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Posted on: 13 May 2024





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People Operations Specialist

About Starburst

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster. 

Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!

About the Role

Starburst Data is seeking a skilled, driven and proactive People Operations Specialist to join our dynamic team. As a People Operations Specialist you will be responsible for driving a strong employee experience across the full employee lifecycle owning North America employee inquiries, managing end-to-end processes & logistics across global onboarding, termination, employee changes, including benefit administration and leave of absence administration. 

The successful People Operations Specialist will work closely with HR team members as well as cross-functionally to ensure a strong employee experience and seamless global operating practices.

As a People Operations Specialist you will:
  • Serve as the first point of contact for global employees on all People related inquiries via our HR shared inbox and slack channels, responding and triaging questions as required. 
  • Manage end-to-end processes for global onboarding, termination, and employee changes, including benefit administration and leave of absence administration. 
  • Coordinating voluntary and involuntary terminations, ensuring processes are consistent for an effective and streamlined global offboarding process.
  • Facilitate a seamless onboarding experience as the main point of contact for new hires, hosting weekly orientation, ensuring completion of background checks, new hire paperwork, and hiring actions in HRIS.
  • Develop, articulate and adhere to policies and procedures ensuring country specific requirements are met while maintaining Starburst culture.
  • Support the team in the development and documentation of People Operations Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to streamline processes and ensure organizational efficiency. 
  • Identify, recommend, contribute and propose new solutions for process improvements and program development. 
  • Proactively collaborate and problem-solve with internal stakeholders to improve  People related programs and administration.
  • Support various People Operations projects from initiation through final implementation.

  • Some of the things we look for:
  • 2+ years experience in HR / People Team or a related field, preferably in a globally distributed and heavily remote work environment. 
  • Experience working with UKG or other HCM systems
  • Understanding of benefits administration and coordination
  • Understanding of leave of absence administration & applicable laws
  • High degree of personal ownership and accountability; self-directed, motivated, meticulously organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. 
  • Team-oriented mindset with the proven ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team of diverse individuals. 
  • Trustworthy with the ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Ability to prioritize time effectively and handle ever adapting priorities through to completion. 
  • Able to navigate ambiguity and work effectively in high pressure situations. 
  • Ability to work across functional teams, gathering requirements and feedback for various initiatives
  • Startup experience and prior involvement with a fast-growing company, highly preferred.
  • Why build your career at Starburst?

    We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.

    We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!

    Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company. 

    Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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