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Confluent Senior People Business Partner in Boston, Massachusetts

With Confluent, organizations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better every day -- we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organization to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.

One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.

Data Connects Us.

About the Role:

As a People Business Partner (PBP) supporting the R&D organizations, you have the opportunity to align business objectives with people strategies, in partnership with leaders and managers. These initiatives will enable the company's overall business strategy, culture, and values, and will directly contribute to the scaling of an inclusive, results-oriented, and high-performance work environment. With past experience working in fast-paced tech companies, the ideal candidate will recall a history of success leveraging deep HR subject matter expertise and growing business acumen to deploy the relevant manager coaching, manager/team enablement, and organizational development initiatives to assist in enabling the business to meet mission-critical deliverables.

This role will require an agile People Professional who adapts quickly to fluid environments, thrives in ambiguity, builds strong relationships, and has the business acumen to guide the organization through scale, growth, and transformation. Experience supporting Engineering and Product teams is preferred.

This position reports directly to the Sr Director, R&D People Business Partner (based in the US) and will be based in the US.

What You Will Do:

  • Partner with managers and leaders across Product and Engineering organizations to assess business goals and deploy talent strategies that advance priorities and drive scale

  • Analyze data to ascertain key insights that anchor and inform talent strategies to advance business objectives, and deliver high-impact relevant solutions

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

  • Collaborate with team members across the people team, including compensation, recruiting, learning & development, benefits, and mobility, to help design and implement people programs and initiatives, which attract, develop retain, engage industry-leading talent

  • Design and lead efforts to evolve and strengthen our culture, including openness and inclusion

  • Develop trusting, value-add, credible relationships with business leaders, HR, and stakeholders

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

What You Will Bring:

  • As a thought partner to leaders at all levels, you have a consultative mindset and have demonstrated your ability to think critically

  • You also have a good grasp of different coaching and influencing practices to help your leaders think through challenges and associated solutions

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication which help you build your executive presence

  • You have a strong balance of IQ and EQ with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • You approach challenges strategically with flexibility and innovation and have a strong bias towards curiosity and creativity

  • In practice, this may translate into you having the following prior experiences and knowledge:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent working experience

  • 5+ years of Business Partner experience supporting large enterprise SaaS workforces with accountabilities that include direct support of VPs and senior leaders

  • Experience partnering with product and/or engineering groups is preferable

  • First-hand experience working within an international, fast-growing organization with progressive HR practices

  • Demonstrable experience engaging managers on thoughtful deployment of compensation and performance programs to help retain, recognize, reward top talent

  • Strong partnership and collaboration perspective when working across G&A teams including Finance, Legal, Operations, Employee Relations, and Talent Teams

  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas, especially career development, performance management, manager enablement, and change management

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet 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 the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of $122,600 - $144,000 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE ( .

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