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Talent & Performance Operations Specialist

Posted 23 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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English (Fluent)

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At DeepMind, we value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.


DeepMind has a remarkable track record of scientific breakthroughs. Such extraordinary work is a direct result of the brilliant and diverse group of people we bring together. Our Operations team work together to maintain, optimise, and nurture our culture to create the best environment in the world for advancing AI research. A place where everyone’s expertise is recognised and where everyone is continually learning and supported to be the best leaders, managers, and collaborators they can be.

About Us

We’re a dedicated scientific community, committed to “solving intelligence” and ensuring our technology is used for widespread public benefit. We’ve built a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is encouraged and learning is shared freely. We don’t set limits based on what others think is possible or impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire each other to push boundaries and achieve ambitious goals.

We constantly iterate on our workplace experience with the goal of ensuring it encourages a balanced life. From excellent office facilities through to extensive manager support, we strive to support our people and their needs as effectively as possible.

Our list of benefits is extensive, and we’re happy to discuss this further throughout the interview process.

The Role

The Talent & Performance Operations team are responsible for how DeepMinders experience and interact with our performance processes, that are designed to be development focussed and build a performance mentality that will help us achieve our mission. The team focuses on the smooth delivery and the continuous improvement of the performance processes that impact everyone at DeepMind. Collaborating with other teams within People & Culture, and managers and leads across the organisation, this is a great opportunity to develop knowledge of how performance processes are a critical component of P&C Strategy that develops the culture and environment that enables the advancement of AI research.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of our key performance processes including performance evaluation and promotion.
  • Engage with stakeholders of all levels of seniority and disciplines to gather and assess their performance process requirements.
  • Build understanding, knowledge and capability for DeepMinders to interact with our processes in a way that maximises value.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and solutions to optimise the process experience and the operations that enable it, with a focus on efficiency and impact.
  • Work collaboratively with the People & Culture team, particularly P&C Partners to empower them to effectively support their organisational areas.
  • Anticipate problems and identify solutions, using your judgement and discretion to determine and plan the next steps of your work.
  • Work with data to develop reports and insights that inform our plans.
  • Become an internal expert on the tooling that underpins our processes
  • Contribute to broader People & Culture projects.

About You

In order to set you up for success as a Talent & Performance Operations Specialist at DeepMind, we look for the following skills and experience:

  • You have experience of operating within a HR team advising on process application and improvement.
  • You have an interest and understanding of operationalising processes and continuous improvement
  • You are analytical and enjoy working with and analysing data to generate insights.
  • You have previously worked with software tools that support HR processes
  • You pride yourself on attention to detail and use techniques to make sure important information is accurate
  • You enjoy project and process delivery and have experience managing project plans
  • You are able to build solid relationships with people quickly; you put them at ease and create understanding. You enjoy spending time with people and have a high sense of empathy.
  • Being extremely organised, you are used to working at pace and balancing many different tasks. You are proactive and see what needs to be done.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy changeable environments where you can implement creative and innovative ideas.
  • You like operating independently but also love being part of a highly encouraging and collaborative team. You share information and support the growth and development of others in your team and understand that succeed or fail, we do so as a team.
  • You are looking for a career defining role in a mission-driven and pioneering organisation. The chance to be a key part of something extraordinary!

Artificial intelligence could be one of humanity's most useful inventions. DeepMind aims to build advanced AI to expand our knowledge and find new answers. By solving this one thing, we believe we could help people solve thousands of problems.

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