Director of People


Prefect is an equal-opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply!

About Prefect:

Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to work with a high-growth SaaS company? Our dataflow automation platform bridges the gap between data engineers and data scientists, allowing them to do what they do best. We create frameworks that govern automation and deliver confidence, and we focus on design because we know that sophisticated products can still be easy to use. We're united by a love of building beautiful products with new technologies. We are looking for enthusiastic new additions to our team who are excited by the question “what will you build?”

Role Summary:

As the Director of People at Prefect, you will develop and build scalable systems to take us from 25 employees to 100+. We’re proud of the HR and culture framework we’ve established, and are looking for a Director of People to thoughtfully scale the function in line with our executive team’s vision. Building the right team and developing our talent as we quickly scale will be crucial to our company’s success. You will be a proactive thought partner and report to our COO who currently oversees the full spectrum of HR and culture.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create an integrated HR infrastructure from the smallest process to strategic initiatives around culture to talent retention; a keen eye towards DEI

  • Develop a fantastic employee experience from the first interview to ongoing development and growth

  • Talent acquisition oversight, in partnership with our in-house recruiter. Understand and iterate on the hiring landscape (interns, domestic hiring, international teams, etc.)

  • Assess and manage benefits in order to attract and retain talent

  • Partner with the executive team to build our organizational structure, ensuring the broader Prefect team will collaborate and  work together effectively

  • Manage culture and team-building for both a fully remote team, and the potential for creating either a hub or flex desk solutions (TBD)

  • Create well thought-out job leveling and comp bands in anticipation of scaling

  • Develop performance management systems and incentives that reward high performers and culture carriers

  • Advise and coach managers as needed, especially with any personnel issues

  • Manage all aspects of legal and compliance related to HR


  • You are a self-directed forward-thinker, always anticipating and building systems for our next phase of growth

  • 2-4 years experience as an HR Business Partner, or experience with all functions of HR (talent acquisition, compliance, legal, performance management, management, compensation, org structure, job leveling, etc.)

  • Experience partnering with department heads and executive leadership

  • Preferred experience at a quickly growing tech company

  • Exceptionally high EQ and excellent interpersonal skills, including dispute resolution and conflict management

  • You blend your prior knowledge and experience with flexibility and adaptability based on company/team needs

  • You are a quick learner, eager to always up-skill yourself

  • You are excited to join a startup where you’ll both build the systems and roll up your sleeves

  • Ability to work with a multitude of stakeholders, both internal and external

  • You anticipate problems and “unknown unknowns”  before they arise

  • Strong work ethic, high energy, and a team player

We are a remote company with the majority of our team in the San Francisco & Washington D.C area.

If this opportunity is interesting to you, please submit your resume at