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2019-11-04T18:09:26-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Director of HR Strategy and Operations

People Operations

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

Who We Are:

X is a team of inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists working to make 10X progress against the world’s toughest problems. At X, we believe that breakthrough innovation happens when teams of people have the audacity to challenge incrementalism and aim for the seemingly impossible. Formerly known as Google [X], X is an innovation engine within Alphabet. 

We Believe In:

  • Iteration - It's in the nature of moonshots to not get things right the first time. We run thoughtful experiments to test and build on our ideas as quickly as possible.
  • Dispassionate assessment - We passionately pursue our work with optimism and creativity, while pausing frequently to dispassionately and humbly assess the results of our experiments
  • Shifting perspectives - We work together to arrive at “ah-ha!” moments that come from being as weird, brave and creative as we’ve ever been.
  • Taking smart risks - No one likes to fail. At X, we embrace it because it helps us make impactful, high-value moonshots.
  • Living up to our values - Cheering on those who live what we believe.

We’re looking for someone who... 

As the Director of HR Strategy & Operations, you will be responsible for leading all human resource program and operation efforts, ensuring close collaboration and execution of our goals across the full employee lifecycle (including Contingent workforce, L&OD, Compensation, and People Operations).  You will set the vision for the HR strategic operations team and influence a multi-year people programs roadmap that will impact all employees across the Moonshot Factory.

How you will make 10x impact:

  • Build a compensation strategy for X and graduating projects ensuring Alphabet practices and principles are aligned and achieving X’s business goals are rewarded and incentivized.
  • Lead the team responsible for leadership and organization development, building a program which applies research, design, development and implementation expertise in the creation and iteration of learning strategies.
  • Manages the HR roadmap by curating competing priorities and aligning resources appropriately across cross-functional teams. Partner with other leaders within the organization to understand the business drivers and priorities and set goals accordingly.

What you should have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years of strategy, consulting, operations, project management experience with a focus in the technology sector
  • Experience inspiring and leading teams whose focus is compensation, learning & development, and/or HR operations
  • Proven success in building out new programs and processes related to people management that were ultimately adopted due to your influence 

It’d be great if you also had these:

  • Ability to prioritize and succeed in a highly ambiguous environment with competing demands.
  • Demonstrated record of developing recommendations, implementing solutions and designing creative strategies as an individual contributor.
  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and proven organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships.

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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