Payroll Manager

Company Overview

Our client is a defense company committed to leveraging commercial innovation to address the toughest challenges in national security. With profound mission expertise, our client focuses on providing solutions across various domains including Air, Space, Electromagnetic & Cyber, and Simulation. Central services to 12 global business units are provided by our client's management through Operations, Solutions, Strategy, Legal, and Finance teams.

Position Summary

The Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the payroll processes of our client and ensuring accurate and timely payment to employees worldwide. They will handle records, address staff inquiries, administer benefits, generate reports, and collaborate across departments while ensuring compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.

Essential Functions Statements

– Manage all payroll processing, including on-cycle and off-cycle (BiWeekly, Semi-monthly, and Monthly cycles).
– Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) regarding payroll process flow through to finished payroll delivery, effectively communicating the process.
– Create and/or update all SOPs related to payroll support and processing.
– Possess a working knowledge of payroll and wage and hour labor laws, including union payment rules.
– Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll regulations, tax laws, and reporting requirements, including managing amendments and initiating/closing accounts in various jurisdictions.
– Collaborate with internal teams on payroll calculation needs and the configuration of earnings, deductions, and taxes.
– Understand the employee experience and work collaboratively with our People Team to continuously improve our ADP People IS Systems.
– Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the team aligned with our client's Firmware.

Competency Statements

– 10 years of progressive management experience in payroll.
– 5 years of experience with ADP WorkForce Now and/or WorkForce Management.
– 5 years of experience with expatriate payroll processing.
– CPP or FPC preferred.
– Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to identify root causes and address data integrity issues.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills.
– Proficient in Excel.
– Desire to innovate and improve processes through automation and workflow management.
– Ability to work effectively in a time-sensitive environment, prioritize tasks, and manage time efficiently.
– Effective collaboration skills across internal and external teams.


Senior HR Generalist

Our client's dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields collaborate to explore new ways of safeguarding the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of our client's team means being integral to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with their customers, they strive to save lives, reduce risks to society, and maintain the global infrastructure we all depend on.

Why Join Our Client?

If you have the courage to tackle a diverse range of complex challenges, you'll find a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to solve intricate problems. In their diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. Our client supports you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to your health and well-being, and provides opportunities to work with purpose. They are dedicated to supporting your success in both your professional and personal life.

Position Overview

As a member of the HR team at our client, you will play a vital role in shaping the company's future by nurturing a high-performance culture, ensuring that employees are engaged, motivated, and empowered to achieve their full potential. You will be joining a team that offers you the opportunity to work for a leading technology and engineering company specializing in defense, security, and aerospace sectors, allowing you to contribute to cutting-edge projects and innovations.


  • Utilize data to plan and implement strategic HR initiatives and act as a consultant to managers and employees on general HR activities.
  • Lead the execution of talent activities in partnership with our HR centers of excellence, including merit planning, promotion processes, performance management, and open enrollment.
  • Champion DEI&B initiatives and foster an inclusive environment.
  • Foster change leadership, act as an HR brand ambassador, and drive culture by caring for our team members, vendors, and customers.
  • Analyze HR metrics, exit interviews, and engagement surveys to recommend action plans for improving employee retention and engagement.
  • Conduct leadership assimilation and team-building activities to foster alignment and high-performing teams.
  • Manage employee benefits offerings in conjunction with brokers, vendors, and HR leadership.
  • Ensure fair and consistent interpretation and application of company policies, practices, and procedures to maintain a people-first culture.
  • Assist in managing company organizational structure, roles, responsibilities, and staffing levels.
  • Conduct employee relations investigations and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Drive Learning, Development, and Training initiatives in coordination with our client's strategy and program needs.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory concerns related to the HR function.
  • Partner with the recruiting team to ensure timely filling of positions.
  • Support HR integration activities related to newly acquired businesses.
  • Collaborate with the Payroll team to process timely and accurate payroll on a bi-weekly basis.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-7 years of HR Business Partner experience in a federal government contracting environment.
  • Deep understanding of end-to-end HR processes and corporate systems supporting them (e.g., HRIS, Benefits, Recruitment).
  • Ability to analyze data for data-driven decision-making.
  • Attention to detail and quality-oriented.
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and in a team environment.
  • Good understanding of development and change management life cycles.
  • Experience with HRIS systems (preferably SuccessFactors and/or UKG) and MS Office applications.

Business Development Director – Air Force / Space Force

We're working with a rapidly evolving startup at the forefront of synthetic data generation for enhancing AI/ML model training in computer vision. Their innovative solutions are set to transform the aerospace and defense sectors. We're on the hunt for an ambitious Business Development Director with proven ability for securing and expanding business within the Air Force and Space Force. This role is crucial for our growth and strategic direction, offering a unique chance to join at an early stage and be part of the growth of the federal division.

What You'll Do:

  • Pioneer Growth: Open doors to new opportunities within the USSF and USAF, maintaining an active and strategic opportunity pipeline.
  • Achieve Sales Excellence: Hit sales goals by masterfully managing capture opportunities.
  • Build Relationships: Forge and deepen partnerships, gaining trust and influencing decision-makers.
  • Strategic Influence: Align solutions with customer strategies, guiding their acquisition and requirements.
  • Lead Customer Engagement: Be the face of the brand in all customer interactions, from RFI/RFP to negotiations, ensuring memorable presentations and demos.
  • Insightful Leadership: Provide leadership with accurate sales forecasting, highlighting key achievements and identifying future opportunities.

Who You Are:

  • Experienced Professional: With a Bachelor’s Degree and over 10 years of experience with the U.S. Air or Space Forces, you bring a wealth of knowledge in space operations, ISR, or GEOINT.
  • Business Development Savvy: You have at least 5 years in a role driving full lifecycle business development, with proven success stories.
  • Startup Ready: Thriving in fast-paced environments, you're entrepreneurial, collaborative, and ready to make an impact.
  • Communication Expert: Exceptional verbal and written skills, adept at high-level presentations and negotiations.
  • Security Cleared: Holding an active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

Nice to Have:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field or an MBA.
  • Direct experience in the USSF/USAF
  • Knowledge of commercial remote sensing, or earth observation sectors.
  • Knowledge or experience in synthetic data for AI/ML development.

Why Join?

  • Competitive Rewards: OTE of $200k-$280k, equity participation, and comprehensive benefits including unlimited PTO, 401k match, and 50% covered health premiums.
  • Impactful Work: Make a real difference in how synthetic data shapes the future of AI/ML in aerospace and defense.
  • Location: Remote, with a preference for candidates near USSF or USAF bases.

Dive into the future of synthetic data and defense innovation. Please reach out to become part of something special…