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Director of HR in Austin, Texas
Posted May 19, 2022

Director of HR

Location – Austin, TX


  • Join an independent studio that has a long-standing relationship with Call of Duty and Halo franchises
  • Work on content for major studios, without having the corporate environment
  • Best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.


  • Exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance.
  • They are a member of Take This. A non-profit that is other launching an initiative to eliminate "crunch" with 5 major studios.
  • A “work hard, play hard” culture
  • Located in Austin, US News ranked it as the #1 place to live in America based on job market, affordability, and quality of life


  • Supervise the work of HR personnel and provide guidance, coaching and development
  • Build and maintain trusted, mutually respectful relationships with managers and employees. Act as a trusted advisor and business partner to managers and leaders
  • Develop and implement manager training programs
  • Coordinate and facilitate the immigration process
  • Develop, and work with the HR team to execute programs to foster the organization's diversity and inclusion goals
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Resolve conflict and creatively resolve issues to mitigate risk through effective, thorough, and objective investigations. Partners with the legal department as needed to manage risk
  • Implement new and revised compensation programs, policies, and procedures to align with the company's goals and competitive practices
  • Develop manager and employee training on compensation framework and procedures


  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive HR experience
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Ability to anticipate problems, exercise excellent judgment under pressure, and proactively solve them
  • Strong focus on customer service and cultivating relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality and care with sensitive information
  • Expertise in multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation, employee relations and performance management, employee development, and employment laws
  • Familiarity working with a variety of HRIS tools
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
  • Bachelor's degree in HR or a related field
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Employee Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date Posted: May 19, 2022
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