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People Leader Job Openings

People Leaders are critical hires for any organization. They lead the investment in a company’s most valuable assets and help businesses grow faster. Here are handpicked People Leader opportunities within emerging tech companies:

Chief People Officer

San Francisco
January, 2020

Everlane’s Chief People Officer will be a strategic thought partner for the leadership team and responsible for leading all HR functions and facilities. As Everlane continues to grow and scale, the Chief People Officer will assess, design, and align the team to support business goals and objectives. S/he will foster a culture of collaboration, hard work, and a passion for excellence. They will report to and work closely with our CEO.

As the organization evolves and expands, the Chief People Officer will implement programs and infrastructure that can scale across a diversified workforce. They must have the ability to maintain the flexibility of a start-up culture and act nimbly in balancing short-term and long-term objectives while employing a bias for action. They will need to be trusted by the employees and respected by leadership. A passionate leader, the CPO will inspire the current HR team – people operations, recruiting, and facilities.

At Everlane, we’re rethinking the way retail works. We have no middlemen taking their cut and no brand markups. Instead, we design our own luxury basics and sell them exclusively at a fraction of the traditional retail price. Since launching in November 2011, Everlane has attracted over 1,300,000 members and has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, Elle, and GQ.

Please note before submitting an application: as a company, we take hiring very seriously. Interviewing with Everlane may include video and phone interviews, written projects, and/or on-site interviews. Although we are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.

Head of People

San Francisco
December, 2019

What you’ll do:

    • Oversee and continue to develop our People Operations team (Recruiting, Onboarding, Benefits & Comp and Office Management) to support Clearbit’s growth and culture
    • Implement and scale our human resources programs and initiatives (including performance review process, compensation, etc.)
    • Facilitate employee conflicts
    • Enhance overall job satisfaction and promote Clearbit’s values
    • Structure benefit packages
    • Advise leadership team on human resources issues / processes / systems

Clearbit is a rapidly growing SaaS company (> 250% ARR last year) that helps businesses grow by providing tools to deeply understand their customers, identify future prospects, and personalize every single marketing and sales interaction. In addition to turning bits and bites into useable data, Clearbit has a huge focus on good managementself-growth and building a strong culture.

Director, Total Rewards

Sunnyvale, CA
November, 2019

23andMe is looking for an extraordinary Director, Total Rewards to own and lead all aspects of compensation and benefits programs at 23andMe.

The Director, Total Rewards will build and drive the overall total rewards philosophy and strategy for a fast growing, mission-based, life-changing company. This person will ensure that our compensation and benefits offerings are rewarding, competitive, and in-line with company goals. Supported by our People team, you will partner with business leaders to enhance our ability to attract, engage and retain talent to our growing gene pool!

What you’ll do

    • Work with the VP, People and Company leadership to create and develop a competitive, holistic compensation and benefits philosophy for all 23andMe employees.
    • Champion a progressive culture that inspires wellness in all aspects of our employees’ lives.
    • Partner strategically with key stakeholders on a range of compensation initiatives and ensure the planning, design, oversight and governance of our plans meet strategic objectives.
    • Provide subject-matter-expertise on industry best practices and lead effective, competitive and fair total rewards programs ensuring market consistency, compliance and cost-effectiveness.
    • Lead strategic design of innovative cash, incentive and equity programs.
    • Work closely with leadership, key business stakeholders and the People team to manage, consult, and resolve compensation and benefits issues.
    • Review, edit and enhance compensation programs including planning, forecasting and modeling on an annual basis.
    • Influence the program direction through data; develop effective analytics and metrics to measure business impact and effectiveness.
    • Lead and inspire the team to leverage their expertise, provide stellar customer service and create change across the business.

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.  We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

Head of People 

Austin, TX
November, 2019
Outdoor Voices is seeking a strategic leader to join our team as Head of People, overseeing all processes and programs that support our employee experience. This cross-functional role will work directly with company leadership to bring our brand vision, values, and operating principles to life on a daily basis. You will have a demonstrated people- and culture-first mindset and will be capable of applying your experience developing individuals and scaling organizations to help make Outdoor Voices a top-tier employer.


