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Head of Human Resources & Recruiting

Manticore Games® is the developer and operator of the Core Metaverse, a premier metaverse platform featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games and worlds to play and explore. Manticore recently enabled the next evolution of the Core Metaverse by integrating MetaMask and OpenSea, setting a new standard for NFT utility in the metaverse. Users connect their Metamask crypto wallet to their Core account, allowing them to ascribe any utility and feature in Core to NFT ownership. Core has also integrated with OpenSea, the world’s largest marketplace for NFTs, and created an API that can read, display, and create content based on any NFT on the Ethereum blockchain. Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

We are searching for a Head of Human Resources to lead HR and recruiting. This is a hands-on role with the opportunity to directly impact the business through HR and recruiting excellence and scalable best practices. Our HR team is focused on enabling our business to scale through recruiting and retention, our managers to lead, our employees to grow, and our product to excel. Our headquarters are located in San Mateo, CA but this role can be fully remote.


  • Implement cutting-edge HR services across talent acquisition and management, career development, retention, and performance management
  • Partner with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s talent strategy as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, headcount  planning, and succession planning
  • Own and implement a comprehensive onboarding process and instill Manticore’s Core values for all new hires
  • Partner with our business leaders to assess their team capabilities: identify competencies and talent gaps, recommend employee development resources; support talent assessment, hiring and succession planning
  • Own and enhance our performance review program and execute on a regular cadence
  • Own and develop benefits, compensation programs
  • Manage and develop various ongoing training, learning, coaching and support programs for Manticore’s new and existing managers, employees and executives.
  • Serve as a resource for Manticore managers and employees and help resolve HR related issues (e.g. answer benefits questions, advocate on behalf of employees with our benefits providers, mediate and provide coaching for employee conflicts, etc.)
  • Continue to refine roles and responsibilities of all functions to ensure optimal business growth and collaboration as well as performance expectations
  • Work with General Counsel and VP of Finance to ensure compliance on all required HR laws and regulations (e.g. updating employee handbook, implementing employee compliance training, process parental leave, etc.)
  • Work with General Counsel and VP of Finance to complete necessary immigration tasks for new hires
  • Work with CEO on internal communication and related programs
  • Experience leading HR function for a hybrid workforce with employees located across the US and internationally
  • Ability to provide industry best practices and prioritize in accordance with the needs of the business
  • A couple of additions to the responsibilities (no specific order):
    • Design and manage HR frameworks and systems that meet the needs of a rapidly changing and growing company
    • Own and drive a metrics-based framework to understand trends, challenges, and opportunities within the organization, and translate those insights into actionable measures, tied to key performance indicators
    • Understand our company goals and align our people practices with our business objectives

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A background of at least 12 years as an HR business partner and at least 4 years of experience managing an HR team, preferably with a mix of experience in fast-growing technology companies and more established companies
  • Additionally, strong background and experience with leading recruiting and track record of recruiting top tier talent
  • Demonstrated record of of implementing practical solutions while taking input from diverse key stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design and convey clear processes, and a detail-oriented yet flexible approach to problem solving
  • Detail-oriented and focused on producing high quality work products (HR documents, offer letters, legal compliance forms, etc.) 
  • Excellent executive-level communication (one-on-one, writing, presentation, etc.)
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence and coach employees at all levels of the organization
  • Experience developing and implementing programs including employee development and growth, performance coaching, compensation review, and compliance
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical client groups and a strong understanding of the challenges within each group
  • A clear, approachable, and friendly communication style and focus on client service
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and strong presentation skills
  • Honed organization and prioritization skills

Bonus Points

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about the games industry


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Commuter Benefits

Please include a link to relevant online profiles (e.g. LinkedIn) with your resume. 

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, 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.