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VP Of People in Madrid


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#About the Gig

We’re looking for a VP of People who will develop our HR strategy and lead all aspects of talent acquisition, talent management and culture for our company. The VP of People will play a critical role in the leadership team and will help us become the #1 global tech school. The VP of People will report directly to the company founders. We prefer that the VP of People work out of our Madrid office, but we will consider candidates from any of our other cities (listed below).

The VP of People will be responsible for:

  • Defining our people strategy to ensure a world-class culture and alignment with our mission

  • Implementing strategic initiatives to support growth of the different teams, while improving the overall Ironhack employee experience

  • Partnering with the leadership team to identify talent needs and put in place processes to acquire and develop the talent

  • Sourcing, screening and completing a preliminary assessment of candidates

  • Working with managers to develop growth plans for all company  employees

  • Performing benchmarking analyses of compensation and benefits

  • Acting as a brand ambassador to continue building a strong employer brand

  • Designing employee training and learning & development opportunities  

  • Developing all HR related company policies and procedures

  • Ensuring compliance with all local legal and regulatory requirements in all of our markets



  • Attend our part-time UX or Web Dev bootcamps for free

  • Flexible work environment

  • Generous vacation policy

  • Yearly company off-site


#About Ironhack

Ironhack is an education startup that was founded to change the way we learn about technology. We offer immersive learning experiences to extremely motivated students who want to change career directions or turbocharge their current professional trajectory.

We love the energy of in-person instruction, but we’re also investing in technology to enhance the classroom experience.

Some quick facts:

  • Founded by Wharton and Harvard grads in the fall of 2013

  • Operations in Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Amsterdam & Sao Paulo

  • 100%+ YoY Growth (help us to keep it going!)

  • Already graduated over 1,500 students

  • 60+ global team members & venture capital backed

But we’re really just getting started. Don’t work for another Uber for something. Come join us and make a difference!


  • You are passionate about education and technology and you’re comfortable talking about it!
  • You have 8+ years of HR experience, with at least 4+ years in a managerial capacity, ideally at a high-growth, mission-driven startup

  • You have a track record of developing innovative and forward-thinking talent strategies and initiatives, and successfully scaling a compelling company culture

  • You are hands-on leader with the ability to attract a highly motivated and talented team

  • You are a strong communicator, capable of working closely with our leadership team

  • You are a likeable person and will take the time to treat every candidate thoughtfully (even on crazy busy weeks!)

  • You enjoy working with people from all over the world

  • You have no problems reading a P&L and have business acumen beyond your area of expertise

  • You are fluent in English (Spanish is a big plus)

  • You are a doer, the moment you get out of bed, you’re getting stuff done

  • You like challenges and enjoy having tons of autonomy with no bureaucratic BS


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