IT Talent Sourcer

Job description

A better internet is possible, one that empowers people to choose how their personal information is used. This might seem daunting, or even impossible, but at Proton, building this better internet is what we do every day.

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, ProtonMail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as ProtonVPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, use end-to-end encryption that gives our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton is making privacy universally accessible to more than 50 million registered users, including journalists, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 30 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens use our products so they can choose who, if anyone, sees their information. Join us at one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies, we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.

Purpose of the role

We are looking for an IT Talent Sourcing Partner to join our newly created Sourcing team of 3. In the current hyper-growth phase of Proton, we expect the Sourcing Team to play a pivotal role in enabling Proton to scale, to become the top European scale-up to work for, and to make a positive impact on the world. The company is doubling its size every year. Here at Proton, Sourcing Partners are not junior Recruiters, as Sourcing is already recognized as a full domain of expertise.

You will be providing skilled sourcing support to the Talent Acquisition team, partnering very closely with stakeholders to develop an in-depth understanding of role requirements. You will be responsible for building global talent pipelines in critical job functions, focusing for now on our Engineering department. You will also impact optimizing our candidate outreach initiatives and driving efficiency in our hiring practices.


What you will do

  • Bring to life and execute innovative sourcing strategies to build our future talent pools and attract exceptional and diverse tech candidates to join our mission.
  • Collaborate with TA and hiring partners in Engineering to ensure a unique candidate experience at all times.
  • Build and leverage long-term relationships with talent pools and communities across IT industry (SW Development, System Development, Product, IT Infrastructure).
  • Share your knowledge on recruitment practices or on the market with your team and with the stakeholders
  • Develop engaging relationships with all hiring partners and provide coaching and guidance in the initial phases of the hiring funnel

Job requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in talent sourcing in tech fast-paced environments
  • Understanding of Engineering function and interest to develop in the area
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound knowledge of sourcing channels, techniques, networks, communities
  • Fluent in English
  • A sense of curiosity and tech-savviness
  • Humble, team-player, ready to learn or re-learn


Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations, such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - ProtonMail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.

Proton 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.