General and Administrative

Senior Director / Director, HR

San Francisco

Sysdig is the cloud-native intelligence company, and we're at the forefront of the container and microservices adoption in the enterprise. We're the people who are making reliable, secure containers a reality for enterprises everywhere.

We're passionate about solving the most complex operational challenges that companies face when they transition to Kubernetes, Docker, and cloud-native architectures at a massive scale. We've raised over $100M and are putting that to work in the world's largest banks, governments, tech companies and… well, just about everywhere.

We’re looking for a Senior Director/Director, to scale the Human Resources function as we continue to grow rapidly and expand globally. You are a problem solver with a passion for innovation and  the desire to have a major impact on the company’s evolution. You strive to be a valued member of the team who partners with functional leaders to achieve outstanding results. This is a hands-on opportunity where you can make a difference!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create scalable, cohesive human resources programs and infrastructure that are tailored to employees at all levels both in the US and across our international locations
  • Ensure timely and accurate HR-related reporting and compliance
  • Consistently demonstrate and champion Sysdig’s core values, culture, policies and business practices
  • Own culture initiatives, including office space management, company events, and other initiatives
  • Lead the delivery of the Annual Performance Management and Merit Review process on a global scale
  • Develop benefit options for employees including; Retirement/401K, wellness and engagement initiatives, and other rewards programs that are competitive, comprehensive, and well-utilized
  • Drive all aspects of benefits administration, including open enrollment, compliance reporting, and budgeting
  • Partner with internal/external attorneys to maintain employment compliance practices; keep Company up-to-date on HR labor laws and ensure compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Implement HR best practices across the organization and own maintenance of company’s employee handbook
  • Conduct research and prepare compliant HR offerings and materials in advance of any international expansion. This will include: offer documentation, health insurance offerings and additional benefits; ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations in each international location
  • Partner with Talent, employees and counsel on immigration issues as needed
  • Lead the development and implementation of HR systems and processes; stay current on HR technologies and seek ways to improve employee experience and administrative efficiency via technology
  • Assume other miscellaneous duties as required


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in related field, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or Certified Professional (SHRM- CP) credential preferred
  • 10+ years HR experience, preferably in a technology environment with multi-state and/or international locations (start-up experience is a big plus)
  • Demonstrated competence in the various HR functional areas: employee relations, management, benefits, employment laws, coaching & facilitation, conflict resolution and employee communications
  • Collaborative mindset, able to influence and partner with all levels of the organization to achieve results
  • Strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem solving skills, critical thinking and judgment; high social and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong ability to listen and empathize and handle difficult conversations
  • Ability to excel in an extremely fast-paced, high-growth startup environment
  • Demonstrated project management/change management skills
  • Comfortable operating in a fluid environment
  • Experience helping organizations scale
  • Ability to exercise absolute discretion both inside and outside the company


Why Join Sysdig

Cloud-native is fundamentally changing how organizations build and run applications to fully take advantage of the cloud computing model. Sysdig is the cloud-native intelligence company making it happen. Join us and you’ll be working at the cutting-edge of infrastructure technology and the birth of an entirely new industry.  Be the one that solves the hard challenges of operating Kubernetes and Containers at scale – and have fun doing it with a great group of people.


Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base.
  • We have a pragmatic, approachable culture, from the CEO down.
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers.
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers.


Along with top notch health insurance coverage, we offer a variety of benefits and perks, such as:

  • 401k with company matching up to 3%
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Monthly self-improvement grant – spend on yourself however you see fit!
  • Weekly team lunches and snacks every day of the week 
  • Monthly house cleaning allowance
  • Fun team with company events and lots of espresso

Are you ready to join us?

We're excited to receive your application.

Sysdig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.