    • Lead the development and implementation of people strategies that are aligned with the company’s strategic objectives
    • Coach senior leaders on People related issues and initiatives
    • Develop and implement OV’s EVP and Compensation Philosophy to support organizational growth
    • Advise executive leadership on organizational development, succession planning, etc., ensuring alignment of cross-functional resources and activities
    • Lead and grow People team – overseeing people ops, total rewards, talent acquisition, and culture

Outdoor Voices is an activewear brand that is on a mission to get the world moving. By freeing fitness from performance and bringing play back into everyday life, we are building a community of Recreational enthusiasts who believe that #DoingThings — moving your body and having fun with friends — is the surest, most important way to a happy and healthy life.

Director, Total Rewards 

New York, NY
November, 2019

We are seeking a results-oriented Director, Total Rewards to join our People Operations team to help us accomplish our mission to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. Here’s what you need to know about the role, our team and why Flatiron Health is the right next step in your career.

What You’ll Do

In this role, you can expect to be responsible for delivering compensation and benefits for Flatiron, with an emphasis on attracting, retaining and rewarding employees while maintaining internal equity and external market competitiveness. The Director, Total Rewards will work in close partnership with clients and colleagues to ensure that all programs support the revenue growth and evolution of the business.

A career at Flatiron is a chance to work with everyone involved in the future of cancer care and research—all under one roof. Researchers, data scientists, designers, clinicians, technologists and many more all work together to improve cancer care and accelerate research.

You’ll also find a culture of continuous learning, broad and inclusive employee support offerings, and a commitment to supporting our team members in all aspects of their lives—at home, at work and everywhere in between. We offer:

    • Flatiron University training curriculum which includes presentation skills, meeting mastery, coding languages and more
    • Career coaching opportunities
    • Hackathons for all employees (not just our engineers!)
    • Professional development benefit for attending conferences, industry events and external courses
    • Work/life autonomy via flexible work hours and flexible paid time off
    • Generous parental leave (16 weeks for either parent)
    • Back-up child care
    • Flatiron-sponsored fitness classes

Director of People Operations & Total Rewards

San Francisco, CA
November, 2019

Our People team believes in the power of our people. We know that with the right culture, development and support, our people can achieve anything; and we are inspired by this every day.

We do this by crafting an employee experience that starts from hiring incredible people, investing in their development, and providing a holistic approach to benefits from fully-paid health insurance, to providing top-notch food from our in-house culinary team.

About the Role

As Thumbtack continues to grow, we need an incredible Director of Total Rewards & People Operations to lead create one of the most rewarding employee experiences and culture in the industry. You will own the global compensation, benefits, systems and operations strategy and delivery across our entire company.

You are a strategic operator, whose focus on detail and ability to get stuff done means we never miss a beat. You see the big picture, have a perspective, and want to bring it to life.

We want your help to shape the future of total rewards and operations at Thumbtack, and help us continue to push the envelope as an industry leader. You want to make a difference, and we will make it happen.


    • Compensation: Lead company compensation philosophy, strategy, and execution. This includes everything from executive compensation, to new hire compensation, to equity program design, to delivering the annual merit planning cycle.
    • Benefits: Lead the design, development, and management of competitive domestic and global employee benefits plans including medical, dental, disability, 401(k), so our employees and their families can be happy and healthy.
    • Operations: Lead our strategy and execution for our people operations and systems across our entire employee lifecycle (e.g., immigration, policies, onboarding and offboarding, leaves etc).
    • Partnership: Be a close partner with key leaders across the company including our VP People, co-founder and CEO, Thumbtack leadership team, People leadership team and so many more.
    • Strategic projects: Lead some of our most important strategic projects, including equity plan design, or evaluating geographical expansion.

