Sr. Director Technical Recruiting


Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at

We are excited to add to our team a Head of Global Technology Recruiting to lead all aspects surrounding our hyper-growth efforts globally.

Do you thrive in ambiguity, adapt quickly to a changing environment, take a global view, are data-driven and technically savvy? Do you have a passion for optimizing processes and a solid understanding of the global technical talent pool? Can you balance critical, long-term thinking about how we scale the recruiting function with hands-on delivery to ensure what happens today translates into our goals for tomorrow? Do you love leading teams and developing people?

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Bring your vision and passion for recruiting systems and processes at a global scale
  • Promote continuous improvement of our recruiting processes and operations at Elastic through leadership, guidance and education
  • Build an outstanding candidate experience, in coordination with our People Operations team and onboarding
  • Translate global hiring targets into recruiting strategy and plans, in partnership with managers, executives and finance
  • Establish metrics and dashboards with a reporting cadence
  • Collaborate on building a Talent Brand that attracts diverse talent which embodies our Source Code globally

What You Bring Along:

  • Technical recruiting leadership and business experience
  • Leadership of a global recruiting function in a fast-growth technology company
  • Analytical skills with the ability to develop and analyze metrics as well as hard/soft data to regularly inform the business and the executive team
  • The ability to dig into complex issues where analysis of situations and data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
  • A strategic, analytical problem solving capability that's not afraid to roll-up one's sleeves and get into the weeds; passion for problem solving
  • A role model for partnership across your team and your colleagues who seek insights from others in the interest of a better outcome
  • An effective communicator who keeps others abreast of what is going on, asks for input, provides help when asked, and offers help when not asked
  • A proven customer service orientation and understanding of the importance (and challenges!) of managing internal clients, being responsive to needs, and effectively setting expectations
  • A capability to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, and lead change
  • A sense of humor and ability to roll with the punches is definitely a plus

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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