Wave

Mobile money app for Africa

Senior Technical Recruiter

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....

How you will help us achieve it

Our team has grown rapidly throughout the year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future! Our talent team is becoming more specialized, and we are looking to hire our first Technical Recruiter. We expect to grow our technical recruitment team to 4 people over the next six months as we scale our engineering team.

In this role, you'll;

  • Manage the full cycle of technical recruitment (source, interview, coordinate) for candidates across various types of engineering roles
  • Partner with the engineering team to understand their hiring objectives, how they work, and develop strategies to hire effectively for their team
  • Proactively flag problems and opportunities for improvement in the recruitment process.
  • Track and analyze metrics as part of optimizing recruitment for your roles and reporting to hiring managers
  • Develop diverse pipeline strategies and contribute as a thought leader on designing recruiting processes that result in fair, inclusive, and exceptional candidate experiences.
  • Source diverse, world-class candidates who are technically excellent and exceptional culture fits by leveraging your social networks, persuasion skills, excellent candidate experience, and strong follow-ups.
  • Build and carry out semi-structured interviews with candidates as part of the screening and final interview process
  • Deeply understand and be an ambassador for our culture, values, and habits by a) ensuring that candidates experience the culture during the hiring process and b) producing content for our website, blog, and social media to grow our technical employment brand.

Key details

  • You can work remotely from anywhere (between UTC -5 and +4) with reliable Internet access in the following countries: US, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Uganda, or Senegal.
  • Our remote team meets in Africa for a one-week retreat every four months. (Wave covers all costs.)
  • Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula.
  • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country to country)
  • 6 months fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
  • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
  • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

Requirements

  • 3+ years of ownership of the full recruitment cycle (sourcing, interviewing, hiring) for technical hires
  • 2+ years of experience working in-house at a software company recruiting engineers and product managers
  • Very strong verbal/written communication and stakeholder management/relationship skills
  • Very strong analytical skills (understands how to build KPIs and can export and handle data in spreadsheets)

You might be a good fit if you

  • Are incredibly adaptable and experienced in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Make data-driven decisions and make use of analytics to understand problems.
  • Are excited by our vision of financial inclusion in Africa.
  • Enjoy networking and meeting new people and thrive at building new relationships.
  • Are adept at independently navigating complex relationships
  • Are tech-savvy and enjoy automating processes
  • Dive into new challenges and enjoy identifying creative solutions - hiring for every role at Wave is unique!

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Benin and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Click the link below to access the application page. Upload a resume and if required, a cover letter, both written in English, describing your interest in Wave and the role. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Why you should join Wave

Build the future of money, Africa-first.

Join our global team bringing modern, affordable banking services to those who need them the most.

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, nearly 60% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we're enabling over 700k payments every day, and growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in :)

Wave
Founded:2015
Team Size:800
Location:Dakar, Senegal
Founders
Drew Durbin
Drew Durbin
CEO
Lincoln Quirk
Lincoln Quirk
CPO