About Starknet Foundation

The Starknet Foundation is a non-profit organization established to support the development of Starknet, a state-of-the-art layer 2 blockchain network built on top of Ethereum. Our mission is to unlock Ethereum’s scalability and efficiency, making decentralized applications more accessible and effective.

Why we’re hiring & why we’re excited about this role

It’s an exciting time for the Foundation as we enter a new stage of growth – as such, we are hiring an experienced People Ops practitioner to spearhead this growth by managing the end to end People Experience and deploying creative strategies that empower our team of top-tier talent to win. As our first ever POps hire, you’ll be a founding member of this team, with broad latitude to build out people operations, develop programs & processes, and experiment with approaches to retain and engage our unicorn talent.

The People team

At Starknet Foundation, the People Team is instrumental in propelling our growth and shaping our future. Our mission is to make Starknet Foundation a sought after destination in the Web3 space. We aim to attract, inspire, and retain a diverse, global, and highly skilled workforce that continually elevates performance and drives impact. We create an environment where career-defining moments happen, offering meaningful challenges that unlock exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development. The People Team leads these efforts, fostering a culture where both our ecosystem and team members thrive. The Starknet Foundation is committed to this work and has invested early a People function.

Role Overview

As People Operations, you will play a critical role in scaling our People operations while maintaining the exceptional employee experience that defines our org. You will work closely with the Head of People (me, Ceri!) to develop and execute strategies that attract, retain, and develop top talent. This is a highly collaborative and autonomous role where you will have the freedom to innovate and make a significant impact. As we are (and will continue to be) a small, lean, team of senior specialists (currently: 27) – we’re looking for someone who can come in and flex through a range of responsibilities from tactical through to strategic (this goes for every person in our org). This is not a high volume operation, and our People Operations operating model will always be high value / high touch.

Key Responsibilities

The list below is not exhaustive, and you won’t be doing this all on your own – we’re a team and we work together to get things done. That said, this should give you a view on the range of things you might jump into.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about people operations and excited about the opportunity to help us scale, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV via Lever. If you have any work examples you’d like to include upfront, those are deeply appreciated and help showcase your experience. Feel free to do so (optional – we may ask late stage candidates for this later on). Even if you’re not sure you meet the requirements, please feel free to apply anyway and tell us why you think you’d be great in the role – we welcome your application.

Flexible work

Flexible working hours, open to part time candidates, open to global candidates.

Our culture

High on:

Talent

Ambition

Collaboration

Conviction

Purpose

Low on:

Ego

Politics

Bureaucracy

Hierarchy / titles

Areas of Ownership

  • Talent Acquisition Ops: Working alongside our TA team members, managing RecOps using Lever.
  • Onboarding and Offboarding: Design and implement onboarding programs. Manage offboarding processes and conduct exit interviews.
  • Employee Relations and Engagement: Foster a positive and inclusive workplace culture. Act as an advisor on HR issues and develop engagement initiatives.
  • Performance Management: Oversee performance reviews and support managers. Implement performance management strategies aligned with company goals.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Develop competitive compensation and benefits programs. Ensure compliance with regulations.
  • HR Operations and Compliance: Maintain employee records using Bob. Ensure compliance with global labor laws and develop HR policies.
  • Learning and Development: Identify training needs and coordinate development programs. Support career development and succession planning.
  • Office Management: Working with Ruxandra, our office manager, to build a productive London office hub and hybrid experience for local team members (note: there is no expectation for you to be located in London).
  • Culture: Define, operationalise and embed our culture and values into all facets of org design.
  • Internal Comms & Documentation: Manage internal comms, All Hands. Build and maintain an Employee Handbook. Build and maintain a Process library for the People Team.
  • People Experience: Design, map and manage interventions along the e2e PEX lifecycle.
  • People Team Project Management: Establish, link, and maintain project boards linking our tasks to projects, and projects to overarching business goals.

Qualifications/Experience Profile

  • Proven experience as a People Operations Manager+ or similar role in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong knowledge of HR practices, people experience, operations, and employee engagement.
  • Experience with HRIS (Bob) and ATS (Lever) or similar SME size tools.
  • Ability to integrate, automate and simplify processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Written communication is highly valued.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach.