Senior Technical Recruiter

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What Strava is looking for in applicants

About This Role

Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 85 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day.

Strava is growing and we are looking for a Senior Technical Recruiter to help us identify, assess, and hire best and the brightest technical talent who want to make an impact in health and fitness technology. The right candidate is able to successfully manage, prioritize, and close searches against a timeline. You will be partnering with engineering and product leadership to build high-performing teams that embody Strava’s values and culture. This role will report to the Head of Talent.

Strava is committed to becoming an antiracist company, and Antiracism is our first value. We live this value in the recruitment process by ensuring that we speak to a variety of people, including people from identity groups that are currently underrepresented within Strava. This requires us to proactively search for candidates from diverse backgrounds, and in this role, you will help lead that effort. It is important that whoever joins our team in this Senior Technical Recruiter role shares similar passions and is committed to helping incorporate antiracist strategies into our culture.


You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Manage candidates through the recruiting lifecycle

  • Build robust talent pipelines for multiple requisitions, taking the time to ensure we’ve built a strong candidate pool before completing a search

  • Build solid relationships with hiring managers and understand team structures and styles

  • Run searches and engage with passive candidates via LinkedIn, Teamable, AngelList, GitHub, and other sourcing platforms

  • Understand the hiring market to run targeted searches

  • Source qualified candidates, review resumes, and pre-screen candidates while moving interview process forward in a timely manner

  • Seek candidates for matching alignment and motivation rather than focus on selling alone. We are building teams, not filling seats

  • Work with the Talent team to provide a positive and exceptional interview experiences for candidates and hiring team


We’re excited about you because you have:

  • A minimum of 7+ years recruiting experience with in-house recruiting or with a search firm

  • A minimum of 2+ years focused in Software Engineering, Data, Product, and/or Analytics, ideally working for a technology company

  • An extensive experience creating dynamic sourcing strategies with or without the use of LinkedIn Recruiter (including advanced Boolean search techniques, X-Ray, etc.)

  • A baseline knowledge of programming languages, web and emerging technologies

  • A positive attitude, and you are open-minded and excited to learn and contribute with a team

  • Committed to learning about antiracism and supporting Strava’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

  • A sincere understanding of the importance of building relationships with active and passive candidates of all levels

  • Experience with Greenhouse ATS

  • Proven experience in building and managing a diverse pipeline

  • Exceptional organizational skills, with attention to detail and great follow-through

  • Proficiency with Google Suite of Tools inclusive of Mail, Calendar, Sheets, etc. and/or similar technology

  • Self-sufficiency and the ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment


About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.  

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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