Talent Acquisition Leadership


VP, Talent Acquisition

The VP, Talent Acquisition reports to the CPO.

VP, Talent Acquisition Job Grade

The VP of Talent Acquisition is a grade 12.

VP, Talent Acquisition Responsibilities

  • Partners with the E-Group to determine strategic landscape for our geographical dispersion
  • Partners with the E-Group to align on overall plan for talent acquisition to ensure we maintain the high caliber of team members
  • Partner with Finance, Department Leaders and People Business Partners to deliver data-driven workforce planning processes to ensure the right people are in the right roles with a clear view of talent supply and demand
  • Champion the diversity efforts within GitLab to drive a diverse talent pool for our open roles
  • Provide leadership to the Global Talent Acquisition team by creating a culture of accountability with a focus on delivering measurable results
  • Continuous partnership with the CPO on the structure and capabilities required of the Talent Acquisition team
  • Drive an engaging team culture based on GItLab’s core values
  • Consistently evaluate and evolve team structure to support growing business needs
  • Responsible for accurate and transparent hiring plans that are publicly accessible in real time

VP, Talent Acquisition Requirements

  • Proven experience in high growth glboal environment building an overall Talent Acquisition strategy and team to hire at scale.
  • Successfully driven globally distributed hiring
  • Excellent people management skills, enabling the Talent Acquisition team to reach their full potential
  • Led a high performing Global Talent Acquisition team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well with changing information
  • Comfortable using including a working knowledge of GitLab
  • Succinct communication skills with the ability to collaborate with cross functional team members
  • A team player who acts with a sense of urgency and adapts to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Resourceful and takes initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem solving
  • Have implemented talent acquisition tools while delivering internal OKRs
  • 10+ years talent acquisition experience with a minimum of 5 years managing a global talent acquisition team.

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step in the Talent Acquisition Leader job family is to move to the Chief People Officer job family.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with a Recruiter
  • Then, candidates will be invited to schedule two separate 50 minute interviews; a Talent Acquisition Manager, and the Senior Director, People
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule 4 separate 50 minute interviews; Chief People Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Revenue Officer and the Chief Financial Officer
  • Finally, candidates will be invited to a 50 minute interview with the CEO

As always, the interviews and screening call will be conducted via a video call. See more details about our interview process here.


About Gitlab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 Reasons to Work for GitLab:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours: Plan your day so you are there for other people & have time for personal interests
  4. Transparency: Over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered YouTube channel
  5. Iteration: Empower people to be effective & have an impact, Merge Request rate, We dogfood our own product, Directly responsible individuals
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: A focus on gender parity, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: Kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Total Rewards: Competitive market rates for compensation, Equity compensation, global benefits (inclusive of office equipment)
  9. Work/Life Harmony: Flexible workday, Family and Friends days
  10. Remote Done Right: One of the world's largest all-remote companies, prolific inventor of remote best practices

See our culture page for more!

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