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HR Lead

Adept AI

Adept AI

People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

Adept's mission is to build Useful General Intelligence. We are solving open problems in AI in order to train models that can do arbitrary things on a computer, and we are solving open product problems in order to package these models into a form factor that best enhances human experience and performance.

We’ve recently raised a $350M Series B led by General Catalyst and Spark, on top of a $65M Series A in 2022 with Addition and Greylock. We’re fortunate to be supported by amazing firms and angels such as Chris Re, Andrej Karpathy, Root Ventures, Howie Liu, Dara Khosrowshahi, and others, and were recently highlighted by Forbes. Adept is backed by a coalition of strategic partners, including Atlassian, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Workday.

We're looking for passionate team members who want to swing for the fences to accomplish our mission, are excited by a startup environment where the hardest problems are yet to be solved, and are eager to learn and collaborate together in our San Francisco office.

For more information, check out our blog!

Position Summary

We are seeking our first hire on the People Ops team. As the people ops lead at Adept, you will have the unique opportunity to shape our people operations strategies and contribute to the growth and success of our company. The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, a strong communicator, and a collaborative problem-solver. They should have 5-10+ years of experience, preferably with a background in a senior or leadership role within a larger organization.


  • Formulate people operations strategy: Create and execute the overall people ops strategy at Adept aligned with our values, culture, and goals. We are a flat and lean team who loves moving fast with great flexibility. We will build an effective people strategy - performance management, compliance tasks, employee retention, culture building - to help scale our team to retain our talents and cultivate our culture while maintaining the core organizational philosophy. You will lead, coach, and partner with your team to achieve this strategy. You will partner with our talent team that focuses on recruiting the best talent.
  • Build and roll out new processes: We need to build many net new processes to support this rapidly growing team across on/offboarding, performance management, compenstation philosophies, etc. The success of this is to find a way to address our need in a thoughtful, efficient, and light-weight way and effectively bring our team along the process.
  • Performance Management: Design and implement performance management programs and processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and feedback mechanisms. Support managers in developing their coaching and performance management skills.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Collaborate with leadership to develop and administer competitive compensation and benefits programs.
  • On/offboarding and other general support: Improve and execute our people ops support program by rolling out new processes, effectively communicating them, and handling the tickets that people request.


  • 5-10+ years of progressive experience in People Operations roles, preferably in a senior or leadership capacity, HR Business Partnership, Operations Management Consulting, or Business Opearations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and compliance requirements.
  • Proven experience in on/offboarding, performance management, and employee relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically by getting your hands dirty.
  • Intellectual curiosity, adaptability, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Integrity coupled with analytical, strategic planning, and system thinking mindset.

The pay range for this position in California is $150,000 - $200,000; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, candidate location, and experience.

Our benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage - 100% for employees
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Unlimited vacation time for exempt employees
  • 4 remote weeks per year - work from anywhere
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Daily meals for those in our comfortable SF office
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dog friendly
Adept is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited about candidates who will raise the bar of our team, regardless of specific experiences -- we encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.