Head of Talent Acquisition and People Ops at StackHawk

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The Role:

StackHawk is an application security testing company built for software developers and automation in CI/CD. We are a fast growing company in the DevSecOps space with several open roles spanning GTM, Product/Engineering and Executive Leadership. We are looking for a Head of Talent Acquisition and People Ops to help us effectively grow the team and scale while maintaining our strong company culture

In this role, you will build out and own full cycle recruiting. Across multiple functions (engineering, sales, marketing, and more) and multiple levels (entry level through executive), you’ll ensure that we are teaming up with high quality talent that fits with our culture. Additionally, you’ll be expanding and amplifying our employer brand and cultivating our employee experience. The right candidate will be passionate about building and nurturing strong teams, and will be excited about being the first People Ops hire for a growing startup.

Our company’s success is defined by hiring a great team and creating the environment for them to succeed, and you’ll be at the forefront of this.

What You’ll Do:
  • Lead Talent Acquisition. You will build the talent acquisition function here at StackHawk, running full cycle recruitment. This includes sourcing, building candidate pipelines, managing candidate experience, building the interview process, and reporting on the talent acquisition funnel. Working with hiring managers, you’ll ensure that we build a best-in-class team as we grow.
  • Grow StackHawk’s Employer Brand. In support of long term employee growth, you’ll build the StackHawk employer brand in relevant communities. Help ensure that we are an attractive employment opportunity for individuals on the market, and make sure that we are effectively getting the word out about working at StackHawk.
  • Cultivate our Hawksome Culture. We’ve got a good thing going with our current StackHawk culture, but maintaining and growing this as we get bigger requires intentionality. You’ll lead the charge in ensuring that we have a company where people enjoy their work, feel appreciated, and are set up to make their best contributions.
  • Build and Expand PeopleOps Practices. We know that our team is our #1 asset. This role will be the champion of delivering a great employee experience. You will work on PeopleOps processes such as training and development, diversity and inclusion programs, performance management, benefits reviews, compensation bands, and more.
About You:
  • 5+ years of relevant talent acquisition experience
  • 3+ years experience recruiting for SaaS company
  • Breadth of functional experience, including engineering and GTM roles
  • Proven ability to hire at various levels in an organization, including executive level
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Self-starter who can own a function with little oversight
  • Metrics driven recruiting approach
The Goods
  • Competitive Compensation: Earn a competitive salary and get an equity stake in the company that we are building together. Phone reimbursement, paid parking, and commuter benefits included.
  • Solid Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance 100% paid for employees and dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, AD&D, and 401K.
  • Time to Recharge Encouraged: Take what you need vacation plus ten paid holidays! Unplug, recharge, and come back refreshed.
  • Fun Team and Perks: We do great work and have fun doing it! Our office comes equipped with hardware of your choice, daily breakfast and snacks, coffee, happy hours, on-site gym, and a fun team to collaborate with.
  • Place Where Your Work Matters and You Grow: As a seed stage company, your work shapes the product that we are building. Nothing beats arriving at work every day knowing that your work deeply matters, and there is no better opportunity to grow in your career.

StackHawk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Salary range for this role is $120K to $200K, or commensurate with experience.

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An Insider's view of StackHawk

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The team includes a variety of talent across different fields, industries, and backgrounds. The company has a vision to transform application security and we have since laid down the foundation for fast, intuitive software development.
Building great software with friends is a great way to make a living, and StackHawk is a great place to do it.


Full Stack Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

At StackHawk Engineering, I'm excited that we are building both useful security products for our customers. Being able to deliver tools and applications to other engineers that can help them automate security testing for their own applications is extremely satisfying.


Senior Full Stack Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

StackHawk has set the stage in pursuing my two passions, software & security. It is stimulating & refreshing to be part of a team dedicated to delivering quality software in a space that needs it most. Because of the exceptional talent and the bright minds I find myself surrounded by, I have undoubtedly been able to level up my game each day.


Full Stack Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are at the fun stage of the business where each individuals work directly impacts the outcome of the business. The team is empowered to make decisions, take risks, and find ways to make our goals happen. Our team is low on ego - everyone's opinion has a seat at the table.

Ryan Severns

Co-Founder & COO

What are StackHawk Perks + Benefits

StackHawk Benefits Overview

Competitive Compensation: Earn a competitive salary and get an equity stake in the company that we are building together. Phone reimbursement, paid parking and commuter benefits included (if we ever leave Zoom again).

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employees receive stock options vesting over a four-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees receive a solid home office setup to ensure they are ready to get to work!
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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