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People Operations Generalist



People & HR, Operations
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
The People Operations Generalist will play a crucial role in managing and enhancing the employee lifecycle, fostering positive employee relations, and ensuring effective people operations. This position requires a proactive and hands-on individual who can thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in People Ops practices, employee relations, and lifecycle management, and will contribute to the overall success and growth of the company.


  • Employee Relations:
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees regarding HR policies and procedures.
  • Foster a positive work environment through effective conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Conduct thorough investigations into employee concerns and complaints, ensuring fair and consistent resolution.
  • Employee Lifecycle Management:
  • Oversee the employee lifecycle from the end of onboarding to offboarding, ensuring a seamless and positive experience for all employees.
  • Administer performance management processes including performance reviews and career development plans.
  • Handle employee exits, including conducting exit interviews and managing the offboarding process.
  • People Operations:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Partner with People Operations teams on departmental projects and initiatives aimed at improving People Ops processes and enhancing the employee experiences.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 4-5 years of experience in an HR/People Operations Generalist role, preferably at a scaling company.
  • Strong knowledge of HR principles, practices, and employment laws.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle complex employee relations issues.
  • Proficiency in HRIS, Performance Management, and Learning Management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) is a plus.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.