HR Generalist

Job description

ProtonMail was born at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 2013 when a group of scientists and engineers envisioned an email service that empowers users to own their private data and keeps them safe from mass surveillance. Since then, ProtonMail has grown to become the world’s largest secure email service, with over 20 million users and a profitable business model. We are looking for passionate people to join our growing team and help us build a suite of security tools that safeguard privacy online build a better Internet.

Role description: 

We are looking for an HR Generalist to join our growing team. You will be based in the Geneva office, handle a number of technical and non-technical positions and create or implement a variety of HR initiatives.


What you will do:

  • Manage recruitment for multiple roles, focusing on Geneva and Zurich offices, attracting top talent from all around the world

  • Ensure smooth on-boarding for new employees and improve their day-to-day experience 

  • Consult team leads and team members on a variety of people related topics 

  • Participate in or lead various people related initiatives (training & development, employee well-being, feedback sessions) locally and globally

  • Promote a culture of collaboration, diversity and trust


  • Proven experience as an HR Generalist, preferably in a fast paced tech company
  • Solid understanding of Geneva, Zurich and neighbouring European cities tech talent market 
  • Proven experience in helping a company scale
  • Experience managing or implementing a variety of people related initiatives - training, compensation, performance, employee wellbeing, etc
  • Great communication and coaching skills, and an ability to work effectively with people from all levels of organization
  • Ability to build relationships and foster collaborative work environment
  • Strong English language skills

  • Why work at ProtonMail?

    •  We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
    • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
    • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement
    • The chance to do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
    • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.

    ProtonMail is using Recruitee recruitment platform for more effective hiring and better candidate experience. Your data will be kept confidential and not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from email or other addresses on the domain.