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Staff Executive Recruiter



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024


Location; open to London, Paris, Amsterdam

Executive recruiting at Databricks consists of a team of talent acquisition specialists who have invested their entire careers focused on helping their clients identify, attract and hire the most qualified individuals. We execute the most senior leadership and executive searches for the company - both high profile and confidential. Our team is geographically distributed with the core group based in the SF Bay Area and London, UK. Collectively we are responsible for identifying, attracting and recruiting senior leaders who are transforming Databricks globally across all functions in this critical growth stage. Our clients are the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and their direct reports. We are engaged in hiring executives ranging from Directors all the way to C-level executives across Engineering, Product, GTM and G&A.

The impact you will have

The Executive Recruiter will perform global search execution for mission critical roles including, but not limited to Sr Staff, Director, Sr Director and VP in multiple functions and regions of the company. This recruiter will partner with hiring managers, business leaders, and HR business partners to set and drive strategy, goals, process for their searches. The Executive Recruiter will also support all aspects of the search process ranging from preparation for client meetings, including market research and drafting specifications; developing search strategies; identifying, researching, and contacting prospective candidates; creating status reports and candidate assessments and leading weekly status calls on search progress. In addition to possessing a deep understanding of all facets of talent acquisition, s/he will have some experience advising in 2 of the following: 1) organizational design, 2) succession planning, 3) leadership development, 4) onboarding or 5) leadership coaching.

Additionally, the Exec Tech Recruiter is responsible for

  • Overseeing the research effort in partnership with our sourcers to map our markets and generate candidate names and target profiles for a high volume of searches
  • Creating robust search strategies that will attract the best and brightest candidates while ensuring our commitment to diversifying our global workforce
  • Calibrating and fine-tuning candidate profiles with hiring managers
  • Gaining trust of prospective candidates and developing them into active candidates
  • Upholding DB’s hiring bar through rigorous screening, assessment and reference checks
  • Continually contributing to the knowledge base of the group by providing education on industries and market conditions
  • Proactively building out talent networks across diverse functions/industries and tapping knowledgeable industry sources to help develop a competitive advantage
  • Leading client update meetings and leverage data to advance search progress Conducting on-site interviews and participating in debrief/hiring conversations
  • Providing strategic guidance on hiring, succession planning, onboarding, risk mitigation and compliance-related matters
  • Creating and negotiating complex offers through a thorough understanding of compensation and benefits

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in a highly professional business environment; with experience recruiting executives at a top-tier executive search firm and/or executive recruiting organization and advising/influencing executive leadership. Management consulting, corporate advisory services, investment banking, research, or similar client-focused professional services experience is also acceptable. Must have global experience
  • 8+ years of Recruiting experience Recruiting for Technology profiles and preferably for Software Engineering at multiple levels
  • The Exec Tech Recruiter will have a proven track record of being scrappy and able to fulfill the executive searches in a timely manner
  • They will have highly developed conceptual skills - able to synthesize information quickly, understand various industries and functions, and be able to present material in an organized, concise, and clear manner
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively prioritize projects and deliverables
  • Experience managing a demanding workload, balancing multiple tasks, and switching gears while maintaining priorities
  • The ability/agility to work with a number of constituencies on simultaneous projects
  • Personal and business maturity that leads to confident and rational business decisions
  • Demonstrable initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to develop well-planned strategies and achieve goals within tight timelines
  • Experience using technology competently in a business setting
  • Experience researching information effectively through various channels

Benefits (United Kingdom)

  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life, income protection & critical illness insurance
  • Pension Plan Equity awards
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Annual career development fund
  • Home office & work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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