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Sr. HR Business Partner



People & HR
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Senior HRBP

Hybrid work model of 2-3 days in office per week in Sunnyvale, CA

The mission of the Illumio HR function is to make the company attractive to join, an engaging place to work and a hard company to leave.

This is a position that will be defined by impact. As a business driven HRBP, you will focus on helping build a strong, scalable business that delivers on our mission to stop cyber-attacks from spreading and turning into ransomware events. This is a role where you will partner closely with the C-suite in implementing strategies that advance the business through its people. Illumio is in a period of hyper-growth which means the person who takes on this role must be "all in" on driving the business forward. HR at Illumio is a function driven by delivering value to the business beyond the HR basics and the successful candidate will be one that is excited to drive, coach, mentor and partner with our business leaders as we scale towards IPO and beyond.

You will be joining an Illumio Human Resources Team that is composed of motivated, business savvy, strategic HR professionals who build employee centric programs that strengthen our business and company culture. There are numerous opportunities to drive impact within this expanding team as we develop innovative approaches to increasing our talent pipelines, improving leadership development and coaching resources, operationalizing how we reward top performance, live out our values, streamline employee communications, imbed diversity, equity and inclusion, and much more.

The ideal candidate will embrace the Illumio values of running to challenges, leveraging differences and bringing their best while pushing the pace of innovation and building a future for themselves and Illumio. As we say Onwards, together!!!

About the Team:

The Illumio People Team is made up of motivated, experienced, and talented team members who come together to build programs centered on our employees while strengthening our exceptional company culture. There are numerous opportunities to grow with this expanding team as we find new ways to increase our talent pipeline, improve coaching resources, operationalize how we reward top performance, live out our values, streamline employee communications, imbed diversity, equity and inclusion, and much more.

We are looking for people who leverage differences, bring their best, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Illumio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build trusted business partnerships at all levels and in all geographies of the organization

  • Develop a deep understanding of your client groups so that you are able to diagnose underlying issues, understand and anticipate the need for change, build a framework and plan for continuous process improvements, and help to design an organization for success

  • Work directly with members of the executive team, managers, and Illumineers on company-wide and team-specific talent strategies

  • Strategically partner with executives, providing guidance, feedback, and quality data to guide decision making

  • Provide coaching and creative solutions to guide change and organizational design efforts

  • Partner with the HR centers of excellence to evolve all phases of people management including talent acquisition, feedback, total rewards, L&D, and embedding support for diversity and inclusion at every decision point

  • Influence Illumio leaders around the world to create a culture of collaboration, execution & accountability

  • Lead global HR transformation projects and initiatives to develop talent, enhance employee experience, build critical capabilities and strengthen organization culture and engagement as we grow Illumio

  • Draw meaningful insights that will inform talent decisions at multiple levels

  • Drive the talent assessment program using various techniques to raise the effectiveness of our teams

  • Roll out corporate initiatives to global client groups

  • Work closely with our people experts (comp, people operations, and recruiting) in a cross-functional capacity with all teams in the organization


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in a Senior Business Partner, People Operations, Generalist, or similar role where you were supporting a global team.

  • Demonstrated business acumen and the desire to build a scalable, resilient company

  • A strong spirit of team building and a desire to impact the organization at the global level

  • Intellectual curiosity that enables you to learn technology, products, and people quickly

  • Tenacity to push through the common challenges of scaling a late-stage startup.

  • Skill in seeing all sides of an issue, remaining objective, and moving to resolution

  • Ability to succinctly and persuasively make points up, down, and across all levels

  • Orientation to seeing through ambiguity and reaching for data to guide decisions and solutions

  • Knowledge to develop and deliver programs and interventions that ensure Illumio is and remains a great place to work

  • Credibility as an expert HRBP and trusted HR Lead to provide guidance to others in this capacity on a global basis

  • An approach rooted in your high integrity and trustworthy character that embraces inclusive communication and ethical practices

  • Leadership and the ability to influence without authority and inspire those around you

  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to understand and diagnose complex business issues

  • Sound judgment and ability to lead through challenges and changes

  • High energy with a bias to action and a drive to complete objectives

  • Aspiration for excellence in your area of impact

  • Creative thinking that generates innovative solutions

  • Savvy with systems and numbers to enable the use of business analytics to identify focus areas

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and incorporate multiple perspectives into a combined solution

  • Exposure and understanding of all areas of HR – Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, Labor Laws on a Global basis

  • Ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization

  • Experience working with mid-size and start-ups companies

About Illumio:

Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world’s leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Illumio believes that an environment of unique backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and individual contributions drives our success and makes us stronger together. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse culture and emphasizing inclusion and belonging.

Pay Range:

$150,000 USD - $180,000 USD

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or applicable laws.


At Illumio we offer a wide range of benefits to our eligible team members. Our benefit programs vary by location and can include Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage – Health and Dependent Savings Accounts – Life and Disability Programs – Paid Parental Leave – Voluntary Benefit Programs – Company Sponsored Wellness Program – Wellness Reimbursement Program - Retirement Savings – Equity Opportunities – Paid time off and Paid Holidays – Employee Incentive Program. #LI-KD1 #LI-ONSITE