Head of Talent Acquisition at A Cloud Guru

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The Head of Talent Acquisition role

STRATEGY | LEADERSHIP | INTEGRITY

A Cloud Guru's purpose is to set people up to do remarkable things and to build a better tomorrow. We are the #1 builder of diverse tech careers in the world, and helping people achieve brighter futures is part of our DNA! As we embark on our next stage of growth, our Head of Talent Acquisition will build out a world-class talent acquisition organization, and ultimately allow us to further help the world do remarkable things. We view Talent Acquisition as a marathon that requires fearless aspirations for the future, but also requires measurable actions for the present.

The Head of Talent Acquisition will promote a culture of inclusion throughout the recruitment process. They will create and evolve the talent acquisition team's organizational design, help set ambitious goals and drive productivity. The right person for our team is a fearless leader, metrics-driven, widely creative and a tremendous coach. If this sounds like you, please read on and apply below!

Hello, we're A Cloud Guru

Our friends call us ACG.

A Cloud Guru is the largest online cloud skills development platform on the planet. At ACG, you have the chance to help people change the trajectory of their lives. The chance to help businesses stay in business. The chance to teach the WORLD to cloud, all while working some magic for your own career along the way. Every department fuels this awesomeness, because we know that the way we treat each other internally reflects outside of our walls.

There aren't many company cultures like A Cloud Guru's in the world. This year, we were awarded the #1 Place to work in Austin, as well as Best Company Culture and Best Companies for Diversity.

What makes the People & Culture team awesome...

We have pulled together the most empathetic, down-to-earth, “people people” across the globe to create a dream team of culture creators. This isn’t a job for us, it’s a passion. We care about making people's lives a better place, and we get the chance to do that daily in our own unique ways. Our people teams make sure the quirky and awesome culture that we’ve created never dies by providing the training, experiences, and processes that help people thrive.

The type of person that is successful at ACG is someone who can adapt to a fast paced atmosphere and is enthusiastic and passionate. Someone who loves to laugh and have fun while creating amazing experiences and making people smile - Tina, Hat Guru (And Employee Experience Lead)

As the Head of Talent Acquisition at ACG, you’ll get to:
  • Focus on proactive candidate sourcing to attract and retain a diverse pipeline of candidates for all positions. 
  • Lead the design, development and management of end to end talent acquisition practices including sourcing, talent branding, operations & analytics, university programs… and more!
  • Address challenges that hinder progress of attracting and hiring underrepresented candidates.
  • Care about diversity and inclusion and have an idea of the impact you have in the world.
  • Build out the global team and invest in the TA team! Provide career development opportunities and empower Talent Acquisition team members to work autonomously. Develop the culture and best practices of the team, and champion Talent Acquisition as a core business practice throughout ACG.
  • Create and execute against an outbound global Talent Acquisition strategy.
  • Build a data-driven recruiting organization, developing recruiting metrics and analytics that provide insight, drive decision making, and measure ROI. Deliver creative, innovative recruitment strategies and recommendations based on exceptional data analysis and metrics-driven execution.
  • Develop effective benchmarks and metrics for measuring and assessing DE&I TA program impact, team engagement, candidate experience and hiring effectiveness.
  • Manage the headcount requisition approval process and optimize recruiter bandwidth with appropriate allocation of open requisitions.
  • Partner with People & Culture to provide excellent strategic partnership and guidance, identify efficiencies and build strong operating systems on issues related to compensation, operations, on-boarding and the long-term success of candidates once they join ACG. 
  • Align domestic and international business needs with recruiting priorities, across all functions, to drive our growth strategically.
  • Provide market/industry/competitive intelligence and candidate insights to influence and shape talent and workforce decisions. Advise leadership teams on trends in the business market, technology, and science of recruiting, providing guidance, consulting, and expertise around future recruitment programs and approaches.
  • Provide thought leadership on topics of talent assessment and selection including validation, training, and compliance.
  • Build and manage effective global training programs related to DE&I, unconscious bias, interviewing 101, all of which are designed to support global DE&I TA initiatives.
What you bring to the table

