The Director, HRIS and People Operations will lead our HRIS and People Operations team. This position will play a lead role in the development, implementation, and management of Zoox’s people systems and processes.

This position is responsible for providing strategic direction balanced with excellent analytical expertise to execute as we continue to scale our HRIS operations within and beyond Workday, VNDLY, and Lever. We are looking for someone with expertise implementing, and when necessary rethinking, best-in-class HRIS practices who can serve as a thought leader across the organization on how to best leverage HRIS systems. 
Zoox is in the process of scaling our People Operations and HRIS infrastructure to streamline and automate our processes. We’re looking for someone who knows what is possible from a systems processes and infrastructure perspective, and is ready to help create this at Zoox.

This position will report directly to the Chief People Officer and will provide daily direction to the HRIS and People Operations team members.


  • Drive the strategy and implementation of all HR systems, namely Workday, Lever, and Vndly
  • Build excellent in-house tools and integrations when appropriate, as the company’s needs evolveIdentify, mature, and, when necessary, replace the needed tools and functionality to enable and accelerate people processes
  • Lead the requirement definition and development of tools, reporting, systems, and processes 
  • Drive discipline and metrics throughout our HRIS and business processes to ensure a consistent, efficient, and repeatable experience for stakeholders 
  • Own the delivery, documentation, and effectiveness of core HR operations and processes, systems of record, and communication protocols with other functions such as Finance, Payroll, Legal, and Comms. 
  • Drive the HR Analytics strategy and data insights: lead the generation of appropriate data metrics across the employee lifecycle, create a plan for tracking and reporting to Zoox’s broader leadership team in partnership with People Experience leadership team
  • Manage and develop the HRIS and Insights team members, including planning for and hiring of more HRIS Analysts and Data Insights Analysts
  • Contribute to the creation of HR strategy and roadmaps with respect to HRIS and cross-functional collaborations
  • Drive and/or support company-wide people experience initiatives to increase employee satisfaction and productivity  
  • Lead the implementation of a data-driven Talent strategy


  • 12+ years of HR systems experience, including 4+ years of management experience in the tech industry 
  • Strong HR functional expertise with technology, operations, and implementations, systems, data and analytics
  • Workday experience, ideally having led an implementation and complex web app development preferred
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and build relationships at all levels of the organization 
  • Willingness to "roll up your sleeves" to get things done 
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills while exercising sound judgment
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Workday Certification(s)
  • Computer Science or Information Systems degree
There are three major components to compensation for this position: pay, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The pay range for this position is $206,000 to $309,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The pay range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position. 

Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to have received a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and/or the World Health Organization. In addition, employees who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine (“Booster”) will be required to receive a Booster. Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.