Talent and People Operations Manager

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Informal Systems is a full-suite Research & Development institution. We work on bold research problems at the intersection of formal verification and distributed systems and develop high-value distributed systems infrastructure in Rust.

We’re looking for a Talent & People Operations Manager who will lead Informal’s recruiting, talent acquisition, and HR support. You’ll partner across all levels of the organization to help create a positive employee onboarding experience and help develop our people operations.

We are an international, diverse, remote-first (but not remote-only) team with offices in Toronto, Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin. As a Talent & People Operations Manager you will have the ability to work in an exciting industry with a global team, help define a playbook for hiring and managing people operations on a global scale, and shape the policies of our novel employee owned and democratically governed enterprise.

If you are driven by new challenges, passionate about cultivating healthy and diverse teams, and looking for growth opportunities in a quickly evolving industry, Informal Systems is the place to be!"

What your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Lead the recruiting and talent acquisition such as writing job descriptions, proactively sourcing high-quality candidates, reviewing applicants, scheduling, and conducting reference checks
  • Guide our organization in developing and welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable culture.
  • Own and maintain the applicant tracking process and software. 
  • Work with the leadership team to understand current and future hiring needs to build a hiring pipeline for future needs
  • Understand hiring managers pain points, motivations, business contexts and the roles required to scale their teams 
  • Work with COO on compensation plans for new hires and assist hiring manager with offer negotiations
  • Implement and develop new systems and processes to support employee success and retention
  • Serve as a point of contact for employee questions about HR topics
  • Work with COO to maintain company compliance with applicable labour laws. 
  • Own and update our employee handbook to reflect current processes. 
  • Motivate and inspire a delightful company culture of inclusivity, openness and transparency, considering our core values.

What we look for in a successful Talent and People Operations Manager:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with scaling tech companies
  • Familiarity with evidence-backed approaches to fostering diversity and inclusion
  • A track record building teams, finding and retaining talent
  • Outstanding interpersonal, overall communication, and presentations skills
  • Understanding of employment law, compensation, benefits, organizational development and training
  • Passion for people, culture, process improvement, and helping people get the most out of their work experience
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to create thoughtful proposals for the executive team for improving people processes at Informal

About Informal:

Informal is a remote-first company with offices in Toronto, Lausanne, Vienna and Berlin. We are structured like a worker’s cooperative, where important corporate actions are subject to one-person-one-vote democratic control by the member-employees. We provide 5-weeks of paid vacation, lifestyle benefits, and annual retreats with the whole team. We envision a sustainable future of cooperatively owned and governed, open-source, distributed organizations running on reliable distributed systems and are excited to grow the team with amazing individuals who believe in making this future a reality.

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