Job Detail

Human Resources Director and Business Partner at SoFi
Helena,, MT, US
Our core engineering leadership team is located in Helena, Montana where we currently have more than 140 engineering team members and growing. We are looking for a strategic, mature hands-on HR leader who has experience working with technology teams to deliver consistent, predictable and scalable HR services. This individual will be a partner to the Engineering management team to support their growth and development. The ideal candidate is creative, and has experience in driving double-digit growth. He/she can manage the employee lifecycle from shifts in org design, hiring, onboarding, goal setting and development; this includes feedback, reward and recognition as well as performance plans as needed.

By joining SoFi, you're joining a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge this new generation has through a new approach to lending. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools.

SoFi has achieved significant growth, with big plans ahead. In just the last year, we've more than doubled our member base (300,000 strong), doubled loan volume ($8 billion in 2016), and grown our team from under 200 people to more than 1200. We're preparing to go global, with expansion to Australia and Canada planned this year. And we're well capitalized to power all this growth, having raised $1.9 billion in equity backing. But we'll only be able to continue this growth with great talent, and that includes you.

The HR Director will be a critical part of SoFi’s global HR team in driving successful employee experience in Montana. He/she will partner with other HR leaders across SoFi with a focus on Compensation, Benefits, Development, Services, and Recruiting. This individual will also serve as a strong partner and trusted advisor for the engineering management team in Helena for their personal and leadership growth. He/she will have full responsibility for the delivery of all HR initiatives, both strategically and operationally. He/she is directly responsible for the administration, coordination and collaboration with the company-wide SoFi Human Resources function. The HRD needs to be able to create solutions with changing priorities and sometimes ambiguity to drive results and decision with speed.

Essential Functions

Collaborate on maintaining a culture that supports high impact employee development including coaching and mentoring managers on how to thoughtfully and successfully create meaningful, personalized development plans
Act as a HR partner to the Engineering organization focusing on the continual alignment of talent and business goals
Deliver talent management programs for performance management, employee retention, training and development, and succession planning
Holistically and thoughtfully onboard new staff and acquaint them with company policies and culture
Influence talent decisions by keeping a pulse on the business, teams and the industry
Provide coaching to business leaders on change management, compensation, retention, engagement, talent assessment, and performance management
Continually review and make recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters
Communicate changes in the organization's policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed
Assist executive management in the review, preparation and administration of the organization's discretionary bonus, and wage & salary programs
Coordinate or conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind both voluntary and involuntary separations
Work directly with department managers to assist in carrying out their responsibilities on human resource related matters
Recommend, evaluate and participate in staff development and leadership initiatives
Manage and direct the staff of the Helena Human Resource department
Culture & Competencies

SoFi has a culture made up of some of the best and brightest minds in their respective fields, and with that comes the demand to meet expectations and constantly be at the top of your game. The executive team is an incredibly driven, hardworking, no nonsense group of individuals. As with most hyper growth start-ups this person must be able to roll up their sleeves to handle the day-to-day challenges that arise in a rapidly growing, creative, fluid environment. An understanding of the high tech world and financial tech space is crucial, while an ability to think strategically about people operations to both attract and retain top talent is a must. The capacity to proactively identify and address gaps in talent and consult holistically on business and HR issues are major skill sets this individual should have. An intuitive knack at building and earning trust-based relationships, and influencing and coaching senior leaders, managers, and employees alike will be critical to success. Additional competencies include

Business Acumen
Written and Verbal Communication
Executive, Management & Employee Consultation
Critical Review and Evaluation
Legal and Ethical Practice
Global and Cultural Awareness
Broad HR Education, Experience & Demonstrated Competence
Leadership Coaching and Confidential Counsel
All-level Organizational Relationship Management
Travel Some travel may be required.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and 10 to 15 years' related experience, training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master's degree in Human Resources related field (i.e. Organizational Design, etc.). SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.


Catered lunches, a fully stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.
Competitive salary packages and bonuses
A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.
Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.
100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFi for employees and their dependents.
401(k) and education on retirement planning.
Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.
Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.