Senior HR Business Partner

  • Dropbox
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Jul 07, 2020
Full time Human Resources IT

Job Description

Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

Team Description

Our Recruiting & People team grows and develops the Dropbox family. We find, hire, and support the people who will shape our product and our company. We believe people do their best work when they’re happy, so we work to make Dropbox a place where everyone can thrive.

Role Description

You will develop the talent strategy and advise on all things People related: performance management, talent development, leadership coaching, employee relations and organizational design. You are skilled at using both qualitative and quantitative data to perform root cause analysis, identify trends, tell a story and inform innovative ways to building programs, and ensuring Dropboxers are engaged and growing. In your work, you will uphold our values and amplify the success of our business and products through our most important asset: our people.


  • You will provide strategic partnership and counsel to business leaders and Dropboxers, ensuring employee advocacy and fairness.
  • You will craft and implement creative and progressive talent strategies tailored to your client groups, addressing retention and development needs.
  • You will support the Business Development team, AMER Sales team, and the Austin site through all people processes including compensation, talent development, performance management, employee relations, change management, organizational design, etc.
  • You will be the primary driver and leader in all Austin site people related activities and programs.
  • You will coach and develop leaders at all levels within the organization, from line managers through executives.
  • You will utilize qualitative and quantitative data in order to inform key business and talent decisions.
  • You will collaborate with other People Team functions (compensation, recruiting, talent development, learning & development, etc.) to inform the design and implementation of People programs.
  • You will act as a culture ambassador, fostering diversity and inclusion.
  • You will mentor and coach other members of our People teams.


  • You possess five or more years experience as a strategic HR Business Partner, preferably supporting a Sales team
  • You have excellent judgement and problem-solving capabilities; as well as the ability to make thoughtful decisions.
  • Analytically driven, you are experienced in utilizing qualitative and quantitative approaches to problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • You possess experience driving key people, programs and processes (performance management cycles, calibration facilitation, compensation planning, executive coaching, employee relations/conflict resolution, organizational design, etc.)
  • Ability to work remotely as part of a global HR team
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are intellectually curious about people and organizational issues; you have a creative, solutions-based mindset
  • You have the ability to flex your style and build trust and rapport with Executives as well as ICs
  • You possess impeccable discretion when handling confidential or sensitive information.
  • You are agile, fearless, and able to adapt to shifting priorities
  • You effectively partner with cross-functional partners (e.g. Finance, Legal) and the broader HR team to build a better employee experience for employees
  • Your attitude is "we / not I".
  • BA/BS required; Advanced degree preferred

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off 
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).