business, and system owners to ensure sound protocols are in place.
  • Own relevant process mapping and provide guidance to the business regarding technical solutions.
  • Use people-related data to drive better decision making and develop key metrics to measure candidate and team member happiness, performance, engagement, and retention
  • Conduct working sessions with users to gather, understand, and analyze business requirements.

VP People Operations, Technology & Analytics Requirements

  • 7+ years of leading people operations in a high speed, high growth, technology-based environment
  • Advanced project management experience in handling multiple projects at once with competing priorities
  • 5+ years experience in managing people managers
  • Demonstrated experience supporting at least 2,000+ team members, across multiple countries ideally in a remote environment
  • Experience with leading and implementation of large transformational initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of People practices and procedures
  • Proven track record in implementing and scaling People processes, operations and systems
  • Experience building cross-functional partnerships and influencing stakeholders across the organization to act without having a direct reporting relationship
  • Problem solver, able to troubleshoot issues independently or escalate when necessary; sense of accountability and sound professional judgment
  • Proven analytical capabilities; experience with large amounts of data and in developing audit reports, metrics, and reporting mechanisms
  • Experience building technology and people operations compliance programs and processes
  • Organized, extremely detail oriented and execution focused
  • Comfortable as a hands-on manager and willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step in the VP People Operations, Technology & Analytics job family is to move to the Chief People Officer job family.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our Global Recruiters.
  • Candidates will have a 50 minute interview with the CPO
  • Then, candidates will be invited to schedule threetwo separate 50 minute interviews; one with the Sr Director of People Success, and one with the Sr Manager of Total Rewards and the Director, People Operations
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule 2 separate 50 minute interviews; VP of IT and the Chief Financial Officer
  • Finally, candidates may be invited to a 50 minute interview with the CEO

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

Compensation Calculator

To find out more about the compensation for this role, please apply to a role first. Once selected for a screening call, you'll be able to sign up here to view our compensation calculator. Be sure to use the same email address for both.

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