Tech Recruiter

  • Operations
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Tech Recruiter

Job description

Every day, our talented and multi-faceted team is working on creating the best travel app in the world. From the historical center of Amsterdam, we're building the place to go to for travelers that want to plan, track and remember their adventures around the globe. Our rapidly growing team of 16 (and counting!) is on a mission to inspire and connect people through travel.

In the last 4 years, we have welcomed over 2.000.000 users who added steps in 180+ countries. Our app was featured in Apple's WWDC keynote speeches of 2017 and 2018, and just a few months ago Google created this amazing short video about us. Surely, this puts a huge smile on our face, but our adventure has only just begun!

Recruitment at Polarsteps

Our company is growing fast! We are looking for a world-class tech recruiter to help us hire awesome teammates to keep up with our growth. You’ll be our first permanent in-house recruiter. We have already implemented an ATS, set up some basic processes and hired a few people, but there's still so much to be done!

You will be in a standalone role but working closely with our founders and our People & Operations Manager. We are deeply aware that recruiting the best talent out there is key for our success, so you will get all the engagement and support you need from the team.

We strive to grow without losing our truly special culture, and focus on both professional talent and human qualities.


What you'll do

  • Design and run our recruiting process end-to-end across all roles;

  • Source incredible candidates from both the usual and unexpected places;

  • Partner closely with hiring managers and other members of our team to make every touchpoint with candidates exceptional (while using everyone's time wisely);

  • Strategize and automate! We want every hire to be better than the one before. Help us figure out how to ramp our pace of hiring while ensuring the best decision-making process and a world-class candidate experience'

  • Build a solid employer brand, particularly within the tech scene (including events).

Job requirements

Our ideal candidate

  • Has 4+ years experience in Tech Recruitment, but is also comfortable with recruiting non-technical hires;

  • Is truly an expert in their field, with an established network of tech talent, close contact with the Talent Acquisition community and excellent knowledge of the hiring market;

  • Needs little hand-holding but knows when to ask for help or guidance. Is entrepreneurial and hungry;

  • Is kind, warm, and thoughtful - as you'll represent the company to interact with thousands of candidates each year. Candidates who've worked with you have gone on to give positive feedback, even if they didn't get the job;

  • Has a proven track record of sourcing and reaching out to passive candidates on and beyond LinkedIn;

  • Has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, is able to nurture relationships internally and externally, paying attention to detail at all stages of the interview process;

  • Has a deep understanding of the different roles within a product organization;

  • Is tech-savvy, keen to experiment and innovate;

  • Has rock-solid personal ethics.


You know, perks... the cool stuff. Here is a list of things we have to offer. And yes, that free flight to a random location you've been hearing about, it's true.

  • 28 days of Vacay

  • Daily team lunch

  • Serious impact on the scaling of a successful start-up

  • Talented international team

  • Office downtown Amsterdam

  • Free Travel Books

  • Commuting expenses reimbursed

  • A free flight using our Teleporter. We believe that what will really make you richer are your travel experiences. That is why once per year you’ll have the chance to use our Teleporter: with the push of a button, the Teleporter will go through all of the locations logged by our users and select a random one that is at least 1.000km away from Amsterdam. This is where your next adventure will take place! The flight is on us.