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Senior People Partner – Engineering @ Bold Penguin

We didn’t create Bold Penguin because commercial insurance is broken. It isn’t. But as the world has gotten more connected and digitized, commercial insurance lags — creating a fragmented landscape where businesses, agents, and insurance companies struggle to interact in a smooth and easy way. That’s why we’ve built a highly efficient exchange that cuts the friction out of commercial insurance by connecting everyone to the right quote in record time.

Powering the world of insurance is no small feat, so we’ve built a team that's incredibly talented and passionate about our potential to upgrade the entire industry. As more and more companies, big and small, depend on our technology to operate in the commercial insurance space, we’ll need the best talent all around to support our growth. That’s why we’re looking at you (yes, you!) to make a bold move and join our adventure.

Your Role

We have extremely aggressive tech goals at Bold Penguin. For the third year in a row, we intend to keep our place leading the effort to digitize the commercial insurance industry. We’re looking for an ambitious People Partner to align with our engineering teams and help us achieve success. Here’s how you’ll contribute:

Serve as a high-functioning Individual Contributor in a fast-paced, high-growth startup.

Submerse yourself in our culture and teams learning about the day-to-day and how we contribute to driving high performance.

Work with managers and team members to increase productivity and retention, promote a healthy and vibrant work culture, build morale, and improve work relationships.

Provide guidance and input on org changes, team restructuring, workforce planning and succession planning.

What You’ll Do

Build effective relationships with management and team members providing People guidance where appropriate.

Own performance management and professional development specific to the advancement of our Engineering, Data, Product, and Tech Ops teams.

Partner with leadership on promotions, celebrations and appreciation, reviews, corrective counseling and discipline, attendance, and employment actions.

Identify opportunities for growth and advancement and implement scalable training programs.

Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the People Ops team to develop solutions and programs.

Maintain thorough and accurate performance, review, and action documentation.

Provide Manager training specific to performance techniques, onboarding, goal setting, expectations, and clear communication.

Resolve employee relations issues, conduct investigations and escalate through the appropriate channels.

Maintain knowledge of legal requirements related to the day-to-day management of employees.

Provide employee support for grievance or leave counseling.

Monitor PTO usage.

Manage education and training approvals.

Skills and Qualifications

7+ years of relevant and progressive HR, People Ops, Talent or Organizational Development experience.

5+ years of People Business Partner or HR Business Partner experience supporting software engineers and tech talent, as well as mid-level and executive leaders.

Keen understanding of business strategy and how People Program influence company success.

Problem solving skills that balance strong EQ with instincts and pragmatic solutions.

Ability to work across all levels of leadership.

Proven success in coaching and influencing leaders and team members.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Self-starter able to prioritize deliverables and self-manage to deadlines.

Creative interest in brainstorming and identifying new ways to support employees and develop new benefits and perks programs.

Proven ability in relationship management.

Dedication to ethical practice.

Team player, cultural awareness and a positive attitude.

Experience in fast-paced, high-growth Technology or SaaS companies is a bonus.

Bachelor's degree required.


We offer competitive wages and annual bonus opportunities! Benefits include:

Medical, Dental and Vision

Disability and Life Benefits

401K with company match

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Holidays


Remote Culture. Here at Bold Penguin our remote employees are top of mind, and we have created an inclusive, engaging remote environment.

Choose-your-own gear. Whether you prefer Mac, PC, or Linux, one screen or three, we’ll set you up for success.

Stay connected to the Glacier. We slack. A lot. We also like to video conference regularly. We even have all- hands "Waddles" held Tuesday - Friday 12:00PM EST.

Penguin bling. Like swag themed after a certain antarctic bird? Just. You. Wait.

Bold Penguin believes in inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, beak size, or inability to fly.

To learn more about our results-focused culture and employee-focused perks, read more on our careers page.

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