Engineering Talent Acquisition Partner

Job description

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei, employing people around the world.


Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies. 

Purpose of the role

We are looking for Engineering Talent Acquisition Partner to lead our efforts to find exceptional people to help us achieve our ambitious mission to rebuild an Internet where privacy would be the default. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented hyper-growth and offer a unique playground to build a tailor-made recruitment strategies and make an impact on both our organization and society. Join the team and help us make Proton the top scale-up to work for in Europe.


What you will do

  •  You will manage the end-to-end recruitment cycle for leadership roles, from the job posting to the offer stage.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and help to craft compelling job descriptions for candidates.
  • Work together with the internal Sourcing Partners team to bring to life and execute innovative recruitment strategies to unleash the full potential of our current and future talent pools.
  • Initiate and drive projects to create an unforgettable Proton experience for all our candidates.
  • Be an ambassador of our mission and values and and inspire candidates to join Proton.

Job requirements

  • Strong experience in tech recruiting and sourcing, with a significant portion in tech fast-paced environments.
  • Strong analytical skills and focus on candidate experience.
  • Ability to hold very mature conversation with the hiring managers.
  • Ability to drive and own the process.
  • Deep understanding of the tech landscape, from the jobs to the culture, Curious and tech-savvy.
  • Sound communication skills both orally and in writing.


Why you should join Proton

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.


ProtonMail uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.

Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.