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People Operations Generalist

PEOPLE OPERATIONS GENERALIST

We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We invent.

At littleBits, we’re on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. And we believe this mission starts with you. When you join the team, you’ll enter a workspace that encourages innovation, creative expression, teamwork and transparency. We also encourage spontaneous sing-a-longs, furry friends, roaming robots, and lots of laughs. If you are genuinely excited about our mission, and about working with a smart, dedicated and talented group of inventors, artists, and doers, we want you on our team!

We are on the lookout for an energized and creative people operations professional who can organize and optimize our people systems as we build a five-star employee experience. Our perfect candidate has an irrepressible love for efficiency, accuracy and SOPs and can be an energetic ambassador of all things people ops to the company at large. You are constantly iterating and improving and never settle for clunky or inefficient, and you're well versed in HR ops best practices and compliance. This role reports to the VP of People & Performance. Interested? Here’s a bit more about the role:  

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO AS PEOPLE OPERATIONS GENERALIST:

  • Contribute to the People team's mission by providing generalist support at all phases of the employee lifecycle, including on-boarding, off-boarding, benefits administration, and cultural programming
  • Support a team of 100+ full time hires by working cross-functionally and collaboratively with HR, Recruiting, Office & Facilities, Recruiters, Legal, and Finance
  • Act as an employee resource for all employee questions related to our services by answering questions and solving problems quickly
  • Contribute to the maintenance of our HR systems, including HRIS (Bamboo and Paychex), and talent management (Jazz); and overall, ensure information is maintained with a 100% accuracy and confidentiality
  • Maintain and optimize our performance management process and performance documentation
  • Manage end-to-end processes: visas and immigration (working with outside counsel); employment law compliance; onboarding and offboarding processes for all hires; payroll for hourly and salary employees and all contractors; benefits expert for all team; leaves and disability
  • ​Overall, support excellent employee experience expert


THE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE YOU'LL NEED AS PEOPLE OPERATIONS GENERALIST:

  • The proud owner of a BA/BS
  • 5+ years of successful recruiting and HR Generalist experience; preference goes to experience in the maker, education, or start-up space
  • Demonstrated proficiency maintaining HR Systems and Operations  
  • A commitment to proactive, continuous, improvement
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing all employee lifecycle processes
  • ​Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

THE PERKS YOU'LL ENJOY AS PEOPLE OPERATIONS GENERALIST: 

  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful inventing at the heart of all we do
  • Sweeping views of the Hudson, a tricked-out office and fully stocked kitchen
  • All the oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, microscopes, microchips, soldering irons, laser cutters, 3D printers, craft supplies and googly eyes you could ever want
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, commuter checks, FSA and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup
  • Flexible working hours and sick day policy
  • Generous vacation policy
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