Principal People Business Partner, GBU Leaders


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: One Letterman Drive, Building A Suite 4700, San Francisco, CA, 94129

About SoFi

Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi) was founded in 2011 by Stanford Graduate School of Business classmates who shared dissatisfaction with the state of the student lending industry.

Job Description


Position at SoFi

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Who we are:

Shape a brighter financial future with us. 

Together with our members, we’re changing the way people think about and interact with personal finance.

We’re a next-generation fintech company using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our 1.8+ million members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we’re at the forefront. 

We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world. 

The role

The Principal People Business Partner at SoFi is a trusted resource for SoFi employees and the leadership team they support. In this role, you will cover a specific area of SoFi's business, providing guidance and thought leadership on all people related items. You will enable the business to make quick, well-informed and data driven decisions. Another focus will be championing inclusion, diversity of opinions and people, and helping leaders to become more conscious in these efforts.

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as a trusted business partner, providing thought leadership on organizational and people-related strategy and execution
  • Partner with your business leaders to roll out all key people processes across their function(s) (performance management, compensation, benefits, development programs, etc.)
  • Be an objective resource and advocate, balancing the needs of the business and the employee population
  • Solve problems and get to the root cause of any issue. Design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple disciplines, even those beyond people and organizational solutions
  • Manage employee relations issues with discretion and finesse while coaching and facilitating feedback
  • Understand when to use data to identify and surface trends; ultimately improving organizational health
  • Serve as a culture driver; live the SoFi values
  • Build strong relationships through effective communication and collaboration with all levels of stakeholders
  • Be informed and knowledgeable about our business
  • Maintain in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years working in a Human Resources or People function with specific experience supporting executive leadership in Engineering and Product Management
  • Progressive HR / People experience working in dynamic environments requiring a range of strategic expertise, leadership coaching and the proven ability and interest to be hands-on.
  • Strong understanding across HR / People domains including compensation, performance management, employee engagement, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Proven ability to lead and influence all levels within the organization
  • Experience building strong rapport and relationships with the ability to adapt to various styles and situations, tailoring message to all levels and audience while breaking down barriers while using discretion
  • Experience as a Leadership Coach; developing leaders, influencing action and accountability and connecting stakeholders with varying interests 
  • The ability to solve complex problems in a scalable way
  • Agility; the ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient
  • Strong communication skills: written and verbal

Nice to have:

  • Experience in a tech or software company 
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certifications
  • Workday experience


Why you’ll love working here:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and holidays
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs
  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans
  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program
  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)
  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)
*These benefits are only applicable to full time employees
SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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