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People Relations Partner - Figma

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Job Title
People Relations Partner
Job Location
San Francisco, CA • New York, NY • United States
Job Description

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, design and build better products — from start to finish. Whether it’s consolidating tools, simplifying workflows, or collaborating across teams and time zones, Figma makes the design process faster, more efficient, and fun while keeping everyone on the same page. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

As a People Relations Partner at Figma, you’ll help build a new function during a dynamic and high-growth phase. You’ll leverage your subject matter expertise and exceptional communication skills to build trust and create thoughtful experiences for all Figmates.

For us, People Relations is about building an environment centered on the employee experience by working to ensure employees feel heard and supported to be effective and efficient in their careers. It is not just about resolving workplace conflict or conducting exit processes; it's about building equitable, data-driven, and proactive processes across the employee lifecycle. It is about solving for today while building for the future, ensuring our workforce is properly represented. At Figma, we believe in a culture of belonging and that what makes you you, makes us us.

If you’re excited about strengthening employee experience in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment by supporting programs, processes, and training content this might be the role for you!

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Review, advise on, and resolve sensitive employee concerns and investigations in a timely manner, including supporting our full life-cycle performance management process.
  • Conduct complex and sensitive employee investigations with support from legal partners, which may include things such as determining appropriate investigation strategies, carrying out witness interviews, creating any required documents, and determining findings and recommendations for appropriate resolution.
  • Analyze and provide thoughtful recommendations on complex accommodations and leave matters in concert with our Benefits team.
  • Drive accountability, in partnership with the People Partners and BEI team, on organizational health issues and specific employee workplace conflicts and concerns, including conflicts with managers and organizations that have gaps in belonging and trust. 
  • Partner closely with BEI, Rewards and Wellness, People Ops, People Partners & Legal team to bring an employee experience lens to the services and processes we deliver.
  • Provide training to relevant business partners and People team members on employee relations topics and best practices, including the nuances that exist within a global company.
  • Support the creation of new employee relations policies and processes, and develop and iterate on existing ones, and maintain confidential ER data and documentation effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide consultative guidance and conduct other duties as needed in support to various business and People teams.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 4+ years of experience in employee relations, extensive employee relations expertise and in-depth knowledge of current ER legislation and best practices.
  • Experience leading a wide variety of complex employee investigations autonomously
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving, critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Experience partnering with legal teams and in-depth understanding of all aspects of US employment laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts and practices, including ADA, ADEA and FMLA. Working knowledge of CA and NY employment laws and regulations. Working knowledge of global employment law is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential matters with compassion and equity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, lead and influence at all levels within the organization, and make decisions while keeping all partners and leaders informed.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong time management and prioritization skills.

While it’s not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Ability to position yourself as a credible, proactive and a trusted thought-partner.
  • Knowledge of and experience with international labor & employment practices in major countries where we do business (UK, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan).
  • Experience in a pre IPO/ IPO or acquisition transition company.
  • Comfort with Google suite of tools, Figma products, and Workday.
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.  

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information. 

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement.  Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future. You may view our Pay Transparency Policy by clicking on the corresponding link.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$136,000$260,000 USD

At Figma we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace - we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to apply for a role, participate in the interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation, please reach out to accommodations-ext@figma.com. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. 

Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to: 

  • Holding interviews in an accessible location
  • Enabling closed captioning on video conferencing
  • Ensuring all written communication be compatible with screen readers
  • Changing the mode or format of interviews 

By applying for this job, the candidate acknowledges and agrees that any personal data contained in their application or supporting materials will be processed in accordance with the applicable candidate section of Figma's Privacy Policy.

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Figma Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Figma Company Size

Between 2,000 - 10,000 employees

Figma Founded Year

2012

Figma Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $415,749,740 USD

  • Series E

    $501,860 SEK

  • Series E

    $200,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $14,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,874,996 USD