Principal, Talent Operations

Human Capital

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time

$119-204k (annually)

Human Resources and Talent


Sep 12

Human Capital is a venture firm dedicated to empowering builders of technology. We invest in and build teams alongside founders driven to create meaningful, long-term impact, including Brex, Commure, and Snowflake. With more than $1.6B in capital committed, our stage-agnostic portfolio includes many companies we invested in before they became unicorns.

Now we’re looking for a Principal, Talent Operations to help write our next chapter.


We’re looking for individuals who have a knack for organizing and streamlining systems and processes. You’ll partner closely with our embedded talent teams and portfolio companies as they build their talent systems from the ground up. You’ll work hard to meet aggressive goals while playing a critical role in creating scalable processes for early stage startups.

The Talent Operations team are on-the-ground representatives of Human Capital, and play an essential role in our portfolio companies’ (and ultimately our firm’s) success.


  • Support a team of talent operating partners, who are charged with scaling our portfolio companies with the best people.
  • Act as a thought partner with our talent leaders to drive toward optimal outcomes for our portfolio companies and build affinity with founders.
  • Lay the foundation for our portfolio companies’ recruitment processes.
  • Implement systems that provide for our companies’ unique talent needs.
  • Utilize reporting and analytics to drive actionable insights and to promote adherence to process changes.
  • Proactively problem-solve general talent-related issues to drive toward solutions that can be leveraged across our portfolio companies as we continue to scale.


  • You have at least 4 years of operations experience - in consulting, recruiting operations, and/or HR operations.
  • You’ve built out, improved upon, and scaled processes.
  • You’ve worked in fast-paced and/or ambiguous environments.
  • You’re able to prioritize across multiple work efforts at a time.
  • You have prior experience in recruiting operations and/or in human capital consulting.
  • In past roles, you’ve demonstrated close attention to detail, and excellent written/verbal communication skills.


  • You love organizing: Planners, color-coding your calendar, Marie Kondo’ing your life, setting up the group itinerary for a trip, whatever; you love organization, and genuinely enjoy helping others get their “house” in order. 
  • You’re a team player: You’re always willing to roll up your sleeves; no matter who you are helping, you do whatever it takes to get the job done. No job is too small! You’re a people person and enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people across roles and levels.
  • You’re methodical: You take pride in being able to systematically think through all the implications of a decision, and you can think through how each decision affects all stakeholders.
  • You’re process-driven: You like routine and order, so much so that you can rally your peers around “following the plan.” 
  • You’re passionate about tech: You love researching emerging technology and venture, and are excited to interact with the companies we’ve invested in.
  • You have an ownership mentality: If a task is assigned to you, there is no question that you will get it done. You love taking initiative on projects with a high degree of responsibility and complexity.
  • You recognize that details are critical: You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves on any initiative big or small.

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