GitLab Recruiting Manager

Posted on February 4th, 2019

This position can be located anywhere in the world and is remote based.
GitLab is looking for a Recruiting Manager to create positive experiences for GitLab applicants and hiring teams. We're growing quickly and need a dynamic team member to help us identify amazing candidates, improve our existing hiring practices, and deliver exceptional customer service. GitLab strives to be a preferred employer and will rely on the recruiters to act as brand ambassadors by embodying the company values and identifying those values in potential team members. We need a recruiter who is enthusiastic about working with high volume and is dedicated to helping us build a qualified, diverse, and motivated team. This role reports to the Recruiting Director.


  • Own a req load (~50% capacity) with a primary focus on senior level/executive roles
  • You will lead a collaborative remote based recruiting team that can scale to the dynamic demands of a rapidly growing world-wide technology company
  • Mentor, guide, and grow the careers of all team members
  • Help define consistent data-driven hiring metrics and deliver on the goals
  • Create and execute innovative sourcing strategies and recruiting campaigns
  • Work closely with various internal functional groups to understand business requirements, and consult on talent solutions
  • Stay connected to the competitive landscape, including trends in recruiting and compensation
  • Deliver on Hiring Plans by ensuring your team is staffed appropriately and operating efficiently
  • Report out on progress to leadership, flag hot spots, and work through creative solutions with the team
  • Provide coaching to improve performance of team members and drive accountability


  • You have at least 6 years of recruiting experience within a growing organization
  • Preferred experience recruiting for executive level roles
  • Consistent track record with sourcing, recruiting, and closing extraordinary talent (especially passive)
  • You have experience leading a recruiting team and driving performance, job satisfaction, and accountability
  • Experience executing on hiring plans and recruiting strategy
  • Proven organizational skills with high attention to detail and the ability to prioritize
  • Confidence to learn new technologies (MAC, Google Suite, GitLab) and translate that learning to others
  • Experience building and defining recruiting pipeline metrics and data
  • Experience and proficiency with Applicant Tracking Systems and other recruiting software (ideally including Greenhouse and LinkedIn Recruiter)

Hiring Process

    • Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call
    • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule 30 minute interview with a People Business Partner
    • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute interview with our Recruiting Director
    • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute interview with our Chief Culture Officer
    • Finally, our CEO may choose to conduct a final interview


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