Director of People Operations at Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is looking for a Director of People Operations to join our team and drive the future of how Wowza recruits, recognizes, and retains great people. The Director of People Operations at Wowza is responsible for the development and implementation of HR strategic objectives, programs and processes that support the enterprise’s strategic plan as a valued partner. This role entails delivering practical, consistent, and proactive partnership with all areas of the business on all aspects of Wowza’s employees and human resources. The successful candidate will be passionate about creating and delivering impactful programs around talent development and HR strategy as they are administering and performing hands-on work.
Manage all aspects of Wowza’s relationships with employees and build a world-class people and talent management practice to support Wowza’s growth. Provide leadership on all employee issues by proposing, designing, implementing, and managing comprehensive programs for all aspects of the employee lifecycle (from and including recruiting, onboarding, training, performance management, employee development, employee advancement and compensation, internal communications, offboarding, and HR compliance).
Evolve the Wowza people and culture department to be a process-driven strategic partner to Wowza leaders with the objective of measurably improving employee performance. Make people programs a competitive differentiator by attracting and retaining the brightest and most customer-obsessed team around.
Create energy and engagement around where the company is going. Develop a strategic internal communications plan. Develop and lead a program to frequently (at least monthly) engage employees and provide opportunities for employee input.
Completely overhaul and redevelop the Wowza hiring practice, to leverage data and process discipline for more efficient, urgency-based hiring. Manage the Wowza corporate recruiter.
Establish and lead a curriculum-based “people manager community of practice,” to lead and support Wowza managers in an ongoing process to improve their work as people managers, to support and develop their employees, and to better provide actionable performance feedback to employees.
Own, create, and deliver strategic data-backed information on Wowza’s employees to the executive team. Establish a cadence and structure for data reporting.
- Proven development and leadership of program-level initiatives in a range of HR or people operations areas, where strategic value was delivered to the business
- Experience with remote or geographically dispersed teams, and international employees
- Experience managing vendors, including technology platforms and (ideally) PEOs
- Experience developing and managing employee handbooks and policies
Compensation and Benefits
Salary: $125,000 - $150,000
Wowza offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available 1st day of employment
- Generous Paid Time Off
- 401(k) with strong company match
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
- Voluntary Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
- Parental Leave
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Training & Development
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Who We Are:
Wowza Media Systems is a streaming software, cloud services, and hardware provider aimed at powering live streaming for today’s most innovative companies. We frequent Streaming Media’s list of Companies That Matter Most in Online Video and Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as Built in Colorado’s list of Best Medium Workplaces.
Cofounders David Stubenvoll and Charlie Good first set out to create cool stuff with like-minded people in 2005. In the fourteen years that have followed, Wowza’s become the gold standard for streaming. One third of content delivery networks (CDNs) have Wowza’s technology built in and more that 24,000 organizations across the globe power their streaming with Wowza.
With adoption rates exploding, use cases proliferating, and video quality increasing, the streaming industry’s influence on everyday life continues to grow. And when it comes to live video, one thing rings true: If you can dream it, the experts at Wowza can help you build it.
Why Work for Wowza:
Wowza’s team works to connect the larger community with our passion for tech. From live-streaming graduation ceremonies for local high schools to participating in events like SheTech, employees are able to cultivate the same creative energy that first brought the company to life. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their role with limited oversight — and coworkers are happy to help one another out.
Wowza Media Systems is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in.
Wowza’s office is currently in the mountain foothills in Golden, Colorado. A significant portion of Wowza colleagues work “remotely” from their homes, both outside of Colorado and outside of the US (we have an office in Berlin, Germany). This role is open to both local Denver candidates and “remote” candidates around the world who meet the requirements of the role.