Senior Technical Recruiter

| Greater NYC Area
As a Senior Technical Recruiter at Skillshare, you’ll drive the talent acquisition strategy for our Engineering, Product, and Data teams. You’ll partner closely with hiring managers to understand their needs and lead the recruitment process end-to-end – building creative sourcing strategies and strong pipelines, ensuring a seamless interview process and phenomenal candidate experience, and effectively closing top technical talent. 
While the majority of our team is here in New York City, we do have a large contingent of remote technical team members (especially on Engineering) and plan to continue building our team internationally. As we do so, we’ll look to your expertise in building networks and pipelines of candidates abroad, in addition to the competitive New York market. 
Skillshare is poised to grow significantly in the coming years and you’ll be a true leader in building strong, diverse technical teams that deliver an incredible user-driven, mission-focused product. If this sounds up your alley, we’re excited to meet you.

What you'll do:

  • Own all aspects of the full-cycle recruiting process for Engineering, Product, and Data roles: defining jobs and specs, sourcing, screening, leading the recruiting process, managing offers, and closing
  • Partner closely with hiring managers to understand and anticipate hiring needs
  • Creatively build and execute outbound strategies, and drive technical employer brand initiatives that broaden our reach and attract qualified candidates
  • Build Skillshare’s engineering presence remotely and internationally as needed
  • Provide and ensure an exceptional candidate experience across the board
  • Advise hiring managers and senior leadership on ways to make our recruitment processes more efficient, keeping inclusivity top of mind

Why we're excited about you:

  • You have 6+ years of full cycle technical recruiting experience, with a track record of hiring exceptionally talented people and building diverse teams
  • You have experience scaling international technical teams (bonus for Latin American market)
  • You have strong technical acuity & understanding of the basics of agile development principles, engineering functions, and current technology trends
  • You’re a natural relationship builder, and form strong rapport with hiring managers and candidates
  • You’re proficient with ATS systems and sourcing tools, using data to inform your strategies and recommendations
  • You have in-house experience at a startup or entrepreneurial company
  • You’re an excellent written and verbal communicator

Why you're excited about us:

  • Impact: You’ll be leading the charge on building world-class technical teams. By getting the right people in the right seats, you’ll have a massive impact on the growth of Skillshare’s product and the success of our business.
  • Growth: You’ll have the opportunity to work across teams and markets, taking on more responsibility over time.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

About Skillshare:
Skillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to millions of members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by Crain’s, and one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • YiiFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron (close proximity to 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R,W). The team loves exploring new lunch spots & taking coffee walks.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We balance being both focused and flexible in our office. In this kind of fluid environment, we can seamlessly ease in and out of individual heads-down time to group sessions; from meditation to collaboration; from desk to the lounge. The vibe lends us the freedom to play to our strengths and value our differences in working styles.

Jenni

Senior Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.

Justin

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Skillshare has supported my career growth and trajectory tremendously. I started here 3 years ago on the Community team, but after discovering a passion for coding, Skillshare provided me with a mentor and on the job time to learn. It's been two years since I switched careers, and I'm so grateful that I get to come in and keep learning every day.

Callan

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Sabrina

VP, Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.

Samantha

Director of Engineering

What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

Paid Parental Leave (Non-Gendered), Unlimited PTO, Remote Work Program, Learning & Development Stipend, Documented Equal Pay Policy, Paid Sabbatical, Catered Lunches, Company Events, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings, Health/Dental/Vision, 401(k), Equity

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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