Head of Human Resources



People & HR
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
About Oleria:
Oleria provides adaptive and autonomous identity security solutions that help organizations accelerate at the pace of change, trusting that their data is protected. Oleria enables organizations to have comprehensive visibility into their access posture and autonomously identifies and mitigates access risks before they can be exploited. Founded by cybersecurity industry veterans with decades of experience building and operating some of the world's largest security programs, Oleria allows organizations to pursue their best ideas, removing the barriers that keep team members from collaborating. Oleria has received over $41M in funding from Evolution Equity Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Tapestry VC, Zscaler, and other technology luminaries. Oleria sets business free. For more information, please visit www.oleria.com and follow Oleria on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Oleria was founded by notable industry senior leaders Jim Alkove and Jagadeesh Kunda, with deep security, data, and SaaS experience building and securing some of the world’s largest platforms and products used by billions of people worldwide every day. Our customers are Fortune 500 corporations and public sector organizations, making your contributions vital to improving data security for millions worldwide. We are proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work and Best Startup to Work For by Built In Seattle!
Job Overview:
We are looking for an experienced, hands-on Head of HR who will oversee all Human Resource operations ensuring a positive employee experience. In this newly created and visible role reporting to the CEO, you will play a pivotal part in shaping our company culture and driving organization through: designing and implementing people related processes, workflows, tools, systems to help scale for growth.
The successful candidate will thrive in a startup environment and have a “builders” mentality and be a self-starter who loves to dive in and roll up their sleeves to solve challenges, including:
-Someone who pushes forward even when the right way forward is unclear or complex
-Be appropriately contrarian – You will think critically to challenge the HR status quo and come up with innovative solutions
-Embrace change – The ability to adapt to new people, new processes, and new structures is critical to this role so that you can lead change for others
-Be curious – You are always willing to learn and are not afraid to ask questions


  • Provide thought leadership regarding people-related strategies and execution while leading and scaling the People team.
  • Streamline processes – You will help lead the creation of defining and documenting the core HR processes after you determine if they make sense.
  • Partner with Managers and Employees as the first point of contact from People Operations.
  • Design and manage employee lifecycle events and workflows and continuously look for opportunities to scale processes while keeping positive employee experience in mind.
  • Main Point of Contact and liaison with Benefits Broker.
  • Design and/or roll out People Programs specific to Performance Enablement, Talent Planning, Focal Reviews, etc.
  • Oversee outsourced Oleria India HR to drive consistency in employee experience and programs.
  • Handle sensitive employee relations situations and look for opportunities to coach both managers and team members.
  • Main Point of Contact for all Core HR systems and tools.
  • Create and revise HR system and operations documentation, job aids and other training materials that reflect current system functionality as well as HR processes and procedures.
  • Conduct data validation and integrity audits, mitigate risks and implement corrective actions
  • Develop internal reports, dashboards, and respond to annual compliance reporting requests
  • Work with the Leadership Team to develop employee morale events and in office programs.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and federal, state and local labor laws and regulations

Skills Required:

  • A dynamic, proven People leader who values working in a highly collaborative environment where you, your team and others partner to accomplish great things.
  • Not afraid to lead and roll up your shirt sleeves.
  • Proven experience of 15+ years in HR, preferably in scaling startups.
  • Strong understanding of HR principles, practices, and employment laws.
  • Demonstrated experience in employee relations, employee development, and performance management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; Master's degree preferred.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement in a fast-growing company.
  • The chance to work directly with our co-founders and contribute meaningfully to shaping the company’s direction.
  • A collaborative and dynamic work environment with a dedicated team of professionals.
The base annual compensation range being offered for this role depending on individual candidate level and experience is $180,000 to $220,000, and an opportunity to participate in equity ownership.