People Operations

HighByte | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 11/22/2021

Reports To: Chief Communications Officer 

Position Status: Full-Time  

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Location: Portland, Maine (hybrid work environment) 


Position Summary 

As People Operations manager at HighByte, you will be responsible for employee recruitment and retention. This work is essential to meeting our company’s growth goals and building a healthy, sustainable culture for our team. Your day-to-day work will include leading the recruitment flywheel by proactively recruiting new candidates, optimizing the applicant tracking system (ATS), coordinating interviews, managing internal and external communication, onboarding new hires, and engaging employees to refer future candidates. You will also be responsible for total compensation benchmarking and analysis to ensure equitable, competitive pay for all.  

Furthermore, you will lead and work closely with the leadership team on important diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives at HighByte and create a strategic recruitment and retention plan to support the company’s three-year roadmap.  

Essential Functions 

  • Manage the recruitment process from first resume to final offer, including strategy, job description, budget, compensation analysis, communications, and logistics.  
  • Coach employees on interviewing best practices and optimize the recruitment process to help eliminate unconscious bias.   
  • Maintain and expand third-party profiles across all recruitment channels.  
  • Prepare for new hire arrival and continuously improve employee onboarding procedures.  
  • Work with local and national organizations and universities to build a successful internship program and identify other areas for partnership.  
  • Work with service partners to ensure all employment policies are lawful, in compliance, and in tone with the HighByte culture.  
  • Coordinate with third-party vendors, including PEOs and recruitment agencies. 
  • Manage annual employee benefits program, including health insurance plan budget, selection, employee communication, and enrollment.  
  • Research, implement, and manage the employee retirement plan.  
  • Digitalize and improve the company’s quarterly performance management procedures. 
  • Build, send, and share results of internal pulse surveys.  
  • Participate in planning for in-person, remote, and hybrid employees to create a productive, inclusive environment for all.  
  • Coordinate company events.  
  • Prepare and present annual recruitment and retention plan, including DEI strategy and reporting.  


  • Organized and able to meet deadlines  
  • Able to communicate effectively with candidates and employees in written responses and presentations  
  • Self-motivated and excited by the opportunity to build programs from scratch  
  • Enjoys meeting new people and developing relationships  
  • Intuitive 
  • Tech savvy  


  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • 5+ years of professional experience in recruitment and employee relations 
  • Experience in startup environments preferred  


About HighByte 

HighByte is an industrial software development company in Portland, Maine building solutions that address the data architecture and integration challenges created by Industry 4.0. We’ve developed the first DataOps solution purpose-built to meet the unique requirements of industrial assets, products, processes, and systems at the Edge. Learn more at 

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of every responsibility associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, HighByte reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Salary100000.00 Annual
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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