CARMERA’s mission is to deliver safe autonomy and mobility for all. We recently joined Woven Planet, [the advanced mobility subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation], and look forward to the growth this will fuel. To deliver safe autonomy for all, we need to retain and develop a world-class team of innovators and builders who are well-equipped to scale and integrate globally. 

As the HR Business Partner, you will play a vital role in ensuring Carmerians are thriving and executing at scale and, most importantly, connecting the dots between our amazing people and our organizational strategy. You will provide superb support to employees and managers, helping to build leadership capability, driving forward solution adoption and enhancing engagement.  Ultimately, you will enable your colleagues to do their best work. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Spearhead delivery and enhancement of Human Resources Programs including Performance Management, Engagement, Compliance, Employee Relations, Change Management and Perks & Benefits.
  • Implement key people programs and systems including onboarding / offboarding, and learning and development programs.
  • Administer HRIS, Performance Management, and other employee facing systems and tools. 
  • Be the trusted advisor providing expert HR advice, guidance and coaching while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Collaborate with Global Human Resources team members, serving as a key link from CARMERA to the rest of the organization. 
  • Collect, analyze, and leverage various types of employee data and metrics to guide programs for and measure success of the employee experience.
  • Keep up to date with legal and compliance requirements, providing suggestions for changes, ensuring local legal requirements are met by studying existing and new legislation. 
  • Anticipate new legislation and proactively suggest solutions to ensure compliance.
  • Adapt Global HR policy and projects to the local requirements.

To be considered for this role, a candidate should meet all of the following:

  • You are an Explorer; always learning, adapting and directly engaging with evolving challenges.
  • You have 5 years of US HR experience in a professional environment. 
  • You can inclusively engage with people from all backgrounds
  • You are a patient and thoughtful communicator. Your communication style  demonstrates tact and polish.
  • You demonstrate sound judgement, discretion, and follow-through. 
  • You distinguish between noise and signal and can distill matters to their root cause while remaining solution-oriented. 
  • You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves and writing a policy from scratch or overhauling a process.

Be sure to mention if you have any of the following optional, but relevant experience:

  • Japanese cultural or language skills.
  • Partnering with global colleagues across timezones. 
  • You have experience with Engagement Surveys.
  • Organizational Change Management experience.
  • International Human Resources experience.

Benefits & Perks

  • Attractive cash and equity compensation package
  • No state or city income taxes in our New York office as part of the START-UP NY program for new employees, nor in our Seattle office per Washington state laws
  • Generous benefits package including premium health care plan, free cell phone plans and more
  • Currently we're all working remotely, but even before transitioning to WFH, we embraced flexible working norms and time-off
  • Flex Perks (flexible funds for professional development, wellness, productivity or personal climate impact)
  • Generous paid, parental leave (16 weeks for Primary Caregivers | 8 weeks for Secondary Caregivers)
  • Company sponsored 401(k)
  • Telehealth benefits
  • Short-term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Work on groundbreaking civic challenges cutting across some of the most meaningful innovations of this era, including autonomy, smart cities, IoT, big data and AI
  • Be a foundational part of an exceptional, close-knit team who have diverse backgrounds and embrace challenges that are hard but achievable

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*This position is open to applicants currently within a daily commuting distance of Brooklyn, NY or who have imminent plans to relocate*

We are an equal opportunity employer and diversity is critical to our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  We are advocates for justice and overt promoters of marginalized, under-represented groups and individuals.

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