Testfire Labs - People & Operations Manager

Do you want to fundamentally improve the way people do business, to make it more fun and productive? We're seeking a Operations & People Manager to join our small team and make a big difference

Testfire Labs is headquartered in Edmonton, AB, with team members who also work remotely throughout Canada. A perk of joining our team is the freedom to work in Canada wherever you're happiest and most productive!

We're a fast-growing nimble startup building innovative products and services that take advantage of the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, with a particular focus on workplace productivity. Our current flagship product,Hendrix.ai, leverages natural language processing and machine learning to automatically capture meeting notes and optimize organizational outcomes. Continuous learning is a must; you will be growing professionally alongside the company in this rapidly growing industry.

You’ll need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, wearing different hats at times, where the solutions aren’t always predefined. You are energized by this challenge, ready to roll up your sleeves and a blast to work with. Our core team culture is the belief in a 'people-first' approach. Amazing people, building the right things for our awesome users, in the right way, working sane hours and enjoying working life balance. We expect great things from our people and we invest in return with:

  • Training, conferences, and collaboration with the best talent

  • Great benefits and health allowances

  • RRSP matching and profit sharing

  • Social events, flex hours, and earned perks

We’re looking for an Operations & People Manager, a people person and a systems-level thinker to join us at this pivotal point in our growth. You’ll play a critical role in our team: ensuring we have the people and processes we need to scale and succeed. We’re looking for a high performer who’s ignited by a challenge and ready to roll up their sleeves!


Our new Operations & People Manager will:

  • Help develop policies and procedures that will foster our culture and drive productivity, including the implementation of a transparent compensation model

  • Grow our recruiting function by helping our hiring managers develop job postings, source candidates, manage the interview process, and create an amazing candidate experience

  • Build our employer brand by developing a network of influence in the artificial intelligence, comp sci and start-up space: bridging business, academic and cultural communities both in Edmonton and in other key markets globally

  • Lead various vendor relationships: our landlord relationship, payroll provider, etc.

  • Manage our current office space and prepare for the growth of our team: ensuring employees have the necessary tools to do their work, assessing the case for space in secondary markets across the country

  • Work with our accountant and bookkeeper to operationalize financial reporting as directed by the CFO and CEO

  • Support our research and innovation grants by filing the necessary documentation related to work completed and supporting grant writers with new applications

  • Take care of our people by designing meaningful, long-term employee experiences. Promote and develop our culture of feedback and development

  • Own the essentials: be the point of contact for all people related matters from onboarding/offboarding, vacation tracking, benefits administration, payroll and occasional employee travel

  • Support employee engagement by organizing periodic events: team lunches, holiday parties, our first bi-annual full team retreat


You’re smart, passionate and value people most of all. You’re adaptable and level-headed: you can work directly with a CEO, impress a potential recruit and stickhandle a difficult meeting. Complex business problems get you excited. You’re a team player who also works well independently. You understand the importance of balancing culture and productivity. You have the utmost discretion.

You have 5+ of work experience touching on business operations with at least 2 years focused on recruitment and HR. You’ve completed formal HR training and are familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation.


If you think you're the person Testfire needs, please send your cover letter and resume, including your LinkedIn profile, to careers@testfirelabs.com. Only those who meet our criteria will be contacted. Testfire Labs is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer that values diversity.