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Recruiting, Team Lead

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11+ years
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About the role

AssemblyAI is a remote-first AI company building powerful deep learning models for developers, startups, and enterprises to transcribe and understand their audio data.

Our ASR models already outperform companies like Google, AWS, and Microsoft - which is why hundreds of companies and thousands of developers are using our APIs to transcribe and understand millions of videos, podcasts, phone calls, and zoom meetings every day. Our APIs power innovative products like conversational intelligence platforms, zoom meeting summarizers, content moderation, and automatic closed captioning.

AssemblyAI’s Speech-to-Text APIs are already trusted by Fortune 500s, startups, and thousands of developers around the world, with well-known customers including Spotify, Algolia, Dow Jones, Happy Scribe, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and NBCUniversal. As part of a huge and emerging market, AssemblyAI is well on its way to becoming the leader in speech recognition and NLP.

We're growing at breakneck speed, and recently announced our Series B round. We've raised $63M in total funding, and are backed by leading investors including Insight Partners, Accel, Y Combinator, Patrick and John Collision (Founders of Stripe), Nat Friedman (Former CEO of GitHub), and Daniel Gross (Entrepreneur & Investor in companies including GitHub, Uber & SpaceX)!

Our ambition is to build an iconic AI company, making advanced deep learning technology accessible to everyday developers through a simple API, good docs, and a great developer experience.

Join our world-class, remote team and help us build an iconic deep learning company!

The Role

We’re looking for a Recruiting Team Lead that has process excellence, expert fundamental recruiting skills and the ability to deliver a top notch recruiting experience.  In this role you will help develop our recruiting team and scale a top tier VC backed AI company!  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Partner with hiring managers to understand and attain hiring goals.
  • Partner with our in-house Recruiters to develop end-to-end process excellence 
  • Strategize different ways to build candidate pipelines including tactical research, referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Support company hiring goals by proactively building a pipeline for top-priority and passive roles
  • Partner with leadership to understand the competitive hiring landscape 
  • Deliver a top notch candidate experience for all AssemblyAI applicants and gather insightful recruiting data
  • For the right candidate, this role has the opportunity to expand into the HR space 


  • At least 7 years of in-house recruiting experience at a fast-growing company 
  • 2+ years of experience growing and managing top performing Talent Acquisition teams
  • Experience sourcing / recruiting for technical talent at a B2B, SaaS, or Developer Tools company, preferably at a high-growth startup
  • Successful track record of sourcing, evaluating, and closing high-quality technical candidates from entry to senior level
  • Experience working with ATS systems (Workable, Greenhouse, Lever, etc.) and LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Experience in creative sourcing through multiple channels (web, social/professional networks, etc.) to identify and attract top talent across different locations
  • Knowledge of passive sourcing fundamentals, fluency with boolean logic, and ability to come up with creative sourcing techniques

Preferred Experience

  • 10+ years of recruiting experience
  • Experience recruiting in the Applied AI space (full stack developers, deep learning operations, and applied researchers)
  • Experience recruiting in the Developer Tools & Developer API space
  • Experience scaling, or seeing a recruiting department scale meaningfully (hundreds of FTEs)


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many priorities and have the ability to effectively manage your own time
  • Strong empathy for candidates and obsessed with delivering an exceptional candidate experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills; systems and process orientation
  • Ability to write concise, informative and compelling narratives to successfully market and generate interest in roles
  • You are a self-starter, well organized, creative, results-oriented, quality minded and a team-first player
  • Great relationship builder and networker

Our Team

Our team is made up of problem solvers, innovators and top AI researchers with over 20+ years of experience in Machine Learning, NLP, and Speech Recognition from companies like DeepMind, Google Brain, Meta, Apple and Amazon. They conduct cutting edge deep learning research and develop novel algorithms & techniques to continually push the state of the art in speech recognition & NLP!

Our team is fully remote, and our culture is super collaborative, low-ego, transparent, and fast-paced. We want to win - and have a flat organization where everyone can openly share ideas (regardless of their title or position) in order to get the best idea.

As a remote company, our team members are given a lot of trust and autonomy to work where and how they want. We look for people to join our team who are ambitious, curious, and self-motivated, and we put a lot of trust and autonomy into everyone on our team. We want to empower everyone to do their best work with whatever tools, structures, or resources they need to perform at their highest potential.

Benefits (US)

  • Competitive Salary + Bonus
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • 100% Remote team
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Premium Healthcare (100% Covered for you + dependents)
  • Vision & Dental Care
  • $1K budget for your home office setup
  • New Macbook Pro (or PC if you prefer)
  • 2x/year company paid team retreat

Why you should join AssemblyAI

AssemblyAI is the #1 rated API for Speech Recognition. Thousands of developers use our APIs to transcribe millions of videos, podcasts, phone calls, and zoom meetings every day - powering innovative products like visual voicemail, meeting summarizers, and closed captioning.

We're backed by leading investors including Y Combinator, John and Patrick Collison of Stripe, Daniel Gross, and Nat Friedman. We were founded in 2017.

Team Size:65
Location:San Francisco
Dylan Fox
Dylan Fox