Director, People Operations

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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Zoox is looking for a Director of People Operations to be responsible for critical aspects of people management and program implementation across all of our organizations. We are looking for an experienced people influencer with the ability to build, maintain, and refine the policies, programs, and infrastructure (Total Rewards, HR Analytics, HR Systems) that support Zoox’s culture.


  • Own the delivery and effectiveness of core HR processes and responsibilities across all employee lifecycle activities, including benefits administration, compliance/policy management, immigration, office management, payroll, and 401k administration
  • Manage and develop the People Ops team members
  • Develop and maintain programs for on-boarding, performance management, employee engagement, and professional development
  • Develop and manage thoughtful people policies and practices that fairly balance the interests of all team members and are consistent with Zoox's company culture
  • Drive company-wide initiatives to increase employee satisfaction and productivity


  • 10+ years of HR experience including 3+ years of management experience in the tech industry
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong HR functional expertise
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work as a “hands-on” manager and willingness to "roll up your sleeves" to get things done
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills while exercising sound judgement
  • Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with the ability to exercise discretion and show good judgment; honesty, integrity, and trust-building behaviors in all dealings is essential and required in this role
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

About Zoox

About us Zoox is a Menlo Park, CA-based robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Dr. Jesse Levinson to create autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.


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