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People Operations Manager

Hayden AI

Hayden AI

People & HR, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Us

At Hayden AI, we are on a mission to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform the way governments and businesses address real-world challenges.

From optimizing bus lane and bus stop enforcement to pioneering digital twin modeling and beyond, our innovative mobile perception system empowers our clients to accelerate transit, enhance street safety, and drive forward a sustainable future.

The People Operations Manager will partner with the Global Head of People and the executive team to implement our strategic People initiatives. Responsibilities include driving continuous learning and knowledge-sharing systems, managing performance, benefits, compensation, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and fostering a positive workplace culture. The Manager will offer guidance on employee relations issues, support talent retention, collaborate with labor relations, and ensure consistency in HR policies across the organization. Additionally, the role involves overseeing onboarding and offboarding processes, providing HR support to employees, and handling special projects as needed. The ideal candidate will bring strong emotional intelligence, strategic problem-solving skills, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. They will have extensive experience in HR, proficiency with HR systems and tools, and the ability to manage both immediate and long-term objectives effectively.


  • Work closely with the Global Head of People and the leadership team to help execute on our People roadmap

  • Consult with leaders and teams on talent development strategies and enhancing overall organizational effectiveness

  • Develop or recommend systems and processes to drive continuous learning and knowledge-sharing across the organization through the lenses of transparency, growth, and scale

  • Proactively lead the execution and implementation of People initiatives, including, performance management, benefits and compensation, equity & inclusion, and supporting culture and workplace and employee experience.

  • Provide effective guidance and coaching to leadership and employees in the resolution of employee relations issues in compliance with company policies, practices, and values

  • Help leaders develop and retain the talent needed to achieve business and growth objectives

  • Work in partnership with labor and employee relations to resolve employee relations issues in a timely manner, mitigating risk

  • Work closely with the People Operations team to ensure that consistent policies, programs and practices are followed across the organization

  • Support talent growth and development for staff

  • Advise employees requiring HR support and/or guidance

  • Manage people operations processes and programs onboarding/offboarding, including people process and administrative work

  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of 7 years of People & HR experience, with 5+ years as a People/HR Business Partner

  • Strong EQ and sense of empathy, with a keen ability to prioritize employee wellness while also driving organizational effectiveness

  • Experience with and utilizing Human Capital systems, Google Suite, business applications, Intermediate level experience with excel and creating reports and presentations

  • Thorough understanding of relevant local, state and federal employment laws and People & Culture trends

  • Experience applying best practices around coaching, employee engagement, and change management

  • Proven track record of identifying people problems and using strategic skills to drive and

  • influence appropriate solutions

  • Ability to work independently and come up with creative solutions

  • Ability to balance strategic leadership responsibilities with a bias towards action - you have experience with managing both short-term and long-term goals

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility

Benefits and Perks

There are endless learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields (AI, Computer Vision, Government Contracting, Systems & Device Engineering, Operations, Communications, and more!)

  • Options for 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents (for US employees)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

  • Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Aflac Critical Illness, Accident Insurance & Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • MetLife Legal Plan(s) & Pet Insurance

  • Farmers GroupSelect Auto & Home Insurance

  • 401(k) with 3% company matching

  • Professional development reimbursement

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Hybrid work opportunities

  • Daily catered lunches in our San Francisco office

Hayden AI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Hayden AI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. To all recruitment agencies: Hayden AI does not accept agency resumes.

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