People Practices Partner, Games

Andreessen Horowitz

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Full time

Nov 15

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Carry1st, Dapper Labs, Elodie, Mainframe, Oculus, Odyssey Interactive, Overwolf, Sandbox VR, Singularity 6, Sky Mavis, Roblox, RTFKT, Yield Guild Games, and Zynga. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The People Practices team focuses on helping our portfolio companies build out the right HR strategies and infrastructure as a company grows, starting from an idea through hyper growth. As part of the People Practices organization you will be working directly with our portfolio founders, supporting our Games investments, including both traditional game studios, as well as products and platforms built for the gaming ecosystem.. The successful candidate will work directly with founders within the portfolio, advising and partnering on stage-appropriate, foundational HR programs inclusive of hiring, compensation, and org design. To do this impactfully, this role will require the ability to assess needs and quickly build trust with our founders. Additionally, this role will partner closely with colleagues on the a16z People Practices and Talent teams as portfolio companies scale.

We are looking for the successful candidate to have the minimum qualifications:

  • At least 6 years of HR experience within a high-growth startup or business unit, preferably in the technology industry
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in games or related industries, especially in a studio environment
  • Experience partnering directly with founders or executives at a fast-growing company
  • Strong working knowledge of all HR functional areas including compensation, benefits, recruiting, employee relations and compliance
  • Experience assessing third party HR vendors (HR Information Systems, Applicant Tracking Systems, PEOs, and Benefits brokers), building out HR infrastructure, and leading HR product implementations
  • Experience building out centralized programs and delivering strategic training across the organization
  • Knowledge of small company HR compliance requirements, regulations, and industry standard methodologies 
  • Detail and action-orientation with a passion for implementation. Comfortable working as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-energy environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with distributed workforces preferred, including supporting international expansion

a16z culture 

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business 
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

Andreessen Horowitz hereby reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes received from outside recruiting agencies and / or individual recruiters without being responsible for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes.

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Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California, that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future throu...