Pocket Gems wants to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today.

Pocket Gems has grown to over 250 people in San Francisco. With $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine.

Our products have been downloaded over 325 million times by players around the world. Most recently, we’ve launched Wild Beyond, a fast-paced and strategic 3D combat game, Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.

As the Director of People Operations, you’ll lead and continue to build our People and Culture organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be the HRBP to game team and functional leadership; effectively provide strategic business partnership though HR policy guidance and interpretation
  • Manage and develop People Ops and Office Management team members
  • Provide development and performance management guidance and feedback to managers  individually and systematically
  • Own the delivery and effectiveness of core People and Culture processes and responsibilities including:
    • Employee lifecycle activities (on-boarding, transfers, off-boarding, leave management, etc.)
    • Immigration
    • Employee relations
    • Benefits planning and administration
    • Compliance and policy management
    • Office management (facilities, event planning, etc.)
    • Payroll and 401k administration
  • Serve as primary contact to assist employees in resolving employee relations issues and grievances by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Ensure compliance with applicable labor and employment laws and regulations by accurately compiling and submitting data for mandated reporting at the federal, state and local levels
  • Own improvements and timely updates to human resource policies and processes
  • Drive company-wide initiatives that increase employee satisfaction and productivity

What You Bring To The Team:

  • 9+ years of HR experience including 3+ years of management experience and in early stage companies
  • Strong HR functional expertise; knowledgeable on employment law matters, employment legislation, and compliance management
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders and to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Comfortable as a “hands-on” manager and willing 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.
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • BA/BS degree is required

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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