Senior Technical Recruiter
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Techruiter is one of the fastest growing tech recruiting startups in the UK, we're on a mission to radically transform tech recruitment. Our vision is crafted from a history of delivery by our founders; we have successfully built world-class software engineering teams working on a range of products, including: Autonomous Vehicles; Healthcare AI; Low Latency Financial Trading; high scale E-commerce sites / Marketplaces; cutting-edge Ad Tech platforms.
We’re working with technology and product companies to help them build their software engineering and technical teams.
Joining us an experienced Technical Recruiter you will drive our growth efforts in hiring Software Engineers across some of the best Tech Innovation Firms across London, Barcelona, Paris, Montreal and New York. With a focus on sourcing candidates within Fin-tech, AI Healthcare and Tier 1 Quantitative HedgeFunds.
Our 1st year was 2019, we grew from 3 to 11 people. Next, we want to accelerate into hyper-growth mode! Blitz-scaling :)
Last year we hired a mix of people; including Computer Science graduates (turning them into recruiters) and experienced sales people with a true passion for technology. Our model of data driven sourcing is yielding good results; we use advanced sourcing techniques, we build excellent content and we deep dive in our technical screening; all of these gives us a competitive edge against our competitors.
You will be joining one of the most advanced technical recruitment teams in the UK; we have a truly innovative culture, built around unwavering honesty and an ‘EVERY DAY IS DAY 1’ attitude. We have an unmatched commission structure that goes up to 43%.
We're looking for:
- Experience of exceptional delivery on difficult / complex requirements
- Reasonable baseline Tech Knowledge (at least!)
- Track record of great candidate experience
You will have gained this in a recruitment agency or in an internal recruitment role (both would be ideal, though for someone exceptional one or the other will suffice). What we’re looking for is the ability to gather requirements perceptively, prioritise effectively, pitch amazingly and delight your clients with exceptional delivery. As an experienced tech recruiter, you should have a reasonably good name in the industry as a result.
We can teach a good amount of tech knowledge to our tech recruiters; but if you’ve been in this industry for a number of years, you should have a broad understanding of technologies, in areas such as (but not limited to): technology stacks; programming languages and paradigms; database and infrastructure technologies; distributed computing and machine learning. We want (and great engineers expect) more depth and differentiation than simple “keyword matching”.
Technologists hate it when you don’t get back to them, or treat them like a commodity. We’ve recently done research in this area with a survey (ongoing), and the prevailing opinion of the tech recruitment industry is suboptimal, principally because of this. Engineers, Scientists and Product Managers should want to work with you because you represent their interests effectively, and you treat them with the respect they deserve.
We're also looking for:
- Raw Intellectual Horsepower
- True Intellectual Curiosity in Technology
- Rigorous Honesty
Recruitment is fundamentally a puzzle; with lots of moving pieces which tessellate in complex ways. To say that you don’t need high levels of general cognitive ability to be a great recruiter is demonstrably false. We need excellent problem solvers, who can weigh up complex competing requirements quickly and accurately.
How can you be a great recruiter in technology, if tech doesn’t fire your intellectual curiosity? Recruiters who aren’t orientated towards technology don’t go out of their way to learn about new techs. We want geeks who get excited by tech megatrends, gadgets, apps, games (or similar).
Recruiters have earned a reputation for playing fast and loose with the truth. Perhaps that’s overstated; but nonetheless, if we’re going to make a real impact on the industry we need to be rigorously honest recruiters. In reality, this means having the strength of character to tell the truth as completely and articulately as you can manage. Always. In the medium to long term, this is the only way to truly succeed in tech recruitment.
We’re looking for a lot, but we won’t lower the bar for short term gain. If you happen to be successful in our process, you can rest assured that your mentor / peer group will have gone through the same rigorous process; you’ll get to work with a lot of other smart, honest people. We'll be able to teach you recruitment best practices like no other company in the recruitment industry - as we've all worked in, and led internal recruitment teams in great Technology companies (which is somewhat unique in the industry).
As the bar is so high, we’ll be rewarding our Tech Recruiters with the best comp structures. Additionally, we won’t be tracking pointless KPIs (we don’t care how many minutes you’re on the phone), offer flexible working / WFH (within reason!); all we care about is excellent delivery and you delighting your clients.
We are a *strictly* equal opportunities employer; we only discriminate based on competence, potential, and strength of character.