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People Operations/HR Lead

Axion Ray

Axion Ray

People & HR, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Axion Ray’s mission is to improve the quality and safety of innovative, engineered products - airplanes, electric vehicles, medical devices, home appliances, consumer electronics - by creating the world’s best proactive management platform, powered by the latest advances in artificial intelligence. Axion leverages bleeding-edge tech & AI stack to solve real-world problems. With investment from top Enterprise SaaS VCs like Bessemer, and key strategic partners such as Boeing and Raytheon, we are uniquely positioned to solve the hardest problems in manufacturing today. Our team includes experts in Enterprise AI from Palantir, McKinsey & QuantumBlack, and other successful Enterprise SaaS companies. Since our founding at the onset of 2021, we’ve deployed across some of the largest manufacturers in the world. If you want the chance to help build the future of manufacturing, join us!

We’re looking for a motivated People Operations/HR Lead to partner with our leadership, managers, and employees on matters relating to performance management, employee relations, compliance and more.

We are open to applicants from different levels; the role title/level/compensation will be based on experience.

The role will report into either the VP of Finance/Ops or the Head of Talent, based on level. This is a fast paced individual contributor role where success is dependent on working collaboratively, being solutions oriented, and maintaining a sense of urgency to hit our goals as a team.


  • Help all colleagues bring their best self to work and perform at the highest level

  • Work with Head of Talent to develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy

  • Evolve and implement employee career and leveling frameworks that support pay equity in line with the company’s compensation philosophy

  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing challenges or other issues

  • Oversee, develop, and implement a performance management philosophy, approach & system

  • Collaborate with operations team to build a vibrant company culture in our New York HQ and globally

  • Ensure legal compliance throughout HR and company operations, and escalate legal matters appropriately

  • Contribute to strategy and deployment of compensation, benefits and incentive programs


  • 4-10+ years of experience working in HR preferably in fast growing early stage environments

  • Ability to navigate challenging situations e.g. a person not a good fit for their role

  • Knowledge of HRIS systems and databases

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company

  • In-depth knowledge of legal side of HR

Axion Ray is based in New York, New York with a headquarters in Williamsburg and the team works in a hybrid capacity. This role is expected to work in-office at least 4 days weekly.

Axion Ray is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.