Talent Acquisition Lead

Toronto /
People /
Remote friendly
Recruit world-class technical talent. Develop a high impact and inclusive recruiting function. Scale an exciting and high potential Canadian startup.

We’re a small, diverse team with loads of experience in research and engineering. At Cohere, our mission is to build machines that understand the world, and to make them safely accessible to all. Doing so would not only fundamentally change the way that organizations interact with natural language data, but also enable people to interact with technology the way we interact with each other. We welcome kind and brilliant people to our team, from wherever they come. 

As our Talent Acquisition Lead, you will:

    • Be the first recruiter on the People team at Cohere and play a vital role in scaling our organization
    • Implement and scale end-to-end recruitment processes for all roles — from entry level engineers though senior leadership roles
    • Begin by splitting your focus 80/20 between technical and non-technical roles (until the team expands)
    • Lead the recruitment process, including sourcing, screening, and managing the involvement of others
    • Ensure that the recruitment process is equitable and supports Cohere’s priority of building a diverse and inclusive team
    • Be a vital partner for senior leadership and have influence on the growth of the organization 
    • Update our applicant tracking system (Lever) with accurate candidate notes and pipeline information

You may be a good fit, if you have:

    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a recruiting function preferably within a fast growing startup or tech company
    • Minimum of 2 years focused on technical recruiting (recruiting ML talent a plus)
    • Designed, built and rolled out recruiting processes and are excited about scaling. 25 hires in six months doesn’t scare you 
    • Excitement to take ownership of building an entire recruiting function yourself
    • A data-drive approach and get excited by meeting and exceeding goals 
    • The emotional intelligence to close candidates with the right balance of consideration, transparency, and drive
    • An interest in establishing equitable recruiting processes and a desire to go the extra mile to recruit non-traditional candidates 
    • A natural curiosity for the AI industry, specifically around cutting edge research within the NLP space

Our perks:

    • Full health and dental benefits
    • Free lunches
    • Fitness + well being initiative
    • 6 weeks vacation
    • Visa support, if required
    • Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research
    • Open and inclusive culture and work environment
    • Remote flexible

Even if you don't think you match this description, but you're interested in this role, please apply.