Lead Recruiter


Job Description

Our mission at XMTP Labs is to build a secure, open, and decentralized communication protocol that connects creators, communities, apps, and users.

XMTP Labs is hiring a Lead Recruiter to play a critical role in the next phase of growth for our team. Working alongside the Head of People, you will have a direct impact on XMTP’s People strategy as well as building the Recruitment function from the ground up. This role will require you to work closely with leadership and hiring managers to source and hire top talent, define and develop the full cycle recruitment process and scale a critical element of the People Ops function. 

As the Lead Recruiter at XMTP Labs you will be responsible for:

  • Sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates across a variety of functional areas like Engineering, Product, Design and Business Development.
  • Partnering with hiring managers to understand hiring plans and team needs to scope open positions and build job descriptions. 
  • Iterating and improving the hiring process with a focus on both hiring manager and candidate experience. 
  • Focus on DEI, building and maintaining a pipeline of diverse candidates and utilizing a variety of different sources and monitoring data around inclusive hiring practices. 
  • Contribute to critical People Ops initiatives, including new hire training and onboarding.
  • Developing and implementing a recruitment strategy that is aligned with our goals and values.
  • Evaluating and improving tech stack to optimize recruitment process and efficiency.  

You may be a fit for this role if you have/are:

  • Strategic thinker, able to help build and develop broader talent acquisition function and processes that support business objectives.
  • Relationship oriented; able to quickly build rapport and trust both internally and externally.
  • Fast learner, able to develop a deep understanding of the web3 space and the unique requirements of potential talent. 
  • Tech oriented, able to understand how we continually improve our candidate experience and hiring pace by leveraging technology.
  • Organized and process driven, able to manage the day to day hiring process while building scalable and repeatable processes.
  • At least 4 years of full-cycle recruitment experience. 


Who we are

We set out to design a modern organization from the start—one that’s global, remote, and asynchronous-by-default.

We think of ourselves as a “grown-up” startup—building a company that’s fair, equitable, and rewarding for everyone to work at, with an emphasis on having fun while building an ambitious project.

Our team has decades of experience in building companies, but we’re looking for more diverse experiences to add to the founding team. Joining XMTP Labs today represents not just an opportunity to play a key role in building an essential part of the next web, but also in establishing the core DNA of the company.

Here's an inside look at XMTP and some of the frequently asked questions about our culture, answered by one of our co-founders and core team members.

About XMTP, Inc.

XMTP, Inc. was co-founded by Matt Galligan and Shane Mac, and is headquartered on the web. We have an excellent benefits package that includes parental leave, competitive pay, an equipment and home office allowance that refreshes yearly, monthly lifestyle stipend, as well as a personal assistant, and financial advisor. For U.S.-based team members we also provide access to FSA, 401K, and fully paid high quality medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family.

We’re backed by some of the best investors in tech and crypto: a16z Crypto Fund, Offline Ventures, Sound Ventures, Distributed Global, Redpoint, IDEO CoLab and many more key ecosystem investors and operators. See the full list here.

XMTP, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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