We focus on hiring values aligned people, because we believe the right person can learn all the things to be successful in their role. Self-confidence plays a big part in what you apply for. We encourage all job applicants to apply even if they are nervous to do so. College degrees aren't required for any roles, and career gaps or switches are totally welcome.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in talent acquisition and experience driving metrics-driven talent initiatives, with a particular focus on DE&I
  • 5+ years of being in a leadership role and managing technical and non-technical recruiting teams
  • Strong track record of successfully building a large-scale global recruiting function for a high-growth company. 
  • Experience building and optimizing recruiting infrastructure (e.g., recruiting processes, budget and headcount management, tools)
  • Deep focus on operations, systems, performance metrics, and data analytics
  • Experience building and driving out a company-wide workforce planning model
  • Experience in developing a successful recruitment strategy and plan, including approaches to increasing diversity
  • Experience with efficient utilization of candidate sourcing tools and implementing technical screening tools into interview processes (HackerRank, Codility, etc.)

We want the people who care about doing a good job. The ones who have the humility and hunger to learn. - Sam Kroonenburg, Co-Founder and CEO

More than a job

Where you work isn’t just a career decision -- it’s a life decision. Everyone has family, friends and interests outside of their careers, so we offer perks and benefits to make work, work better for you.

  • 4 weeks PTO, plus 10 sick days, and holidays. Because even when your office is your living room, we all need time to unplug.
  • Remotely awesome. Get $500 to level up your home office, monthly snack boxes, free Headspace access, weekly lunch funds, and $50 monthly for internet.
  • Human connection. Get to know the Gurus with good times and get-togethers inspired by our values, virtual happy hours, lunchtime trivia, or a socially distanced drive-in movie.
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave. Expanding your family? We offer 12 weeks of gender-neutral paid parental leave, and reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses.
  • $1,000 continuing education budget. All Gurus get $250 a quarter to spend on personal development, and 2 hours each week reserved for learning something new.
Remote where?

The A Cloud Guru team has grown a lot since it was just two brothers with a dream of teaching the world to cloud! We now employ gurus in 30 states of the USA as well as certain states in Australia and the UK. For the time being that’s as far as we can go. We won’t bore you with the details, but setting up the extra operations we would need to employ people in new states or countries is a little bit more expensive than replicating your database in another AZ, if you know what we mean. So as much as we would love to have staff in as many countries as we have students, we are only opening this role to applicants in areas we currently have operations.

What’s the interview process like at ACG?

Applying for a job can feel intimidating and like a full-time job of its own. You shouldn’t have to burn through a week of sick time or all your best out-of-office excuses just to put feelers out for a new career opportunity. We want to be as transparent about the process as possible to help ease your mind. It’s our goal to provide you a fair, efficient interviewing experience that respects you and your time — and to do it all with a sidecar of delight.

Once you submit an application, we’ll review it. If you’re a good fit, you’ll have an initial chat with a recruiter over the phone. A phone interview with a manager typically follows. Depending on your role, you might then be asked to do a little homework (but nothing too time consuming). Then we’ll schedule a Zoom call to meet other members of the team, answer any questions you have, and give you a feel for what it’s really like to work at ACG. If you're on the fence, just give it a try.

Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • S3Databases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • MarvelDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Feed off the energy of Downtown Austin. Sit in the grass of the Capital, talk business over Medici coffee, and become a regular at a local lunch spot!

An Insider's view of A Cloud Guru

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It is very open and laid back, but also fun! You can just tell that everyone is happy to be here. You can feel the positive energy. We all joke around, but we still get work done - and do it well. Everyone is really good at their job and really passionate. We kick some booty.

Montana

Finance Guru

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m thrilled to work on projects that offer custom solutions for our customers. Whether I’m curating content for their specific roles or partnering with Training Architects to build personalized webinars, each project is really special because it’s created specifically for our learners to support them in their day to day efforts.

Christina

Marketing Guru

What makes someone successful on your team?

Throughout the company everyone, regardless of the team they are on, strives to help each other. Technical Editors craft content from the perspective of the student. Video editors make content look amazing. Designers craft awesome images and designs to support our courses. If you have ideas, ACG is a place where everyone helps them come to life.

Karlos

Training Architect

What is your vision for the company?

