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HR Generalist

| Greater NYC Area


Giant Machines is a software consulting firm based in NYC. Our clients include financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. GM’s product approach is user-focused, design forward. Our applications are well thought out, beautiful products that are also technically sound, well documented, and performant. 


We’re looking for an experienced HR professional to help us as we enter a new phase of growth and look to expand our team by 50% over the next 18 months. You’ll work closely with senior leadership and become an integral part of what makes Giant Machines an amazing company for employees and clients alike. This role reports to the Director of Operations.


  • Become the go-to resource for managers and employees on all things HR, including: payroll, benefits, employee performance, career planning, conflict resolution, coaching and development.
  • Partner with the leadership team to help shape company culture and grow the team dynamic
  • Help us expand, refine, and document our HR policies and procedures
  • Coordinate all phases of our existing recruiting process and evaluate new approaches
  • Champion our diversity goals and help build an inclusive and healthy work environment
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop our compensation strategy and planning
  • Develop and execute a great onboarding process for all new hires
  • Coordinate annual reviews and employee development efforts such as 1on1s, manager 360s
  • Implement employee feedback and retention efforts
  • Assist in planning and executing company events and celebrations
  • Stay up-to-date on HR best practices and help ensure compliance with all federal, state and local requirements


  • You have 3+ years proven experience as an HR professional or in a similar role, and at least 1 year of direct employee relations experience
  • You’re motivated, enthusiastic and driven - taking initiative to engage challenges, solve problems, and
    consistently improve employee experience and company culture
  • You carefully balance between procedural, empathetic and pragmatic approaches to every situation or problem
  • You’re a conscious listener and calm, thoughtful communicator that always remains professional
  • You take pride in your ability to organize, prioritize and execute on whatever you take on
  • You’ve got a passion for continued learning and improving yourself and the people around you
  • You know when to zoom-in (get down to the details) and zoom-out (see the bigger picture) but you’re comfortable either way
  • You’ve got a solid understanding of general HR policies and procedures, and knowledge of relevant employment/labor laws

While working with us, you'll collaborate with highly-skilled, highly-motivated designers, developers and professionals. Join a company that really values and respects every member of our team and recognizes they are GM’s most valuable assets.

Recruitment Agencies:
Giant Machines does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • PipedriveCRM
    • MailgunEmail


Our office is located in a beautiful, historic building downtown in the heart of the Financial District. Accessible by ①②③ 🅡🅦 ④⑤ 🅐🅒🅔 PATH & Ferry

What are Giant Machines Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our clients are financial institutions large and small, including banks, brokers, and startups. While working with us, you'll get to collaborate with highly skilled, highly motivated designers and developers.

Our approach is user-focused, design forward. Our applications are well thought out, beautiful products that are also technically sound, well documented, and performant. The applications we build support many different types of financial professionals, including traders, business analysts, and C-suite executives.

Our culture is deeply collaborative. We pair program, host lunch-and-learns, have group discussions and work very closely together. Our developers learn more, solve more interesting problems, push more production code, and build more software in their first year at Giant Machines than they would anywhere else.

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