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VP of People

Your Role at Bolt

As VP of People at Bolt you’ll help engage, develop, and leverage our people. You’ll build a world-class team to deliver excellence across people operations from benefits administration to learning and development. This is a new role at Bolt, in this position you’ll report to the COO and be a member of the executive team. 

Ideal candidates will have an expansive and holistic view of the employee lifecycle from hire to exit. They’ll take a data-driven approach married with common sense to ensure every employee has an excellent experience. You’ll coordinate and work with Talent, IT, Workplace and People to ensure the employee experience is seamless and polished. Our goal isn’t to be great for our peer group, but to be the best in class for any company.

What you will be doing

  • Build and lead our global people org
  • Continue shaping Bolt as an amazing place to work
  • Own and implement our benefits and compensation programs
  • Own and implement our learning and development programs from onboarding to continuous education
  • Improve and scale performance management programs
  • Lead management training and upleveling 
  • Own employee and employer compliance programs across our sites
  • Be a trusted strategic partner and advisor to the CEO, senior leadership and management teams
  • Shephard and grow our culture as we transition to a midsize company

What would set you up for success

  • A progressive and modern approach to people pps
  • A keen sense of employer brand
  • The ability to recruit, train and develop an amazing people ops team
  • At least one successful experience with a hyper-growth company

What would set you apart

  • 10+ years of progressive HR or People Ops leadership experience
  • Strong thought leadership and best practices in People Ops
  • Demonstrated leadership, strong personal presence, demonstrates initiative, is results-oriented, and acts with a sense of urgency

Our Values

Be 20% Wrong

As a startup, speed is extremely important. The quicker we move, the more mistakes we make. If we are making no mistakes, it means, quite simply, that we’re not moving fast enough. Therefore, a 20% error rate is, not only permissible, but expected. If you’re not wrong 20% of the time, you’re not moving fast or ambitious enough.

All or Nothing

All or Nothing is the guiding philosophy for our decisions. Starting with why we work at Bolt, it is, quite simply, because we’re obsessed. We’re not here to advance our professional careers or for a financial outcome. We’re here because we’re obsessed with changing the world and becoming the best versions of ourselves. And we trust that, to the degree to which we do what we are obsessed with, everything else in life will fall into place. Similarly, we make only “All or Nothing” decisions about others we bring onto the team and product features we build.

Chase 10X, Not 10%

The only way a startup with 10s of people can outcompete corporations with 1000s is by leveraging its force multipliers of nimbleness, talent, and creativity. Large corporations focus on 10% optimizations to generate millions in revenue. They cannot evoke major changes without years of preparation. As a startup, we don’t have that luxury… it also does not make economic sense to optimize something that’s very small. There are always more incremental features to build. There are always more incremental people to hire. But, from product to people, we must consistently chase 10X opportunities and force multipliers.

Writing Over Talking

At Bolt, we recognize that talking drives emotions, ego, and politics. Writing enables clarity of thought and analysis. We strive to create a culture where decisions are driven by data, not by social influence. To facilitate this, we approach problems with preparation, writing out issues and proposals in depth.

Extreme Ownership

A business thrives when everyone on a team takes full responsibility for their outcomes. When things go wrong, individuals don't blame other teams or individuals- they accept responsibility and take initiative to fix problems without being asked. At Bolt, extreme ownership isn't just for leaders; it's for everyone.

Win as a Team

At Bolt, we want everyone to be as successful in their pursuits as possible. We know that our peers’ successes are tied to ours. And their triumphs, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, will benefit the company and us as individuals in the long-term.


  • Work with a world-class team
  • Significant equity at a fast-growing company
  • Ownership and autonomy over substantial projects
  • Generous medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Parental leave
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Parking and transit benefits, including safe and last mile rides
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation support
  • An office filled with energy and optimism