• Locations
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Dallas
    • Bozeman, MT
  • Date Posted
  • Jul. 5, 2021
  • Function
  • HR
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Who We Are

At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.

We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.

Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a People Operations (POps) Generalist.

In this role, you will

  • Administer new hire on-boarding program with a focus on creating best-in-class employee experience and scaling through tremendous growth.  This includes:
  • Managing the new hire onboarding process within our HRIS system, BambooHR
  • Ensure I-9s are completed in a timely and compliant manner
  • Overseeing weekly/monthly onboarding scheduling
  • Sending regular program updates and communications, and more!
  • Support our employees day-to-day with Help Desk requests such as policy and process explanation, employment verifications, HR system requests, and more. You should be able to:
  • Confidently navigate and manage a high volume of incoming requests
  • Effectively prioritize tickets and ensure tickets are closed within our predetermined timeframes
  • Find and communicate policy information to employees independently.
  • Maintain accurate employee  information in  our  internal People Systems such as HRIS, Payroll, Benefits Administration, and within third party systems for relocation and leaves of absence.
  • Can confidently adapt to new systems and technologies, and learn standard processes including data entry, report creation and manipulation, and basic data analysis in Excel/Google Sheets.
  • Support benefit and leave administration by communicating policy information, initiating workflows, and resolving ad-hoc needs with urgency.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, including supporting the completion of mandatory reporting such as EEO-1, ACA, and HCSO.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of programs that build employee engagement and retention.
  • Assist and collaborate with employee relations/team building activities on an ad hoc basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years of progressive experience within HR Operations
  • Experience managing relationships with third party HR providers such as leave of absence, benefits, engagement tools, and relocation.
  • Proven ability to build solid, trusting and credible relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong people skill and an ability to connect and support employees at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and software skills
  • Keen aptitude in problem-solving and sense of urgency
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Solid understanding and experience of employment regulations in our operating states (CA, MT, PA, TX, WA, CO, MI).

Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in Pittsburgh, Mountain View, San Francisco, Bozeman, Dallas and Seattle. We also offer a competitive benefits package that supports the whole you, including:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and RSU package
  • Premium choices for Medical, vision, and dental
  • 401k benefits
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 18 weeks paid leave for new parents and caregivers
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Fertility benefits through Carrot
  • Working from home support
  • Professional growth and mentorship opportunities through the Aurora Academy
  • Wellness Platforms (Spring Health, Headspace, Aaptiv, Quit Genius)

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit.

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, military service, or physical or mental disability. You are being given the opportunity to voluntarily provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Your responses, or your choice not to respond, will not be associated with your specific application, nor will they be used in the selection process or in making any hiring decision.

About Aurora

Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.