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Director of Professional Services

The Director of Professional Services provides the strategic vision and leads service delivery for GitLab’s Professional Services Organization. Reporting to the Vice President of Customer Success, the leader is responsible for developing strategies and operations to deliver best-in-class services (i.e., consulting, implementation and educational services) to help customers accelerate their DevOps transformation. The Director of Professional Services works to build and scale a services business, in a bold, fast-moving, transparent and values-led organization to enable customer and company success.

Job Grade 

The Director, Professional Services is a grade 10.


  • Develop strategic plans to build and evolve GitLab’s product and transformational service offerings
  • Create service offerings aligned to enterprise and commercial market segments, including value positioning, scope of services, collateral and pricing.
  • Lead delivery of consulting, education and implementation services to our customers, overseeing resource management, project delivery and operational success metrics.
  • Be accountable for services financial goals and metrics, including bookings, revenue, gross margin and utilization.
  • Own operational metrics, such as time-to-value, customer satisfaction and on-time completion of projects.
  • Build and scale global service operations (i.e., people, process, systems and tools) to deliver a best-in-class customer experience while building an effective and efficient delivery methodologies
  • Act as an evangelist for services, assisting sales with selling and serving as an executive sponsor for our strategic customers
  • Develop and manage the partner strategy and ecosystem in partnership with our Channel team to maintain a global network of certified partners that deliver with consistent quality


  • Demonstrated progressive experience managing, leading and/or delivering professional services
  • Proven experience building and leading a team of 25+ people in fast-paced, growing company
  • Demonstrated progressive experience with a subscription-based business model, delivering on-premises and SaaS solutions
  • Experience managing technical, cross-functional professional services teams (e.g., consulting, implementation, trainers, project managers) and delivery partners
  • Demonstrated experience building and scaling a professional services business with accountability for financial targets
  • Experienced with software development lifecycle (i.e., SDLC), agile, DevOps, software development tools, technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), and/or cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Ability to be an evangelist for GitLab customers and serve according to GitLab’s values
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Ability to use GitLab
  • Ability to travel if needed and comply with the company’s travel policy

Performance Indicators

As with all roles in the Sales Department the Director of Professional Services participates in the Sales KPIs.

Senior Director

Job Grade 

The Senior Director, Professional Services is a grade 11.


  • Demonstrated progressive experience managing, leading and/or delivering professional or consulting services globally
  • Proven experience building and leading a team of 50+ people in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Demonstrated experience building and scaling a professional services business


  • Completion of initiatives to improve quality, reliability and repeatability of services
  • Financial success for the Professional Services organization (i.e., bookings, revenue, project and gross margin, revenue per employee and billable employee)
  • Delivery metrics (i.e., customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, utilization)

Career Ladder

The next steps for the Director, Professional Services Job Family would be to move into the VP, Customer Success Job Family.


Compensation information for this role can be found on our Sales Commissions handbook page. On this page, we have an overview of the standard OTE base and variable split for each Sales job family. Also listed on the page, is our quota ramp information by segment as well as our seasonality assumptions. New salespeople who join after the fiscal year may be eligible for a super commission rate which pays out at a higher rate until the ramped quota is met - watch the video on the page to learn more!
Sales compensation plans are governed by the Sales Compensation Plan terms and conditions. Some differences may apply. For any specific compensation questions, please contact your manager (current manager or hiring manager).

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 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, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, 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:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours: Plan your day so you are there for other people & have time for personal interests
  4. Transparency: Over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered YouTube channel
  5. Iteration: Empower people to be effective & have an impact, Merge Request rate, We dogfood our own product, Directly responsible individuals
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: A focus on gender parity, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: Kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Total Rewards: Competitive market rates for compensation, Equity compensation, global benefits (inclusive of office equipment)
  9. Work/Life Harmony: Flexible workday, Friends and Family days
  10. Remote Done Right: One of the world's largest all-remote companies, prolific inventor of remote best practices

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