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Director Talent Acquisition

| Austin
RigUp exists to empower the men and women that power the world and make all of our lives possible. To make progress towards our mission, we must attract, retain, and grow the best minds of our time to tackle the challenges that are ahead of us. We're hiring our first Talent Acquisition Director to take on the ambitious task of scaling up a world-class team.
RigUp is an extremely fast-growing, well-capitalized tech startup in Austin. In the last year, we increased our headcount 3X and currently have over 160 employees and continue to grow at a similar clip this year. Our Talent objective is to attract, align, and grow top talent through a world-class talent experience and we are looking for a Recruiting leader to build a team, processes, and framework that will allow us to scale our team while delivering an exceptional candidate experience.
The ideal candidate has an impeccable eye for talent and has a bias for finding solutions to business problems. As a leader of the Recruiting team, you have a track record to be a talent magnet and can attract top-tier recruiters to join your team. You will partner with every key function at RigUp and be responsible for working alongside other leaders to define RigUp’s recruiting strategy using a data-based approach.

What We Need...

  • Build and grow a high-performing talent acquisition organization
  • Partner with the Head of Talent and other departmental leaders and build and deliver a recruiting strategy
  • Partner with Marketing to develop and execute on employment brand roadmap to make RigUp the place to work in Austin
  • Create a recruiting machine that can deliver diverse, top-tier talent at the volumes required by the business across both technical and business orgs
  • Partner with Talent Development to create enablement materials to help train interviewers and hiring teams
  • Keep a pulse on the competitive landscape for talent and creating initiatives to move us “up and to the right”
  • Partner with business partners in Talent and other orgs to execute on our Diversity and Inclusion priorities
  • Leverage technology throughout our hiring process to continually improve the productivity of the recruiting and hiring teams

About You...

  • 10+ years work experience in recruiting of which at least 4+ years of experience as a people manager (and ideally, managing managers or leads)
  • You thrive in an ever-changing environment and have an extremely high bias for action
  • Expert ability to both zoom out (shape strategies and think about our recruiting priorities several years out) and zoom in (coach team and execute on the recruiting roadmap)
  • You are a coach who gets personal fulfillment by succeeding through others
  • You are always questioning the status quo and look for opportunities to break convention when you think better results can be achieved
  • When you try to understand a problem, you ask for the data. You are fluent with recruiting analytics and how to improve systems and processes
  • You are a hunter at heart and don’t settle for average results


  • Competitive compensation package
  • 100%, company paid health insurance
  • 401k with company match %
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Downtown parking plan available
  • Annual $2,000 Vacation Stipend after 3rd work anniversary
  • Amazing Team
  • Sponsored Events and Outings
  • Growing office space and dynamic, diverse company culture
  • Room for extensive career development
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks


RigUp is located in downtown Austin right next to Lady Bird Lake. We're close to a ton of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and trails along the water!

An Insider's view of RigUp

How does your team reward individual success?

We are rewarded with a promise. At the end of a season of ambiguity and strife, apart from any monetary or material items, we will always be able to say there was joy, encouragement, and meaning.


Customer Support Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the coolest things we’ve been working on has been parsing resumes to gather information about employment history and references so that our consultants don’t have to spend a ton of time filling out confusing forms. We hope to get quicker, more accurate data while making the platform easier to access and more useful for our consultants.


Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RigUp has fostered my career growth by coupling my strengths and interests with the company’s needs. I’ve gotten the opportunity to fill a variety of different roles that I’ve gained an invaluable amount of experience from and that will increase my marketability down the road.


Business Process Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

At RigUp, we're building the largest job marketplace in the energy industry by making it easier for contractors to find work and for companies to staff up by hiring ready, qualified workers. As CEO, I want to grow an organization that creates values in the world and ensures RigUp is an environment where our employees feel empowered to make decision



What’s the vibe like in the office?

The energy at the RigUp office is contagious. We work on interesting problems and are truly making a difference in people's lives. Work is simply better when you love what you do!


Talent Lead

What are RigUp Perks + Benefits

RigUp Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full health, dental, and vision coverage
Unlimited vacation
401(k) with 4% match
$2,000 annual vacation stipend starting on your 3rd anniversary
Regular off-site activities such as happy hours, team building events, intramural sports leagues, etc.
Catered breakfast, daily lunch stipend, and a fully stocked kitchen
75% tuition reimbursement on continuing education
Office in the heart of downtown Austin
Flexibility to work from home
Onsite gym

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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