HR Director

Ambient Photonics seeks a talented, driven HR Director for our South Bay Area team. We are a revolutionary consumer products start-up in Scotts Valley, CA changing the way we charge our home electronics. Goodbye wasteful and toxic batteries…and Hello solar-powered mouses, keyboards, remote controls and beyond! We’re a growing team and need help structuring our HR processes and performance management practices.

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$150,000 - $180,000
  • Ambient Photonics
  • Director
  • In-office
  • Human Resources
  • Scotts Valley, CA
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About Ambient Photonics

Scotts Valley, CA

Headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, Ambient Photonics’ mission is to enable our customers to offer best-in-class products, features, and user experience with our unparalleled low-light photovoltaic technology. Ambient has solved both the low power density and high-cost problems of legacy low light PV technologies and has created the world’s most powerful low light energy harvesting photovoltaic cells- making endless power for loT electronics a reality for the first time.

What You Will Do

The HR Director at Ambient Photonics plays a pivotal role in fostering a dynamic and collaborative startup work environment. Partnering with the HR team, this position contributes to the overall success of the organization by strategically managing human resources, driving employee engagement, and implementing crucial initiatives such as Performance Management.

The HR Director is instrumental in aligning the workforce with the company's mission and values. This role involves close collaboration with senior leadership, contributing to crucial plans for current and future manufacturing facilities.

Who You Are

You have extensive experience as an HR leader, preferably in start-up / hyper-growth technology companies. In your current and/or previous positions, you have developed and implemented comprehensive Performance Management programs to enhance individual and team performance.

You are a collaborative executive and can mentor junior team members and company managers alike. Data-driven decision-making is important to you as well as creating a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Words that people use to describe you might be organized, energetic, and innovative. You display excellent communication skills and sound judgment daily.


  • Competitive Salary Range
  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits including 100% employer-paid premiums for employees and dependents
  • 3 weeks of PTO
  • 401k
  • Equity

Ready To Make An Impact?

We are an equal opportunity employer. At Ambient Photonics, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to promote inclusiveness in everything we do. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, 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. Ambient Photonics is also committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see. We will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.