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Human Resources Administrator



Software Engineering, People & HR
hermosa beach, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
CHAOS Inc. is a global technology company that is delivering next generation capabilities to the defense and critical industrial sectors. Founded in 2022 by a seasoned leadership team, CHAOS has quickly become the place where world-class multi-disciplinary engineers come to build mission-critical technologies. CHAOS has a mission-focused culture, dedicated to solving the toughest technical challenges. Its unique agile engineering approach enables rapid prototyping, while deep partnerships with defense and industry ensure real-world solutions.

Role Overview

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic Human Resources (HR) Administrator to manage & facilitate various HR processes to help support our growing global organization. As an HR Administrator, you’ll work closely to support, assess and anticipate the specific needs of our team members throughout their employee experience lifecycle. In this role, you’ll form strong partnerships across the company to deliver solutions in various realms under the HR umbrella!


  • Serve as the primary point of contact and subject matter expert for employees’ HR-related questions such as Benefits administration, HRIS navigation, employee relations, policy interpretation, employment law, conflict resolution, change management, performance management, and individual/team development
  • Contribute to the development and interpretation of guidelines, policies and practices that impact our employees
  • Navigate, investigate and resolve employee relations issues and proactively look for themes by using quantitative and qualitative data to anticipate people needs; partner with Leadership team on solutions and implementation
  • Serve as the primary contact to our Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to manage employee files, company Benefits selection & renewals, integrations, etc.
  • Partner with Recruiting and Operations to continue building world-class onboarding experiences for internal teams and new hires
  • Own and facilitate all offboarding processes for voluntary and involuntary terminations
  • Manage HR projects and programs such as performance management/reviews, promotion & merit increase facilitation, and employee leave policies including sick time and PTO
  • Model and reinforce our cultural values
  • Serve as accountable person ensuring lawful & compliant employment practices in our various office & remote work locations, both domestically and internationally (CA, CO, DC, FL, NY, TX, WA + UK)
  • Work full-time onsite out of our office in Los Angeles, California

Minimum Requirements

  • 5-10 years of experience in a similar Human Resources position at a start-up or high-growth company
  • Strong project management skills with proven ability to design and deploy HR systems & processes in areas such as performance management, employee relations, compliance, career development, onboarding, etc.
  • Solid experience working with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Capable of shifting seamlessly between strategic program implementation and addressing the detailed, day-to-day tasks of a fast-paced business environment
  • Ability to thrive in a role where you can build policies, procedures and programs from the ground-up
  • Experience creating and pitching HR-related data-driven recommendations to members of leadership
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, ambiguous environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience and motivation to build strong relationships and trust at all levels across the company
  • Expert at developing communications for verbal, written, and presentation formats; ability to synthesize complex information and speak effectively to different audiences
  • Experience working with and knowledge of multi-state (CA, CO, DC, FL, NY, TX, WA) & global (UK) employment laws and practices

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field
  • SHRM certification


  • Health Benefits: Your medical, dental and vision benefits will be 100% paid for by the company
  • Additional benefits: life, FSA, HSA, 401k (+ Company match), and more
  • Our Perks: free lunch every day, ‘No meeting Fridays’, unlimited PTO (for exempt employees), casual dress code, beautiful office location in Hermosa Beach with ocean views!
  • Compensation Components: competitive base salaries, generous pre-IPO stock option grants, relocation assistance + (coming soon!) annual bonuses
  • Company Size: 60 employees and counting!
  • More About Us: We're building the next generation of aerospace, defense and critical industry technologies with a seasoned team of mission-focused individuals. We were founded in June 2022 and our goal is to become the platform where world-class engineers come to solve critical, real-world problems. We use agile engineering approaches which enable rapid prototyping, deep partnerships with the defense industry ensuring real-world application, and our newly-invented Coherence platform (through which we’ve made a fundamental breakthrough) improves sensor performance and decision-making in real-time. As of September, 2023 we have raised ~$100M with 8VC as a leading investor. With a managing team that includes Epirus’ founding members (responsible for building a $1.5B company from scratch) + key drivers from Palantir (instrumental in Palantir’s growth to $1B in revenue), we are well-positioned to become one of the fastest growing companies to date!

Salary range: $110,000 - $150,000

The stated compensation range reflects only the targeted base compensation range and excludes additional earnings such as bonus, equity, and benefits. If your compensation requirements fall outside of the range, we still encourage you to apply. The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations.