Current Opening

Chief People Officer

How to Apply

Please click here and submit your application along with relevant documents.

About Galois

Galois tackles the hardest problems in computer science. Our mission is to assure trust in critical systems that protect the privacy and integrity of information in the real world.  ​Core to​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​application​ ​of​ ​formal​ ​analysis​ ​techniques​ ​that​ ​allow​ ​systems​ ​to​ ​be​ ​modeled, analyzed,​ ​and​ ​mathematically proven​ ​correct to ensure​ ​that a​ ​system​ ​behaves​ ​exactly​ ​as​ ​we​ ​intend​ ​under​ ​all​ ​circumstances.

We are a community of researchers, engineers, and operations people who are dedicated to creating trustworthiness in critical systems in every functional area of the organization. Our organization is highly collaborative, and we pursue working from first principles, transparency, building deep trust, learning and innovating, and creating space for you to be authentically you. Our unique organizational structure enables us to adapt to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver.

We are employee-owned and aspire to provide employees with a sense of freedom to pursue passions in and out of work — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings you value as a person. 

About This Role

Galois is in search of a Chief People Officer to lead the Company’s people-agenda and culture priorities. Expertise in HR is not required. Your ability to help lead our community as we work more distributed than ever is key. If you are a business person who believes culture and community are the root cause of business success, we need your help. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief People Officer’s objective is to drive the innovation of our community to thrive in the future of hybrid work, creating systems and programs that can survive the test of time. This role will serve as a thought partner across the organization, providing expertise and guidance in all areas of People concerns and organizational strategy. We are excited to find someone who will be an advocate for people to work in the ways they need, support a culture of innovation and promote a transparent culture. We don’t just check boxes, we think from first principles about what will make the actual differences we value.


  • Serve as a strategic partner to the leadership team to provide insightful thinking and problem solving on people, culture and talent topics.
  • Lead and develop a high performing team driving initiatives across talent and performance management, recruitment, learning & development, employment practices, and people operations. 
  • Strategize and execute on the creation of people programs including organizational design, career development, change management, leadership coaching, diversity, equity inclusion and culture initiatives.
  • Architect and oversee meaningful information frameworks that allow the organization to have access to the knowledge, tools and resources needed to succeed together.

Key qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Business Administration or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
    • Experience working at a technology company is preferred. 
  • Experience leading teams, building connectedness among individuals, and driving business goals and objectives through people programs in a hybrid and/or remote work environment.
  • Strong conversational capacity and influence at the executive level
  • Experience creating and implementing organizational design, career development programs, employee experience, and DEI programs.
  • Extensive understanding in people analytics and program design.
  • Ability to maintain an effective level of business acumen and literacy including company goals, mission, financial position, technology, customer strategy, and competition

Your Values:

  • Creative and genuine approach to building people programs with continuous focus on the impact it makes on the culture and working environment
  • Foster a culture of deep trust, continuous learning and stewardship, and transparency.
  • With a team based across the US, you bring your experience supporting team members in multiple states to create effective practices and frameworks
  • Prioritize building relationships with all levels of the organization to become someone who is sought for advice and counsel on talent, cultural, and organizational issues
  • Bring constructive and purposeful conversation to challenge the status quo to support continuous improvement in people initiatives


We enjoy a hybrid work environment, and being co-located with one of our offices is preferred – locations in Arlington, VA, Dayton, OH, and Portland, OR. 


We offer a robust benefits package to provide for your and your family’s well-being, including:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 5% employer match and immediate vesting
  • Fully paid medical insurance plans and dental and vision reimbursement plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with generous employer contributions
  • Mental health and wellbeing support through our employee assistance program
  • 5 weeks of paid time off and 9 days of paid company holidays each year
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave (available for new parents for birth, adoption, and fostering)
  • 1 week of fully paid “Blue Sky” innovation time each year to pursue your interests

For more information on our benefits, visit Careers at Galois.


Compensation is based on the value of your results, not your value as an employee or person. The compensation process, individual salaries, and criteria for salary changes are transparent to the entire company.

For more information about our forward-looking and transparent approach to pay, visit Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Galois is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, age, religion, creed, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage and respect different viewpoints and experiences as being essential to the process of innovation. We strive to acquire, grow, and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace that applies principles and standards equitably while supporting the needs and accommodations of the individual employee.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal and state laws, it is the policy of Galois, Inc. to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the employment application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact

How to Apply:

Please click here and submit your application along with relevant documents.