Senior HR Business Partner (Engineering/Product)

  • Location
    • United States
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 22, 2021
  • Function
  • HR
  • Sector
  • Security

Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations be resilient to cyber attacks. Cyber losses cost the global economy upwards of $1.5 trillion each year, and yet the majority of businesses are under-insured and under-prepared to manage and mitigate the risks of an increasingly digital world. Coalition is addressing this gap by providing no-cost cybersecurity tools to prevent losses, security and incident response services to contain them, and comprehensive insurance to help organizations recover from failures and breaches. We serve over 42,000 customers, ranging from small and midsize businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Founded in 2017, Coalition has raised $300M from leading global technology investors, including Index Ventures, General Atlantic, Ribbit Capital, Vy Capital, Hillhouse Capital, and Valor Equity Partners, among others. Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition’s team is global with employees based across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Portugal.

About the Role

Our People team is at the heart of everything we do.  We are looking for a highly-experienced Senior HR Business Partner to work with our leadership teams in engineering and product as a strategic business advisor and thought partner.  This role will lead and implement people strategies to assist our VP of Engineering, Directors, and other key business leaders drive innovation and growth across the engineering and product organizations. In addition, this role will help enhance and build new people programs, bringing HR best practices to the broader company.  Get ready to roll up your sleeves, take on exciting challenges and be part of a truly unique team and company!

This is a fully remote position in the United States (based in Austin or Seattle is a big plus)


  • As a key strategic advisor to the engineering and product teams, provide coaching and guidance on HR matters in areas including career development, employee engagement, performance management, talent management, and compensation.
  • Provide end-to-end human resources services to assigned business groups and identify new opportunities to add value.
  • Support leaders with formulating and driving people strategies to build and maintain high-performing and highly engaged teams.
  • Work with leaders to understand their specific resourcing needs, coaching them on people management and career development to foster employee success.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying issues, counselling on solutions, and participating in the performance review process.
  • Provide guidance on salary issues related to internal promotions and new hire compensation, while taking into account market and internal equity considerations
  • Spearhead projects, including the design, development, and rollout of HR programs related to employee engagement, learning and development, and other related initiatives in the Coalition people plan.
  • Build and grow relationships by promoting an open door policy, culture of approachability, and welcoming employees at all levels to assist with and solve HR issues.
  • Maintain accountability for HR compliance and all relevant employment laws and practices in North America.
  • Contribute to HR reporting and analysis, identifying opportunities to improve People team support for employees.
  • Be a steward of company culture. Champion and coordinate engagement programs and initiatives across the organization.
  • Stay current on HR technologies and best practices, recommending proactive solutions for administrative efficiency and improved employee performance, retention, and engagement.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • 10+ years of experience, with substantial time as a strategic HR Business Partner supporting geographically distributed teams in engineering or product
  • Experience working in fast-paced, high growth technology companies and helping them scale and grow (startup experience is a plus)
  • Strong business acumen with expertise in employee engagement, performance management, employee relations, change management, career development, talent management, compliance with US employment law, and other related matters.
  • Experience designing and implementing operational HR programs from concept to rollout with solid project management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Highly analytical, influential, and skilled at problem solving, with an emphasis on handling people and conflict management
  • Self-motivated, collaborative individual with a small ego, owner mentality and sense of humor
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves, juggle multiple priorities, and wear many hats!
  • Bonus points for experience supporting HR functions across multiple locations (North America and Europe preferred)

Why Coalition?

Our goal is to harness the power of technology with the safety of insurance, to provide the first holistic solution to cyber risk. Coalition’s culture is one that strongly values humility, authenticity, and diversity. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and work for one another. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join our team.

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Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.