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Sr Director, Head of HR Business Partners - Engineering, Product, Design

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Employer Provided Salary: 222,700-376,600 Annually
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Role Description

Reporting to our VP, HR Business Partners, you will lead an EPD (Engineering, Product and Design) HRBP team and partner with EPD senior leadership in a way that demonstrates both strategic problem solving and operational execution. Having elevated the HRBP role at Dropbox in recent times to be more strategic and impactful, we seek an HRBP leader to build on this progress and to lead the team with commerciality, innovation and empathy. In your work, you will play a critical role in upholding our values and amplify the success of our business and products through our most important asset: our people.


  • Provide strategic and operational HR leadership to our EPD Leaders and in partnership, develop and execute HR strategies in support of our high impact culture
  • Manage a team of experienced HRBPs while also role modeling our high impact culture within the broader HRBP team
  • Guide & coach senior leadership across people-related areas such as talent & performance management, employee engagement, change management, succession planning and org design
  • Proactively identify opportunities to utilize people trends to identify gaps, and deploy people strategies that drive commercial outcomes for the business
  • Positively collaborate & influence across peers within our broader People team to drive HR initiatives that solve for your clients' strategic needs 
  • Serve as an advocate and coach for building diverse and inclusive teams


  • 10+ years experience in the tech industry supporting technical leaders as primary stakeholders with 5+ years of experience leading HRBP teams 
  • Thrives in a culture of high ambiguity and knows how to drive impact as priorities shift
  • Brings a commercial and innovative mindset to how they develop strategy and lead teams
  • Wants to raise the bar; is passionate about engaging with leaders and employees as customers, and has a deep sense of ownership and urgency for their work
  • Has the ability to exercise sound and efficient judgment when managing complex decisions, and utilizes data and systems to drive decision making
  • Natural communicator and relationship builder to influence across all personalities 
  • Enjoys pivoting from strategic problem solving to strong execution (known to roll up their sleeves to get the job done)
  • Demonstrates an incredibly high level of confidentiality and discretion 
  • Bachelor’s Degree 

Total Rewards

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
• US Zone 1: $278,400 - $327,500 - $376,600.
• US Zone 2: $250,600 - $294,800 - $339,000.
• US Zone 3: $222,700 - $262,000 - $301,300.
Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro), Washington DC metro and West Virginia (DC metro)
• US Zone 3: All other US locations

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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