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Become a technical recruiter

We hire people who already care about technology and train them to become great technical recruiters.

Sometimes that's a developer who wants to be in a more people focused role. Sometimes it's a product manager who wants more autonomy. The glue that binds us at Lookahead is that we care about technology and bringing people together. Each of us has experience in a software team, and it's that empathy for how products are built that helps us match the right people to the right companies.

If you love technology and are curious about what a people focused role is like, apply now. If you have that technical grounding and have recruited before - we'd be especially keen to chat.

What's involved?

From day one you'll have clients who need your help hiring software engineers. They're companies who are making their own software products that care about building high performing teams. You'll be paired up with another Lookahead recruiter who will help show you the ropes.

You'll use the knowledge you gained working in software teams to spot talented developers. The obvious ones, and the not so obvious. You'll visit potential new clients and figure out if they're the sort of place developers would be able to do great work. You'll get involved in technical communities and contribute in a meaningful way. That means going to plenty of meetups and conferences so you’re always able to stay up to date with technology. :)

It's a relaxed office environment with a supportive, diverse team who love to share their knowledge. You're interviewing all the time so it's hard for this to be a remote role, but we work from home a day a week. Some of us like to arrive and leave early in order to make the school pickup.

We’re a small, tight knit bunch. We love getting to know each other over a lunch, impromptu gelato run, our quarterly get togethers and annual Team Hang. You can find out about our team here: lookahead.com.au/contact and blog.lookahead.com.au.

Things we need from you

    A genuine interest in technology

    It's hard to fake caring. We're all involved in the web development community and are passionate about giving back. We generally get to a meetup every week and find it fun. We'd hope you do too.

    A long term focus

    Recruiting can be simple but it sure isn't easy. Give us a year to show you the ropes. It's up to us to keep it interesting every year after that. :)

    Ability to write good well

    Recruiters are professional communicators. And professional expectation setters. And counsellors. And many other things...

    A sense of humour

    We take work seriously, but not ourselves.

Why we love it

Although I’m not coding on a daily basis, I’ve really enjoyed meeting developers and chatting with them. Having that technical background definitely helps me in being able to understand what developers and companies are after. I’ve also spent a lot of time in giving people general advice on job search and resume writing. Some of them were really appreciative of that.

Fiona Chan, Technical Recruiter since 2015

I love being part of the Sydney tech community. There are so many interesting people and companies doing amazing things - and I get to talk to them everyday! Well most days, that is. I have a flexible work arrangement and so work 4 days a week. I love that Lookahead can do this! It means I’m able to work in a job that I love while having that extra day to do get stuff done and free up my weekends.

Debbie Teakle, Technical Recruiter since 2018

Salary + benefits

$80k to $100k + super, depending on your experience. There's a generous commission scheme and profit share to go on top of that.

Up to 5 weeks annual leave after your first year, then up to 6 weeks after your second year. Work from home a day per week.

We'd consider part-time roles, job share arrangements and encourage return to work parents to apply. We're an endorsed employer for women.

You'll be supplied with a high end computer, a tablet, and your mobile phone is covered. We never skimp on technology. We don't skimp on training or conferences either. No one joins a company for their team building events but ours are pretty neat.

We're proud to be a Pledge 1% member. We pledge 1% of our profits, time and product, with a focus on mental health (👋 sane.org! ). There's volunteer leave to spend on a cause of your choosng.

Apply

You don't find many kids who want to be a recruiter when they grow up. You tend to fall into it, just like we all did here at Lookahead.

It's a wonderful career move for the right people. Reach out if you're even just a tiny bit curious.

Email Steve Gilles: steve@lookahead.com.au or DM @stevelikesyou to find out more.