At Gradle Inc. our mission is to transform how software is built and shipped. Our technology helps companies to develop their software significantly faster and more reliably. We are the company behind the Gradle Build Tool, one of the Top 20 Most Popular Open Source Projects for IT used by millions of  Android and Java developers.

Our commercial product, Gradle Enterprise, has set new standards in software development and is used at companies like LinkedIn, Google, Netflix, SAP, and most valuable technology and Global 1000 companies from around the world. As such, Gradle is one of the fastest growing start-up ventures based in Silicon Valley. 

As the People Operations Manager, you will work with the People team to deliver a world-class employee experience to team members at Gradle, manage the Ops/HR Assistant and report to the Head of People. 


  • You will drive company-wide initiatives, manage the U.S. HR operations and a direct report
  • Manage the process for the company-wide engagement survey, performance reviews, trainings and HRIS system
  • Issue employment contracts and onboard employees 
  • Process payroll, manage 401k administration and benefits working with our PEO Sequoia One
  • Administer Gradle’s equity program utilizing Carta while working with the General Counsel
  • Serve as primary contact and partner with employees/managers at all levels and across teams on HR related activities
  • Ensure compliance with applicable U.S. labor and employment laws and regulations
  • Oversee employee experience events and Gradle’s annual company offsite with support of the HR/Ops team 
  • You will work closely with the Head of People, Operations & HR Assistant, General Counsel and department leaders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive HR, Business or Operations experience
  • You are experienced working with team members across all levels of the organization 
  • Highly detail oriented, efficient and a problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with total discretion
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional and worldwide distributed team

What we value

  • Delivering useful high-quality solutions 
  • Adaptability and outside-the-box thinking
  • Pragmatism in execution and getting things done
  • Open communication and respect for each other

What we offer

  • Collaborating closely and daily with remote colleagues distributed across the globe
  • Attractive compensation and benefits package
  • Learning and development opportunities for continued professional growth
  • Home office budget to help you set-up your remote work station


  •  Remote from United States 

While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration.

How to apply

The following is required with your application:

  • Please include a cover letter along with your resume and describe why you believe you'd be a great addition to the team

About us

We are committed and skilled software engineers, product designers, and marketing experts who are passionate about developer productivity. We take pride in delivering products that are relied upon daily by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Spotify, Twitter, and Atlassian.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace with a global multicultural team that learns from and respects each other. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion forward by investing resources in company-wide inclusion trainings, improving recruitment processes and contributing to groups that are committed to advancing racial/social justice and equality.  

Gradle is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Visit our careers page to learn more about the company and see other open positions. Visit Glassdoor to read what current and former Gradle employees have to say about the company.

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