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Manager, People Partner - Engineering

Location
Palo Alto, California
Department
People
Job Type
Full Time
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Our Mission:

As humans, there are few things more exciting than meeting someone new. At Tinder, we’re on a mission to power and inspire real connections by making it easy and fun for every new generation of singles. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2+ billion swipes per day, 20+ million matches per day, and a presence in 190+ countries, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. We work together to solve complex problems. Behind the simplicity of every match, we think deeply about human relationships, behavioral science, network economics, AI and ML, online and real-world safety, cultural nuances, loneliness, love, sex, and more.

Our Values:

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One Team, One Dream

We work hand-in-hand, building Tinder for our members. We succeed together when we work collaboratively across functions, teams, and time zones, and think outside the box to achieve our company vision and mission.

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Own It

We take accountability and strive to make a positive impact in all aspects of our business, through ownership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

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Never Stop Learning

We cultivate a culture where it’s safe to take risks. We seek out input, share honest feedback, celebrate our wins, and learn from our mistakes in order to continue improving.

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Spark Solutions

We’re problem solvers, focusing on how to best move forward when faced with obstacles. We don’t dwell on the past or on the issues at hand, but instead look at how to stay agile and overcome hurdles to achieve our goals.

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Embrace Our Differences

We are intentional about building a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members. By leveraging different perspectives and other ways of thinking, we build better experiences for our members and our team.

The Role:

As a Manager, People Partner, you will lead a dynamic team of People Business Partners to provide strategic HR support and leadership across the engineering organization. Your role will be pivotal in driving organizational change, crafting talent management strategies, and encouraging an inclusive environment aligned with what we value.

Where you’ll work: This is a hybrid role and requires in-office collaboration two days per week. This position is located in Palo Alto, CA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Strategy: Lead and grow a team of People Business Partners, setting clear objectives and benchmarks. Drive strategic HR initiatives that align with the organization’s objectives and support sustainable growth.
  • Senior Relationship Management: Build and maintain trust-based relationships with leadership. Gain deep insights into their strategic needs and provide proactive support on critical people decisions.
  • Change Management: Facilitate HR related projects, ensuring they are strategically aligned with business goals while mitigating impacts on employees and business leaders.
  • Employee Advocacy and Support: Serve as a principal advisor for employees on employment-related issues, benefits, leaves, and adherence to company policies.
  • Performance and Talent Management: Improve the talent management framework by coaching managers in performance reviews, feedback delivery, and career development to promote an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Compensation Analysis and Strategy: Support compensation strategies and adjustments by analyzing market trends and internal equity to ensure attractive and fair compensation practices.
  • Leadership Development: Implement comprehensive leadership development programs to improve capabilities at all levels and uphold our core values and leadership principles.
  • Organizational Design and Planning: Collaborate with Talent Acquisition and department leaders on workforce planning and organizational design, ensuring alignment with long-term business goals.
  • Recruitment and Candidate Experience: Partner with recruiters to improve the candidate experience throughout the recruitment cycle.
  • Engagement and Retention: Work with the Talent Management/Learning & Development team to translate People Survey insights into actionable strategies. 
  • Employee Relations and Compliance: Guide leaders on employee relations, lead investigations with the Legal team, and ensure organizational compliance with all relevant employment laws. 
  • Benefits Team Partnership: Work closely with the Benefits team to optimize employee benefits programs and handle extended PTO requests optimally. 
  • DEI Team Partnership: Collaborate with the DEI team to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion practices throughout HR initiatives and organizational policies. 
  • Immigration Team Partnership: Partner with the Immigration team to handle work visa applications and support international assignments and work-abroad programs. 
  • Flexible Work and Mobility Management: Help develop and lead policies that support flexible work arrangements, including remote work, temporary international work, and extended PTO. Ensure these policies and programs are aligned with strategic objectives, while maintaining compliance with global employment standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience: 7+ years of HR experience at a tech start-up or rapidly scaling company, with experience providing strategic business partnering to Sr. leaders and 3+ years as a people leader
  • Education: Bachelor's or master’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field. 
  • Skills: Expertise in HR domains such as performance management, organizational design, talent management, and employee relations. Proficient with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, with experience in HRIS like Workday. 
  • Abilities: Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, adept at maintaining confidentiality, and capable of leading multiple relationships.

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience directly supporting software development leadership and teams. 
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to navigate sophisticated organizational dynamics. 
  • Familiarity with sophisticated talent management tools and methodologies; including 9-box calibration assessments. 
  • Curiosity about encouraging a collaborative, fast-paced work environment.

As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy:

  • Unlimited PTO (with no waiting period), 10 annual Wellness Days 
  • Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage 
  • 100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) 
  • 100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents), family forming benefits, and Milk Stork, which provides access to breast milk shipping for business travel, surrogacy, and employee relocation 
  • Investment in your development: mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development 
  • Investment in your wellness: access to mental health support via Modern Health, BetterHelp, and Insight Timer; paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy 
  • Free subscription to Tinder Gold

Salary Range:

$117,000
-
$140,000
a year

Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.

We don’t just

accept

difference, we

celebrate

it

We strive to build a workplace that reflects the rich diversity of our members around the world, and we value unique perspectives and backgrounds. Even if you don’t meet all the listed qualifications, we invite you to apply and show us how your skills could transfer. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome people of all sexes, gender identities, races, ethnicities, disabilities, and other lived experiences.

Learn more about inclusion at Tinder
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If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.

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What life is like on the

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team

"The people at Tinder at down-to-earth, welcoming, and incredibly smart! In my first few weeks, I was impressed that several leaders I would work with spent time just getting to know me on a personal level."
Trystyn Del Rosario
,
Senior Program Manager - Learning & Development

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Parental Leave

100% paid parental leave (including for non-birthing parents) and family forming benefits

Plan for the Future

100% 401(k) employer match up to 10%, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Personal Growth

Mentorship through our MentorMatch program, access to 6,000+ online courses through Udemy, and an annual $3,000 stipend for your professional development

Give back

Time off to volunteer and charitable donations matched up to $15,000 annually

Investment in your wellness

Access to mental health support via Modern Health, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance, fitness membership subsidy, and commuter subsidy

Unlimited PTO

With no waiting period and 10 annual wellness days

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