Pivotal Software is hiring a

HRLDP, Associate HR Business Partner

San Francisco, United States

Pivotal is a software company that uses its cutting edge development methodology, next-generation cloud platform, and big data analytics to accelerate digital transformation for the world's largest enterprises and most admired brands. At Pivotal, we enable companies to innovate by employing an approach focused on building software.

Our 2,000+ employees across 17 offices worldwide subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission—to transform how the world builds software.

Associate HR Business Partner (HR Leadership Development Program @ Pivotal)

***Must be enrolled in school with a Graduation Date of December 2016 - July 2017***

Our people are our strategic advantage here at Pivotal and our People (Human Resources) teams around the world partner with the business to drive execution of our company’s priorities with a focus on employee engagement, well being, development and happiness. Working in the Human Resource Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) at Pivotal means being part of a team that helps drive our business forward each and every day in truly special and impactful ways.

Are you ready to join our amazing team?

The HRLDP at Pivotal is a challenging rotational program that gives participants developmental and leadership opportunities across the People organization. As part of the HRLDP program, participants will experience 3, nine month rotations in either HR knowledge center or HR business partner roles.

Some potential rotations include: People Solutions Specialist, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, HR Business Partnership within a variety of functional organizations (Engineering, Field, G&A, Labs, etc).

Participants will also have the opportunity to gain hands on, project based experience, on strategic HR priorities in addition to their rotational work. The projects could span across many different HR functional areas including: Learning and Development, Benefits, Compensation, Organizational Development, HR programs, HRIS, Reporting and Analytics, Global Mobility, and Recruitment. Beyond the program, rotators could go into a variety of roles on the People team based on individual goals and aspirations.


  • Develop an understanding and be able to articulate Pivotal’s value proposition and our core line of business.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders across the company: employees, managers, leaders, HR business partners, recruiters, People team members
  • Deliver excellent employee experience by solving a wide range of employee and manager requests.
  • Determine and respond to customer needs, help the customer solve business problems and achieve their goals
  • Pair with other team members (when applicable) to solve problems
  • Understand and apply agile methodologies to People related challenges  
  • Use data to drive thoughtful problem solving
  • Represent Pivotal core values and curate our culture through People processes and solutions  
  • Participate in People Team projects to design and create HR programs and practices for Pivotal (examples of potential projects include, Rewards & Recognitions approach, Learning & Development offerings, Career Pathing, Employee Communications, Compensation Programs, Relocation Assignment Program Management)


  • Previous HR experience or experience in high tech companies desired (through internships, projects, etc)
  • Strong ability to efficiently manage your time to many competing, yet equally compelling priorities.
  • Willing to take initiative, be a self-starter and thrive in taking a hands-on approach to challenging work.
  • Able to think on your feet and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility - comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing environment demonstrated through working on multiple projects at the same time within tight timelines
  • High interest in leadership roles within the HR function
  • Desire to work in teams or pair with other members of the People team on projects/initiatives
  • Interested in learning different ideas and concepts related to People strategies

Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.