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Director, People & Culture

Aequilibrium is a fast-growing software development company, voted Top 5 Best Employer in BC two years in a row, winner of the Vancouver User Experience awards in December 2018. We offer employment to professionals from around the world, and have customers on several continents.

At Aequilibrium, we value intention, ideas, bravery, and honesty and our team is the heart and soul of who we are. As the Director, People & Culture, you will be responsible for driving a people-focused, high-performance culture that emphasizes employee collaboration and engagement through processes and operations. You will have the opportunity to drive growth by aligning our people, culture, and strategy. You will also be a key contributor in building Aequilibrium as the top destination for careers in technology. 

You are comfortable building strong relationships and seek to understand every aspect of the business. You will drive results by providing strategic insight and provide advice on organization structure design, succession planning, and talent development. As a coach and mentor, you will also influence leaders at all levels of the organization.

As Director, People and Culture, you will implement and oversee all aspects of Human Resource functions to team members across North America. You will build strong relationships, seeking to understand every aspect of the business and drive results by providing strategic insight on people and culture solutions. You will provide strategic advice on organization structure design, succession planning, talent development, as well as coach and influence leaders at all levels of the organization. You will also lead the global talent agenda for and enable us to achieve our ambitions of sustainable growth with 200% YoY.

The Director, People and Culture will be part of Aequilibrium's leadership team and report directly to the CEO.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build partnerships that drive business results through strategic people solutions
  • Identify and implement clear and simple strategies to strengthen culture and optimize talent
  • Drive results through leveraging Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, and Learning & Development teams
  • Design, develop and deliver key programs which may include talent planning, performance management, recognition programs, compensation plans, learning, and talent development
  • Provide strategic advice on organization structure design, succession planning, talent development, employee engagement and culture
  • Act as a trusted advisor on people and organizational initiatives
  • Lead, coach, and mentor partners at all levels of the organization

What you bring:

  • Passionate people person who understands that people are the key to outstanding results
  • Strategic and hands-on experience driving the agenda for people and culture in fast-growing tech companies
  • Able to implement standardized systems for recruitment, onboarding, day-to-day activities, personal development, and leadership training
  • A seasoned professional with experience driving business results through inspirational and effective leadership of teams
  • Be able to excel in leadership, radical candor, trust, empathy, and resourcefulness
  • A forward-thinking mindset for what "could be" rather than what "is", with recognition for collaboration, detail and heart
  • 10+ years of Human Resources experience in a fast-growing technology company, with 3+ years in a leadership role supporting senior executives
  • Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field
  • The passion to build, develop and grow!

Nice to have:

  • Human Resources designation
  • US or global people and operations experience
  • Created and/or ran a successful business

About Aequilibrium

Speed. That’s something we’re known for around here. We work fast. Really fast. Our team uses Agile methodologies and Lean Startup principles to deliver our clients’ projects before the competition. We’re a digital product studio which brings together product managers, designers and developers dedicated to creating winning web, mobile and IoT solutions. We plan, design, architect and build technology platforms and products—delivering world-class technology solutions for both established companies (such as Hootsuite, Central 1 Credit Union, Monexa, iQmetrix) and well-funded startups (such as Sneaker Con, and Grideo).

At Aequilibrium, we're big on technology and creativity, and believe that teamwork is the key to reaching amazing feats. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a team and company that’s diverse in both ideas and identities. Currently at 60+ team members, we are a fast-growing software development company, voted Top 5 Best Employer in BC two years in a row. Our office is located in downtown Vancouver, steps from the seawall and Waterfront station, and home to tons of shops and eateries. In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive compensation rates
  • Paid vacation, 4 weeks annually for our senior talent
  • Medical, dental, and extended health benefits
  • Stock options in a fast-growing company
  • Flexible working hours
  • Feedback based on regular 1:1s
  • Monthly team lunches and birthday celebrations

Aequilibrium is trusted with highly sensitive information. Upon joining our team, you may be asked to undergo security screenings including a criminal record check.

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