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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Chief HR Officer

Department: Human Resources
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We nearly entirely bootstrapped Backblaze through our IPO on the NASDAQ in 2021, and have managed to nurture a team-oriented culture based in the US and Canada, with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work” and we are rated a 4.7 out of 5 on Glassdoor

And while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, we are thrilled about the opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Chief HR Officer to help us succeed in building that future! 

Who You Are

  • A Very Experienced HR Leader - You bring authenticity and a high degree of emotional intelligence along with significant leadership experience and a knack for development across the HR function. Ideally you have been in the VP or CHRO role at other public tech companies ranging from 250 to 1000 employees, with solid tenure at those past companies.
  • Expert in Scaling - You have a track record of successfully leading and scaling teams and organizations in high-growth, hybrid, global environments. You love working at a strategic level but are also happy to roll up your sleeves when needed. You have experience developing forward-thinking HR strategies and initiatives. 
  • Culture Embassador - You set the bar for embodying organizational values and inspire others to do the same. You have a track record of successfully enhancing and shaping culture.
  • Collaborative - You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork. This includes working with and across many groups of people at all levels of the organization, while communicating clearly and managing expectations.
  • Data-Driven and Tech Savvy -  You are analytical and love to leverage data and technology to drive results, make processes more efficient, and support people across the organization. 
  • Are Focused on Easy - You aim to make it easy for employees to work at Backblaze, from providing the right work environment to ensuring automation and easy-to-follow tools and processes.
  • Expert Communicator - You have a knack for delivering all sorts of communications effectively, whether it be company wide or with a smaller working group.
  • Fun (Good Vibes Only) - We’re a fun group of people and we’re looking for someone to join in on it! How fun? We have a fun committee that’s responsible for planning company events, swag, and morale activities, and you can join that too! 

What You’ll Do

  • Lead, nurture and develop a growing HR and Recruiting team (blended remote and hybrid)
  • Understand and build on the HR strategy to align to Backblaze’s long term vision
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO and executives, providing strategic thinking and actionable solutions to the talent priorities, organizational effectiveness, change management, teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Ensure that Backblaze is hiring the right people to meet our short and long term talent needs
  • Oversee the Total Rewards programs and partner closely with the Compensation Committee on company-wide programs to support our team and attract and retain top talent 
  • Ensure that Backblaze has a best-in-class employee experience, including employee engagement, learning & development, and diversity, equity and inclusion and all the tools that are used to enhance these programs 
  • Deliver enhanced performance management and professional development programs to ensure our teams are performing well and have the resources to meet the growing needs of our business
  • Ensure that Diversity Equity and Inclusion is embedded into how we operate by being the executive sponsor to the DEI committee

*This role is based in San Mateo, CA. 

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • ESPP program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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