Global Business Partner - Engineering

People Ops Team | San Francisco, CA

Dropbox is the home for your most important stuff—now we're bringing it to life with a growing family of products. As we scale our global brand, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world.

Our people operations team makes sure Dropbox is a great place to work every day. We're responsible for growing and developing the careers of the talented people who work here.

We’re looking for a Global Business Partner for Engineering, reporting to the Global Business Partner Lead. In People Ops, we use an analytical, data-driven approach to solve problems, build programs, and help Dropboxers constantly improve upon how they work. In this role, you’ll oversee the team that partners with business and technology teams to ensure Dropboxers are innovating at their peak, leading teams and managing their amazing people. You will play a key role in helping your team and the senior leaders leads think strategically about people in a quest to build high-performing teams. You’ll also take the lead on coaching and developing Dropboxers, helping them navigate both the company and careers. You’ll be responsible for championing the culture and making sure Dropboxers are energized and having fun.


  • Oversee all people-related strategies, programs, initiatives, and challenges for the global Engineering organization
  • Serve as a consultant the the senior engineering team on all people-related matters
  • Be the "voice" of HR to Dropbox Engineering - lead Dropbox leads and teams through all people issues and people programs (compensation, talent development, performance, etc.)
  • Advise leadership on people-related strategy and decisions (including organizational design, planning, compensation, employee relations)
  • Oversee and build a global HRBP team, providing coaching, feedback and problem solving when needed. Build on an already great team and make sure it is fun!
  • Be the voice of Dropbox Engineering to the People Ops Central, collaborating to develop client-specific people strategies and programs based on data insights and impact


  • 7+ years experience in HR - ideally as a business partner to technology and engineering clients
  • Strong understanding of various compensation models that drive business and technical results
  • A strong desire to help others and an intellectual curiosity about people and organizational issues
  • Ability and proven experience in communicating, influencing and listening to client and their needs at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage and develop more junior members of the team
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and judgment; ability to make sound decisions independently
  • Ability to manage employee relations issues working closely with relevant internal and external partners
  • Analytically driven; fluent with data-driven analysis
  • Impeccable discretion and judgment when handling sensitive and confidential information
  • We, not I, attitude
  • BA/BS required
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