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Senior People Partner



People & HR
Shanghai, China
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

At Airwallex (, we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

The Role

The Senior People Business Partner takes primary HR business partnership with the Global Engineering Team and also supports the Product and Design teams in China. This role plays critical partnership with the Airwallex global engineering team across 5 different countries including China, Australia, Singapore, Netherland and US. You will provide expert guidance and data-driven insights to help people leaders achieve growth objectives, and support a high performance, engaged culture. By forming effective relationships with people across the organization you will drive forward new initiatives, resolve blockers to success, and advocate for improvements at both a local and global level.


  • Be the lead People Partner for the global engineering team, working closely with the CTO and the global engineering leadership team.

  • Lead the people and talent priorities and plan development, ensure the annual calendar of people related activity is executed effectively.

  • Partner with and coach managers to build high performing and engaged teams, including review employee engagement data and enabling them to lead on action plans and support execution

  • Provide coaching on matters including leadership development, workforce planning, policy and procedure, employee engagement, performance management, career development

  • Ensure that any employee relations issues are identified, reported, investigated, and resolved

  • Reduce risk and ensure regulatory compliance by maintaining knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day employee management, and understand when to escalate issues

  • Partner with the People Team across the globe to gain alignment on people philosophy and programs where achievable, and localise programs as needed

  • Support global product and design divisions’ people partnerships in China


  1. Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or equivalent practical experience

  2. 5 or more years of HR Generalist / HRBP experience, including working knowledge of regional employment laws and best practices

  3. Experience in a fast-growth or start-up environment preferred

  4. Demonstrated success partnership alignment to build and improve company culture and increase employee engagement

  5. Discretion and sound judgment when dealing with sensitive and confidential information

  6. Comfort working with cloud technologies such as Slack, Zoom, Google Suite, Lever, and BambooHR

  7. Very strong EQ, with fine tuned instincts and problem-solving skills

  8. Proficient at dealing with complexity.

  9. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

  10. Fluent English communication, adaptive in global working environment

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.