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People Operations

K2 Space

K2 Space

People & HR, Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

The Role

You will be responsible for building and supporting the HR function as we launch into the next phase of our hyper-growth. This role will partner directly with the co-founders and leadership team to support company growth, and ensure K2 Space provides the best employee experience for our stellar team. Championing a people-first mindset, you will implement robust HR infrastructure and strategies to support our high-velocity company.


  • Build and own the delivery of People Ops infrastructure, processes, and programs to support both the needs of our growing team and the company’s strategic goals and operations

  • Develop a robust total rewards program, managing open enrollment process, payroll, and benefits evaluation

  • Oversee compliance with applicable labor and employment laws and regulations

  • Support the leadership team to make recommendations on policies, procedures and best practices for all employee matters


  • 6+ years experience in HR or People Operations, preferably in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Strong experience in total rewards, compliance, DEI, HR systems and analytics, and employee relations

  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations in particular ITAR regulations and compliance

  • Proven track record of managing, mentoring, and growing an HR team

Nice to Have

  • Space industry or aerospace experience

  • Strong experience in organizations with high-level regulations and compliance

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base salary range for this role is $130,000 - $180,000 + equity in the company

  • Salary will be based on several factors including, but not limited to: knowledge and skills, education, and experience level

  • Comprehensive benefits package including unlimited paid time off, medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, paid parental leave, and many other perks

If you don’t meet 100% of the preferred skills and experience, we encourage you to still apply! Building a spacecraft unlike any other requires a team unlike any other and non-traditional career twists and turns are encouraged! If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

Equal Opportunity

K2 Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with K2 Space is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.