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Head of Technical Recruiting

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About the role

From our founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, your data just arrives in your warehouse, canonical and ready to query, no engineering or maintenance required. As we watch more and more companies leverage our technology to become truly data-driven, we’re proud not only of our growth but also of the fact that we’ve grown without compromising our core values.



We do the right thing, even when it's harder in the short run. We challenge the status quo by reasoning from first principles.



Fivetran belongs to all of us. We take ownership and are accountable for getting things done. Through curiosity, learning, and coaching, we grow as individuals and teams.


One team, one dream.

We share the pains and successes of our customers, partners and colleagues. We seek, gather, and trust a diverse group of teammates with different perspectives to guide Fivetran's progress.


If these values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.

Do you want to have an impact at one of thefastest-growing unicorn companies in the Bay Area? Come lead the Technical Recruiting team at Fivetran! Fivetran was recently named to theCloud 100 list as one of the hottest cloud software companies today. As the leader of our technical recruiting team, you will play a meaningful role in evolving what recruiting means at Fivetran by crafting scalable processes to help our hardworking team of Recruiters optimally support hyper-growth. You will have the opportunity to lead a high-performing team and set the strategy to make us better. You’ll also cultivate an encouraging environment complete with continuous learning and improvement in a uniquely Fivetran (growth-minded) manner. This role can be based remotely, or out of one of Fivetran’s US offices (pending post-COVID return to work plans). 

As Head of Technical Recruiting, you will: 

  • Be a strategic leader who can influence on an executive level. You’ll build relationships across the business and build hiring strategies unique to each department. 
  • Be an advocate of DEI and bring thoughtful strategies towards building an inclusive environment while diversifying our candidate pool.
  • Collaborate with finance and workforce planning teams on the best strategies for rapid hiring while considering the nuances of technical business partners worldwide.
  • Mentor and develop others via coaching through all stages of the hiring process such as hiring manager intake calibration, candidate qualification, debrief decisions, candidate offer generation, and closing.
  • Partner with HRBPs and the People team to build and operationalize processes involving internal transfers, referral programs, relocation, compensation and immigration support.
  • Use data to evaluate and drive team performance as we tackle our aggressive hiring goals
  • Conduct research to understand the competitive landscape and share findings with the broader Recruiting team
  • Continue building on our existing process and infrastructure to ensure consistency and clarity as we expand globally  
  • Help build a welcoming employer brand, promoting our employer value proposition and growing brand awareness

What you'll bring to the table:

  • Experience leading a Technical recruitment team with a history of achieving results by encouraging the team and crafting high-levels of accountability
  • You've directly led a team of at least 5-7 Recruiters through hyper growth mode - taking your company from a handful of people to hundreds (or something similar) in the blink of an eye. You know how to scale and grow as the company grows! 
  • Strong time management, organizational and communication skills
  • Strategies for coaching your team in sourcing, interviewing and retaining diverse and underrepresented talent 
  • A passion for developing meaningful KPIs and metrics that will support talent acquisition principles and business needs
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to provide clarity on recruiting vision, strategy, and status to key partners including Leadership Team, Hiring Managers, and Fivetran as a whole
  • An understanding of the importance of data and how to use it to evaluate the health of a recruiting process;  you persistently use it to uncover business insights and drive decision-making
  • A people-focused mentality and passion for crafting an astonishing candidate experience with the ability to balance the needs of the recruiting team with those of the business.

Nice-to-haves, optional skills:

  • Has built and maintained recruiting data dashboards in the past, or has data-analyst certificate/ work experience 
  • Has helped a series A or series B startup double in size in a 12-month period

Perks and Benefits:

  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance. Benefits begin on your first day!
  • Option of Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plus paid sick time, holidays, parental leave, and volunteer days off
  • 401k match program
  • Eligible donation match program
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Work-from-home equipment reimbursement for your home office setup!
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours and fun team building activities
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter benefits to help with transit and parking costs

Shaped by the real-world needs of data analysts, Fivetran technology is the smartest, fastest way to replicate your applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance cloud warehouse. Fivetran connectors deploy in minutes, require zero maintenance, and automatically adjust to source changes — so your data team can stop worrying about engineering and focus on driving insights. To learn more about Fivetran’s culture and what it’s like to be part of the team, click here and enjoy our video.


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Why you should join Fivetran

Our mission is to save engineers from building in-house data pipelines, by building one automated data pipeline that everyone can use. Every single company that uses SaaS tools to run their business will eventually need to analyze the data that sits in those tools. Fivetran unlocks this data with automated connectors that converts messy, chaotic APIs into normalized, standard schemas.

Team Size:950
Location:Oakland, CA
Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown
George Fraser
George Fraser