Cloud is the future and we're here to send as many into that future as we can. We set them up to achieve remarkable things and build a brighter tomorrow. Our vision is to chart the course to cloud maturity for businesses and individuals. We accelerate their journey and power their competitive advantage.

Lady

Chief Doggo Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It makes a difference when you can get out of bed in the morning selling something that’s doing actual good. Organizations all over the world, of all sizes, in every industry, are facing a major challenge and opportunity with cloud. We reach out to these businesses with real value, because we have a product they need.

Madeline

Sales Guru

What are A Cloud Guru Perks + Benefits

A Cloud Guru Benefits Overview

We treat our people well, simply because it's the right thing to do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
To celebrate our value 'Be Hungry, Stay Humble' we plan a day of charity each year. We volunteer around the city, and are active environmentalists.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our vision is to enable anyone, anywhere to become a cloud guru. We live this by partnering with nonprofits like Women Who Code and gifting money to all employees to donate to charity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We stay connected through our Culture Committees, A Proud Guru, Anti-racism DIG (Diversity and Inclusion Groups), and Women-In-Tech DIG.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
From ex-6th street bar owners to ex-Silicon Valley, our management team, lead by our fearless leader and President Katie Bullard, is not only diverse in gender, but also background.
Unconscious bias training
All employees go through unconscious bias training annually, as well as when they become a people manager and interviewer. Plus we have tons of bias reminders trickled into our day-to-day.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our anti-racism and women in tech groups are the first of our employee resource groups. We also have A Proud Guru lead by our LGBTQIA community!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We use Greenhouse Inclusion which is paid software to help remove unconscious bias from our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Put aside up to $2,700 bucks to spend on yourself, or $5,000 on your dependents. $$$
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee dental up to a cap dollar amount.
Vision Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee vision, up to a cap dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance plans that fit your needs, whether it’s just you or you’re supporting a family.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
From free headspace licenses and daily meditation to our Employee Assistance Program and manager hotline, wellness means physical AND mental health!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of parental leave, so go on and have a little one.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Restricted work hours
Company sponsored family events
Work to live, don't live to work!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Even when your office is your living room, it can be good to get away from it. All Gurus get four weeks paid time off, 10 sick days, and enough holidays to make a banker blush.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for all major holidays
Paid Sick Days
Sorry you're sick. Here's 80 hours of paid sick leave a year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Are you a train or bus person? When we're in the office, we offer free parking for our drivers, and if you're a walker we reward you with $125 monthly stipend.
Company Outings
Get to know the Gurus with good times, like get-togethers inspired by our values, virtual drawing sessions, or a socially distanced drive-in movie.
Free Daily Meals
Family lunch is our favorite office tradition. When we are in the office we don't eat at our desks, we eat together.
Stocked Kitchen
We eat a lot of cheese, and have heated debates over LaCroix vs Waterloo. The hard-boiled eggs are a bit watery, but people eat 'em!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We have your Downtown parking covered. We offer paid garage parking nearby the office.
Pet Friendly
Our office doggo Lady will greet you at the door and steal food out of your trashcan.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
If you walk, train, or bus to work, you get money monthly that can be put towards a gym membership.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
To make WFH a little more awesome, you get $$$ to build out or improve your home office set up.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Training is in our DNA. Every Guru is given $250 a quarter to spend on professional development, and given 2 hours EVERY week to put aside their daily work to focus on training.
Tuition Reimbursement
Gurus get $1000 annually to use towards any personal development including tuition, textbooks, and classes.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Improve your sales skills, branding skills, learn how to not get your passwords stolen, figure out what the heck is going on with your benefits... we love a good lunch and learn!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Every Friday for 2 hours, we put down our normal work and spend time learning something new.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Within months of joining, all Gurus take their Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, so that we can empathize with our students. After that, use your training budget for all the certs you need!

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were always really proud of the in-office experience we created for people. The space, the location, and what we offered internally was really key. Then COVID happened, and that all went out the window. That's why it was important for us to recreate this experience virtually for our new hires and our existing team. We wanted to take our best-in-class office experience and make it a best-in-class at home experience.

To learn more about our remote culture and perks, check out this article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-guru-launches-new-wfh-perks-benefi…

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