People Partner at Gecko Robotics (W16)
Protecting Today's Critical Infrastructure. Informing Tomorrow's.
New York City, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
About Gecko Robotics

Every year $2 Trillion is spent due to infrastructure failure in the energy sector. Gecko has developed wall-climbing robots and predictive software that dramatically reduce these failures.

We Make products for human-driven analysis of real-world data.

About the role

Who We Are

The mission of Gecko Robotics is to protect today’s critical infrastructure, and give form to tomorrow’s: refineries, power plants, heavy manufacturing facilities, vessels, water storage, and many more. We accomplish this through our robotics platforms in tandem with our enterprise software solutions, creating a virtuous cycle of data acquisition, processing, analysis, and decision-making. Our robots operate in some of the most dangerous industrial environments, collecting data of unprecedented value and magnifying the contributions of human experts, while keeping them out of harm’s way. Gecko is uniquely poised to maximize both the production and the useful life of the assets we rely on to meet the world's energy needs.


Role at a Glace

The People Partner is responsible for scaling the People function and driving business outcomes in a high-growth, startup environment. Alongside the People Team and Business partners, you will focus on building and delivering smart processes that enable growth, learning and development, foster and grow Gecko’s culture, and ensure compliance.

Gecko’s People Partner is someone who loves to build things from the ground up and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. You will work in collaboration with the People Ops team to build a people infrastructure and execute plans and strategies across all departments. These strategies will help drive organizational and cultural change while managing the delivery of People Ops services to all employees. You will act as a strategic thought partner and a champion of Gecko’s values and culture as we continue to grow and retain world-class talent.  You are a leader, collaborator and are able to influence others into action and encourage a creative approach to problem solving and finding solutions. You thrive in both big-picture and small details and are excited to use data to inform decisions for Gecko. You have a genuine passion for the mission and our business objectives, and are excited to help deliver meaningful outcomes that will further the business and our teams’ growth. You understand that change is both necessary and hard.


What you will do

  • Deep involvement in the performance management process (performance review process, 360 reviews, 1:1's, etc). 
  • Manage and develop a People Ops team including our benefits and payroll specialist and global mobility specialist.
  • Gecko Rewards and Recognition: Ensure we are keeping a pulse on market trends in tandem with Geckos needs; communicating essential information with Geckos, and employee recognition programs.
  • Compensation & Benchmarking: Partner with the Director of People to create benchmarking libraries and stay up to date on compensation changes in the competitive labor market. Conducts salary market research, analyzes compensation, monitors performance evaluation program, and assists management with compensation adjustments.
  • Drive implementation and adoption of key people analytics to help drive thoughtful, data-driven people decisions.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of Geckos, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance across all existing operations.
  • Consistently evaluate and update our knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure organizational compliance.
  • Lead learning and development initiatives to ensure growth and Gecko’s development.
  • Develop and maintain performance management and performance review cycles. Provide assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.
  • Engagement, Culture, and Values:  Partner with colleagues to generate useful data and translate it into a customized plan with manageable actions for individual managers and departments.
  • Guide leaders and employees through performance-related challenges with team members.
  • Continually reviews and recommends improvements to employee policies and procedures.
  • Manage information systems and processes for onboarding, performance management, compensation adjustments, promotions, professional development, and off-boarding.
  • Train and assist department managers in best practices for managing people, such as leading effective one-on-ones, employee development, learning and development programs and opportunities, performance reviews, employee relations, etc.
  • Champion Gecko’s culture. Regularly evaluates culture and recommends strategies for building, managing and improving.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


About You

Required Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability and interest to be a problem solver and talent developer 
  • General HR Law knowledge
  • Ability to gain buy-in and influence people
  • Ability to create thoughtful, scalable processes
  • Experience with employee relations dispute and complaint resolution
  • Ability to critically evaluate processes and systems
  • 3 years of HR lead, HRBP, or management experience
  • Previous hyper growth company experience
  • Experience at a company with strong learning and development and culture 
  • Ability to be in the office 3 or more days per week


Preferred Education and Experience

  • PHR or SHRM-CP is nice to have
  • Payroll and benefits experience is preferred but not required
  • Experience with Immigration requirements is preferred but not required



  • Open/unlimited PTO
  • Stock options/equity
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical, dental, vision coverages
  • Parental Leave



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Salary Range: $120,000-$220,000annually plus equity and perks.

This salary range is based on the current available market data, and represents the expected salary range for this role. Gecko Robotics has minimal hierarchy and few titles, but has broad ranges of experience represented within roles. Should you have compensation expectations that exceed these bands, we'd love to hear from you and would welcome you to reach out to further discuss


Gecko's Web Portal is built on Google Cloud Platform, SQL, Python, Javascript, and React. We also use CI/CD tools such as Kubernetes.

Gecko's robots are designed and built in house by our hardware engineering team which consists of electrical, mechanical, and robotics engineers.

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