Senior People Ops Generalist


United States Remote

Full time

$155-174k (annually)

People Operations / Mid/Senior level

Jan 3


Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. Our code intelligence platform helps developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day. By enabling more people to code, we believe we will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive progress that benefits everyone.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our business is growing rapidly: we’ve experienced exponential growth and our $125M Series D from Andreessen Horowitz and $50M Series C from Sequoia have given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future. We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven't even heard of code intelligence yet, but once you've used it, you can't live without it--just like Google). By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Working hours

Given that we are an all-remote company and hire almost anywhere in the world, we don’t have a particular time-zone preference for this role.

Why this job is exciting

As our Senior People Operations Generalist, you will be a key member of our People team, reporting to our Director of People-Ops. In this role, you will be supporting various programs across all aspects of the talent lifecycle, including onboarding, development, and retention.  If you are passionate about solving problems and creating unique teammate experiences, this role is for you. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for:

  • Design and improve key people processes (onboarding, compliance, benefits, employee relations, etc.) 
  • Driving teammate learning & engagement through programming and enablement content
  • Providing day-to-day guidance for teammates and leaders
  • Supporting ad hoc people projects as needed

Within one month, you will…

  • Meet & shadow current members of the People team, and start building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Begin developing an understanding of Sourcegraph’s people processes and systems
  • Identify opportunities for automation and efficiency 

Within three months, you will…

  • Improve on and/or build out and operationalize People Ops processes and workflows 
  • Begin making recommendations for potential policy adjustments to ensure compliance
  • Execute on ad hoc projects that support broader People Ops objectives and strategy

Within six months, you will…

  • Support teammates in areas including, but not limited to benefits, internal mobility, company policies and procedures, and enablement.  
  • Consistently meet or exceed your goals

Within one year, you will…

  • Play a critical role in keeping Sourcegraph’s people programs and processes on track and evolving.

About you 

As a Senior People-ops Generalist, you are a self-starter who has experience building processes from the ground up in a fast paced, global environment . You know how to build strong partnerships with teammates, have a service-oriented mindset, can assist us in streamlining and scaling our operations, and are well-versed in US employment law.


  • 6+ years of experience as a people (HR) generalist or similar
  • An in-depth understanding of US employment law (understanding of international employment law is a plus)
  • Proven ability to build effective partnerships with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of organizational and project management skills
  • Effective at independently proposing solutions to challenges
  • Experience solving complex employee relations issues
  • Technical know how with People Systems and Analytics 

Nice to haves:

  • Experience supporting technical talent development (Example: Engineering/Developers)
  • Experience with global people operations 


We pay you an above-average salary because we want to hire the best people who are fully focused on helping Sourcegraph succeed, not worried about paying bills. You will have the flexibility to work and live anywhere in the world (unless specified otherwise in the job description), and we’ll never take your location or current/past salary information into account when determining your compensation. As an open and transparent company that values equitable and competitive compensation for everyone, we are working hard to make our compensation ranges visible across the board. To determine your salary, we use a number of market and data-driven salary sources and target the high-end of the range, ensuring that we’re always paying above market regardless of where you live.  

The target compensation for this role is between $155,000 and $174,000 USD Base. 

Interview process

Below is the interview process you can expect for this role (you can read more about the types of interviews in our Handbook). It may look like a lot of steps, but rest assured that we move quickly and the steps are designed to help you get the information needed to determine if we’re the right fit for you… Interviewing is a two-way street, after all!

Introduction Stage - we have initial conversations to get to know you better…

Team Interview Stage - we then delve into your experience in more depth and introduce you to members of the team…

  • [30m] Peer Interview, w/People Ops Generalist, Kemper Hamilton
  • [45m] Working Session w/People Leadership Team
  • {30m] Cross-functional Team Collaboration Interview w/Controller, Desene Sterling

Final Interview Stage - we move you to our final round, where you meet cross-functional partners and gain a better understanding of our business and values holistically…

  • [30m] Values Interview
  • [30m] Leadership Interview - CEO & Co-Founder

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities. 

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.  

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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Sourcegraph participates in E-Verify for U.S. Employees

Location: United States (remote)

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