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Lead Engineering Recruiter

Other | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About foursquare:

Our goal is to make the real world easier to use. We're a small but highly ambitious company with millions of users worldwide relying on foursquare to keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock deals.  We’re also helping half a million registered businesses ranging from local merchants to global brands connect with their customers. 

To thrive as a member of team foursquare, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment. We're a close-knit team and, especially at the end of a long day over beers, we feel like we're inventing the future together.

About foursquare's talent team:

Here at foursquare, we believe that one person should be with you from your very first interview to your last day at the company, and that person is the recruiter. We don’t have a formal "HR department" like other companies. Instead, our recruiting team is your one-stop shop for everything - interviews, orientation, benefits, culture, retention, career development, and more.

To join our team, you must have a sixth sense about people - you can separate the ‘A players’ from the ‘A+ players’, understand what makes them tick day-to-day, and know how to keep them engaged, challenged, and passionate about their work. You must also come with creative ways to build our culture, market our employment brand to the outside world, and squash those pesky growing pains when they arise. We’re taking a whole new approach to recruiting and HR at foursquare, and we're seeking others that are ready to break the mold.

About the engineering recruiter position:

We are seeking an experienced engineering recruiter with specific experience at either a small startup or large successful technical company (e.g. Google or Facebook). You should be well-versed in the many different roles that make up an engineering organization, as well as know what schools and companies from which to source the best engineering talent. To really impress us, you should have an understanding of programming languages, technology stacks, and engineering processes and feel comfortable conducting your own phone screens with candidates.

This position is available at our San Francisco hq in SoMA.


  • Bachelors degree
  • In-house recruiting experience
  • 3+ years of experience recruiting for software engineering, QA, and operations roles
  • "Always be closing!" - the ability to effectively communicate all pieces of an offer package (including stock options) and attack offer negotiations from multiple angles
  • Exposure to HR responsibilities, for example employment law, immigration issues, compensation analysis, and benefits enrollment
  • Comfortable in a small, intense and high-growth startup environment