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Recruiting Lead

OP Labs

OP Labs

People & HR
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Recruiting Lead to join OP Labs. The Recruiting Lead will be responsible for leading and managing a team of four recruiters and one recruiting coordinator focused on attracting and hiring top technical talent in the Ethereum L2 space. This role is critical to our mission of building a world-class team that will drive the next wave of innovation in scaling Ethereum.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Partner with senior leadership on all aspects of the hiring process and headcount planning.
  • Lead, motivate, and mentor a team full lifecycle recruiters to meet the needs of our ambitious hiring plans.
  • Be accountable for overall team goals in line with industry benchmarks.
  • Measure and cascade recruiting reporting on a weekly/monthly/quarterly cadence, and make decisions informed by data.
  • Track and analyze recruitment metrics to measure the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
  • Help ensure your team is structured to ensure we are aligned to adequately support the business and flexible to changing business priorities and market conditions.
  • Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to attract top technical talent.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in talent acquisition, especially within the crypto space.
  • Identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to optimize the recruitment process.
  • Support recs on a case-by-case basis—i.e. work on some senior-level hires such as Head of or VP level roles.

What skills do you bring?

  • 12+ years of experience in recruiting, with at least 5+ years in a people management role.
  • Experience building and managing inclusive and diverse teams.
  • Proven experience in recruiting niche technical and executive talent, preferably within the crypto or blockchain industry.
  • Deep knowledge across the entire candidate lifecycle, from talent mapping, research, sourcing, interviewing, to closing.
  • Experience working closely with senior leadership.
  • Track record of building and coaching high performing recruiting teams.
  • Proven data guided approach to decision making.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and proactively.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Deep understanding of the technical landscape and the specific challenges of recruiting in the crypto space.
  • High level of integrity and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for the crypto industry and a strong understanding of its unique challenges and opportunities.

What will you like about us?

  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.