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2018-12-04T22:20:07-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Head of HR, Project Makani, X

People Operations

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

Team:

Makani is working to make clean energy accessible for everyone by developing energy kites that harness energy efficiently from the wind.

Role:

We are hiring an HR leader for Makani, the wind energy project within X. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. Makani's vision is to accelerate the global adoption of renewable energy by developing airborne wind power. Our mission is to do this by creating kites that efficiently harness energy from the wind.

You will be responsible for designing and executing a strategy for how we staff, onboard, develop, motivate, retain employees and organize work. You will deliver People Operations services for a team that moves at lightspeed and you’ll have the autonomy to make decisions that accelerate the business. As part of our culture, you’ll also have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with leaders and employees to get things done on a variety of People-related areas. As a core part of this hands-on work, you will be rolling out programs to support employees, including compensation, performance, and talent programs.

The role will require you to think big, use data to guide your work, be comfortable challenging convention, and in some cases reinvent how work is done. You are scrappy and resourceful, creative and driven.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee implementation of end-to-end people programs and processes in the areas of compensation, performance management, employee engagement, recognition, training, and other areas, focused on accelerating the business.
  • Set overall People strategy for acquiring, growing, and retaining talent to meet business objectives and offer thought leadership regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution. Provide insightful data to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions.
  • Consult with leaders to create a comprehensive people plan to influence lasting change and advise leadership team on organizational structure, company culture, and HR related matters.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the following areas: career planning, performance management, coaching, data analysis, compensation and rewards, employee relations, learning and development, recognition programs, and strategic development.
  • Oversee recruiting, which may involve managing of vendors and/or internal resources and be responsible for designing and implementing HR programs and processes in compliance with local, state, federal/country regulations.
Minimum qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of HR or relevant HR Business Partner Manager experience
Preferred qualifications:
  • Start-up experience a major plus.
  • Great at influencing through strong relationships, expertise and data. Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the next moment being part of deeply complex strategy discussions.
  • High level of self-initiative, creativity, perseverance and flexibility. Comfort with high rate of change and ability to navigate ambiguity on a regular basis.
  • A proven leader who is a fast thinker, a strategist and practitioner with an incredible track record of successfully implementing people programs and initiatives.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to translate the needs of the core business function into people solutions.

About X, the moonshot factory

X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

 

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