Head of People

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an experienced Head of People to scale DEEP 6 AI as an innovative talent-centric organization with the team as a major sustainable, scalable competitive advantage.

As a key executive at Deep 6, the Head of People will report to the CEO and can be a Director, VP, or Chief, depending on experience.

DEEP 6 is a venture-backed AI-startup, focused on healthcare analytics with a mission to accelerate innovation in healthcare and bring life-saving treatments to market faster.

To do so, our software radically accelerates clinical trial recruitment and management, which greatly benefits hospitals, patients, CROs and life sciences companies.

To support our rapid growth, we need to strategically scale our team while maintaining our quality, sense of mission, and culture. That’s where you come in.

What you’ll do

As our Head of People, you’ll be a key member of and partner to the leadership team, to develop and implement Deep 6’s talent strategy in alignment with its corporate strategy, business goals, mission and values.

To that end you will successfully attract, grow, review, develop, manage, reward, and retain ‘A players’ for each position at Deep 6. And we’re serious about the ‘grow’ part; if all goes well (J), we’ll double our team size this year. That’s not counting the team you will build to support the talent and HR function at Deep 6.

So expect plenty of recruiting while making sure we have the organizational structure and processes in place to support all these great new (and current) team members.

We’d expect you to implement tested best practices and experiment with innovative methods, tools, and processes to offer Deep 6 team members a consistent, top-notch experience and culture, driven by a shared mission and values.

Your success in this role will help drive a culture of autonomy, decision making and innovation throughout the organization, and establish Deep6 as the employer-of-choice for smart, passionate people.

If you’re whip smart, results-oriented, and passionate about building the best talent organization out there, this is an incredible opportunity with tremendous growth potential, right at the heart (and brains) of an exciting, fast-growing company that has a real shot at making healthcare better and impacting millions of lives.

About you

To excel in this role, we’d like you to have the following:


  • Superior working knowledge of all areas of talent acquisition, HR, organizational design and business drivers
  • 5+ years progressive relevant People / Ops / HR leadership experience in a growth-oriented software/technology company
  • Experience recruiting for technical and management positions
  • (Advanced) degree in human resources, business, psychology or related field, preferably from a ‘good school’ (i.e. not Trump Academy).


  • High EQ & Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong communicator: written policies, presentations, events, karaoke, …
  • Entrepreneurial spirit & can-do attitude
  • Intellectually curious & ambitious
  • Experience with best-in-class systems to support people management.

‘Cultural traits’:

  • Mission- & values-driven – we’d expect you to lead by example
  • Integrity – same: inspire and mentor!
  • Intellectually curious & ambitious
  • Enthusiasm & passion
  • Puts results before ego
  • A sense of humor = plus!

What’s in it for you?

Greenest. Grass. Ever.

By joining us now, you will not only enjoy competitive compensation, a wonderful work environment in downtown Pasadena, and the pleasure of working with a team even misanthropes hate to love; you’ll also benefit from early equity in a fast-growing tech company.

If the above appeals & applies to you, AND you’re an enthusiastic, triple-digit-IQ mammal (a plus), with a can-do attitude, and a discerning taste in coffee, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send us your resume, and a cover letter with some of your thoughts on how you can help us become that elusive ‘employer of choice’ for smart, discerning people like yourself.

We look forward to hearing from you!