Director of People

  • Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Cypress, we’re on a mission to build an essential testing platform that makes automated testing delightful and effective. Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. More than 80,000 developers and QA professionals use to write better code faster and release with confidence.

The company was founded in 2015 and has raised $55M in capital to date, including a $40M Series B financing in November 2020, led by OpenView Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and  Cypress is the market leader in developer driven test automation. Test automation represents a $14B market with a 16% CAGR.

Job Description

Opportunity for Impact

As the first dedicated People position, the Director of People will play a foundational role in building our ability to attract, develop and retain a team that will be defining the future of test automation on a global scale.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Own employee growth, satisfaction and experience

  • Create, develop and manage programs for full-cycle recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement and development for employees and managers 

  • Develop and manage recruiting strategies to expand talent pipeline

  • Define recruiting metrics and reporting including implementing Applicant Tracking System

  • Roll out and manage our existing benefits

  • Expand and manage DEI initiatives




Professional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of talent acquisition and/or people operations experience with at least 3+ years in a high-growth SaaS company

  • Demonstrated ability both to run searches individually and to uplevel the skillsets of partner hiring managers.

  • Experience building a People team, including hiring and transitioning responsibilities to align with company growth.

  • Experienced working with distributed and co-located teams

  • Exceptionally results-focused

Personal Characteristics:

  • Intellectual inquisitiveness, truth seeker and data centric with the ability to ask effective questions and emotionally intelligent to build strong trust with leaders and employees.

  • Strong desire and ability to educate others and share knowledge across a variety of potential audience types.

  • Deeply responsible and accountable with strong attention to detail

  • Confident, informed opinions, but loosely held in the presence of other equally informed colleagues or data to the contrary

  • Collaborative, marked by transparency, flexibility and mental dexterity

  • An exceptional communicator in both written and verbal interactions; always being supportive in feedback, whether in accelerating things that are going well or giving tough feedback to realign expectations/goals

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and frequent change, nimble and responsive in the short-term while driving progress on longer-term initiatives

  • Strong sense of empathy for internal customers’ and candidates’ needs and finds joy in seeing others succeed.

Additional Information

Cypress is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.