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What Does the Head of Remote Do?

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head shot of Darren Murph, head of remote at Gitlab

"A head of remote pressure-tests the entire organizational design to make sure that all culture and workflow operates well in a location-agnostic way."

One of the latest and more frequent tech company titles to hit the job boards is head of remote. Though the titles for the role vary slightly, a growing number of tech companies including Facebook, Okta, and Dropbox have hired remote work leaders in the past 12 months. Organizations are finding the needs of the new remote and hybrid workforce stretch far beyond the job description of chief human resources and people officers.

Darren Murph, head of remote at GitLab, is said to have pioneered the role. In an interview, he discusses what a head of remote does, the future, and what a company should look for when hiring for such a role.

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