Senior People Partner, ANZ – Australia


  • Full Time

While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates in other locations.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, People Partner APJ, the Sr. People Partner will be a strategic partner, consultant, and advisor of people and talent programs within a diverse set of cross-functional leadership teams in Databricks Australia footprint (Sydney, Melbourne). You will guide activities which will include performance management, career development, leadership coaching, organizational design, employee relations, and compensation programs to support a growing and dynamic group of partners.

Under the guidance, and in partnership, of the Senior Manager, People Partner APJ, you will also serve as an ambassador for Databricks company values and leadership principles whilst ensuring a global, diverse, and performance-based work environment. Additionally, you will ensure adherence to all local and regulatory employment considerations to help grow our regional footprint whilst creating a global employee experience.

The impact you will have:

  • Promote core people programs for assigned geographic territory (including performance management, career development, and culture survey action planning)
  • Provide change management, which may include learning programs and trainings, to improve organizational health and career development
  • Use data and insights to build and align talent strategy to achieve our commercial goals
  • Be a conduit between the business and our global People teams to promote strategic people priorities and ensure global programs and policies are developed to balance commercial goals, global employee experience and local relevancy
  • Provide Leadership consultation and coaching across assigned client teams/geographies
  • Partner with our global Employee Relations team to manage issues such as investigations, grievances and performance management cases
  • Where applicable, own partnership with relevant internal stakeholders for updates on employment legislation & practices and employee-facing materials

What we look for:

  • 5+ years of Human Resources experience within the technology industry, with a focus on strategic partnership supporting senior leadership
  • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources practices and local employment requirements in Australia
  • Demonstrated experience during a period of hyper-growth and dynamic scaling
  • Competency in simplifying and communicating complex ideas and programs
  • Use data to support and influence decisions
  • Identifying trends to produce action plans and develop creative solutions to challenging people problems
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and/ or Korean languages is an added plus – with an opportunity to partner with the growing Japan and Korea teams


  • Private hospital plan and extras coverage
  • Life, disability and income protection coverage
  • Superannuation
  • Equity awards
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel insurance

About Databricks

Databricks is the lakehouse company. More than 7,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, H&M and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

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