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace – one of the largest in the U.S. – that helps millions of people hire local professionals. With hundreds of unique service categories, customers can find a Thumbtack pro for almost anything: landscapers, DJs, personal trainers, even piano teachers. And in making these connections, we empower local pros too. Helping them get new customers and make a living doing what they’re great at.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $420 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners and Baillie Gifford.

Head of Total Rewards

San Francisco, CA
October, 2019

Twitch is seeking a Head of Total Rewards to lead our compensation and benefits programs. Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer this individual will be responsible for designing compensation and benefits programs that enable Twitch to attract, reward and retain the highly talented and diverse people our business needs to succeed globally. This leader and their team will manage the administration of those programs in conjunction with our People Operations team.

The Head of Total Rewards will ensure execution of existing compensation processes and programs, while taking a fresh look at compensation at Twitch and developing a proposal for an alternate model. In developing the proposal, this individual will gain a strong foundational knowledge of Twitch culture, values and business goals, as well as use internal and external data to inform the plan. This person will also identify and propose modifications and enhancements to our reward, recognition and benefits programs in order to address the changing needs of our employees and our competitive environment. The Head of Total Rewards is both a strategic and hands on role, the individual must be comfortable in big picture thinking, modeling, program management, and addressing individual compensation matters.

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch.

VP, Total Rewards

New York, NY
October, 2019

As the VP Total Rewards you will develop consistent rewards and operations framework in line with KIND’s business needs, culture, and values, including relevant programs addressing domestic and international benefits and compensation, compliance, and processes. You will oversee KIND’s compensation, benefits, and rewards programs, as well as manage our HR Operations team that supports HRIS/technology, payroll and compliance. You will be a member of the HR Leadership team to set overall department priorities and strategies and work collaboratively with KIND Leaders to consult on operations and rewards efforts to achieve KIND’s goals. Your ability to communicate insights from our data to help KIND make sound decisions for our future will make you successful in this role.

Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.

We love making snacks that delight people’s taste buds and fuel their bodies, and we also love inspiring kindness in communities everywhere. As a not-only-for-profit company, we’ve always believed that there’s more to business than just profit.

We’re looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

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Head of HR

Palo Alto, CA
October, 2019

We’re looking for a Head of HR to join our team in Palo Alto.
You’ll be responsible for leading and continuously develop our HR department with everything it includes:

    • Oversee recruitment at all offices (Palo Alto, Copenhagen and Berlin)
    • Drive efforts of organizational and operational excellence and policies
    • Continuously evaluate and promote policies, procedures and communication systems aligned with company strategy and values
    • Oversee and further develop Performance Reviews in all departments
    • Manage and drive our process around company meetings, leadership off-sites etc.
    • Run strategic project coordination/management.

The HR department currently consists of the CFO, whom you will report directly to, and the HR Coordinator, whom you will be responsible for managing and mentoring – both positions located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

With over 100 million unique visitors per month, Issuu is the world’s largest digital discovery and publishing platform. Issuu enables anyone — from independent creators to global brands — to share, measure and monetize their editorial, catalog or marketing content.

This is the perfect opportunity to join a multinational company and being able to leave your mark on processes and procedures that impacts everyone at Issuu. You will get the opportunity to travel to our Europe offices as part of your onboarding and hereafter every quarter. In our Palo Alto office, you’ll find members from all parts of Issuu, including Product, Design, Customer Success, Data Analytics, Marketing, BD and Management.

We are conveniently close to the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and provide delicious catered lunches, regular outings, healthy drinks and snacks, and a friendly, creative, welcoming atmosphere in a cool office set-up. As if that wasn’t enough, we offer a state of the art health benefits, amazing colleagues, and a flexible working environment.

