People Programs Manager

United States
Operations – Operations /
Full-time /
What We’re Building
Honeycomb defined the concept of observability and is raising expectations of what our developer tools can do! Honeycomb is the observability platform that enables engineering teams to find and solve problems they couldn't before. It enables engineers to answer novel questions about their ever-evolving cloud applications, so they can deploy confidently, resolve incidents faster and focus on high-value work that drives innovation. We’re working with well known companies like HelloFresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, we’ve closed Series D funding, scaled past the 150-person mark, and were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022 and 2023!!

We’re looking for a People Programs Manager, who is a polymath for all things people. This is a new role where your focus is to be the connective voice for the people team and will manage established HR programs as well as design new ones that welcome, excite, and engage our Bees at the Hive.

Who We Are
We come for the impact, and stay for the culture! We’re a talented, opinionated, passionate, fiercely inclusive, and responsible group of bees. We have conviction and we strive to live our values every day. We want our people to do what they truly love amongst a team of highly talented (but humble) peers.

How We Work
We are a remote-first company, which means we believe it is not where you sit, but how you deliver that matters most. We invest in our people and care about how you orient to our culture and processes. At the same time we imbue a lot of trust, autonomy, and accountability from Day 1. #LI-Remote

We can hire for this role within the United States

What you'll do in the in the role:

    • Lead the operations of people programs, such as bi-annual performance management program, quarterly engagement surveys (Hive Vibe), our bi-weekly All Hands and our leadership program, Leader Lab
    • Manage the end to end process of people programs:  build from abstract concept to retro. (Bonus points, if you’ve done this a couple times over)
    • You will work with the VP of People and Business Partners to manage recurring and ad hoc trainings, events, and workshops that focus on aspects of training our bees 
    • Establish trusted partnerships and collaborate across the people team and with internal stakeholders to drive program alignment and ultimately deliver memorable moments for Bees throughout the employee lifecycle. 
    • You’re a chameleon in that you can shift in how you communicate written or in presentations according to your audience: executives, managers or bees to deliver an impactful experience
    • You know your communication toolkit from wiki practices, policy banks and other internal communications and can leverage the right tool at the right time. 
    • Take abstract concepts, interpret and create initiatives that people get excited about. 
    • You are the conduit to the Honeycomb culture and create experiences that delight our internal employees and exemplify our values. 
    • You are a fierce culture champion - using our values in formal, informal communication and data to elevate the employee experience and support change management.
    • You should see the culture today and help us navigate to the future of Honeycomb.  
    • Nice to Haves
    • Providing insights and recommendations to refine and implement innovative approaches and solutions to meet evolving needs on culture, employee experience and DEIB. 
    • Staying current with industry trends and best practices in workplace and employee engagement, while offering distinctive thought leadership on their application and impact within our dynamic industry and remote workplace.
    • Proactively integrating relevant insights to enhance strategies and initiatives. 
    • Drive the strategy for our people team wiki practices and support us in helping to maintain our team sites, policy banks and other internal communications.

What you'll bring:

    • 5+ years of human resources experience in areas such as culture and employee experience, DEIB, talent management, organizational development, organizational effectiveness, and learning & development. 
    • Prior experience creating and delivering organization-wide and scalable successful talent programs.
    • Experience in program design, development, management, measurement and evaluation.
    • Our Bees are engaged, inquisitive, and passionate people who are involved in making this company a great place to work, and we ask that you bring a human-designed centered approach to building programs that align with the needs of our organization. 
    • Proven experience developing trusted relationships at all levels of an organization including senior level team members to drive people programs, with an agility to influence conversations that lead to transformation. 
    • Strong self-organizational qualities, strategic program management, project management and organization effectiveness skills are essential. 
    • Analytical skills required, including the ability to identify key patterns and trends, generate meaningful insights, and use data to drive informed decision-making processes and solve complex problems. 
    • Thrives on and has experiences with ambiguity. 
    • Excellent decision making skills and a sense of urgency.
    • You're able to juggle competing priorities with a focus on timely execution and follow through. 
    • Strong business acumen coupled with emotional intelligence and cultural cohesiveness: you understand the key drivers and dynamics of a high growth technology business. 
    • Level-headed mindset under pressure along with creative problem-solving abilities. Experience working in a SaaS or software development environment

What you'll get when you join the Hive:

    • Base pay (range) of $111,000 - $140,000 USD - We are open to Midlevel and Senior and this covers the comp range
    • A stake in our success - generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
    • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are - our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
    • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market - no matter where you live (or move)!
    • 401k plan to help you plan for your future
    • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
    • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance and 75% for dependents
    • Time to Recharge - In addition to our Unlimited PTO policy, we provide ~23 days off through out the year. This includes a company wide break at the end of the year, and we honor having at least one three day weekend a month (if there is not already a locally observed holiday that month, we add one!)
    • Pick Your Perk - $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
    • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
    • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
    • $200 Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
    • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
    • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
    • Modern Health well-being benefit including self guided resources and access to 12 mental health and 8 coaching sessions - at no additional cost to you.
    • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) - so you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
    • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes
Please note we cannot currently sponsor or do visa transfers at this time.

Diversity & Accommodations:
We're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don't need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email Talent@honeycomb.ioto discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better - we want to know!