About us

Instrumental makes intelligent data-driven tools that help product companies find and fix issues on their assembly lines. We are working to improve the manufacturing of millions of things each day. We value diversity and our team is collaborative, supportive, transparent, food-loving, and pun-tastic.

What you’ll do

The Senior Technical Recruiting Lead will work directly with Instrumental’s engineering team to source and qualify candidates for key technical roles. This is our first talent hire -- you will become a one-person recruiting team -- and we are looking for a candidate who knows the ropes, enjoys full-cycle recruiting, can setup efficient processes, and ultimately find win-win matches with talented people.  This is an opportunity to own and build the recruiting strategy and function at an early-stage, high growth startup.

Here’s some things you’ll do:

  • Shaping our talent acquisition strategy, including a referral program and metrics setting
  • Creating, owning, and promoting our talent brand
  • Optimizing our candidate tracking so that each applicant has a great experience, likely by introducing software tools to streamline our existing processes
  • Collaborating with the engineering and operations teams to understand hiring needs, write and post job descriptions, and provide updates on status
  • Coaching our hiring managers
  • Sourcing, screening, scheduling, and closing candidates
  • Owning and improving the candidate onboarding process

We’re looking for someone who

  • Can tell our story amazingly well -- you will be one of the most public faces and voices of Instrumental
  • Is friendly, approachable, and will be an advocate for the candidate experience
  • Wants to do full-cycle recruiting and has excellent sourcing skills, using the latest technology
  • Naturally builds rapport with candidates through the process
  • Is data-driven: tracks metrics, identifies opportunities to improve, and initiates that improvement
  • Is open to learning about new technologies in order to recruit for unique roles
  • Enjoys the energy of a small team that you are directly helping to grow
  • Values a diverse workplace, and will seek opportunities to find and hire diverse talent


  • Has five years of software engineering recruiting experience at a well-respected software company
  • Has at least two doing full-cycle technical recruiting at a fast-growing company <100 people as a first or early recruiting team member
  • Experience recruiting computer vision and machine learning engineers is a plus
  • Has learned how to nurture and close candidates through the school of hard knocks

All candidates must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.