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Head of Talent

San Francisco, CA
October, 2019

Core Responsibilities: 

    • Extend and ensure the conditions of a healthy work environment, bearing in mind the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational.
    • Ensure the highest levels of individual billability and client profitability in close collaboration with finance and project management
    • Design and run a fluid process whereby teams are staffed with best resources for optimal success
    • Lead the project management best practice team
    • Be the tip of the spear for the “effective office” implementation, a key new corporate initiative
    • Lead training and development for all employees with an eye towards overall MKThink curriculum as well as individual needs
    • Lead the personnel requirements of all RFP submissions and manage transition to contract wins
    • Ensure timely and optimally useful review process and output, especially towards the identification and active management of our top performers
    • Effectively manage compensation throughout the organization
    • Be the leading voice and best example of the culture and understand, through the collection of periodic survey data, the state of the culture

MKThink creates intelligent places by design to improve the quality of life. Intelligent places are driven by data, aligned with the environment, and responsive to ever-changing human needs.

MKThink pioneered and continues to advance spatial intelligence—an uncommon approach to architecture that integrates systems-thinking, research, data analysis, and innovative problem-solving. Spatial intelligence gives rise to intelligent places.

Intelligent places​ minimize environmental impact, maximize return on investment, and optimize organizational culture to improve the workings of life.

To Apply:

    • Please Email cover letter, resume, and portfolio in PDF format.
    • Please indicate “Head of Talent” in the subject line of your email.
    • If e-mails are not sent in this format, they may not be reviewed.
    • To apply for this job email your details to office@mkthink.com 

Director HRBP & People Operations

Austin, TX
October, 2019

RigUp is hiring a Director of HRBP who will lead the HRBP and people operations functions at RigUp.  The Director of HRBP will be instrumental in advising the business on people programs and driving sound HR processes and controls to allow RigUp to grow in a sustainable, culturally resonant, and scalable way. Our ideal candidate will contribute at both hands-on and strategic levels to cultivate our unique culture.

The Director of HRBP will lead a team of HRBPs to define the capabilities required to support RigUp’s business and execute against plans as RigUp continues to scale rapidly. Our ideal candidate will bring a highly analytical and commercial mind, a strong operational focus, and a healthy dose of empathy to deliver impactful and people-centered HR solutions to the entire business. This role will play a critical role in evolving the organization as we continue to grow quickly and will act as connective tissue for RigUp’s Talent function. This individual is also someone who has built high-quality HR/people teams and has deep expertise in HR fundamentals. Sound like you? Apply.

RigUp is changing the way work is done in the energy industry. Each one of our teams exists to move us closer to our north star — “to empower the people who power the world”.  The Talent team at RigUp encompasses all things people. On this team, you can find Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, People Operations, Talent Development, Workplace Operations, Talent Brand, and Administration working cohesively to build and maintain the best team around. The focus of the Talent Team is to promote culture, growth, and efficiency while strengthening the RigUp team.

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Director, Total Rewards

San Francisco, CA
June, 2019

Samsara is looking for a Director, Total Rewards to orchestrate industry leading and innovative rewards programs to ensure that Samsara continues to hire and develop the best talent in the world. This is a full time position at our office in Potrero Hill, and includes commuter benefits, equity compensation, 401k match, medical, dental, vision benefits.

Samsara’s Internet of Things solution – which includes fleet technologies ranging from GPS tracking to route optimization to AI-powered dash cameras – is being adopted by thousands of new customers every quarter, helping them improve the safety, efficiency, and quality of their operations.

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Vice President, People

San Francisco, CA
May, 2019

Reporting directly to the CEO, Grammarly’s VP People will be responsible for the people function globally, including both recruiting and engagement/HR. They will drive the vision and strategy of the people function, and related implementation, ensuring Grammarly has the team in place to deliver on our goals and long-term vision.

At Grammarly, we believe that everyone should be heard and understood. We know that clear and effective communication improves people’s lives, and we want to help everyone improve their communication. That’s why we’ve built an AI-powered communication assistant—to help the world’s 2 billion English speakers communicate what they mean and be understood as they intend. So far, we’ve created a product that reaches 20 million people every day. Join us to help reach the next 100 million people.

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