Sr. HR Compliance Specialist

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! 

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

  • What’s my job title? Sr. HR Compliance Specialist
  • Where in the world? You can work remotely from anywhere on the US East coast 
  • Working hours? For this role, you will operate within the Eastern Time (ET)
  • What language(s) are required? Fluency in English is a must 

This position will be focus heavily on 4 key areas - Global Background check verifications, Immigration compliance and security and finance audit compliance, management of people policies.  The Global HR Compliance Specialist is responsible to oversee and support the company’s immigration programs by working closely with HR Business Partners, Recruiting, Management, employees and external immigration counsel. In this role, you will be the subject matter expert and point of contact with questions and case filings.

What you’ll do

  • Manage global background check function and system, updating all stakeholders of status and ensuring they are complete and compliant
  • Work with outside immigration counsel to ensure full compliance with immigration laws;
  • Facilitate the immigration process including non-immigrant (i. e. OPT/STEM, EAD, H-1B, TN, L-I and J visas) and immigration petitions (permanent residence sponsorship) as it relates to extensions, amendments, transfers, and terminations;
  • Educate hiring managers and employees about Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Labor and Department of State regulations;
  • Respond to all immigration questions, review issues and employee concerns and provide counsel and education in regards to immigration guidelines, legal requirements and procedures;
  • Advise employees regarding restriction for travel outside of the US and general direction related to the visa process;
  • Evaluate foreign national credentials and resolve immigration issues;
  • Manage visa expiration dates for all foreign nationals and files cases in a timely manner;
  • Provides updates to HR Business Partners, Recruiting and employees about visa processes;
  • Coordinates PERM recruitment review with immigration counsel and business managers;
  • Maintain knowledge of changes in immigration policies/regulations and communicate to stakeholders timely;
  • Reviews and tracks vendor invoices and payments relating to immigration;
  • Manage people policies to ensure they are documented and transparent and communicated
  • May assist human resources team on other compliance projects as needed;
  • Provide HR evidence for SOC2 and ISO audits

What you’ll bring

  • A minimum of 3 years of employment- based immigration experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Previous work experience with background check processes
  • Previous work experience in high tech industry.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential employee information appropriately.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Strong GSuite skills
  • Experience with HireRight is preferred


What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere 
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We call ourselves Birds!

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 750 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. 

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get sh*t done”. Our Birds choose where they work from in the region or country we’re hiring in, so long as it’s within the job’s complementary timezone as indicated in the Job descriptions — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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