Senior Technical Recruiter

Remote /
Operations – People Operations /
About Trail of Bits
Trail of Bits helps secure the world’s most targeted organizations and products. We combine high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to reduce risk and fortify code.

As a cybersecurity research and consulting firm, we serve clients in the defense, tech, finance, and blockchain industries. We help with their most difficult security challenges by designing and building new technology, researching new techniques to advance the state of practice, and reviewing the security of the latest available technology products before they hit the market.

Our team consumes, produces, and presents research as a natural part of doing business. When we make new discoveries or developments, we strive to share our knowledge and release our tools as open source. It’s a practice that’s earned us industry accolades and helped contribute to our double-digit bottom-line growth.

We’re seeking an experienced and driven senior technical recruiter to lead talent acquisition and recruiting across the organization. This role will report to the head of people operations and requires strategic thinking, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and high technical aptitude. This team member will juggle multiple high-priority requests while interfacing professionally with internal stakeholders and candidates externally. 

Your primary mission is to source and hire for technical and non-technical requisitions that we have open at any given time. You will own initiating the hiring process, outbound candidate sourcing, inbound candidate management, scheduling, candidate communications, phone screens, hiring managers and team collaboration, and facilitating new onboarding for all open roles. You’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining a data-driven exceptional candidate and new hire experience, to foster the Trail of Bits brand in the industry. You will owner all recruiting activities throughout the organization. The ideal candidate possesses a ‘no task too small, no task too big’ attitude, is naturally empathetic, and proactively owns and solves problems.


    • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand their needs and outline qualifications for the role(s) to be filled; write all job descriptions.
    • Identify the most effective methods for recruiting and attracting cybersecurity candidates.
    • Own all outbound candidate sourcing including identifying key sources, outlining outreach templates, managing communications, and selling Trail of Bits. 
    • Foster the Trail of Bits talent brand in the industry through talent branding e.g. social media posts, candidate outreach, job postings, hiring articles etc. 
    • Manage the candidate pipeline from the new lead to hire stage. 
    • Qualify candidates and make independent decisions about inviting them to next steps in the evaluation process.
    • Coordinate internally with hiring managers and teams to scope, source, and hire for each role effectively. 
    • Schedule all phone screens, technical interviews, and negotiations for hiring teams. 
    • Ensure a strong candidate experience as the top priority is maintained.
    • Provides advice and recommendations to hiring managers regarding salary negotiations for candidates receiving offers.
    • Generate all offer letters and manage negotiations.
    • Sell Trail of Bits as the employer of choice to drive a high offer acceptance rate.


    • 5-7 years of technical recruiting experience.
    • Experience hiring cybersecurity engineers, in the areas of Engineering, Cryptography, Blockchain, Security and Application Security required. 
    • Familiarity with cybersecurity consulting is preferred.
    • Thorough understanding of technology, technical roles, and technical skills.
    • Experience independently leading a full-cycle recruitment process.
    • GitHub, Twitter, Google Suite, Slack, Donut, and Lever experience required 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail.

Company Perks

    • Before, during and after COVID-19, our workforce works flexibly. Many employees choose to work from home around the globe. As long as you deliver against your goals, we encourage you to harness your personal working style to let you work best.
    • Liberal expense policy for acquiring the equipment and software that help you do your job. If we need hardware to work effectively, we buy it. 
    • We offer exceptional and tailored technical, leadership and organizational training for our team members. Everyone is encouraged to identify additional opportunities for personal professional growth with working at Trail of Bits.
    • We routinely highlight the amazing work our employees do via our blog, product offerings, and conference talks. We celebrate you!
    • We're at the forefront of a number of markets and have the internal expertise and the ambition to capitalize on those opportunities. Our employees see their work in use and valued by many others.

Benefits for Eligible US Employees

    • Multiple generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans including no-monthly-premium options supporting individuals and families through JustWorks
    • Ancillary benefits including life and disability insurance, pre-tax commuter benefits, free Citi Bike membership, access to a HealthAdvocate, a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a free One Medical membership
    • 3-4 months paid parental leave
    • 401k with 5% company matching through Betterment
    • Moving expenses: $5k one-time
    • Charitable donation matching up to $2,000
    • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance
    • 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year
    • 14 company holidays per year
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren

Benefits for Eligible Canadian Employees

    • Premium health, vision, and dental insurance plans
    • Life/AD&D Insurance options, as well as short- and long-term disability insurance plans
    • RRSP plan with 5% company matching
    • Charitable donation matching up to USD$2000
    • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance
    • 10 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 days of sick time per year
    • 14 company holidays including provincial statutory holidays and select US holidays per year
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren
Dedication to diversity, equity & inclusion
Trail of Bits is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive and be themselves! We welcome all persons into our community. We embrace the diversity of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disabilities, medical condition, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, marital status, family care or medical leave status, military or veteran status, or perceived membership in any of these groups.