People Partner at Zipline

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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role  

As a business we’re on the precipice of an extraordinary amount of growth and this role will be paramount in throttling our expansion. Our goal as a People team is to provide a world class and consistent experience that builds confidence and trust for all employees as we scale quickly. As a People Partner, you will become an expert in our business and become a strategic thought partner for our leaders that will help the business navigate through the growth ahead of us.

You will be trusted with the responsibility of driving a high performance culture within the Engineering team and the business. Additionally, you’ll be involved in helping to strategize and drive successful People programs such as performance snapshots, compensation reviews and equity refreshes. 

What You'll Do  
  • Build trusted relationships with the leaders of the Engineering team by learning what makes their team tick and how to proactively suggest future process improvements 
  • Act as a coach, partner, confidante and accelerate of the Engineering organization
  • Become an expert on the business and the unique challenges Zipline faces as we scale and disrupt the way we think about supply chain/logistics
  • Partner closely with Engineering leads by providing guidance and holding them accountable for high performing teams that do amazing work, on time
  • Be a cultural pillar. That means you live Zipline’s values and help leads to incorporate them into their conversations around engagement, coaching & development and performance management
  • Work closely with leads on effective headcount planning and organizational design
  • Coach leads regarding the importance of effective onboarding for new hires/internal transfers and holding leads accountable to developing these plans
  • Hold leads accountable for creating an unforgettable end to end employee experience (from new hires to internal transfers) where their teams feel valued and included 
  • Provide leads with the tools on how to provide clear and actionable performance feedback to everyone on their team through micro and macro feedback
  • Give direct feedback and coaching to leaders when they aren’t meeting Zipline’s leadership expectations
  • Drive company-wide performance calibrations and compensation reviews, ensuring a fair and equitable process
  • Design intentional and scalable HR processes that work for our unique business
  • Help to keep Zipline compliant with labor laws and regulations
  • Assess team member concerns and complaints and work closely with legal counsel to conduct thorough, unbiased investigations and recommended outcomes
What You'll Bring 
  • 4+ years of experience in an HR Business Partner or People Partner role
  • Previous experience supporting and/or collaborating with an Engineering organization is preferred
  • Able to build strong relationships and earn trust at with team members all throughout the organization
  • Has conviction when it comes to always making the right decision for the business
  • Solid intuition on how to drive organization change in order to improve performance
  • Ability to spot and help solve humans working with humans problems
  • Physically accessible and approachable, there is no better way to keep your finger on the pulse of your business than by keeping yourself actively involved in your team and the company's  day-to-day affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver constructive messages to leaders directly
  • Able to cut through complex issues and find simple solutions
  • Has demonstrated a high level of discretion with sensitive people information
  • Can act impartially and objectively
  • Organized and dependable
What Else You Need to Know   

This role is based in South San Francisco. 

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
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Technology we use

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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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