Senior Manager, Distributed Experience

US - Distributed - Remote /
People Ops /
About Us
dbt Labs was founded in 2016 to empower analysts to create and disseminate organizational knowledge. Since then, we’ve grown to become one of the leading brands in the analytics industry. Our product, dbt, is used by thousands of companies. dbt Labs is a remote-first, values-driven company with a globally distributed team. You can learn more about our values here.

dbt Labs is a distributed organization with team members across the US and in 11 countries globally. We entered into 2020 with a hybrid team and had already adopted some remote-first practices. Since then, we have scaled from 20 to 350 and we’re looking for a distributed experience leader to lead the enhancement and codification of our distributed work strategy. This role will partner with cross-functional leaders to improve the way we design our organizations and grow our people in our distributed environment.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about distributed work. They should be an excellent problem solver and clear strategic thinker with outstanding communication and writing skills.

In this role, you can expect to:

    • Spearhead the creation of a high performance distributed working culture by developing asynchronous operating guidelines, norms, and policies for the company.
    • Develop and facilitate learning & development programs across the entire employee lifecycle to build a culture of learning & development for a distributed workforce.
    • Direct training and up-skilling of newly-remote managers and coach them on unlearning old approaches by refining their mastery of asynchronous workflows.
    • Build a shared understanding of our internal tool stack and how to capitalize on asynchronous workflows.
    • Ensure we have the right tools and systems in place to support our global team.
    • Own the story around dbt Lab’s distributed culture and transparent work philosophy that is changing the future of how people work.
    • Understand that our people come first and everything we do is to make their experience better
    • Document and evangelize our distributed culture to employees and to the outside world, helping us recruit and retain high performers from across the globe.

You are a good fit if you have:

    • Experience working in related roles (e.g. people/culture operations, internal communications, project management, Chief of Staff)
    • Prior experience working for a distributed or remote company.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Journalism background a plus.
    • Demonstrated history of developing new initiatives and gaining consensus with executive-level stakeholders.
    • Passion for the benefits of distributed work.

You'll have an edge if:

    • Experience setting policies for a remote workforce
    • Experience working at a high-growth technology company
    • Experience working on projects with high-degree of ambiguity

Compensation & Benefits

    • Salary: $180,000 - $220,000
    • Equity Stake
    • Benefits: In the US, dbt Labs offers unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!), 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution, excellent healthcare, paid parental leave and a home office stipend. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package.

    • *Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal limitations

What to expect in the hiring process:

    • An introductory call with a member of our Talent Acquisition Team
    • A conversation with our Chief of Staff
    • Task Assignment
    • A panel interview with cross functional leaders
    • A final interview with our CEO
Who we are
At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:
- Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
- Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
- Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
- Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 9,000 companies using dbt every week, 30,000 practitioners in the dbt Community Slack, and 1,800 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. We recently raised our series D: read the announcement here!

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at if you need assistance or accommodation due to disability. 

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time.