Head of People


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
  • Website: openfin.co
  • Company Address: 25 Broadway 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10004

About OpenFin

Move Fast. Break Nothing. OpenFin is the financial industry’s operating system, enabling rapid and secure deployment, native experience and desktop interoperability. Used by the largest industry players through to the newest of FinTech innovators, OpenFin deploys more than 1,000 desktop applications to
more than 1500 buy-side and sell-side firms.

Job Description

Location: At the moment, we are all working remotely. However, our headquarters are in New York, and this position will be based in NYC once we are back to working in-person.

About OpenFin

OpenFin is a fast-growing financial technology company backed by the world’s largest banks and most respected Fintech VCs, including J.P. Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, Wells Fargo, Bain Capital Ventures, DRW, Nyca Partners, and Pivot Investment Partners.  OpenFin modernizes and democratizes app development and distribution in the finance space. We provide a secure OS that brings a fast and intuitive app experience to the financial desktop. Built on Google’s Chromium and GitHub’s Electron open source projects, OpenFin combines native experience, data sharing, lightning-fast distribution, and robust security with an agile web development and deployment model to accelerate digital transformation and innovation. OpenFin is used by thousands of developers to deploy and run more than 1200 apps at more than 1500 financial institutions.

About the Role

We are looking for a Head of People to help us build a high-performing, mission-driven, and kind team as OpenFin enters a period of explosive growth. You will report directly to the CEO and your mission will be to ensure that OpenFin is a meaningful, fun, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that is always living our values as our team scales. Through your work across the full-employee cycle, from recruiting to onboarding to individual and team development, you will help make OpenFin the mission-driven place to work and the best career decision anyone has ever made.


  • People Strategy: Work closely with our leadership team to set and execute our People strategy
  • Onboarding & Development: Train and develop your teammates to ensure values and culture are evident across every step of our People experience and help our culture reach its full potential as we scale, starting with onboarding through the entire OpenFin teammate experience
  • Talent Acquisition: Drive our recruiting efforts, including role definition, sourcing, screening, interviewing, and more
  • Retention: Create foundations to maximize retention, including employee surveys, management training, and more
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lead our DEI efforts and drive tactical initiatives to ensure that we are creating and maintaining the most diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming culture possible as we grow and evolve
  • Policies and Compliance: Stay up to date with HR legal guidelines and best practices. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws, in both the US and UK. Ensure appropriate controls and documentation are followed to meet security and compliance requirements across all systems
  • Employee Relations: Provide support and guidance to management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise, including carrying out disciplinary or investigation processes when employee issues arise. 


What We’re Looking For

  • You have at least 7-10 years of experience in human resources or people operations roles
  • You must have experience scaling an early-stage, high-growth technology company across the full employee cycle, including recruiting, onboarding, and development
  • You have a commitment to and proven track record of building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse team and culture
  • You have an immense passion for creating & scaling an exceptional, high-performing, empathetic, and kind culture
  • You believe that people are the key to every successful company and have a track record of acting on that belief
  • You have analytical rigor and a hypothesis-driven approach to make people strategy decisions and to design and improve critical processes
  • You have a strong desire to coach & improve our organization at every level, including coaching our management team, leading learning & development initiatives, and building out our People team
  • You are comfortable wearing multiple hats and ready to build out the infrastructure across a variety of areas to help our People functions scale

Life at OpenFin

At OpenFin, our mission is to stay on the cutting edge of web technologies and to enable our customers to do the same. While we are currently remote, we pride ourselves on our friendly, diverse, understanding office culture. Our goal is to create a space where employees can learn and innovate, and overall, have a good time doing it. Our employees have a diverse set of interests and experiences, and we encourage you to explore those interests and share with us! We have regular happy hours and social events. Our office and our employees are conducive to a productive learning experience -- all the while creating innovative and compelling solutions for our clients.

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