Manager, Technical Recruiting

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

We are seeking an experienced, nimble and consultative Recruiting Manager who can help guide a team of recruiters and sourcers that build diverse teams across our technological functions. You will have exceptional communication and influencing capabilities and unparalleled sound professional judgment. This is a fast moving, ever evolving environment and we are looking for that special someone who thrives in ambiguity, is agile and has a solutions first mindset. If you’re looking to make an impact as a key contributor to our dynamic, high performing team, this is a great opportunity for you!


  • Own and implement innovative recruiting strategies to support the growing needs of the business  
  • Manage and lead a team of recruiters and sourcers to successfully deliver on hiring targets and increase productivity
  • Responsible for driving overall success of team including managing prioritization, delegation, and overall accountability of team
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and career development to members of the Technical Recruiting Team
  • Use data to evaluate, streamline, and optimize current hiring processes, including candidate experience, sourcing, interviews, events, etc.
  • Be leadership example for entire team in everyday interactions (e.g. on time to meetings, conduct with partners, etc)
  • Create and distribute data, metrics and performance reports on a regular basis
  • Strategize with recruiting leadership team to deliver on recruiting plans
  • Partner closely with leaders on our technical teams and in the business, Talent Partners, and other parts of the organization to ensure headcount alignment


  • 10+ years of experience in technical recruiting including 2+ years of experience managing full cycle in-house Technical Recruiters and/or Sourcers strongly preferred
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with leaders at all levels of the organization
  • Genuine passion for developing and leading people
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven track record in delivering on hiring goals
  • Ability to build effective recruiting strategies that contribute to the team’s hiring goals
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a recruiting team and stay calm during high pressure recruiting cycles
  • Ability to drive and complete projects executing against timelines

The starting base pay for this role is between $150,000 and $190,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

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