Senior Manager, Technical Recruiter at DigitalOcean

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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about creating a world class candidate experience and matching the business’ needs with the skills and expertise of talented professionals. 

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Recruiting who has experience with leading teams of recruiters. The Sr. Manager will provide a consultative recruitment approach; drive consistent communication with business leaders, provide market analysis, execute creative sourcing techniques, candidate assessments, and other talent related activities.  

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Manage a team of Recruiters. Responsible for coaching and developing for performance to achieve goals.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on hiring techniques and legal issues regarding hiring practices.  Responsible for all recruiting systems, processes, metrics and channels.  
  • Will serve as a change agent for processes and drive continuous improvements within talent acquisition. This person will lead any organizational change efforts with regards to recruiting working while working with the other People Team functions.
  • Working closely with business leaders, PBPs (people business partners), and finance to drive effective workforce and hiring plans, and ensure the Talent Acquisition team is fully competent and aligned to support the talent needs of the business 
  • Continuously expand and optimize a diverse candidate pipeline and inclusive selection processes that enable broad and highly diverse candidate pools across both leadership and IC positions, as well as teams and business functions. 
  • Participate & lead regular business meetings on Recruiting KPI’s, projects, key focus areas and process improvements.
  • Develop and maintain a network and pipeline of talent in a high quality / high volume / high demand environment.  Ability to manage an average of 15-20 open engagements simultaneously is a must.
  • Lead special recruitment projects, including but not limited to, confidential assignments, non-US office formation and staffing, Sr level searches and pro-active talent identification as assigned; build relationship with C Suite & Leadership, 
  • Participate in regular strategy meetings with hiring managers and HRBP’s, providing a consultative approach on talent.
  • Build and maintain proactive partnerships with all internal and external client groups in order to understand the business needs, staffing needs and issues, and offer solutions through creative and effective sourcing resources and tools.
  • Develop and execute recruitment strategies to proactively search for a diverse pool of candidates using various recruiting methods to include on the ground recruiting, networking/relationship building, social networking sites, and internet.
  • Provide guidance through the interview, offer, and hiring process.
  • Gather competitive intelligence, industry trends, and labor market conditions and create search strategies based on findings.
  • Successfully manage and track assigned postings, prioritize and close searches against a timeline according to established benchmarks and metrics.
  • Generate reports and data for special projects, new proposals and general corporate information.
  • Implement and enforce consistency with recruiting policies and procedures.  Make recommendations and execute on any process changes/improvements. 
  • Establish recruiting team KPI’s and measure performance of the recruiting team against the Talent Acquisition KPI’s.
  • Manage all recruiting systems ensuring that the recruiting has the tools needed to be successful and that DO is fully utilizing the system capacity.
What We’ll Expect From You:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relentless follow up, resourcefulness and very strong communication skills. Able to successfully manage hiring managers expectations on the hiring process.  
  • Proven and successful track record of sourcing large pipelines through various channels, such as LinkedIn, Eightfold, and screening/interviewing qualified candidates or any other applicable resources.
  • Strong Relationship Builder with hiring managers and all recruiting partners. 
  • A data-driven approach and a continuous improvement mindset fixed on optimizing and enhancing all stages and milestones of the talent acquisition process
  • Problem-solving skills that drive solutions and successful outcomes through open communication, collaboration, and transparency
  • Ability to toggle from hands-on and tactical to complex and strategic with ease 
  • Expertise in diagnosing and resolving issues that slow recruiting velocity
  • Experienced in handling equity, company benefits and perks questions from candidates competently
  • Excellent negotiating and closing skills 
  • Experience within startup and high growth companies. 
  • Understands and can sell company brand and organization and recommend unique and creative ways to overcome recruiting challenges 
  • Understanding of relevant immigration Law as related to recruiting 
  • High level of Professionalism and strong project management skills
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements
  • 15+ years recruiting experience in full life-cycle environment, including management of multiple high-volume, high business impact roles simultaneously
  • Must have experience leading a recruiting team and implementing process and systems improvements 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of tech recruiting/industry required. 
  • Extremely Competent in recruiting software tools/sources, such as, Greenhouse or other ATS systems, Google Suite, and LinkedIn
 Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning tracks, and other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your physical, financial and mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a commute or internet allowance. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge and Palo Alto, we’re very distributed—we use a number of communication tools to connect across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices and meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company event, Shark Week, to get quality time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needs.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • CLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • F#Languages
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ConsulDatabases
    • ZKDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Easy to access for employees both in and outside of NYC, our HQ is located in the heart of trendy SoHo.

An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year along with an annual Shark Day!

Olivia

Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about our Managed Databases and App Platform offerings. Getting started on a new project can be hard, let alone the overhead of setting up infrastructure. With our App Platform and Managed Databases, developers can focus their attention on writing code.

Greg

Engineer II

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

Yancey

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

Daniel

Senior Developer Relations Manager

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees.
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Fitness Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals In-Office Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
DigitalOcean's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Our NYC office provides free catered breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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