Executive Recruiter (Technical)

San Francisco, CA
Recruiting /

Here at Imbue, recruiting is mission critical. We believe recruiting is not just about evaluating candidates, but also about understanding them and their journeys on a deep level. And we strive to be thoughtful and as transparent as possible—here’s a blog post explaining our recruiting process in depth.

As our Executive Recruiter, you will be responsible for owning the candidate experience and growing our team. This position is SF-based with the expectation that you can be in office.

You are

You’re endlessly curious about people and enjoy supporting their journeys.
You’re excited to dive deeper into AI and synthesize technical concepts to a degree that you can explain them to a technical audience (e.g. explaining our roadmap, outlining current research projects, etc.).
You're high agency, scrappy, and excited to take ownership over building the Imbue team.
Some background in executive recruiting is required. Technical recruiting is NOT required but is nice to have, as you will be hiring mainly technical roles, such as engineers and researchers.
You’re able to quickly get a sense of a person and their motivations.
You're comfortable spending a chunk of your workday on Zoom calls with candidates.
You're great at engaging passive candidates and getting them excited about Imbue.
You can develop and maintain relationships with top talent for both current and future opportunities at Imbue.
You're adept at written communication and highly expressive.
 You're organized, efficient, and able to stay on top of complex processes and simultaneous tasks
You'll partner with our Technical Sourcer, who already does quite a bit of research—you'll focus mainly on relationship building.

What you'll do

You will manage outreach and engagement across multiple technical roles.
One of your primary responsibilities will be to conduct initial chats with candidates. On these calls, you’ll get a sense of the candidate’s motivations, existing skillset, and personal/professional needs. You will also be expected to discuss our company, culture, projects, and roadmap on a deep, meaningful level.
You will manage the end-to-end pipeline of candidates from application to closing the offer. This involves frequent touch points with candidates to support them throughout the process.
Supported by talent sourcers, you will be responsible for managing the top-of-funnel efforts, including overseeing outreach campaigns, filtering applicants, and working with agencies.
You will partner with the rest of the recruiting team to ensure high-quality, white-glove candidate experience.

How to apply

All submissions are reviewed by a person, so we encourage you to include notes on why you're interested in working with us. If you have any other work that you can showcase (open source code, side projects, etc.), certainly include it! We know that talent comes from many backgrounds, and we aim to build a team with diverse skill sets that spike strongly in different areas.

We try to reply either way within a week or two at most (usually much sooner).

Our interview process

1. Initial chat (30 minutes)
2. Take-home exercise (1-3 hours)
3. Mock pitch call (30 minutes)
4. Resume deep dive (60-90 minutes)
5. Two-day onsite trial project

About us

Imbue builds AI systems that reason and code, enabling AI agents to accomplish larger goals and safely work in the real world. We train our own foundation models optimized for reasoning and prototype agents on top of these models. By using these agents extensively, we gain insights into improving both the capabilities of the underlying models and the interaction design for agents.

We aim to rekindle the dream of the *personal* computer, where computers become truly intelligent tools that empower us, giving us freedom, dignity, and agency to pursue the things we love.
$140,000 - $200,000 a year