Jama Software is passionate about improving innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect™ to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect™ uniquely builds Living Requirements™ that form the digital thread through siloed development, test and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Our rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries.

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) is a talent partner to leaders and managers across Jama Software, providing tactical support, coaching, and advice to enhance employee performance and engagement in support of the strategic objectives.

The HRBP serves as a consultant to the business on employee relations, policy interpretation, and application, employee development, talent management, and organizational design. This role builds trusting relationships with leadership to help guide HR strategy and support people programs and initiatives. This role is focused on ensuring that employees have what they need to be highly successful, have great management, and feel engaged with Jama Software’s culture in a globally distributed environment.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Form strong relationships with managers across Jama Software, acting as a trusted advisor. Develop equally strong and trusting relationships with teammates.
  • Engage as a thought-sharing and coaching partner to managers, guiding them on employee relations and talent development matters, mentoring managers on employee management best practices and mentoring them on difficult conversations when it is appropriate to do so.
  • Provide collaboration organizational change, people strategies, effective leadership and management skills, learning and development processes, organization effectiveness, and policy interpretation and application.
  • Manage employee relations issues within the business environment. Coach, counsel and recommend solutions to managers and employees concerning employee performance, behavior, grievances, and conflict resolution.
  • Identify development needs and opportunities for Jama Software employees, managers, and teams to ensure teammates continue to grow and evolve.
  • Act as a change agent and collaborate with the cross-functional People team to develop, enhance, and launch people-facing initiatives that help Jama Software retain and grow the best people.
  • Conduct investigations of employee complaints, or violations of policies and procedures to maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal employment laws. Maintain records of employee relations cases.
  • Ensure policies, procedures, and practices are up to date and follow employment laws and align with Jama’s strategic goals.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and leadership planning to support the business strategy.
  • Partner with leadership to align HR strategy to business strategy. Evaluate issues, patterns, and trends to provide insights into developing HR strategies and programs to ensure Jama Software’s continued success.

What You’ll Bring: 

  • 5+ years of HR experience, including 2+ years of generalist or business partnering experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant employment laws and broad knowledge of all functional areas across HR.
  • Proven experience handling sophisticated employee relations issues and investigations.
  • Proven track record in optimally coaching employees and management through complex and difficult issues.
  • Experienced working in a fast-paced, high-change environment.
  • Skilled at building trust with managers and leaders across all levels of the organization.
  • Effective communicator with experience influencing others and collaborating cross-functionally. Strong ability and willingness to practice active listening and to calmly de-escalate frustration.
  • Ability to exercise tact, and diplomacy to resolve confidential issues.
  • Ability to understand and develop effective HR and OD strategies while understanding the implications from a culture, business success, company practice, and legal standpoint.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and ever-changing environment.
  • Skilled at balancing objectivity with empathy, and logic with creativity, to find the right solution for everyone involved.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, taking initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem-solving.

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience working in HR at a remote-first global technology company.
  • Knowledge of international employment law (EMEA).
  • SHRM or HRCI certifications.

Perks and Benefits: 

  • Virtual first and culturally diverse work environment spanning 8 countries.
  • Ambitious and fun work with a chance to define distinct, company-shaping tangible contributions.
  • Flexible time off and leave programs crafted to meet the needs for your rejuvenation and extra support to cope with life events with a quarterly $75 wellness reimbursement.
  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision plans with pre-tax savings accounts and a generous 401(k) employer match.
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave to bond with your new family member.
  • Emphasis on learning and development at all levels with a subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

If you get to this point, we hope you’re feeling excited about the job you just read. Even if you don’t feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. We’re eager to meet people that believe in Jama Software’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes. 

Jama Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or that of their relatives, friends or associates or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable law. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at recruiting@jamasoftware.com to request an accommodation.