Director, People Operations

Compensation Transparency

In this role, you will lead, collaborate, coach, and advise the People Operations team (currently a team of seven) across multiple domains, including benefits, performance management, engagement, organizational design, professional development, diversity, inclusion, and more.

You'll have the opportunity to think differently, reasoning from first principles, to solve the unique challenges presented by a flat, asynchronous, and global organization. You'll maintain a high-quality bar by infusing data-driven decisions into every level of the People Operations function, all while valuing and cultivating compassion, and humanity, building trust with people at all levels. You'll join a solid team of low-ego People Operations professionals - dedicated to growth, impact, and empathy - who are responsible for creating the structures that support everyone at DuckDuckGo.

What You Will Bring to DuckDuckGo

How We Will Support You

Our core values -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- underpin how we work day-to-day and the support we give our team members. We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

We also offer paid parental leave, a co-working stipend, office setup reimbursement, and a wellness stipend. More support resources can be found in our Team Member Support Guide, which explains how we make your well-being a priority.

For more information on how we collaborate worldwide, from leadership in our relatively flat organization to start-to-finish ownership, check out DuckDuckGo Culture: How We Work.


Annual compensation: $220,000 USD and stock options. Compensation is the same within a professional level, regardless of geographic location or functional area, and the compensation for each professional level is transparent across the organization.

Hiring Process

Hiring works best when it's a two-way street. Learn how we help you get to know DuckDuckGo and envision your future role here. Find out more about how we hire.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DuckDuckGo provides equal work opportunities to all team members and applicants, and it prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, caste, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by our policies or federal, state, or local laws.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

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