Voice-controlled games on smart speakers, TVs, and mobile

Head of People

San Francisco, CA
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Role summary

This role reports to the Chief of Staff and will lead the People Team at Volley. As the company's first formal "Head of People", this high-impact role offers massive growth opportunities. You will have the chance to create, improve upon and implement a wide range of HR-related processes, shape the career growth and success of both the People function and broader team, and build upon our wonderful company culture.


Please note: This opportunity is based in San Francisco, and we are only considering candidates who are based in the Bay Area or open to relocation.

Some things you may have done in the past

  • Helped grow a startup organization from dozens into hundreds of people
  • Created and ran employee review cycles and engagement programs (i.e. company-wide surveys)
  • Experience with hiring and org design
  • Experience managing / mentoring others in your function
  • Knowledge of employee rights & HR-related laws
  • Fostered a culture of inclusivity


  • 5+ years People Operations experience
  • 2+ years Management and hiring experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience at a growth-stage company

The hiring process

  • Stage 1 (Interview Video Call) with Adrienne Hatter, Head of Recruiting
  • Stage 2 (Interview Video Call) with Rachel Deleon, Chief of Staff (hiring manager)
  • Stage 3 (Full-Day Virtual “On Site”) project work & meeting with various team members

What's in it for you

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance is 100% covered by Volley for employees and dependents
  • 401k matching
  • Flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model
  • 4 weeks of paid time off (2-week minimum!), 16 paid holidays, 40 hours of bereavement leave & unlimited sick days
  • Generous parental leave policy: 24 weeks at 100% pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks at 100% pay for non-birthing parents
  • A full breakdown of our benefits is here !

About Us

Volley, named one of Y Combinator's Top Companies, develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month.


We’ve created and run several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:

We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars, and our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.


Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.


We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love coming together for all kinds of in-person and Zoom fun, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!


Underrepresented candidates, and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

Why you should join Volley

Volley builds the best voice-controlled games and entertainment experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, smartphones, and Fire TVs.

Popular Volley voice games include Song Quiz, Jeopardy!, and The Price Is Right.

Our voice apps are used by millions of people every month. We believe voice control will become the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars, and our goal is to become the "Netflix of Voice" for this emerging category of devices.

We just raised our Series B round and we're growing fast!

Volley was founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman in 2016. We're a hybrid remote/in-person company, headquartered in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

While we work to make home entertainment more accessible and engaging, we like to have fun along the way, with team lunches, Friday happy hours, and very active #food and #pets slack channels. If any of this sounds fun to you (we promise it is), come join us!

Read more about Volley's culture and mission here: https://www.volleythat.com/post/volley-mission-culture-and-what-we-create

Team Size:75
Location:San Francisco
Max Child
Max Child
James Wilsterman
James Wilsterman