Head of Human Resources- Full-time

Embodied, Inc. is a high-profile  technology startup founded by veteran entrepreneur and robotics luminary Paolo Pirjanian with the conviction that Artificial Intelligence can close the gap in providing care for mental health disorders which impacts 17% of the US population in any given year.

Embodied’s veteran team has created a world-changing technology platform for Social Emotional AI that enables fluid and social interaction with users to provide life coaching and therapy for mental health, loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Embodied’s team of technologists, neuroscientists, child development specialists, and creative storytellers have been entirely reinventing human-machine interaction to enable realistic and intuitive interactions similar to humans. Through extensive research, they developed a breakthrough technology platform, SocialX™, that incorporates advanced AI and machine-learning to support fluid conversation, body language, eye contact, and emotions.

The first iteration of this technology is Moxie™, an animated companion for children developed to help promote social, emotional, and cognitive learning. Recognized by TIME magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2020, Moxie™ has been called “the robot pal you dreamed of as a kid” (Wired Magazine), “the robot that could be your child’s or parent’s new best friend” (Fast Company), and “a technically impressive childhood robot” (TechCrunch). You can learn all about Moxie™ and see how Embodied (one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2021) works at: embodied.com

Embodied is backed by prominent investors including Intel, Amazon, Toyota, Sony and other institutional investors from Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.


Position Summary

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Head of Human Resources to assist us in a very dynamic, fast-paced growth period and beyond! An expert in their field who does not shy away from complex problems, the Head of HR will be integral to shaping the current and future Embodied team. 


Responsibilities include:

Promote and nurture team and culture:

  • You will work  closely with our CEO to shape and nurture the team and the company’s culture to help create an innovative and high-performing team.   
  • Nurture and develop the team
  • Evolve the DEIB vision and strategy as a critical part of fostering an inclusive culture; uphold a strong commitment to inclusion
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Help develop, communicate, and continually improve the company culture
  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance


Mange HR operations:

  • Manage HR operations for benefits, payroll, compliance etc.  
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management


Talent Acquisition:

  • You will successfully find and recruit new talent to the team with a particular focus on technical candidates.
  • Determine current staffing needs and produce forecasts
  • Collaborate closely with the Executives and Managers as a thought leader for recruiting philosophies, processes, tools, and tactics aligned with the objectives of the business
  • Lead employment branding initiatives
  • Perform sourcing to fill open positions and anticipate future needs
  • Plan and conduct recruitment and selection processes (interviews, screening calls etc.)
  • Take steps to ensure positive candidate experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience as HR Manager, TA Manager or similar HR role
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration, Human Resources or relevant field
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing, and employment branding
  • Understanding of all selection methods and techniques (interviews, assignments, psychological tests, etc).
  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
  • Willingness to understand the duties and competencies of different technical roles
  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases
  • Love to collaborate in a team environment
  • Experience working in the tech start-up and/or consumer electronics industries.


Preferred Qualifications

  • MA in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar relevant field
  • Experience recruiting for technical roles such as: robotics, game designer, machine learning, engineering, computer vision, etc.
  • Proven success scaling growing organizations from 100 - 1000+ including global expansion
  • A leader and strategic thinker
  • Proven ability to motivate employees
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels, personalities, and backgrounds within the company
  • Approaches tasks with equal parts empathy, pragmatism, and forethought
  • A love for being creative and working collaboratively
  • Ability to effectively work in a remote or in person environment


At Embodied, we support diversity and we are an equal opportunity workplace.  

Contact us at: join@embodied.com

Location: Pasadena, CA.