Senior Business Partner - Engineering and Product

Human Resources Denver, Colorado Boulder, Colorado


Description

The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 80 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified,  enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a Senior Business Partner - Engineering and Product to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you get to do:

  • Support the CTO and their direct reports by bridging communication gaps and helping execute company and people initiatives across the CTO’s org.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with respective business units across individual contributors and leadership.
  • Consult with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  •  Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Advise and follow processes related to promotions and transfers.
  • Assist international employees with visa concerns and related HR matters.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual coaching needs.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you will contribute:

The Senior People and Culture Business Partner position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in our engineering and product teams. This highly critical position reports to the VP of People & Culture and formulates partnerships across the people function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the goals, mission, and values of Uplight. The Sr. BP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture, and its competition


What you bring to Uplight:

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, rapid growth software environment
  • Specific Business Partner experience working with product and engineering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization’s hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional team player.
  • Proficient with Macs, Microsoft, or related software.
  • Familiar with HRIS and engagement systems.

Bonus Points:

  •  SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), or comparable credential or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment. 

What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we:

  • Are proud to be over 400+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  • Are focused on career growth by following defined career ladders
  • Take our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

 

We also provide:

  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan 
  • Innovative flexible time off 
  • Keep you energized with plenty of food and drink (when our offices reopen)

 

Salary Range: $90,000 to $115,000 (dependent upon experience)

 





Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.