Sourcegraph builds universal code search for every developer and company so they can innovate faster. We help developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day.

To achieve this mission, we’re looking for a VP People Operations to help support and grow our values-driven, all-remote team as we hit a massive stage of growth. You’ll craft and operationalize our strategy to ensure our high-caliber and well-deserving teammates feel cared for and invested in from their first moments of on-boarding (of highest priority right now) all the way through to their multi-year anniversary and everything in between. You will create a holistic strategy in a fully remote setting and build out the infrastructure that will help us not only scale but continue to invest in and develop the amazing talent that we’re so fortunate to work alongside. While our teammates are hyper-focused on our customers, we need you hyper-focused on them. You’ll ensure that our values are embedded into and applied to all of the work we do.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Grow a People Operations team to support our current 90+ teammates, and that will thrive through the hypergrowth we’re facing over the next 12-48 months
  • Culture: Help us maintain and build upon our culture as a permanently fully-remote team, and as we grow rapidly in the next year
  • Onboarding: Oversee new teammate onboarding and training, a crucial component of our success in operating as a distributed team
  • DEI: Help build internal consensus around our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and operationalize those efforts
  • Reviews: Formalize our teammate goal-setting, review, and feedback processes
  • Leveling: Help department and team leads establish leveling and promotion guidelines
  • Compensation: Maintain our compensation and benefits guidelines, and provide transparency to hiring managers (for offer preparation), team managers (for promotions and compensation equity purposes), and recruits (for us to be able to be publicly transparent about compensation)
  • L&D: Build a learning and development function
  • Metrics: Establish a set of key metrics for our People Ops team to track, such as team happiness, onboarding completion and success, spans and layers, and more

Professional qualifications

  • 7+ years functional experience in the HR/People domain
  • Experience successfully hiring and managing mid-level and senior talent in the people/HR domain, and leading high caliber teams
  • Proven ability to develop and operationalize HR programs, processes, teams, tools and even culture for growth and/or late stage companies, preferably across geographies
  • Familiarity with best in class HR tools
  • Experience crafting meaningful retention strategies that engage current employees while providing and communicating development and growth opportunities that align to business needs
  • Understanding of and prior experience implementing DEI initiatives
  • Grasp of compliance/employee labor laws, international a plus

Personal characteristics

  • Collaborative and team-oriented, with an inclusive and hands-on leadership style. Knows when to lead from the front, when to take a backseat, and when to disagree and commit
  • Able to build trust across the company – demonstrates honesty, empathy and integrity, especially in the toughest of moments
  • Ability to ruthlessly prioritize efforts and to be intentional in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communicator – knows what, how and when to communicate to manage change, provide important context and obtain stakeholder buy-in
  • Comfortable in role of trusted advisor and coach to our team, modeling our culture of openness and growth
  • Broad business acumen with the ability to translate/tie organizational goals into actionable plans and strategies