HR Generalist

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Primer is the premier artificial-intelligence powered platform that allows humans to get information that they need, instantly, in ways that until now have not been possible. We believe that truth is knowable; our mission is to free the curious to be their most human. We are building machines that can read natural language text documents, understand them, correlate them into events, and share what they learn by writing their own natural language text documents.

At Primer we use machine learning and natural language processing to automate the analysis of very large corpora of unstructured text. We build systems that read documents, extract insights, and write reports comparable to those of a human analyst. Our objective is to help our customers understand the world around them –– from geopolitical events and scientific research to changes in the risk profiles of companies. Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. You can learn more about Primer's technology and the sort of problems we solve at our blog, as well as recent media coverage of our work.

Primer is in search of an HR Generalist to help us lead through high growth. You will report to the SVP of People, and play a leading role designing and implementing our people strategy. You will maintain a high‐level perspective of the company, but also be hands‐on operationally.

You are a curious, collaborative, driven individual with a passion for helping people achieve their fullest potential. You are fluent in organizational development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, workforce management, diversity and inclusion, and have a consistent track record of building employee programs that support a high‐performance culture.

This is an opportunity to be a founding member of our People Operations team as we design and nurture Primer’s workforce culture. There is room to apply best practices, but also innovate, and create a legacy as Primer grows.

Primer is an artificial intelligence company that organizes and analyzes text‐based data sources and generates analyst‐grade natural language summaries for a variety of industries. Our objective is to help our customers understand the world around them ‐‐ whether it is emerging geopolitical events, development of a product line or area of research, or monitoring a portfolio of companies’ financial performances.


  • Designs, administers, and executes human resource programs including compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; and training and development.
  • Oversees new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and leadership.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Administers our HR systems - Zenefits, Lattice, Greenhouse
  • Builds external partnerships to support training, immigration, and employment law
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws as well as internal policies


  • 5+ years of People Operations / HR role
  • HR certification is a plus
  • A positive mindset, always focused on an amazing employee experience
  • Experience designing and implementing scalable HR programs
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Maintain a fun, productive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging
  • Manage employer sponsored immigration cases for employees
  • Well versed in current HR regulations and compliance
  • Proven organization development experience
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment of constant change
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HR Generalist