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Sands Capital
Sands Capital

Senior HR Business Partner - Engineering



People & HR
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

Snowflake is seeking a Senior HR Business Partner to support Engineering leaders and their teams to provide a full range of HR business support. This role is based in our San Mateo and in office attendance is required. This individual will work closely with the global HRBP team, COEs, and key stakeholders to advise, drive strategy, and influence client groups on issues involving, but not limited to, People Strategy, Employee Relations, Organizational Design & Development, Leader Development, and Coaching.

The ideal candidate must have experience directly supporting global Engineering teams and understands how to work with and coach senior executives. Ideally, this person will have a deep understanding of the technology space and is able to influence leaders with data.

Must be interested in making a significant impact in several critical business areas in the function and excel in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. This person will report directly to the Director, HRBP - Product Organization.


  • Operate as a trusted advisor by using professional credibility and strong relationships with senior leaders to influence key priorities.
  • Strengthen the leadership team of the organization through coaching and identifying development opportunities.
  • Build relationships with executive business leaders to offer thought leadership on organizational and people-related strategy and execution.
  • Act as a change agent as the business continues to reshape itself with the goal of providing a world-class customer and employee experience.
  • Lead complex, data driven initiatives where the impact is significant in supporting the client's needs. Initiatives include employee retention, talent assessment, succession planning, organizational design, and leadership development.
  • Partner with and between COE’s and regional HR teams to deliver seamless human resources processes and programs across the organization. Leverage all HR programs, policies, processes, and systems.
  • Provide client with analysis of client organizations' "health" by looking at trends in performance, employee satisfaction, attrition, diversity, etc.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in and partnership with other functional areas of Human Resources.
  • As a member of the HRBP team, this role may also create cross-functional initiatives, and must be able to think beyond aligned client group for broader impact and understanding.


  • 8+ years of HR experience, including 4+ years supporting VP+ business partners.
  • A mix of experience in both fast-growing technology companies and more established organizations
  • Demonstrated track record of developing effective relationships across all levels of the organization and with diverse client groups.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive major initiatives through the organization and influence decision-makers at all levels.
  • Ability to be proactive, to anticipate, and provide alternatives and options to the business.
  • Ability to diagnose and successfully handle organizational development issues.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be an articulate and persuasive communicator.
  • Excellent interpersonal, group, process, and influence skills.
  • Ability to prepare and make senior-level presentations, and build a narrative based on collection and analysis of data. Must have knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to conduct group facilitation, and coach and counsel management at all levels.
  • Experience in leadership development and being a trusted advisor to Sr Leader level.
  • Ability to partner with various COEs
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with both onsite and distributed global teams effectively.
  • Ability and desire to operate with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Ability to work from Snowflake’s Bellevue office at least 3 days per week

Every Snowflake employee is expected to follow the company’s confidentiality and security standards for handling sensitive data. Snowflake employees must abide by the company’s data security plan as an essential part of their duties. It is every employee's duty to keep customer information secure and confidential.