Senior Technical Recruiter (Contract - Remote)

Quora, Inc.
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Job Description

About the Team and Role:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Technical Recruiter to help lead our recruiting efforts across our global Engineering and Product teams, specifically in the dynamic and rapidly evolving fields of AI and machine learning! The ideal candidate will have a strong background in technical recruiting with specific experience in sourcing, attracting, and closing top-tier talent for Quora and Poe. This role demands a proactive and results-driven professional capable of working autonomously to not only fill current openings but also to collaborate with product development leaders to forecast future needs and build a robust talent pipeline.

This is a 6-month remote contract position that can be performed from multiple countries.


  • Maintain a positive candidate experience as you oversee the recruitment process from outreach to offer, to attract and secure niche talent
  • Serve as a consultative partner to hiring managers, understanding technical roles and advising on hiring strategies
  • Proactively source candidates through advanced methods, engaging passive talent and building a diverse talent pool
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for candidates, conducting interviews to ensure a strong first impression of the company
  • Maintain a strong professional network, keeping on top of market trends to position Quora as an employer of choice
  • Understand and action on recruitment metrics (conversion rates, time-to-hire etc) to refine processes and implement best practices in technical talent acquisition

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora's “coordination hours" (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time)
  • 5+ years of recruiting experience with a focus on technical roles, including hands-on experience recruiting for AI, machine learning, or other highly specialized technology sectors
  • Proven track record of successfully sourcing and hiring passive candidates
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new requirements within a work in an agile, entrepreneurial team
  • In-depth knowledge of full-cycle recruiting (either agency or in-house)
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and lead recruiting projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Familiarity with hiring candidates internationally
  • Prior full cycle recruiting experience in a fast-paced environment

At Quora, we value diversity and inclusivity and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including marginalized or underrepresented groups in tech, to apply for our job openings. We encourage all candidates who share a passion for growing the world’s knowledge, even those who may not strictly meet all the preferred requirements, to apply, as we know that a diverse range of perspectives can have a significant impact on our products and our culture.

Additional Information:

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We 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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Company Info.

Quora, Inc.

Quora is an American question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, followed, and edited by Internet users, either factually or in the form of opinions. Its owner, Quora Inc., is based in Mountain View, California, United States. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Users can collaborate by editing questions and commenting on answers that have been submitted by

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