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HRIS & Benefits Manager

Our People Operations team develops and supports the Boston Dynamics family: individuals who are doing the best work of their careers and shaping the future of robotics.  We are passionate about the employee experience, and we work to deliver excellent service to our team of employees.

We are seeking a person to join our team in the newly created position of HRIS & Benefits Manager.  This hands-on role reports into our Vice President of People Operations and is based in our Waltham headquarters.

Day-to-day responsibilities with Benefits include:

  • Lead and execute our benefit and wellness programs, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, COBRA, and legislated leaves of absence
  • Provide hands-on benefits administration support in coordination with HR support staff and Finance team (including enrollment, terminations, invoice reconciliation, etc)
  • Provide enrollment, audit and reporting support for our 401(k) plan
  • Partner with the VP, People Operations to develop a strategic roadmap to scale our programming to support our growing population
  • Work with insurance brokers and plan carriers related to plan design, plan administration and compliance to applicable employment laws and regulatory administrative practices
  • Lead the annual benefits renewal process and recommend go-forward approaches taking into consideration feedback from internal stakeholders, market research, and cost analysis
  • Develop benefit-related training and presentations and lead discussions with our employees, stakeholders, executive team, etc.
  • Facilitate the annual renewal and enrollment process including preparation of employee communications and updating benefit enrollment information
  • Ensure benefit information and policies are kept current on internal communications resources, and develop new communication materials, strategies and project plans to enhance employees’ understanding of benefits offerings
  • Develop ways to streamline operational processes and day-to-day inquiries

Day-to-day responsibilities with HRIS include:

  • Provide technical support for the HRIS technology portfolio, including to-be-implemented HR System (i.e. Zenefits, Workday, Namely) integration with Lattice, JazzHR, and ADP Workforce Now
  • Act as a liaison between technical and non-technical stakeholders during implementation processes, integrations, and system updates
  • Responsible for system maintenance, ensure integrity and accuracy of data maintained in the system and make recommendations for change support when necessary
  • Partner with managers and team members across BD functions to understand their requirements and make recommendations for system solutions
  • Create training materials and system documentation; facilitate employee and manager training sessions, knowledge transfer, and user adoption of the system
  • Support the implementation of future solutions and additional special projects as assigned

This is a fantastic opportunity for you within a highly dynamic, rewarding environment if:

  • You have a minimum of 3 years' working knowledge of HRIS plus 3 years of benefits administration/employee benefits support experience;
  • You have prior experience implementing an HRIS to support rapid growth as well as a solid knowledge base of data privacy and regulatory requirements in the US (MA and CA);
  • You like to take a hands-on approach and you are highly organized and self-sufficient with the ability to manage multiple high priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • You have highly effective verbal and written communication skills to collaborate, develop partnerships and encourage trust of vendors, managers, and all employees;
  • You are incredibly detail-oriented; accuracy is paramount
  • You have intermediate to advanced analytical and Excel skills
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree

Bonus points! Experience with Zenefits, Namely or Workday HRIS, a passion for technology and a drive to succeed, and a desire and ability to continue to learn and work on new technologies

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