HR Operations Specialist

  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Human Resources

Company Description

Our Mission

Aurinia exists to make a difference in transforming people’s lives by delivering innovative treatments to patients living with serious, rare autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. From the earliest days of the company, we’ve applied an inventive, thoughtful, and responsible approach to developing therapies for people in need. Through our dedication, we relentlessly preserve and execute with integrity to reach our main objective, to improve patients’ health. In addition to driving adoption of our approved therapy, LUPKYNIS™, for appropriate people with lupus nephritis, we are also actively pursuing a broader portfolio of innovative drugs for autoimmune disease.

Our strategy leverages the skills and knowledge of our incredible team and our deep experience in principled drug development and commercialization. Aurinia provides a working environment where individuals can thrive in a professional, creative, and inspirational atmosphere. Together, we are driven to make an impact for our patient communities as advocates and partners in innovation.

Job Description


We are seeking a highly capable HR Operations Specialist to join Aurinia’s HR team. This is a team that is committed to the employees, culture, and vision of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals. We do it because We Care.

As Aurinia grows and matures into a multinational, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, we call on all employees to embody the company’s values and integrate them into their daily work. It is integral for the HR Generalist role to live Aurinia’s values of Creating Opportunity, Acting Responsibly, Relentlessly Persevering and Executing with Integrity, in every action they take. We have a lot of work to do, and we are looking for someone to bring new and fresh ideas.

The HR Operations Specialist is responsible for completing a variety of tasks to support the daily operations of the HR team with a heavy focus on data analytics. The HR Operations Specialist must demonstrate a high-level of integrity, a strong depth of knowledge of human resources policies and practices, and a pro-active approach to internal and external business partnerships. They must be willing to roll up their sleeves in a dynamic ever-changing environment to complete a balance of tactical and strategic work in a start-up environment.

Primary Responsibilities
• Ensure the efficient recording and secure storage of HR metrics.
• Analyze HRIS performance metrics, document application issues and/or processes, and compiling data analysis reports.
• Perform statistical analysis on gathered HRIS data and run queries.
• Perform audits on HR processes and documents, including but not limiting to hiring, termination of service, when required.
• Maintain digital files for employees and their documents, benefits, and other HR related records.
• Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance.
• Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in HR, talent management, and employment law.
• Assist with administering benefits, compensation, and employee performance systems and programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent education with a focus in HR or equivalent work experience.
• PHR, SPHR or SHRM-CP would be an asset.
• A minimum of 5+ years of HR experience, HRIS analyst experience is desired.
• Experience in documenting processes, as well as performing audits.
• Exceptional ability to gather and interpret data, i.e., HR performance metrics.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in HRM software, such as Ceridian Dayforce or Workday HCM.
• Adept at managing change.
• Experience with benefits administration is preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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