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New York City    Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020
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About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

What you'll do

At Cloudflare we value curiosity, empathy & the ability to get things done. There may be no job at our growing company where these behaviors are more pronounced, or more necessary, than our Head of Learning & Development. 

We are a fast-growing company with over 1,300 employees in offices all around the world. Our high growth means opportunity for everyone who works here, & we want all our employees to have the career of their dreams at Cloudflare. That may mean deepening their current skill set or learning something entirely new. We are looking for a Head of Learning & Development to lead our global, professional development efforts. This position reports to the Head of People, & is a critical member of the People Team leadership team.

The Head of Learning & Development will set the strategy for onboarding, development & retention at Cloudflare. This includes assessing current needs, creating engaging & highly relevant programs, leading engagement surveys & other feedback loops as well as measuring outcomes to objectively assess our efforts & effectively iterate. 

We are looking for a leader who will oversee a small but mighty team of learning professionals who are focused on onboarding, individual & management development, community & belonging. These initiatives span every level, all roles & all our geographies. Because of this, everything we do needs to scale, & we come at things with a global-first mindset. We have built the foundation but there is still a lot of work to do. There is still a lot of room for creation & innovation.

This role will partner closely with company leadership & People Team Business Partners to ensure our talent development efforts are correctly prioritized & produce the right results. This does not happen in a silo or a vacuum but is informed by your understanding of our team members across all levels of the organization to ensure our programs are responsive to their needs for today & the future.

Who You Are

You are a seasoned L&D leader who has led diverse teams, ideally in a high growth, global environment. You balance the academic side of learning with a high business acumen to drive results. You understand technical environments, & ideally have experience working with virtual/remote orgs or teams. You are motivated to help individuals realize their potential, create highly productive teams & build effective organizations. You understand how to align development offerings with company culture & our employees cultures so programs address specific needs & resonate deeply. You are able to measure the effectiveness of each offering & the overall program overall.

You are a pragmatic leader who can toggle between high level strategy & rolling up your sleeves to get work done. Your experience owning a learning budget has helped you develop a good sense of what you build in-house & what you buy off the shelf. You get excited about feedback loops & learning cultures, & have a number of innovative ideas in those areas. 

Your communication skills are world-class & can pivot your message to appeal to different audiences (from sales org to the deeply technical). You have a bias for on-the-job learning, yet you also use classroom instruction & online programs in compelling ways. 

Your high business acumen drives your approach to development & makes you an effective, consultative partner to business leaders & across the People Team. You like data.

When you read that we value curiosity, empathy & getting stuff done, you thought thats me!

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • Developing robust L&D strategy
  • Innovative development programs which create a seamless & engaging employee experience, built from the ground up
  • Experience building & managing a team
  • High growth, scale
  • Virtual/remote environment experience
  • Using data to measure outcomes (pulse survey, needs assessments, etc).
  • Global experience in our regions
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative, esp with Business Partners (see them as customer/client)
  • High business acumen leads to relevant development programs
  • Understanding of third-party development offerings
  • Values diversity: experience building programs around diversity is a plus
  • L&D certification a plus

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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