People Business Partner

San Francisco, CA / New York, NY
People – People Operations /
Full-time /
At Tecton, we solve the complex data problem in production machine learning. Tecton’s feature platform makes it simple to activate data for smarter models and predictions. Tecton abstracts away the complex engineering to speed up innovation.

Tecton’s founders developed the first Feature Store when they created Uber’s Michelangelo ML platform, and we’re now bringing those same capabilities to every organization in the world.

Tecton is funded by Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Kleiner Perkins, along with strategic investments from Snowflake and Databricks. We have a fast-growing team that’s distributed around the world, with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Our team has years of experience building and operating business-critical machine learning systems at leading tech companies like Uber, Google, Meta, Airbnb, Lyft, and Twitter.

As a People Business Partner, you will drive strategic People initiatives and serve as a trusted advisor to our Tectonauts, fostering a high-performing, engaged, and enabled culture that aligns with the company’s goals and priorities. You will collaborate closely with management & ICs across the organization to deeply understand our operations and priorities, in order to design, implement and scale our critical People Programs.


    • Gain a deep understanding of Tecton’s business, its unique operations, priorities, and needs to provide a consultative approach to cross-functional stakeholders
    • Drive and execute successful delivery of critical People programs such as performance & talent management, career development, employee engagement, recognition & rewards initiatives, management excellence, and other key initiatives.
    • Coach and advise managers on complex leadership and people matters, career path leveling, skills and professional development, and sensitive employee relations issues
    • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor for all Tectonauts, from senior leaders to entry-level new hires, resolve challenges, and provide a first-class experience to our Tectonauts
    • Partner cross-functionally to design and execute scalable People programs, systems, and tools that support key business objectives and drive organizational excellence
    • Leverage organizational health data and KPIs to identify key opportunities, anticipate future challenges, and inform overall business strategy
    • Other special projects, as assigned


    • You have 4+ years of experience as a HR/People Business Partner, in high-growth companies scaling from ~50-500 people
    • You have 2+ years of experience working with distributed teams of 100+
    • You have hands-on experience in management/leadership development programs, performance management, and employee relations
    • You are a first principles thinker, have a strong bias for action, and are data-driven when challenging conventional approaches to problem-solving
    • You are assertive and humble, able to overcome resistance, effectively manage change, and can quickly develop the business sense to offer relevant solutions
    • You excel in prioritizing workload and self-managing projects; demonstrating initiative and juggling multiple, competing priorities
    • You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and operate well in a fast-paced, action-oriented dynamic environment
    • Expertise in people systems & tools (we use: Lattice, SequoiaOne, Pave, LinkedIn Recruiter, Lever, Gem, Notion*)*
    • Bonus: Active certification in PHR, SHRM-C, or SHRM-SCP
$140,000 - $172,000 a year
The estimated US base salary range for this position is $140,000 - $172,000 annually for employees based within California & New York. In addition to base salary, we offer competitive equity & comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(K), flexible paid time off, 10 paid holidays each calendar year, sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws. Individual compensation packages are based on multiple factors such as location, level, role scope, and complexity, as well as additional job-related factors such as skills, experience, and expertise.
Tecton values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  If you would like to request any accommodations from the application through to the interview, please contact us at

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