Sr. Director of Technical Recruiting at Workrise (Austin, TX or Remote)

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As the leading workforce management solution for the skilled trades, Workrise makes it easier for skilled laborers to find work, and for companies to find in-demand workers. Workrise currently operates in wind, solar, construction, oil and gas, and defense industries. We’re growing, and we’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

Workrise is hiring a Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition (Product, Engineering, Data) who will be responsible for our technology talent acquisition strategy. Our ideal candidate for this role will be someone who has experience building processes, people, and culture around a best-in-class technical talent operation.  Your number one priority is to build and enable a technical recruiting team to be the best in the market.

Why Join us? Our People team at Workrise sits at the nexus of company strategy and execution.  We seek to not only double in size over the next 12 months, we also seek to have 1,000,000 workers on our platform by 2030.  We know that our success is ultimately defined by our people, and relentlessly pursue the opportunity to build best-in-class talent and culture.  If you’re passionate about building a talent strategy and brand, there’s no better time to join.  

What you’ll be doing:
  • Hiring, scaling, and leading our technical talent acquisition team 
  • Defining our talent acquisition strategy as it relates to driving company outcomes in all things product and engineering
  • Foster amazing relationships with and serve as the subject matter expert of all things tech+talent working closely with leadership throughout Workrise (engineering, product, finance, etc.)
  • Lead, foster, develop, inspire, and enable the recruiting team to do the best work of their careers (and meet or exceed recruiting targets)
  • Building process and systems to enable a best-in-class operation to fulfill the workforce / headcount plan
  • Setting OKRs, analyzing the results, and iterating on strategy
  • Partnering with the recruiting team and hiring managers to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion at every stage of the hiring process  
  • Define how to identify, assess, and attain the best tech talent available
  • Consulting with Workrise’s executive leadership team and talent acquisition strategy
  • Be knowledgeable in recruiting trends of the future workplace to ensure Workrise keeping pace with technology and evolving our tools and processes
  • Governing budgeted headcount across US and International operations

What you should bring:

  • 15+ years of recruiting experience with 5+ years of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement recruiting strategies in a fast-growth tech environment and leading a high-performing recruiting team
  • Proven track record of leading with compassion, enabling and developing technical recruiting talent
  • Analytical mindset and expertise in using data and a data oriented approach to drive strategic outcomes
  • Experience managing managers
  • International leadership experience
  • Experience using metrics and analytical insights to foster a compelling, data-driven recruiting narrative relative to our technical organizations
  • Experience building process, org structure and high performance teams
  • Understanding of broader People operations and workforce compliance requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated in the ability to proactively seek out opportunities to impact the bottom line.  
  • Demonstrates superior influence skills; can communicate effectively and confidently with all levels of the organization. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; navigates confidently; adapts to change. 
  • Results orientated, measurement bias using reporting to translate talent-related actions into measurable outcomes.
  • Human...kind, nice, humor, empathy
  • Ability to manage both a remote and local team
More than a job:

At Workrise you can feel good about your work and furthering our mission to serve those who do the hard work. We recognize that making an impact matters to you and we believe in providing an environment that fosters that ambition. We welcome you to develop relationships with coworkers by displaying our company values: 

  • Own the Mission
  • Learn and Grow
  • Solutions Over Ego
  • Raise the Bar 

In appreciation for your contributions, we support you with:

  • Working alongside talented peers who will bring out the best in you
  • The opportunity to significantly impact the growth curve of an already high-growth business
  • High rewards commensurate with high performance
  • Flexible paid time off and generous benefits including 401k with company matching

As a world-class employer, Workrise is committed to providing an environment where any and all people feel welcome, respected, and free to be their authentic selves. We welcome applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientation, educational background, religion, ethnicities, veteran status, and citizenships. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!


Who we are:

In 2014, we set out to create a better way to get work done in the Oil & Gas industry. The goal — to build the most reliable and cost-effective workforce solution, using technology to make it easier to manage and deploy workers at scale. Over time, we’ve grown to serve construction, wind, solar, and defense. 

We’re a Series E startup, backed by industry-leading investors Founders Fund, Bedrock Capital, Andreesen Horowitz, Baillie Gifford. To date, we’ve placed over 26,000 skilled tradespeople with over 500 businesses and are poised to grow exponentially over the coming months and years.

We’d love to share more through the interview process!


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks

Location

Workrise is located in downtown Austin right next to Lady Bird Lake. We're close to a ton of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and trails.

An Insider's view of Workrise

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High Energy. Everyone is fully on-board with the common goal of “putting people to work”. Here at Workrise not only are we striving to become advocates for their betterment but become that platform that will galvanize the worker to build and power our society. We have a ton of work to do, but we also have a true sense of ownership.

Gus

Data Engineering Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Workrise, we foster collaborative culture through open communication and open-mindedness. We collaborate with other teams by understanding each other's needs and the common goals we are trying to achieve together.

Ravanpreet

Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

When I first joined Workrise I had a bucket list of skills I wanted to build at my new career opportuny. In just three months, Workrise gave me the strength and support to blow that list out of the water! I am so exced to continue learning, growing, and getting hard work done!

Alyssa

Product Designer

What is your vision for the company?

Workrise is on a mission to empower the people who get hard work done — with an ambitious vision of putting 1 million skilled tradespeople to work by 2030. We're building a better way to work, by giving workers access to more opportunities and helping companies find the right people for the right job.

Xuan

CEO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Collaboration! It has been critical to work alongside my colleagues and partners here in order to be successful. I have learned how to collaborate and partner with amazing folks from every part of the business, which has been amazing for my own personal exposure and development.

Ron

Technical Recruiter

What are Workrise Perks + Benefits

Workrise Benefits Overview

At Workrise you can feel good about your work and furthering our mission to serve those who do the hard work. We recognize that making an impact matters to you and we believe in providing an environment that fosters that ambition. We welcome you to develop relationships with coworkers by displaying our company values: Own the Mission, Learn and Grow, Solutions Over Ego, and Raise the Bar. In appreciation for your contributions, we support you with various health insurance plan options (including medical, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, and competitive 401k matching.

Workrise is committed to providing an environment where any and all people feel welcome, belonging, respected, and free to be their authentic selves. We welcome applicants of all gender identities, sexual orientation and expression, educational background, age, religion, ethnicities, veteran status, and citizenship. We’d love to learn what you can add to our team!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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