People Business Partner

Confluent Mountain View , CA 94035

Posted 5 months ago

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we're being led by the best in the spaceour founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka. We're looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the Role

As a People Business Partner (PBP) supporting one or more team, you will be key in the delivery of our People (HR) initiatives. These initiatives will align with the Company's overall business strategy, culture and values, and will help build and scale a global, results-oriented, high-performance working environment. We are looking for someone who has knowledge of HR policies and procedures gained through previous experience of working in a generalist HR role. This role will require an agile HR professional who adapts quickly to fluid environments.


  • Support full-scale People processes for client groups, including performance management, compensation program administration, talent management, workforce planning, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & retention, org culture, and diversity & inclusion

  • Provide advice and support on general HR matters to employees and managers

  • Support the execution of HR initiatives to enable seamless, scalable growth in assigned client teams

  • Work with Senior People Solutions Business Partners in the US to manage employee relations, complaints, and performance issues for client groups

  • Serve as a solution provider for general HR support to employees and managers

  • Help build programs to effectively onboard and ramp new employees in business function(s)

  • Partner with other global PBPs to execute on aligned Global HR initiatives

  • Act as a cultural steward to scale the Confluent culture as we grow our teams and locations

What we're looking for

  • Strong generalist HR experience; including supporting senior leaders

  • Possesses impeccable judgment on when to escalate issues

  • Experience partnering with and providing HR support to teams in software companies

  • Effective problem-solving approach, including innovation and creativity

  • Experience with following a standard HR legal protocol to conduct investigations

  • Ability to successfully resolve interpersonal issues in the workplace

  • Strong communication, influencing, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Experience working within a multi-regional, fast-growing organization with progressive HR practices

  • Sense of urgency and ability to deliver results quickly and proactively

  • Analytical ability to use data to craft and deliver high-impact, relevant solutions

  • Exceptional internal customer service and interpersonal skills with a positive attitude

  • Strong partnership and collaboration perspective when working across the G&A team including Finance, Legal, Operations, People & Talent teams

Additional highly desirable experience

  • Experience in a software development company operating in a SaaS business model

  • Cross-functional business experience a plus

  • Highly skilled in complex employee relations a plus

  • Combination of high-growth private and public company backgrounds desired



Come as you are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenant of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and broader our impact.

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