People Partner / HR Generalist

Job description

Our company:

Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Since then, we have become one of Europe’s fastest growing startups, with a team of 300 representing 30 nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Skopje, Taipei, Vilnius and Prague. Our privacy-first services, including ProtonMail, ProtonVPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, and more to come, are used by millions of people from over 180 countries.

Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world.

The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies. Be part of the team creating the next Google or Facebook, that can touch the lives of everyone you know.


About the position:

Within our Geneva Headquarters, we are looking for an experienced People Partner to support the growth of our Swiss offices. You will be working strategically with both people managers and individual contributors across the company, aligning initiatives with our company goals and advocating for our employees' needs. As the champion of our culture, you will play a pivotal role in building our Swiss People strategy and contribute to make Proton the top scale-up to work for in Switzerland and in Europe.


What you will do:

  • Roll-out all People processes (on-boarding, performance, compensation, development, engagement surveys) while ensuring a great end-to-end employee journey.
  • Develop close partnerships with managers and teams to enable individual fulfillment and high-performance.
  • Coach and support all levels of management, for personal growth and professional success.
  • Manage organizational changes, from design to communication and implementation.
  • Serve as the point of contact for employees for all people-related inquiries.
  • Initiate and drive projects to ensure a long-term engagement of the teams in Proton.
  • Collaborate with a globally distributed People Team to build and implement cross-functional People initiatives.
  • Be an ambassador of our mission and values and promote a culture of excellence, collaboration, diversity and growth.

Job requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a HR Business Partner / People Partner in a fast paced tech company.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, self-motivated and excited to take initiative.
  • A creative problem solver who can adapt to frequent changes.
  • Experience in managing and continuously improving the end-to-end employee journey.
  • Solid knowledge of Swiss labor law is a plus.
  • Great communication and coaching skills, an ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.


Why you should join Proton:

  • 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. Proton products protect 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.


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