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Director, People Technology

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

The People team are ambassadors of enlightened work, delivering meaningful experiences that empower us all to do our best work.

Role Description

Dropbox is a Virtual First company. For this role, we are hiring in Zones 2 and 3. Please refer to our Total Rewards section below to see what neighborhoods fall under each Zone.

The Director, People Technology is responsible for partnering with functional stakeholders on the People team to understand organizational strategy, identify technology solutions to meet their needs, and partner with IT stakeholders to deliver the People Technology roadmap. Reporting to the Vice President, People Operations, Rewards, and Technology (PORT), this role will partner directly with People leaders and cross-functional partners to define a multi-year roadmap and lead our People Technology transformation as we continue to enhance our digital experience as a Virtual First company.

As the People Technology leader, this role focuses on technology strategy and operations, while working closely with IT on implementations, integrations, and configurations. The ideal candidate is a strong collaborator and partner, a creative problem solver, and has demonstrated innovation and technical expertise, including direct experience in Workday and a broad range of People systems (ATS, LMS, etc.). This hands-on role demands deep knowledge of HR strategy, process design, and requires an experienced leader who can influence stakeholders and inspire a team. 


  • Develop and champion a multi-year vision and roadmap for People Technology, designing a tech stack that optimizes the employee experience
  • Manage the portfolio of People systems and initiatives from initiation to launch; manage project intake and consult with cross-functional stakeholders to establish prioritization against the roadmap
  • Lead a team of technology professionals, providing guidance, support, and commitment to growth and professional development
  • Meet technology needs through partnership, influence, and collaboration across all internal stakeholders to ensure consistent, effective design and implementation of cross-functional solutions
  • Collaborate with IT to create a seamless employee experience through integrated systems and tools; emphasize scalability and sustainability in all design decisions
  • Provide guidance to functional People leaders to ensure best practices and optimization of core infrastructure; provide recommendations for adoption, enhancements, and future system capabilities
  • Improve operational excellence, including strengthening project management methodology/tools, documentation, and adherence to compliance standards
  • Analyze people technology industry trends and stay ahead of new innovations to inform the technology roadmap and long-term vision
  • Oversee the assessment and selection of systems, as well as maintaining and strengthening vendor relationships in partnership with procurement.


  • 10+ years of hands-on experience designing and leading people technology initiatives (HRIS, ATS, LMS, etc.)
  • Experience leading system assessments and implementations, including project management, issue management, communications, and change management
  • Expertise in Workday required; experience in Greenhouse preferred 
  • Deep knowledge of HR strategy, processes, and best practices
  • Experience managing vendors and strengthening external partnerships 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence senior stakeholders 
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in a global, matrixed environment 
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced, high-pressure situations
  • Experience leading a globally distributed team, including working with/managing contractors and technical resources
  • Experience operating in and building an auditable and compliant software ecosystem

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at high-growth companies and/or companies with greater scale/complexity
  • Experience across other areas of HR (e.g., Recruiting, HR Operations, People Analytics)
  • Experience on the IT side of enterprise technology 

Total Rewards

US Zone 1
$229,500—$310,500 USD
US Zone 2
$206,600—$279,500 USD
US Zone 3
$183,600—$248,400 USD

The range(s) listed above is the expected annual salary/OTE for this role, subject to change.

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington DC metro, and West Virginia (DC metro)
• US Zone 3: All other US locations

Dropbox is a Virtual First company and is open to hiring candidates in all authorized locations. However, for this role, the locations posted are preferred.


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support  

Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).