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Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, is comprised of a tightly knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

We are looking for a dynamic, customer service focused individual who works quickly and efficiently, pays attention to the details, and always strives to create the best environment possible to attract and retain the top talent. The Senior Human Resources Generalist will oversee a wide range of responsibilities to ensure the day-to-day smooth running of a fast-paced and innovative company and will create best practices where our people can thrive. Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and vendors are required.

Responsibilities

Benefits Administration

  • Responsible for overseeing benefits and 401K retirement plan administration. Ability to be hands-on in enrolling new members, effecting changes for existing staff, and interfacing with benefits carriers, plan administrators, and fiduciaries on general issues
  • Oversee HSA/Flex tax-saving benefits and their administration and compliance testing
  • Manage employee compliance audits to ensure proper document retention and compliance

HRIS/Assistance with Payroll

  • Manage and maintain all employee changes by processing all required paperwork and ensuring employee records are updated both within the HRIS and file system
  • Partner with Human Resources Coordinator summarizing employee payroll changes
  • Collaborate with the accounting department on payroll related matters
  • Run periodic and ad hoc reports from HRIS and Payroll systems

Employee handbook and policies

  • Keep the employee handbook up to date with current policies
  • Ensure the handbook is current on the website for employees

Employee onboarding and exit process

  • Partner with HR coordinator to onboard new employees specifically regarding benefits
  • Lead the exit process with the exit team to ensure employees are offboarded according to policies and maintain metrics for exits
  • Employee Culture and Engagement
  • Create a “best place to work” environment with benefits/programs that attract and retain great talent
  • Maintain a pulse on employee morale and engagement through employee satisfaction surveys and regular direct interactions

Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with metrics and data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and engagement
  • Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive material with tact and professionalism
  • Experience in benefits management, benefits renewals, and Cobra administration
  • Experience in policy development from start to finish
  • Familiarity with various PTO and other time-off benefits
  • Strong customer service attitude with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid time management, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Google Suite and MS-Office applications for communication, data analyses, and presentations
  • 5+ years of HR experience with at least 3 years as an HR Business Partner or Generalist role

Extra Credit

  • Provide HR practice and policy guidance, interpretation, and implementation
  • Experience with ADP reporting
  • Experience with implementation of HR technology including benefits carrier connections, reporting, or other HR process enhancing technology
  • Talent /Recruiting exposure a plus, jumping in to conduct HR screens or be on an interview loop if needed
  • Ability and willingness to travel to our Canadian studio if needed
  • Experience working in Games Industry or Hi-Tech preferred
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