Director, HR & Business Partner - Engineering

| Greater LA Area

THE PURPOSE:

This critical role will drive the strategic Talent Operations initiatives in the areas of change management, cultural alignment, employee engagement, employee relations, inclusion and diversity, leadership development, performance management, organizational design, workforce planning, and compensation management in alignment with the business priorities of the assigned Engineering teams at Virgin Hyperloop One. This is a senior level human resources position that will serve as a key member of the Talent Operations leadership team. We are seeking a hands-on leader who is able to deliver value-added best-in-class support, while serving as a strategic partner, employee mediator, Talent Operations operational manager, and trusted confidant.

THE ROLE:

  • Will work as a strategic partner and advocate to Engineering team leads and senior management to develop and translate business strategy to talent management strategy and coordinate implementation  
  •  Provides senior level partnership, advice, consultation and intelligence regarding organizational effectiveness to the business leaders  
  • Proactively assesses needs and identifies and implements tactical and strategic interventions and solutions  
  • Will assess, develop and coach senior managers and their direct reports in Engineering as needed 
  •  Must be able to understand the business and its challenges in order to help address the organization and people needs 
  •  Partners with recruiting and understands the financial, technical, economic, and talent drivers of the business to effectively help develop and implement a staffing and talent management plan that supports the organizational strategy and business objectives 
  • Ensures policies, procedures, and practices are implemented consistently and efficiently across the organization and that the organization is fully compliant with all aspects of the laws pertaining to employment in the workplace 

THE CANDIDATE:

  • Extensive experience influencing executives and other business leaders individually and collectively 
  • Courage to propose solutions and act in the face of resistance in the best interests of the business  
  • Strong project management and organizational skills 
  • Proven ability to build effective partnerships with leadership teams and employees  
  • Strong business acumen or the ability to quickly acquire business knowledge  
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive in a changing environment and deal with ambiguity 
  • Interpersonal savvy and composure in a fast-paced environment  
  • Able to make quick, well-informed decisions 
  • A high degree of personal integrity and maturity including the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information  

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Extensive experience identifying and driving people solutions which align to business strategy 
  • Extensive experience partnering collaboratively across the HR and other organizational functions 
  • Experience coaching employees and executives  
  • Progressive HR, Organizational Development, and/or Organizational Effectiveness experience  

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field – MBA or Master’s Degree is highly preferred  
  • SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or other HR-specific certification  
  • Experience working HR in a global, engineering-based company 
  • Previous experience working in a start-up environment 

Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.

To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a buzz that can't be described. Imagine a group of very smart people, all from different backgrounds and industries, under one roof. All of these people are working on a massive project that could change so much in the world. The impact it will have is huge!

Greg Toroosian

Recruiting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

To transform transportation by breaking the time barrier! At speeds in excess of airlines and with the potential to operate off of renewable grid based power, hyperloop will be revolutionary.

Anita Sengupta

SVP of Systems Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

Matt Matsumoto

Manufacturing Process Manager

What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Personal trainer on-site 3x a week. Full showers, towels and lockers. Corporate Uber account. Onsite barber visits. Dry cleaning service. Stock options with early exercise option.

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