We are the Presto company. Starburst is on a mission to modernize data access & analytics. Our company was founded in an unusual way - with customers and revenue from the beginning. Our growth is already ahead of some of the most successful software start-ups, and we don’t plan on slowing down!

Our opportunity is huge: every large company in the world suffers from a data silo problem. Traditional data warehouse products approach the problem with old solutions that breed inefficiency and ultimately can’t help business analysts run fast analytics on all their data. 

Starburst provides a modern solution that addresses these data silo & speed of access problems. Starburst helps enterprises harness the value of open source Presto, the fastest distributed query engine available today, by adding the tools and 24x7 support that meet the needs for big data access at scale. Ultimately, Starburst helps organizations run analytics anywhere to make better business decisions.

At Starburst, we are looking for a talented proactive and collaborative self-starter with imagination, creativity and vision.  In addition, we are seeking a Sr. Director, HR Operations, who is an original thinker, possesses the drive to achieve quick results, and has the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a fast paced globally distributed startup environment

An ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong focus on continuous improvement with an employee experience and culture building mind-set. This role will oversee the creation, strategy and development of the HR Services globally.  The position demands a highly capable talent who has experienced success within a startup environment in a methodical approach. They will integrate systems and solutions to create efficiencies, provide effective leadership skills that can energize multi-disciplined work teams to respond to business needs and apply strong analytical, problem-solving and project management skills. 

You must be able to be strategic as well as roll-up your sleeves and be hands-on with the strategy and implementation of:  HR Systems, Benefits, Payroll, Reporting and Analytics, HR Compliance, Process Improvement, Workforce Immigration, Performance Management, Compensation Review, EEO/AAP compliance, HR transaction processing, Document Management and employee relations. Champion compliance, continuous process improvement, and cultivate positive relationships with internal business partners to create a reliable and efficient HR operations function.

This leader will establish a partnership with the broader leadership team to support and enable processes related to the employee lifecycle as well as a deep partnership with Talent Acquisition.


    • 5-10 years’ experience designing, implementing and maintaining HR processes to achieve high quality data

    • 3-5 years of management experience overseeing an HR Technology & Data operations team supporting multiple regions and countries

    • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a start-up environment, complex problem-solving capabilities, and ability to prioritize effectively

    • Strong business acumen that can translate company priorities to HR priorities and in turn build operational excellence

    • A global mindset with the ability to balance creating consistent global processes with local requirements

    • Direct experience working across different time zones and geographies

    • Develop and drive a long term strategy and plan of our HR Services organization globally while addressing short term support requirements

    • Drive strategy, evaluation, recommendation and implementation of operational efficiencies through streamlining process and look for opportunity to leverage technology to scale

    • Rich domain experience and knowledge of process optimization, automation, communication, continuous improvement, HRIS and survey implementation and development of key relevant metrics

    • Knowledge in developing analytics dashboards and reporting. Using analytical skills, provide concise, actionable insights to the team and leaders to drive business outcomes and identify trends

    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); highly collaborative with the ability to influence and explain complex and strategic concepts among diverse audiences, including key cross functional stakeholders

    • Willingness to drive results by rolling up your sleeves with a can-do approach to work

    • High level of energy, ambition, positive attitude and ability to work in high diverse team environment to deliver effectiveness and efficiency

    • Bring expertise on HR best-practices (including compliance management) while driving continuous improvement for a scalable and sustainable model

    • Create and maintain effective organization of responsibility, including training, coaching, recognition, workflow patterns, performance standards, delineation of duties and responsibilities.

    • Exceptional planning skills and ability to manage multiple high-visibility projects simultaneously

    • Ability to deliver within deadlines and strength in facilitating change on a broad scale

    • Proven ability to deal with conflict and diffuse difficult situation

Location: Boston, MA

Starburst Data, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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