Director, Talent Acquisition

United States
Operations – Operations /
Full-time /
What We’re Building
Honeycomb defined the concept of observability and is raising expectations of what our developer tools can do! Honeycomb is the observability platform that enables engineering teams to find and solve problems they couldn't before. It enables engineers to answer novel questions about their ever-evolving cloud applications, so they can deploy confidently, resolve incidents faster and focus on high-value work that drives innovation. We’re working with well known companies like HelloFresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, we’ve closed Series D funding, scaled past the 150-person mark, and were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022 and 2023!!

The Talent Acquisition team is one of our most visible champions to our unique culture who strive to be true business partners to the teams we support. We are often cited as our culture bearers in continuing to build our inclusive and diverse company that makes honeycomb successful and universally relevant. Your unique opportunity is to scale upon the existing magic that our talent team drives at Honeycomb!

We're looking for a passionate, results-oriented, and innovative Head of Talent Acquisition to lead our TA team. Reporting to the VP of People, this role will play a pivotal part in scaling our growing teams globally – developing and executing strategic programs within the recruiting function that support recruiting training & enablement, technology systems, reporting & data insights, and processes within a cross-functional people team environment to help our leaders hire strong and diverse teams. 

Who We Are
We come for the impact, and stay for the culture! We’re a talented, opinionated, passionate, fiercely inclusive, and responsible group of bees. We have conviction and we strive to live our values every day. We want our people to do what they truly love amongst a team of highly talented (but humble) peers.

How We Work
We are a remote-first company, which means we believe it is not where you sit, but how you deliver that matters most. We invest in our people and care about how you orient to our culture and processes. At the same time we imbue a lot of trust, autonomy, and accountability from Day 1. #LI-Remote

What you'll do in the Role

    • Build, inspire, and coach a high performing Talent Acquisition team
    • Lead our recruiting DEI efforts within recruiting while partnering with the broader People team, employee resource groups and business groups
    •  Drive long term and burst talent acquisition operational strategy by partnering with VP People and cross-functional stakeholders including the People leadership team, Finance, and business leaders. 
    • Continuously improve TA processes, system efficiencies, reports, and recruiter/hiring manager enablement 
    •  Create, maintain, and deliver reporting, insights, and metrics across business stakeholders to help drive a focus on execution and excellence in TA execution and operations
    • Create a unique and intentional recruiting experience from application through pre-employment, with a focus on candidate, recruiter, and hiring manager experience 
    • Manage the strategy, project management, and execution of employer brand initiatives and campaigns  
    • Work closely with vendors such as Lever, LinkedIn, and Gem to ensure the TA team is fully leveraging functionality of our tools and maximizing efficiency across platforms 
    • Lead regular updates and audits across platforms to maintain compliance within each global region we operate in

You Are:

    • A leader who deeply cares about inclusive hiring and building a culture of belonging where Honeycomb employees can do their best work in a safe environment 
    • A talent acquisition thought leader, with demonstrated success in globally matrixed environments 
    • Deeply excited by building structured interview processes that help our leaders eliminate bias, focus on skills and experiences
    • Champion to scoping the job right to help meet the complex needs of the business and team 
    • An efficiency expert that is always looking for ways to optimize the performance and efficacy of the recruitment process and strategies
    • A lover of funnel metrics and other recruiting data to guide teams in tweaking towards efficiency and consistency 
    • Not afraid of a retro and evangelize the power of feedback and experimentation to innovate
    • Multi-dimensional in depth of experiences emphasizing knowledge and best practices for DEI, recruiting coordination, sourcing, candidate experience, employee referral programs, immigration regulations and policies, employment branding, university programs, global geo-expansion, and vendor management 
    • Experienced in hyper-growth, high pressure, high visibility and turnaround situations 
    • Capable of assessing needs, influencing, collaborating, and delivering at all levels in the organization including the C-level 
    • A developer of talent who utilizes your coaching skills to bring out the best in your team 
    • Able to think and act strategically, creatively, and with agility in the context of building operational excellence in a talent acquisition team
    • Someone who develops trust and models open, candid, respectful communication and collaborative teamwork 
    • Capable of maintaining a high level of energy, enthusiasm, engagement and commitment to action 
    • Not only adapts to, but also leads others through change in fast-paced environments 

What you'll bring:

    • As a departmental leader:
    • Will be a BUILDER and will come with the expertise to build systems and processes that are custom to the needs and culture of HNY 
    • Will need to be an influential strategist in order to drive efficiencies and improvements that span across departments at HNY
    • People leader:
    • While the current FTE team is two, we are looking for a leader with a PROFICIENT level of expertise as they will be mentoring and coaching other hiring managers/leaders 
    • We’re looking for you to have direct experience with the following within a fast-paced technology or SaaS-based startup environments: Designing and building TA systems and operations Directly hiring and leading senior ICs directly, therefore we look to you having build recruiting teams from the ground up 
    • Strong interpersonal, presentation and negotiating skills to quickly establish rapport and credibility at all levels within an organization, including the C-level 
    • Experience creating, maintaining, and presenting recruiting performance metrics across all levels of an organization 
    • Ability to work well individually and within a cross functional and globally diverse team 

What you'll get when you join the hive:

    • Base pay (range) of $194,500 - $220,000
    • A stake in our success - generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
    • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are - our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
    • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market - no matter where you live (or move)!
    • 401k plan to help you plan for your future
    • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
    • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance and 75% for dependents
    • Time to Recharge - In addition to our Unlimited PTO policy, we provide ~23 days off through out the year. This includes a company wide break at the end of the year, and we honor having at least one three day weekend a month (if there is not already a locally observed holiday that month, we add one!)
    • Pick Your Perk - $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
    • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
    • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
    • $200 Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
    • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
    • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
    • Modern Health well-being benefit including self guided resources and access to 12 mental health and 8 coaching sessions - at no additional cost to you.
    • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) - so you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
    • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes
Please note we cannot currently sponsor or do visa transfers at this time.

Diversity & Accommodations:
We're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don't need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email Talent@honeycomb.ioto discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better - we want to know!