Senior Director of HR

Human Resources San Diego, California

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our diverse engineering teams in Software, Hardware Design, and Embedded Systems are creating comprehensive solutions to support the builders of today's autonomous machines in successfully producing, deploying, and supporting commercial robots across industries and applications. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund, Clearbridge, and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information please visit:

So Many Choices; Why Brain?

  • We work on robots. While we love simulation, nothing compares to seeing, hearing, and developing on real robots.
  • We believe in lunch time. Catered meals make lunch time a place of debate, laughs, and strategizing on how we build and iterate together.
  • Our robots work for customers. R&D investment and application is rooted in solving real-world problems, today.
  • We build for the future. Growing our people fuels the innovation needed to scale.
Position Summary:

As a member of the Legal and Compliance team, the Sr. Director of Human Resources is responsible for guiding all aspects of the human resources function. The role will drive discussions and decisions around direction and strategy across the all levels of the organization. It requires a blend of strategy, tactics, and execution together with the ability to work within all levels of the business. This successful candidate will collaborate widely to evolve policies, processes, procedures, systems, and practices within the department and organization. They will be solutions-oriented, developing and implementing a human resources business plan, establishing accountability and transparency, identifying areas of opportunity and proposed solutions, fostering a diverse and compliant workplace, and enabling employees to realize their full potential.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the organization's Human Resources function to align with strategic and tactical business initiatives;
  • Manage and develop the Human Resources (including Talent Acquisition) and Facilities teams;
  • Collaborate closely with senior leaders and managers as a thought leader for human resources philosophies, processes, tools, and tactics;
  • Evolve existing processes, tools, and analytics to improve employee effectiveness, performance management, and retention;
  • Refine the total rewards program to ensure compensation, bonus, equity, and benefits to attract and hire top talent;
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions;
  • Establish relationships and channels to proactively provide solutions to the business as well as recommend and implement solutions when issues arise;
  • Ideate diversity and inclusion strategies and drive ongoing dialogue to encourage growth in this area;
  • Implement best practices in Human Resources compliance, including employee education and training, policy development and implementation, and workplace safety;
  • Facilitate and implement a workplace with the right balance of remote work and in-office presence, and the resources to support the hybrid model;
  • Integrate with the business and support company initiatives through Human Resource functions;
  • Foster and grow a powerful culture fueled by collaboration and innovation;
  • Evolve onboarding processes for new employees to maximize engagement, training, education, and immersion into what makes Brain Corp a great place to work.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or another relevant field;
  • 12+ years of Human Resources experience, 8+ in a leadership capacity;
  • Demonstrated success as a human resources leader influencing leadership teams; experience in executing on business planning, change management, and executive reporting;
  • Demonstrated success leading an Human Resources team in a technology focused organization;
  • Demonstrated success in establishing short-term and long-term goals, budgeting expenses, and networking with outside peers and organizations to achieve goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve human resources matters swiftly and efficiently, including employee complaints, compliance issues, sexual harassment, EEO, and hiring and termination actions;
  • Experience in partnering with diverse business teams to collaboratively and creatively solve complex problems;
  • Experience in managing human resources and recruiting initiatives, budgets, and people;
  • Experience in coaching, disciplining, and performance management;
  • Ability to react quickly to multiple situations and bring critical items to resolution in a timely manner;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Things that make a difference:

  • MBA or advanced degree in Human Resources or another relevant field;
  • PHR or SPHR certification;
  • Experience in a technology startup, emerging growth environment, or in the AI and robotics industry;
  • Experience as a Human Resources leader in a publicly-traded company;
  • Deep experience in any of the following areas: Performance Management, Pay & Performance, Change Management, HR Analytics, Compliance, Diversity & Inclusion, Employment Law.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; talk and hear at normal room levels; using hands to finger, grasp, and feel; repetitive motion; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; lift, push, carry, or pull up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The employee will be exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

While we are currently fostering a remote work environment, it is expected the successful candidate will be in our San Diego, California corporate headquarters upon returning to the office. Less than 10 % domestic and international travel may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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