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Senior Contract Recruiter (Remote)

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, named a 2021 "Best Place to Work" in Austin, is looking for a versatile Senior Recruiter (Contractor) to demonstrate their knowledge of competitive markets and their super sleuthy sourcing skills to identify and engage top notch talent with a focus on building outstanding teams. As a full-cycle Recruiter, you'll be responsible for leveraging your extensive candidate network and sourcing abilities, relentless drive and passion for results, and our recruiting tools to find A-players for our growing company.  

This is a remote position and the ideal candidate will reside in greater Austin, TX area or in any major city in the US.

What you'll do:

  • Identify and recruit top notch talent for a variety of business units  teams. You will support teams in Austin, Texas, San Francisco,  California  and other global  locations based on business needs.
  • Our ideal candidate will reside in the Austin, Texas Metro area, or is seriously  open to relocating  to Austin.
  • Organize strategic recruiting events to help us grow the BigCommerce employment brand within the community through traditional and non-traditional recruiting methods
  • Actively plan outreach to groups and help us drive employee participation in them
  • Conduct research on target companies and candidates, leveraging tools like LinkedIn Recruiter, in addition to other online resources
  • Always be mindful in prospecting for DEI applicants to increase DEI top of funnel
  • High utilization of Beamery ( passive talent  relationship management)
  • Utilize innovative sourcing strategies to attract the best and brightest talent and work relentlessly to fill active job openings, and build a pipeline of candidates for future needs
  • Drives improvements in recruiting process, quality & efficiency
  • Collaborate with your Recruiting  teammates as well as your partners on our  People team (HRBPs, Compensation and People Services))

You have:

  • 7+  years of experience with full life-cycle recruiting for top talent, ideally for the technology industry, either in house or within an agency
  • Previous experience recruiting the "best of the best"  talent in the market 
  • A large network of candidates that you have maintained contact with over the last few years 
  • Experience sourcing and engaging top quality candidates on a regular basis (not just posting to job boards) 
  • Strong research skills and the ability to conduct research on target companies and candidates, using online resources (LinkedIn, Boolean search to find passive candidates
  • Experience recruiting within high-growth, start-up environments - coming from a software, internet, or social media company highly desired 
  • A "don't take no" for an answer demeanor 
  • Strong interviewing skills, both in person and over the phone -- the ability to identify the very best talent from average talent 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

You are:

  • A builder. You love hiring teams and the impact your role has in advancing an organization.
  • A utility player. You’re like a Swiss Army Knife when it comes to recruiting and you’re willing to help out wherever needed. 
  • A closer. You get to know your candidates as individuals and know what motivates their search so that it all matches up when we are ready to make an offer.
  • Fun. You’re flexible, adventurous, and excited to build something outstanding.
  • Customer focused. You’re obsessed with providing the best experience for candidates and your internal hiring teams.
  • Innovative. You have success stories of creative ways you’ve been able to source candidates and enjoy sharing tips of the trade with your teammates.
  • Resourceful. Whether it’s the first time you’ve worked on a search for a unicorn or you’re taking on a project from scratch, you’re like MacGyver with research and a natural curiosity to figure things out.
  • Collaborative. You build good relationships with your teammates, hiring teams, and partners in HR, Compensation, and Operations.
  • A brand ambassador. You’d be proud to work at a company with a leading product and a culture that receives recognition for being a Best Place to Work in all of our locations. You’d be thrilled to be part of continuing to build that at BigCommerce.




Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the  internal job board  to apply for openings

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