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Airbyte - VP, People


Airbyte is the open-source standard for EL(T). We enable data teams to replicate data from applications, APIs, and databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations. Airbyte wants to give the customer infrastructure superpowers to collect and move data seamlessly, whatever the tools customers use. Leveraging an engaged, open source community, Airbyte offers a comprehensive and fast data integration solution which allows their customers to have 80% fewer internal resources.

Within the past 2.5 years, we've built over 300+ connectors and we've had 25,000+ companies replicating data with us. We've raised $181M from some of the world's top investors (Benchmark, Accel, Altimeter, Coatue, Y Combinator, etc.) and believe in product-led growth, where we build something awesome and let our product bring the users, rather than an outbound sales engine with cold calls.

Role Summary

As the VP of People, you will work closely with the founders as a key strategic partner, putting people at the forefront as we scale beyond 100 people. Responsible for the entire people function at Airbyte, including People Operations, Recruiting, and Organizational Development, you and your team will develop a strategic end-to-end talent experience: talent acquisition / recruiting, learning & development, performance management, engagement, and succession planning. You will also build and execute repeatable programs, processes, and policies to drive employee engagement and deepen the connection to Airbyte’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to meaningfully shape and execute our strategy across top priorities in the People space, and make a lasting impact. Our team is the foundation of everything at Airbyte, and we want to ensure they are happy, healthy, engaged, and productive.

You will:

Act as a strategic partner to the founders and leadership to develop, communicate, and execute a holistic people strategy

Develop learning & development programs and processes that enable employees' continuous growth and performance, including manager training & development programs

Drive implementation and adoption of key people analytics to support thoughtful, data-driven people decisions throughout the entire employee lifecycle

Contribute to organization design and processes to support Airbyte’s rapid growth and hybrid remote culture 

Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging practices at every stage of the employee lifecycle.

Oversee the development and implementation of compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and incentive programs in alignment with Finance.

You are:

First Principles thinker: A systems thinker who asks “why?” until you uncover the fundamental problem that needs solving

Business minded, you understand the unique needs of the business and apply innovative approaches

Highly autonomous, with a curiosity around the product and an owner’s mentality on impacting the business 

An expert in your domain with an informed POV who effectively influences across all levels 

Excellent communicator both verbally and written across all audiences, particularly within the Airbyte organization

You have experience in:

Building programs to support an employee’s tenure from hiring to exit, particularly leadership and management programs 

Successfully scaling an organization - prioritizing, adapting, and building programs - from 100 - 300+ employees 

Collaborating with technically oriented organizations and teams

Leading and engaging remote teams in intentional ways