Principle Organizational Development Program Manager at DigitalOcean

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Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.

We want people who are passionate about learning and have a desire to help our employees grow!

We are looking for someone who's excited and passionate about organizational development and learning. The Principle OrgDev Program Manager leads our organizational development programs and processes. They orchestrate the Org Dev Team and business stakeholders and administer impactful and engaging development programs. They define and lead cultural development and organizational change initiatives that support corporate goals and strategies. They manage multiple high-impact programs which contribute to the success of the organization as a whole.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Use data analysis to synthesize solutions, procedures, and processes.
  • Oversee, strategize, design, and facilitate OD and LD programs to achieve goals and results within designing programs within Talent, Performance, and Learning pillars.
  • Lead the team to execute on facilitation and project management of core talent processes, including but not limited to Performance Management, Talent Planning Review, and Employee Development programs.
  • Design and facilitate Executive-level development presentations and events.
  • Analyze insights and data to improve the role and career path development programs.
  • Design and lead change management initiatives to increase efficiency and align activities with business objectives.
  • Design and administer projects and programs to meet deadlines and performance indicators.
  • Analyze and collate program KPIs and metrics for company reporting.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement and optimization.
  • Identify team-based strengths and weaknesses for use in career pathing, team-building, and other department functions using the SWOT process.
  • Design and administer goal-based performance management programs.
  • Interview leadership personnel and facilitate targeted development programs.
  • Lead business optimization initiatives by conducting individual or group training sessions.
  • Analyze and report on the impact of interventions on staff performance, efficiency, employee retention, and job satisfaction.
  • Develop strategies with leaders to hire, develop, retain and replace talent needs within teams.
  • Work with senior team members to design and facilitate participatory processes for the development and management of strategic plans for organizational development.
  • Gauge readiness for organizational changes and gaps and performance by conducting surveys, analyses, direct stakeholder engagement, and other learning exercises.
  • Develop and execute/oversee the delivery of organizational change management support processes.
  • Prepare staff to make informed choices in deciding strategies by sharing knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge organizational development research.
  • Mentor, guide and lead the OD team on specialized projects and programs.
What You’ll Add to DigitalOcean:
  • 7+ years of practical experience in organizational development, learning & development and/or administrative leadership.
  • Advanced degree in Organizational Development or related field is required.
  • Experience leading multiple enterprise-level programs using Project Management/SCRUM best practices.
  • Direct people management experience is a plus.
  • A deep knowledge of educational frameworks, Kirkpatrick assessment, adult learning theory, instructional design, curriculum design, gamification, LMS management, microlearning concepts.
  • Mastery in building, mobilizing, and working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Practical experience in delivering services in organizational development, adult learning, or related fields.
  • Deep knowledge of skills development and capacity-building strategies.
  • Superb analytical and time-management skills.
  • Exceptional ability to understand and analyze data.
  • Extensive knowledge of the business to translate needs into learning programs.
  • Build key relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build and scale processes and programs from the ground up.
Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym stipend to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC and Cambridge, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year along with an annual Shark Day!

Olivia

Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about our Managed Databases and App Platform offerings. Getting started on a new project can be hard, let alone the overhead of setting up infrastructure. With our App Platform and Managed Databases, developers can focus their attention on writing code.

Greg

Engineer II

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

Yancey

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

Daniel

Senior Developer Relations Manager

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees.
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Fitness Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals In-Office Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
DigitalOcean's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Our NYC office provides free catered breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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