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Tessian's Human Layer Security platform uses machine learning to understand human relationships and communication behavior in order to protect businesses from threats executed by people on email.

Principal US Recruiter
Job Description / Skills Required

Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer.

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel and Balderton and has hubs in San Francisco, Boston, and London.

Talent at Tessian

Nothing is more important to Tessian than our people.
This role is critical to ensuring that we find and recruit the very best talent and provide an exceptional candidate experience. This will be an end to end role, with significant sourcing of candidates, building strong Talent pipelines, and coordinating and administering our (predominantly) commercial roles in the US. You'll mostly be sourcing GTM professionals out of B2B Enterprise SaaS companies (ideally with Security backgrounds) so it's a significant advantage to have direct experience in the security arena.

You’ll report to our Acting Head of Talent based in the UK, help manage our applicant tracking system (Lever) and ensure that the recruiting process is seamless for everyone involved. You'll interact directly with our senior & Executive stakeholders in the US, and be the only Talent team member in your timezone, so you'll be able to hold your own in critically evaluating candidates & processes with hiring managers.

Things you'll be doing from day one include:

        Working with our team to rapidly build talent pipelines for our commercial teams. Higher volume positions include Sales Account Executives, Account Managers, Customer Success, and Sales Development Reps & Managers
        Ensuring job descriptions are created and posted for maximum exposure and to attract the very best talent
        Owning the candidate experience from start to end and ensuring an exceptional candidate experience: understanding candidate goals and needs, qualifying their competency and culture fit, managing the feedback loop, and coordinating an expedient and seamless interview process.
        Owning the stage-monitoring of our role pipelines and performing regular checks to ensure our applicant tracking system (Lever) is fully up to date, updating stages where needed, and communicating with candidates and Hiring Managers when applications are stuck awaiting scheduling, feedback, or review
        Maintaining our relationships with external recruiters, using their support where needed but always ensuring alignment with our values and priorities
        Helping plan and attend recruiting events, networking socials and employer branding events.
        Working with our internal People and Operations teams to ensure a successful transition from candidate to employee onboarding.   

We'd love to meet someone who:

        Has significant experience in talent acquisition (full life cycle recruiting, including experience seeking out passive talent, closing tough candidates, managing process and developing essential internal partnerships and helping build the brand)
        Has specific experience hiring for Enterprise B2B SaaS sales roles (Security a plus!) in a fast paced, high growth start-up environment
        May have some agency experience, but whose heart really belongs in-house uplifting a single mission.
        Is independent, a self-starter, and a self-learner
        Understands how to source for the best talent using job boards, professional networking sites, and social media.
        Has a passion for spotting talent and converting passive candidates
        Has experience building inclusive and diverse teams, and this is something close to their heart
        Thrives in environments that are busy, where there are multiple priorities to manage
        Has been in the trenches, fought the battles, and knows the pain points of recruiting
        Has exceptional written, verbal and phone communication skills
        Is a team player, but comfortable working solo

Why we think you'll love it here...

All Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark against other VC-backed companies to provide above market rate salaries for companies of our size.

Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work:

 A full week of work-remote a year (for those who aren't fully remote!), in addition to 31 days of paid holiday (20 days PTO + 11 federal holidays)
 An extra day of paid holiday (up to 5) for every year you're with us!
 Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you
 We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
 High-quality MacOs tech kit for you to work on
 Comprehensive & generous health insurance options
 If you're relocating to join the team in person, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs
 On Fridays we stop at 5 for a virtual happy hour (or, to just log off early!)
 Classpass subsidy - which you can use for either in person or virtual classes

Coronavirus has changed how we work, and we’re currently working from home. During these times we’re supporting our team with:

 A work-from-home subsidy for every new joiner to cover all your home office must-haves
 Amazing Remote socials with food and drink budgets

And there’s plenty to look forward to once we’re back in the office too (we expect to have an East-coast (Boston) & West-coast (San Francisco) office presence:

 An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
 Flexible work from home policy (for those who aren't already fully remote)
 Team lunch provided once a week
 Whole team socials every quarter
 Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away

Equality & diversity


Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

Important notices

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.

We're a #LI-Remote company offering Choice First working practices where possible.