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Head of Recruiting

| Seattle

Upbound is cloud-native computing startup that enables organizations to run, scale and optimize their services across multiple public and private cloud environments. Our fast-growing team is on a mission to free cloud-computing from the grip of a few cloud vendors. Upbound is venture funded and backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures).

We’re seeking a Head of Recruiting to join our team. You will be the company's first recruiter and will be part of a leadership team working on identifying candidates for technical and non-technical roles and to drive strategies for candidate attraction and closing.

In this role, you will:
  • Partner with our leadership team to build and execute an effective sourcing strategy, candidate assessment processes, and effective closing strategies. 
  • Own and streamline talent operations both tactically and strategically.
  • Develop and drive candidate pipeline
  • Establish our compensation strategy and framework to help attract top talent.
  • Build and maintain a network of potential candidates and top performers through dedicated market research and ongoing relationship management.
  • Be the face of Upbound at internal and external recruiting events.
  • Set expectations of hiring managers and candidates throughout the hiring process.
  • Manage relationships with external talent related resources. 
  • Own executive hiring.
  • Build, evolve, and perfect Upbound’s employment brand.

You are a good fit if:
  • You have a hunter, not a gatherer’s, mindset.
  • You are a proven technical recruiter with a track record of hiring amazing engineers.
  • You have previously built talent acquisition processes and strategies from the ground up and one or more startups.
  • Thinking strategically and working tactically comes naturally to you.
  • You have a strong opinion, but it’s loosely held.
  • Getting your “hands dirty” with candidate pipelining and engagement is the fun part of your day.
  • You are able to communicate and present to all levels of leadership.
  • You are willing to work flexible hours as needed.
  • You are able to surface more candidates off LinkedIn than on it.
  • You sincerely enjoy working at the pace of a fast growing startup.
Come join us as we embark on a new era of cloud-computing.
We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We realize that our industry has a poor track record when it comes to diversity and we hope to do our part to fix that.
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Upbound is headquartered in the historic Pioneer Square, Seattle's oldest and most iconic neighborhood, the options for lunch are historically endless

An Insider's view of Upbound

What's something quirky about your company?

I would say we have good number of people that here that love board games and are up for an occasional game of Dungeons and Dragons.


Visual Designer

What projects are you most excited about?

Being able to build something from the ground up is truly exciting. My focus is on all things automation, so one of the first things I'm doing is automating the creation and maintenance of our entire cloud infrastructure via code. This is the backbone of our services and I am passionate about building the freeway our products will be shipped on.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

I look at this from both sides. First, we have a very strong culture of supporting, mentoring, and helping each other grow. That's critical for success. But it's also important that people join with a real desire to take ownership of an area and drive it to the best quality it can be.


Founding Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

We’re on a mission to create the open cloud computing platform, to empower developers with more choice and service providers with broad integration.


Founder & CEO

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

Crossplane aims to support many resource types across many cloud providers and SaaS platforms. The challenge of plumbing all those APIs together in a coherent, usable, scalable, and maintainable fashion is always top of mind.


Software Engineer

What are Upbound Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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