People Matter

Employee Engagement Manager



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Hermeus is a startup developing hypersonic aircraft to radically accelerate air travel. At Mach 5, more than twice the speed of the supersonic Concorde, passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic in 90 minutes. On the path to hypersonic passenger aircraft, Hermeus is partnering with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges. These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft. Hypersonic aircraft have the potential to create trillions of dollars of new global economic growth per year, unlocking significant resources that can be utilized to solve the world’s greatest problems.
As a People Operations Program Manager, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and managing programs that enhance the overall employee experience at Hermeus. You will leverage your expertise in HR and employee engagement to create a positive and productive work environment that ensures our employees are motivated, satisfied, and committed to the company's mission and values.
Key Responsibilities:
Program Development: Collaborate with People Operations & cross-functional teams to develop and execute comprehensive employee engagement programs that align with company objectives, including wellness initiatives, diversity and inclusion efforts, recognition programs, and more.
Strategy: Formulate employee engagement strategies that encompass short-term and long-term objectives, aligning them with the company's mission and values.
Program Management: Lead the implementation, execution, and ongoing management of employee engagement programs, ensuring timely delivery and measurable impact.
Data Analysis: Regularly analyze and evaluate employee engagement data, survey results, and feedback to measure the effectiveness of programs. Use these insights to make data-driven improvements.
Communication: Effectively communicate program goals, changes, and updates to all levels of the organization, ensuring engagement initiatives are well-understood and embraced by employees.
Collaboration: Collaborate with the People Ops team, department heads, and senior management to ensure a coordinated approach to employee engagement that is consistent with the company's values and culture.
Compliance: Ensure that all programs are compliant with federal and state employment law.
Budget Management: Manage the budget for employee engagement programs, ensuring cost-effective initiatives that deliver value to the organization.
Employee Support: Use a customer service mindset to be the point of contact for employees seeking assistance with engagement programs and initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field; advanced degree in HR or a related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in HR.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing employee engagement programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • A deep understanding of HR best practices, trends, and employment laws.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Lattice or similar performance management software.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.