Senior Technical Recruiter (Remote) at Quora

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[As of June 2020, Quora has become a "remote-first" company.  This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the world, regardless of any location that might be specified above.]

About Quora:

The vast majority of human knowledge is still not on the internet. Most of it is trapped in the form of personal experience in people's heads, or buried in books and research papers that only experts can access. More than a billion people use the internet, yet only a tiny fraction contribute their knowledge to it. We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds -- from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences -- so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission.

About the Team:

The Recruiting Team at Quora is responsible for supporting the company's growth in pursuit of our mission. We aim to hire and retain world-class employees and to create an environment where they can do their best work. We strive to be innovators and leaders in our field. 

We value honest communication, mutual respect, and view ourselves as partners to our candidates and hiring managers. Ability to develop a deep rapport with candidates is critical to success on our team. If you are passionate about Technical Recruiting and would like to join an organization that shares your passion, come join us!

About the Role:

Quora is expanding and we’re seeking to bring aboard an experienced Senior Technical Recruiter to help us grow. We’re at the beginning of one of the most exciting chapters in our company’s history; earlier this year we transitioned to “remote-first” and now we are joining the creator community with Spaces and our recent Subscriptions rollout. Our goal is now to identify and attract the best technical talent from anywhere in the world to join us in our mission to share and grow the world’s knowledge.

This role requires experience in building a pipeline of high-caliber software engineering talent (full stack, backend and machine learning). You will also have an opportunity to work on incredible roles with our Product, Design and Data team. You will perform full-cycle recruiting and will partner closely with our product and engineering leaders to identify, engage, and manage candidates through our recruiting pipeline.

With our transition to remote-first, this position offers a unique opportunity to shape Quora’s approach to hiring. You’ll be tasked with exploring international labor markets, identifying new pools of talent and developing strategies to recruit them, as well as experimenting with different hiring approaches. And while we do have best-practices in place around candidate engagement and our hiring processes, we’re excited about the idea of bringing aboard a new team member with fresh ideas who can also help mentor others on the team.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform full-cycle recruiting for engineering and related technical roles.  You’ll devise pipeline strategies, perform sourcing, and own the entire candidate journey all the way through to extending offers, closing, and onboarding
  • Build and efficiently manage a diverse pipeline of candidates
  • As a brand ambassador for Quora, provide and champion an exceptional hiring experience for all candidates, regardless of their hiring outcome
  • Serve as a recruiting business partner to hiring managers and collaborate with other recruiting team members to develop, implement, and execute hiring strategies
  • Manage hiring manager expectations and provide timely reporting of key metrics and insights to set strategy and identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Obtain buy-in from appropriate stakeholders and collaborate with other team members to implement process changes
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora's "coordination hours" (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time).  Learn why here
  • 5+ years of full-cycle recruiting and/or sourcing experience for an in-house recruiting team
  • 3+ years of experience recruiting Software Engineers or related technical roles
  • Proven experience in building and managing a diverse pipeline
  • Excellent problem solver and clear strategic thinker; to be successful you should be a proactive self-starter who is comfortable operating in ambiguity
  • Flexible, positive, and communicative team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit remotely without a local team
  • Familiarity with hiring candidates internationally
  • Prior experience recruiting in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Love of learning and the Quora product

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • RelayLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • PrestoFrameworks
    • PyTorchFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

An Insider's view of Quora

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The culture is extremely collaborative and allows you to create a balance between your work and personal life wherein I’m motivated to work as per the requirements to create a meaningful impact. The constant appreciation & recognition of my work would encourage me to go above and beyond for Quora without feeling over-burdened.

Priyal

Manager - APAC Growth Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a recent project, I helped organize the 2022 Quora Programming Challenge, a free programming competition open to participants from around the world. I especially enjoyed the cross-functional nature of the project: many teams had to collaborate in order to deliver a successful competition, including engineering, recruiting, design, and marketing

Victor

Software Engineer

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

Every day I’m grateful to work with talented co-workers who really care about Quora’s mission of sharing and growing the world's knowledge. Our team ideated and launched new monetization programs to empower Creators to share their expertise; everyone has a voice in determining the next great ideas to build to accelerate our mission.

Vivien

Head of Subscription Products

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be authentic, genuine, driven & flexible. Emotional Intelligence & Team Work go a long way. Success is knowing how to create & keep an amazing team dynamic. Be honest, give constructive feedback and always be flexible to receive the given. Everyone who is eager to learn can have an amazing career when given the opportunity & responsibility.

Marcell

Manager - EMEA Sales

What are Quora Perks + Benefits

Quora Benefits Overview

* Remote-first Environment - remote-first reimbursement
* Coworking Space Program - apply for reimbursement of a coworking space or for use of a private office at a WeWork paid by Quora
* Hack Weeks - Offroad, Quora’s Hack Week, happens a few times a year and is a week for people to work on self- defined projects that they think will be valuable to the company or help the company learn
* All Hands and Q&A - Every week, we host two company wide meetings inviting everyone to listen, learn, and ask questions on your mind
* Referral Program - compensation program in place to reward you for helping Quora’s team grow
* Book Reimbursement - expense the purchase of any book that you think will be helpful to your work in any way
* ERG - Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
* EAC - Employee Activity Clubs (EAC)
* New Hire Buddy Program - connects employees to new hires to help guide them through their onboarding period
* Monthly Newsletter - Quora’s monthly newsletter provides company highlights, shares employee resources, and more
* Sending Kudos - Acknowledge your coworkers and peers for doing something awesome!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
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
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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