Contract HR Generalist

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The People Operations team strives to create and deliver a seamless and positive employee experience across the entire employee lifecycle. Leading with our company values, we develop efficient and simple people processes, systems, policies, and programs. Our main goal is to grow our team through providing a strong culture and value for all our employees. This position is a two-month contract with an opportunity to become full-time, permanent hire. 

The Expertise You Have 

  • Proven success in the HR & Office Administration 
  • Demonstrated experience with HRIS systems (Rippling, Greenhouse, Small Improvements) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Human Resources, Marketing, Journalism, or a related discipline 
  • Experience working cross-functionally and hold people accountable for deliverables without a formal reporting structure
  • Demonstrate strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skill
  • Strong proficiency in Excel (Pivot Tables, V-Lookup, etc.) 
  • Ability to wear multiple hats – provide ad-hoc support for the People team and collaborative efforts as a firm

The Skills You Bring 

  • Outstanding organizational, project management, and presentation skills 
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, focus on details, and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in a wide array of areas within HR such as onboarding, benefits, employee relations, training & development 
  • Demonstrated use of technical applications and social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter 
  • Experience working independently and collaborating with a team
  • Possess strong business acumen
  • Experience supporting HR communications

  

The Value You Deliver 

  • Ready to deliver HR best practices for an organization that is focused on rapid growth
  • Share key insights to assist in delivering creative and innovative approaches to HR initiatives
  • Support Operations team with administrative projects 
  • Ready to assist Office Management on day-to-day operations as needed 
  • Own scheduling of interviews, collection of feedback, and information requested from candidates

About Ocient: 

Ocient is a Chicago-based, venture-funded startup building a SQL compliant, exabyte-scale database platform that achieves better performance than Hadoop and NoSQL systems. It is a distributed system optimized for NVMe drives, RDMA networks and high core count processors and is written in C++. We are led by a management team with seven successful startup exits, including Cleversafe which was one of the largest software start-ups exits in Chicago’s history. 

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases

Location

100 N. RIverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Ocient Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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