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People Operations Manager

Optimism Unlimited

Optimism Unlimited

People & HR, Operations
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

About the Optimism Collective and Optimism Unlimited

The Optimism Collective is redefining power to elevate humanity by building a more equitable internet. Our vision for this citizen-governed network: a composable, unified constellation of blockchains that can support internet-level activity; powered by the MIT-licensed open source OP Stack.

To date, the Optimism Collective is defined by its focus on scaling Ethereum and funding public goods. We’ve processed hundreds of millions of transactions and are responsible for the largest ongoing public goods funding program in existence.

Optimism Unlimited is a subsidiary of the Optimism Foundation that focuses on supporting the growth, adoption, and governance of the Optimism Collective.

Optimism Unlimited is looking for a People Operations Manager who will provide vital support to Optimism’s talent goals and business partnership in aspects of human resources, recruiting, organizational development, culture, and employee happiness and engagement.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Implement people programs across the organization related to onboarding and offboarding, compensation and benefits, training and development, records management, employee engagement and retention, compliance, and labor relations
  • Responsible for payroll processing and providing functional support for compensation and other incentive programs
  • Champion collaborative cross-functional relationships with Recruiting, Payroll/Accounting, Finance, other teams, and hiring managers to ensure the successful onboarding and offboarding of new employees and contract workers
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Develop programs related to remote and global work.

What skills do you bring?

  • You have experience in a high-growth startup environment with constant change as your companion; experience working as a People Partner, HR Manager, HR Program Manager or similar role
  • Strong values with a clear inner core of purpose-driven leadership, commitment to building and developing the Optimism culture as we continue to scale.
  • Knowledge of HRIS and payroll systems
  • A clear understanding of Human Resources practices and legal requirements.
  • Working knowledge of the critical components of a successful HR department including employment law, performance management, resolving conflict, having difficult conversations, employee engagement, training, maintaining employee files, and managing operational budgets.
  • Well-developed writing and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly across all levels of an organization.
  • Discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to listen, analyze and inform appropriately while maintaining the required sensibilities in handling confidential information.

What you'll like about us:

  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We have a transparent, feedback-driven and fun-centric culture.
  • We are a team of builders—our founding team has been working on Ethereum scalability since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.