Director, HRIS at Dataminr (Remote)

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--COVID-19 Hiring Update--

As the health and safety of our candidates and our employees come first, we're excited to provide virtual experiences for interviews and new hire on-boarding. 

Who we are: 

Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for our clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Our leading AI platform detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks from vast amounts of publicly available information. Our real-time alerts enable tens of thousands of users at hundreds of public and private sector organizations to learn first of breaking events around the world, develop effective risk mitigation strategies, and respond with confidence as crises unfold. 

Dataminr is making its mark for growth and innovation, recently earning recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Forbes AI 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists. We also earned accolades for ‘Most Innovative Use of AI’ from the 2020 AI & Machine Learning Awards. 

Join our team and help the world manage risk in real time. You’ll work with 800+ talented people across eight offices, united by our passion to collaborate, make a difference, and have fun while doing it!

Who you are:

You are an experienced leader in Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), with a passion for efficiency and automation. You have the skills to build and scale our tech stack to support the rapid growth of Dataminr from startup to industry leader. You thrive in a strategic and hands-on role where you might deploy or integrate a new solution one day, and present a plan and vision to our executive team the next. You think the most important part of your role is the relationships you build with your stakeholders so you can collectively find a better way.

As our Director of HRIS you will be laser focused on creating vision for a better and more efficient suite of HR tools and services. Your expertise will help enable the People team to deliver the best HR experience in the industry.


  • The Director of HRIS is responsible for developing and delivering the Human Resource (HR) systems strategy and project portfolio in collaboration with the People Team
  • Serve as HRIS Solutions Architect, leading overall vision for HR systems
  • Facilitate the identification, design, and implementation of innovative and integrated HR solutions
  • Manage overall HR portfolio including: Core HR, Performance, Learning, Compensation, Benefits, and Recruiting  
  • Operate as a hands on leader to oversee the suite of software applications used to manage the human resources and related processes throughout the employee lifecycle including interface directly with key HR functions such as payroll, talent acquisition, benefits, organizational development and training, employee engagement, records management, time/attendance and job description and leveling architecture
  • Lead and facilitate complex large scale, cross-functional HR business projects involving systems and/or business processes to obtain business goals and operational objectives
  • Partner with the People Team and Cybersecurity and Trust teams to ensure that our HR data, systems, and processes are consistent and compliant
  • Drive efficiency within the People Team with focus on automation
  • Partner with the People team and other stakeholders to understand requirements and with the Information Technology (IT) team to help implement solutions.
  • As the subject matter expert on HR systems you will help resolve escalations for the systems in the HR portfolio
  • Collaborate with the People Team, other stakeholders and IT resources to develop and maintain schedules and budgets
  • Coordinate and champion the effective HRIS related operational functions - including but not limited to vendor and internal technology change management, technology tool support processes, and training functions for the suite of systems and tools

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in a HR systems role
  • Experience with managing third party resources and vendor relationship management
  • Deep experience with HRIS software such as: Sage People, Workday, HCM Cloud, and preferably experience with integrations
  • Knowledge of data privacy issues, laws and regulations associated with HR operations
  • Ability to work and think quickly in fast-paced environments
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, with proven ability to successfully collaborate with business partners including HR, Finance / Payroll, IT, Information Security, and leadership
  • Business acumen and emotional intelligence are a must; strong team player
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; able to identify trends and anomalies in large data sets
  • Highly effective written and oral communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Excellent judgment skills and willingness to take accountability and ownership



For individuals applying for US-based roles: 

Dataminr is requiring that all prospective employees hired for this position present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Dataminr is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally protected reasons, should contact their recruiting representative as soon as possible following any conditional offer of employment to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Dataminr is able to offer.

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You'll find our open-floor office just blocks away from Grand Central and Penn Station, complete with daily catered meals and a fully stocked kitchen.

An Insider's view of Dataminr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is welcoming, hospitable, engaging and fun! Our Workplace team strives to create an experience that is inviting and inclusive for all. We have plenty of areas for quiet work, and several activity-based workspaces that are great for collaborative work. There is definitely something for everyone here.


Senior Manager, Workplace & Facilities NYC

What projects are you most excited about?

When joining Dataminr, it was important to me to build my team using a cohesive unit and foster an environment where we could feel confident proposing solutions for customers. Today, I continue to hold on to my original team building approach to ensure we have cultivated an environment of trust where we have a voice and opportunities for growth.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Truly successful team members embody the Dataminr core values: own it, find a better way, drive results and bring others along. They demonstrate these values in the way they collaborate, problem solve, exceed both team and business goals, and invest in and support one another.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We give voice to our colleagues through consistent employee feedback channels—biannual engagement surveys, global focus groups, and transparent action plans. That employee feedback has helped us embed our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and initiatives into our culture and our business decisions.


VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was hired as a contractor, and after three months moved up to lead a team of coordinators. Since that time, I have taken on more responsibility and am now a program manager. Professional development funds and mentorship programs are just some of the Dataminr tools used to foster career journeys like mine.


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What are Dataminr Perks + Benefits

Dataminr Benefits Overview

Where to begin! If you're passionate about being the first to know, Dataminr is the place to be. We use AI and machine learning to analyze public data about events in real-time. We cut through the noise created by an ever-increasing volume of data and information so our clients can be alerted first to critical news and breaking information. Working at Dataminr means you're constantly growing and making a real individual impact. Your contributions and opinions help shape the future of our business.

Why you should work here:

We recognise and reward hard work with:

Competitive compensation package including equity
Company paid benefits for employees and their dependents such as Health and Dental insurance, Vision Care and Income Protection and Life Insurance pension with company match
We want you to be your best, authentic self by supporting you with:
A diverse, driven, and passionate team of coworkers who want you to succeed
Individual learning and development fund and professional training
Generous leave, including two additional volunteer days
Inn-office perks such as a kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages, and catered meals, Bi-monthly company outings, Dataminr Yoga
Remote working friendly perks such as expanded telehealth options for mental and physical wellbeing, meditation and health and fitness app reimbursements
Discounted Gym Membership

…and this is just to name a few!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We foster a team-driven, collaborative, and interconnected culture. Join your coworkers for all-hands meetings, happy hours, kickball tournaments, game nights, movie nights, volunteering events and more.

We're growing, and we want you to grow with us. Our professional development fund, mentorship program, and Lunch & Learns are here to help you take your career to the next level.

We recognize the importance of a diverse spectrum of voices and perspectives, and we are committed to cultivating a respectful and inclusive global community. Our Employee-Led Resource Groups (ERG) meet regularly, plan and sponsor internal and external initiatives, and serve as a resource to educate one another about the different cultures, backgrounds, and identities that make up our diverse community.

Our benefits are the icing on the cake: 100% covered health insurance, daily catered meals, and a fully stocked kitchen to satisfy all your snack needs.

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