Sourcer and Recruiting Ops Associate

| Greater NYC Area

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We strive to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Come and join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

The Role

We are looking for a Sourcer and Recruiting Operations Associate to join our team. In this role, you will handle the first stage of our recruiting process, while look for ways to optimize our recruiting workflow. You have a strong background in identifying talent for technology companies with an eye towards finding ways to improve the hiring process. Responsibilities include using various channels to look for potential candidates, contacting passive candidates, building talent pipelines for future hiring needs, and implementing projects to assist with increasing the quality of our inbound applicants. You will primarily identify talent through competitive intelligence and use your networking skills to help us fill our openings with qualified employees.

  • You will implement projects and programs that help increase the efficiency of recruiter workflow.
  • You will support the recruiting team by building a pipeline of top technical candidates through researching and sourcing for candidates.
  • You will lead sourcing strategy meetings to identify qualified candidate profiles using various sourcing techniques and leveraging our team’s networks through referrals.
  • You will monitor team metrics to identify areas for improvement, including the number of passive candidates who turn into applicants.
  • You will contact and engage candidates, promoting our employer brand by crafting and creating unique messaging.
  • You will develop innovative attraction strategies including identification of new sourcing channels.
  • You will be the competitive intelligence expert, staying abreast of news in the tech startup space.
  • Like any startup, you will also be responsible for some of the unseen with ad-hoc projects and other responsibilities.

The Expectations

During your first 30 days, you will familiarize yourself with our hiring processes and needs. You will spend time meeting members on the team to understand our culture and build relationships. You will familiarize yourself with the recruiting workflow, priority roles, and establish metrics to understand conversion rates.

Over your next 30 days, you will work with recruiters to coordinate sourcing for high-priority roles with company-wide goals and objectives. This will ensure that you are building effective internal and external relationships to make an immediate impact.

After 3 months, you'll be fully integrated into the team. You will identify new opportunities for Cockroach Labs to build our employer brand and reach new candidates. You'll create repeatable campaigns to increase our talent reach while looking at ways to optimize our hiring process.


  • You have prior experience defining and executing on sourcing strategies for technical talent (e.g. recruiting on social platforms and crafting Boolean search strings).
  • You have worked with HR databases, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) and Candidate Management Systems (CMSs).
  • You have the ability to combine your understanding of the recruiting process with data to extract actionable insights.
  • Experience in sourcing for candidates through multiple channels (web, social/professional networks, etc.).
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to positively present our company and open roles to potential candidates
  • Effective time-management abilities and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to tell stories through data.

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected].

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We’re located right next to Union Square at 101 5th Avenue. We are easily accessible from the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W & close to the F, 1, 2, & 3.

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Free Fridays: One day a week, focus on what drives and motivates you outside of your core work responsibilities. Dedicate time to a community project. Spend a day at home with the kids. Work on the next super feature. We’re convinced that providing adults with time to be creative outside of their day-to-day work yields better results.

Food for All: We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

 and Outings: Once a quarter we enjoy some downtime as a team, whether it’s catching the latest blockbuster, picnicking in Central Park, or strolling through a museum for inspiration.

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; 401(k).

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
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