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deepset • Remote Germany

Head of People

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Your mission

As a Head of People, you will be responsible for the most important asset of deepset, our people, while being a strategic partner for our business. You will shape our culture, our people processes, and our organizational structure. You will be setting the environment for our team and deepset as a company to succeed.

Our mission

We are an AI startup that empowers developers to build applications that use natural language as the interface to data. Our open-source framework Haystack is used by thousands of developers to build LLM applications. Our LLM platform, deepset Cloud, enables enterprises worldwide to unlock the potential of large language models for their business cases. Come join our team and work with tech experts on real-world cases, in a fast-paced and high-impact environment, and shape the AI space together with us.

Life at deepset

At deepset you will find an environment with equal opportunities to grow, share ideas, build relationships, and succeed. We believe every employee is important and generates a direct impact on our team’s success.
We are certified by Flexa® Careers as a flexible employer, and our remote first culture is designed to provide work-life balance, autonomy, and flexibility.
Our daily meetings, the quarterly in person "re:base", and social events allow us to work with great synergy. We would like to invite you to visit our life page to learn more about our culture.

Your impact

Your responsibilities

  • Craft a compelling people vision derived from our company strategy.
  • Develop an ambitious global people strategy and roadmap and execute against it.
  • Partner with the leadership team to drive organization objectives from a people lens.
  • Maintain a pulse on the organization's mood and act as a connection point between leadership and staff.
  • Design and implement systems and practices that promote collaboration, performance, and accountability.
  • Lead all people functions, either directly or through management of a team, including talent acquisition and recruitment, learning and development, total rewards (compensation, benefits, etc.), and employee relations.
  • Drive our culture shift to a high-performing organization.
  • Enable deepset to become more customer-centric.
  • Expand deepset in line with business needs in Europe and the US.

Your profile

  • 10+ years experience** in a strategic talent role as an HR generalist, managing most or all stages of the people journey, preferably in a global startup
  • 4+ years experience in leading teams
  • Experience in talent acquisition
  • Strong business mindset and business understanding
  • Experience in US and German people operations
  • Excellent communication skills with audiences in different levels of Seniority and from multiple cultural backgrounds
  • Independent, determined, entrepreneurial, and hands-on attitude with data-informed decision-making approach
  • Well-organized and conscientious
  • Ideally German speaking


  • Remote-first: You can choose to work from home or any other workspace that suits you. We offer a home office budget for equipment and furniture, and we would be happy to sponsor a coworking spot.

  • Grow: Personal and professional growth are important to us. We have an annual learning and development budget, and also the opportunity to speak at conferences, internal knowledge sharing, and workshops.

  • Connect: We have a virtual office, a monthly social budget to reconnect virtually or in person, online walks and talks with colleagues from other teams, and a flexible travel policy that enables you to meet colleagues in person for special occasions.

  • Re:base: We meet in person on a quarterly basis, because we believe it’s important to get to know each other. We have fruitful discussions, we hold workshops, we brainstorm together, and we have leisure activities and fun.

  • You are an owner: All employees are enrolled in the employee stock option plan and own a part of the company.

  • Personal time off: If you want to recharge and travel the world - there are 30 days of paid vacation.

  • Choose your tech: Linux, Windows, or macOS? The choice is yours and we will provide what you need.

  • Pension fund and Health Insurance fitting with your main working location: All full-time employees are eligible for the pension plan. We also offer health, dental, and vision for employees in the US, in compliance with the local market.

  • Travel Insurance: We want you to be secure during your travels. Therefore, we offer every employee additional travel insurance.

  • Sports budget: To boost your health and well-being, we offer a monthly allowance for your sports activity.

  • Dog-friendly: Our main co-working partner Mindspace welcomes dogs, so you can also bring your best friend to the office.

  • Enhanced days off for Family Sick Leave: We offer additional days in case your child gets sick.

  • Additional days off: We don't work on the 24th & the 31st of December.

  • Flexible working hours: You can adapt your work to your private life.

What colleagues say

  • "It always struck me how helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable everyone is — and how well they work as a team. deepset gets remote work right: encouraging employees to get together frequently for virtual coffee chats and in-person meetings to create an atmosphere of constant exchange and sincere support. And, of course, I love the mix of open source and business products; and the awesome products that come out of it: Haystack and deepset Cloud." (Isabelle, Technical Content Writer)

  • "deepset has very talented and passionate individuals working towards building world-class products. Ever since my first interview, it's been clear to me that this is a caring, positive, and highly intelligent work environment where people are eager to learn and contribute to each other's success. Celebrating the success of your peers is an inherent quality of deepset and something I will continue to treasure." (Parixit, Senior Demand Generation Manager)

Company benefits

30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Company shutdown periods – Holiday Period (24th and 31st)
Dog friendly co-working space
Enhanced pension scheme
Enhanced sick pay – for Family Sick Leave
Hofy home office set up
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Teambuilding days
Personal development budgets
Health insurance
Co-working space allowance
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at deepset

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Co-working office locations provided world wide.

Funding levels


Hiring Countries









United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
DeepTech, Data & AI

DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023


Industry awards 2022

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