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HR Manager - US

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Boston
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Boston

Smart Eye is the global leader in Human Insight AI, technology that understands, supports and predicts human behavior in complex environments. We are on a mission to bridge the gap between humans and machines for a safe and sustainable future.

Today, our Automotive Solutions lead the way towards safer transportation and mobility experiences enhancing wellness, comfort and entertainment. Our Research Instruments offer unparalleled insights into human behavior and human-machine interaction in Automotive, Aviation & Aerospace, Assistive Technology, Media & Marketing, Psychology and many more fields. Our subsidiary Affectiva, which had its roots in MIT Media Lab, is pioneering Emotion AI, humanizing technology by connecting machine learning and human empathy to gain deeper insights into consumer psychology and human behavior.

As a company, we are motivated by the challenge of understanding complex human behavior, using advanced technology approaches such as deep learning, computer vision and data acquisition & annotation—always with a focus on ethical AI.

We rely on our innovative spirit to bring groundbreaking solutions into the world for the very first time.

We value our creative, open and inclusive culture, and are a truly global company with headquarters in Sweden, and offices in the US, UK, Germany, Egypt, Japan and China. Founded in 1999 and publicly traded since 2016, our customers include NASA, Nissan, Boeing, Honeywell, Volvo, GM, BMW, Geely, Harvard University and 28% of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

Smart Eye is looking for an HR Manager for our US operations, based in our Boston office. In this role, you will be on the HR front line for 40+ employees on a mission to radically improve automobile safety and provide Human Insight AI to the world. You will join a global HR team based out of Gothenburg, Sweden with peers in Cairo, Egypt and smaller offices around the world.

You will own critical HR functions including employee development, benefits management and hiring.


  • Own the US-based HR function, reporting to the GM of Affectiva - US, and covering both the Boston and Detroit area offices.
  • Lead hiring efforts for all US-based hiring. Partner with hiring managers to make excellent and timely hires. Manage external recruiters as needed. Collaborate with the marketing team on “marketing for hiring.”
  • Lead efforts to define what our post-COVID office will look like and what our updated Work From Home policy should be. How hybrid will we be? How does this effect our office space? Seek input from employees to help shape our policies.

  • Manage all benefits for US employees, including medical, dental, 401(k) etc. This includes annual policy review and renewals, employee communication and day-to-day help desk inquiries with assistance from our benefits broker.

  • Lead employee professional development, career advancement and retention programs/efforts. Partner with managers and executives to create a world class employee development program, which takes advantage of the many career opportunities at a fast-growing AI company.

  • Implement employee assessment / development programs inside the Global HR framework. Make key contributions to the enhancement of this framework.

  • Shape and implement our immigration policy. Working with immigration counsel, guide employees through their visa, green card and permanent status application processes.

  • Working with executive management and the Global Head of HR, create, communicate and document all HR policies such as vacation, COVID-19 procedures, WFH policy and the like. Document policies in our employee handbook.

  • Operate, maintain and improve our HRIS system, Namely.

  • Implement programs, events and activities to create a vibrant, collaborative and positive culture. Devise a mechanism to track employee morale and communicate with key stakeholders on findings and next steps.

  • Participate in the development of transatlantic exchange programs where team members get to temporarily work with different teams in different locations.

Reporting to: CTO/VP Development
Location: Smart Eye AB, Headquarters (Gothenburg)

Skills & Requirements


  • BA, B. Sc. or equivalent degree or experience.
  • 5+ years in US-based HR.
  • Experience with all HR aspects of the US immigration process.
  • HR Experience with an international firm is highly desirable.
  • Experience administering a full-featured & competitive benefits plan, especially with medical insurance.
  • Experience in high tech HR working with and recruiting R&D personnel.

  • Experience working on integration and retention following an acquisition is desirable.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including using platforms like Slack.

  • Collaborative work style

  • Great interpersonal skills with proven ability to build trust and convey empathy.

Additional Information and Company Benefits:

  • Full Time Position located in Downtown Boston
  • Competitive Benefits Package including: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Flexible working from home policy and a collaborative office space
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks, and lunch provided once a week
  • Free Gym - On Site

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

Who are you?

We welcome all types of personalities and believe in a true mix of people to create a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently in an environment that changes rapidly.
  • A positive, enthusiastic, open, entrepreneurial attitude and a willingness to work closely with customers as well as other functions within Smart Eye to achieve the growth.
  • Strong analytical, creative skills. Independent, Self-driven, Thorough, Curious and with a strong interest in new technologies.

Since we are working on a global market there might be opportunities to travel and meet with customers.

Interviews are held on a continuous basis, so we highly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience. Welcome with your application.

Great Place to Work

  • Groundbreaking

  • Persistent

  • High-tech

  • Human

  • We offer flexible work schedules

  • We offer wellness grant

  • You will be working with brilliant colleagues

About the company

Bridging the gap between man and machine since 1999. Smart Eye develops artificial intelligence (AI) powered eye tracking technology that understands, assists and predicts human intentions and actions. By studying a person’s eye, face and head movements, our technology can draw conclusions about an individual’s alertness, attention, focus and gain insights into a person’s awareness and mental status.

Today, our eye tracking technology is embedded in the next generation of vehicles, helping the automotive industry take another step towards safer and more eco-friendly transportation. Our research instruments offer unparalleled performance in complex, real-world situations, paving the way for new insights in aerospace, aviation, psychology, neuroscience, medical and clinical research.

Smart Eye is headquarted in Gothenburg, Sweden and has offices in Michigan, USA, Tokyo, Japan and Chongqing, China, as well as having partners, resellers and distributors in Europe, USA and APAC. Its solutions are used by more than 700 clients all over the world by leading research groups, brands and labs such as US Air Force, Nasa, BMW, Lockheed Martin, Audi, Boeing, Volvo, GM, and many more.

20212021 – Smart Eye acquires Emotion AI pioneer Affectiva, merging two complementary teams and technologies into a transatlantic AI powerhouse.

2021Smart Eye announces design win from Chinese OEM Smart Eye AB receives a new design win from one of China’s largest OEMs.

2020Smart Eye receives its biggest order yet of 24 new design wins. In total, the company now has received 81 design wins with 12 automakers.

2020Smart Eye exhibits for the first time at CES in Las Vegas with great success. Interior Sensing is introduced among other technologies

201927 design wins received during 2019, 14 of which with a global Korean OEM and 13 of which with leading Japanese and European OEMs, respectively.

2019It is announced that the BMW 3-series, BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5 and BMW 8-series includes Smart Eye’s technology.

2019The Smart AIS product is launched. For automotive aftermarket, launched in Shanghai in June 2019.

2019EU approves a regulation that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems between 2022-2026.

2018Additional design wins for an existing European customer.

201818th design win from one of China’s largest car manufacturers with SOP 2019. The order value is estimated to exceed 100 MSEK and 23 design wins in total.

2018Opening of offices in Tokyo, Japan and Chongqing, China.

2017The first time that eyetracking software is being procured for all car models of a production platform at the same time and 13 design wins from a European premium car manufacturer.

2017US office opened in Detroit.

2017Design win with a European premium car manufacturer with SOP 2019.

2016IPO at First North Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

2015Launch of Aurora, a removable, high-precision screen metering system.

2008Embedded AntiSleep, a collaboration with Visteon whereby the system is integrated in a camera with a built-in processor.

2005AntiSleep is launched for the automotive industry as the first system with a camera and full 3D measurement.

2002Smart Eye Pro® is launched with three cameras and measurement in 3D; the first customer is Delphi Automotive.

2001First system sale of two cameras to SAAB Automobile.

1999Smart Eye is founded

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