Job description

ProtonMail was born at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 2013 when a group of scientists and engineers envisioned an email service that empowers people to own their private data and keeps them safe from mass surveillance. Since then, ProtonMail has become the world’s largest secure email provider, with over 20 million users and a profitable business model. Our mission extends beyond email: we’re building a better Internet through other privacy-focused services, including ProtonVPN, ProtonCalendar, and ProtonDrive. We are looking for passionate people to join our growing team and help us build an Internet that puts people's privacy first.


We are looking for a Recruiter to join our Headquarter office in Geneva and help us reach our ambitious growth targets. You will therefore handle recruitment for various roles and ensure the best candidate experience possible. What you will do:

  • Create and post job openings on our recruitment platforms
  • Source and headhunt potential candidates on LinkedIn and other social networks
  • Research and use creative sourcing techniques to find the top talent in the area
  • Partner with hiring managers to screen candidates’ applications, organize interviews, select the best candidates and create offer packages
  • Develop a talent pipeline for future recruitment needs
  • Establish effective relationships with candidates, internal partners and external agencies and universities
  • Help to ensure smooth on-boarding for new employees

Job requirements

  • First experience as a recruiter, ideally in a start-up or technical environment
  • Good understanding of the Swiss talent pool (top universities, recruitment channels)
  • Experience in active sourcing (headhunting)
  • Strong communication and English language skills
  • Curiosity and tech-savviness
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with people from all levels of an organization
  • Experience in employer branding is a plus 

Why work at ProtonMail:

  • Our startup culture means everyone's opinion matters. You can make a significant impact
  • We work on new, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Lead the privacy revolution that is changing the world. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default.


ProtonMail is using Recruitee recruitment platform for more effective hiring and better candidate experience. Your data will be kept confidential and not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from email or other addresses on the domain