Head of People


2 weeks ago

11/06/2019 10:21:12

Job type: Full-time

Category: All others

Job description

Smart contracts are on track to revolutionize how all agreements work, through an entirely new system of technologically enforced contract guarantees. Chainlink enables next-generation smart contracts that can be written about any/all events in the real world. The details of our approach can be found in our whitepaper. We are well-recognized for providing highly secure and reliable blockchain connectivity to the world's largest enterprises such as Google, Oracle, SWIFT, and many more. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the top companies developing cutting-edge blockchain technology while working closely together with a team of experienced senior executives. 

About This Role

You will work directly with the CEO and the leadership team to help shape the company's People team. You'll build a world-class culture in a remote work environment. We are growing rapidly and need a thoughtful and strategic human resources specialist who has past experience in recruiting, talent development, employee enrichment, benefits, operations, and other People & Culture disciplines. The best candidate for this position will be a person who is comfortable in a high-growth tech startup, is passionate about growing and development people, understands remote work/culture, and can help us scale our business. Working closely with business leaders across the company, your work will be instrumental in scaling each department, while developing and maintaining Chainlink's culture and values and ensuring we remain a people-first company.


You will be responsible for delivering creative strategies and experiences that span a broad range of crucial People functions, such as recruiting, performance management, on-boarding, culture and values, leadership development, and team engagement.

  • Oversee and enhance company OKR processes for effective goal setting, tracking, and alignment

  • Develop strategies to create an effective and fair hiring process including job postings, interviews, recruiting, on-boarding, enrichment, and retention

  • Manage the entire recruiting process and act as a candidate / hiring manager advocate, ensuring that leaders are supported in building stable talent pipelines

  • Establish internal communications initiatives, such as newsletters and all-hands, to foster transparency, alignment, and information sharing

  • Refine our end-to-end approach to values, people development, and experience

  • Build rewards programs aligned with a culture of recognition, gratitude, wellness, and appreciation (including peer-to-peer)

  • Lead and iterate on performance review and promotion processes while supporting employees with career development and growth mindset

  • Oversee department and company-wide off-sites to bring together the distributed team from around the world

  • Resolve sensitive personnel matters with the utmost integrity, discretion, and thoughtfulness

  • Develop and enforce fair and thoughtful People policies that look out for the best interests of all team members

  • Respond to a wide variety of challenges that fall to the People team to resolve on a day-to-day basis


Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree or above

  • 7+ years of work experience and 5+ years in a relevant People & Culture role

  • Experience as a full-cycle technical recruiter in a fast-paced environment (ideally within a start-up is a plus)

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to evangelize and champion our mission, vision, and values with candidates and employees alike

  • A go-getter who demonstrates strong consultative, relationship-building, influence, and self-management skills

  • High aptitude for EQ, inclusion, and interpersonal skills to build trust with teammates from all parts of the company and across remote offices

  • A proven track record of developing standards for hiring, fostering teamwork, spearheading operational processes, and quickly establishing credibility in working relationships

  • Ability to prioritize and work well in a fast-paced, rapidly growing tech environment

  • Demonstrated net positive contributor to company community and culture above and beyond job duties, especially for remote work environments

  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Easily flexes between strategic and tactical/hands-on tasks as needed

  • Knowledge of compensation, benefits, rewards, and recognition tools and practices

  • Experience providing coaching and support, and development to new hires, employees, and leaders

  • Passion for building and scaling out a strong, collaborative remote culture that helps people reach their full potential

  • Clear commitment to employee wellness

  • Ability to travel domestically and globally for company offsites as needed

Nice to have

  • Experience working with open source communities and teams

  • Confident and proficient in employment law and HR policy

  • Experience with delivering tech-enabled, efficient, inclusive solutions that define and execute new processes and strategies with clear frameworks for accountability

  • Interest in the blockchain space and its power to change the world for the better

  • This role is location-agnostic anywhere in the world, though we ask that you overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Chainlink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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