Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

About the role: 

At Vast, our people are our most valuable asset. We're looking for a skilled People Operations Specialist to join our team and help us attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The ideal candidate will have experience in human resources, recruiting, or talent management. They will coordinate and administer various people operations programs and initiatives. They will also be expected to contribute to continuously improving people operations processes and procedures. You will have plenty of freedom and autonomy to help shape, mold, and influence how People Ops run at Vast. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, will work effectively with both internal & external clients and candidates, and be a strong communicator, all the while having the ability to shift gears at a moment's notice. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to get a first-hand look at how companies operate and scale.


  • Partner closely with other People functions and People Business Partners to execute HR operational processes and services with a focus on employee experience and data integrity.
  • Process employee changes and terminations, including document generation, notifications, and HR systems updates.
  • Participate in system testing for new programs, systems, or process rollouts.
  • Support with reporting, audit, and data integrity initiatives.
  • Be the first point of contact for employee questions and employment verification requests. Escalate issues to other members of the People team, if appropriate.
  • As needed, assist with onboarding new hires (system entry, paperwork validation, background check administration).
  • Document, maintain, and communicate core HR processes to stakeholders, managers, and employees.
  • Identify and drive process improvement efforts, leveraging HR systems to automate and eliminate bottlenecks
  • Key system user for HR tech stack (Rippling, Greenhouse, Checkr, Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, DocuSign).
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a strong working knowledge of the reporting tools within Rippling and other vendor systems.
  • Work collaboratively with:
    • People Operations, People Partners, Recruiting and Finance teams
    • Global employees of all levels
    • Third-party vendors
    • Internal and external legal counsel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field or equivalent years of experience
  • 3+ years experience in an HR, People Operations or related role. 

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • A positive attitude and a passion for learning. You understand that everything you do impacts our candidates and internal client groups. No task is too small, and you keep cool under pressure when the work volume is high.
  • A desire to make the internal client, employee and manager experience simpler, more pleasant, and more productive is always top of mind for you.
  • An eye for scalable solutions and a passion for technology and automation - you are always exploring new systems solutions for you and your team in pursuit of increased efficiency and effectiveness. Solve for the long term.
  • An analytical mindset. Data and process are your friends, and you are comfortable navigating Google Sheets and Excel documents.
  • Experience working with an HRIS (Rippling experience strongly preferred) and other solutions in the HR tech stack (Rippling, Greenhouse, Checkr, Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, DocuSign).
  • An obsession with adding value and getting things done with a high level of craftsmanship. You are detail-oriented and triple-check your work before shipping.
  • You can easily handle multiple tasks simultaneously with expert organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Discretion — you know how to maintain confidentiality but also recognize what needs to be escalated.
  • Ability to function independently and problem-solve with minimal direction.

The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. Currently the base salary range for this position working onsite in the greater Los Angeles area is $80,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year. 



To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Apply for this Job

* Required
resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)

U.S. Standard Demographic Questions We invite applicants to share their demographic background. If you choose to complete this survey, your responses may be used to identify areas of improvement in our hiring process.
How would you describe your gender identity? (mark all that apply)

How would you describe your racial/ethnic background? (mark all that apply)

How would you describe your sexual orientation? (mark all that apply)

Do you identify as transgender? (Select one)

Do you have a disability or chronic condition (physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, mental, emotional, or other) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, including mobility, communication (seeing, hearing, speaking), and learning? (Select one)

Are you a veteran or active member of the United States Armed Forces? (Select one)

Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in Vast’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.