Talent Partner, Technology


San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time

Oct 27

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Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

We're looking for an experienced Talent Partner (HR Business Partner) and strategic program manager to partner with senior leaders in Technology. The senior Talent Partner will also play a dual role in leading and managing strategic talent programs/initiatives across the global Technology organization. The ideal candidate will have experience as a talent partner across multiple disciplines of HR, program management, and designing/delivering world-class talent programs to meet business objectives.

The successful candidate thrives in a fast-paced and challenging environment and has a passion for partnering with business leaders to deliver impactful talent solutions. The Talent Partner will be skilled in elevating and maturing how talent delivers value to the business by taking a strategic lens in how we deliver value to the organization. This may include driving business transformations, designing HR programs/practices, being strong in influencing and mentoring others and building strong relationships with leaders and employees. We need an HR thought leader who can balance the need to be a strategic, data driven business partner along with a roll up your sleeves attitude. Experience in a high growth organization and/or tech firm is a plus as is a leadership role in a multinational organization. 

This is a critical role which sits on the leadership team of a senior leader in Technology. The role reports to the Head of Talent for Global Technology. 


  • Partner with Business leaders to provide thought leadership regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution that’s aligned with business strategies. Help leaders to create and execute on the vision for a world class Technology organization.
  • Is a trusted advisor to senior leaders who operates with a strong business mindset and understanding of business needs. Is an expert in stakeholder management and is able to communicate effectively to influence and deliver high impact. 
  • Take risks in designing and delivering 21st Century Talent programs and solutions to creatively solve business challenges in areas such as employee engagement, talent design, workforce planning, cultural change, organizational design, and change management. Is comfortable to lead through ambiguous situations and effectively manage trade-offs between short term long-term strategic plans.
  • Identify ways that the talent organization can support the business in achieving their objectives through the identification, development, and implementation of strategic programs.
  • Strong program management experience and focus on results. Ensures the Tech Talent team operates efficiently by providing tools, resources, or support with ongoing HR programs. 
  • Have a data driven mindset to assess organizational metrics and provide insights to leaders to drive business outcomes
  • Partner with leaders to build high performing leadership teams and coaches executives to enhance their leadership effectiveness.
  • Design and deliver key inclusion programs/initiatives that continue to build a sustained culture of belonging 
  • Actively engage in various leadership forums to diagnose and solve talent and organization related problems
  • Advocate for and represent teams’ needs to the global EX team and senior leadership
  • Provide consultative support and guidance to managers on implementation of core HR/Talent programs
  • Guide and coach managers on how to appropriately manage and resolve complex HR issues (e.g., performance management, rewards, mutual separations, conflict management...)
  • Work closely with Talent COE partners (Total Rewards, Learning, D&B, Talent Design and Internal Comms) to deliver world class talent programs to deliver business results
  • Serve as a mentor to other Talent Partners and support their development through knowledge sharing and partnership in client interventions or program design


  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience in a high speed, high growth environment; BA/BS in related field; MA/MBA is a plus.
  • A collaborative, thoughtful HR leader who sees the big picture and is comfortable getting into the details (can operationalize a strategy)
  • Strong analytical skills and uses data to influence strategic decisions at the executive level.
  • Genuine curiosity and strong desire to continuously learn, grow and develop others
  • Proven ability to think creatively, participate fully and work collaboratively to develop and execute programs. Ability to work in and navigate a matrixed environment.
  • Comfortable with open communication and giving and receiving open, constructive feedback respectfully
  • Impeccable judgment and ability to balance the needs of the company, managers and employees
  • Not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get involved in all aspects of the role - no job too big or too small
  • Unquestioned integrity and a confident presence to effectively resolve sensitive issues.
  • A sense of humor and passion for Airbnb are essential - we are really excited to work here, and you should be too!

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