Technical Recruiter

Calm, San Francisco

Live mindfully. Sleep better. Breathe deeper.

We have a simple mission at Calm: To make the world a happier and healthier place.

The heart of Calm is digital but the brand is expanding offline into a variety of products and services that bring more peace, clarity and perspective into people’s busy lives. We are building Calm into the Nike of the Mind. We believe Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world.

Over 50 Million people have downloaded the app and we are growing by 85,000 new downloads a day. The company is profitable and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox).

The Technical Recruiter role is a critical role that fuels our growth with the recruitment of high-caliber talent. Your mission is to locate, manage, and close top talent and build candidate pipeline that fits the profiles that Calm is looking for.

Tldr; Hire great technical talent to join a world class team at Calm.


  • Meet weekly, monthly, quarterly recruiting goals and hiring targets 
  • Partner with all departments/Hiring Managers on their full-cycle recruiting needs 
  • Partner up with recruiting team to manage candidates through the interview process  
  • Build talent pipelines for multiple technical job requisitions at any given time
  • Develop a close business relationship with hiring managers, interview teams and executives to influence scoping of roles and ensuring interview team alignment
  • Partner with hiring teams to deeply understand hiring needs and requirements of the role and the ideal candidate, and develop unique full cycle hiring strategies and interview criteria for each role
  • Run searches and engage with passive candidates via LinkedIn, AngelList, Google Search Engine, GitHub, and other platforms
  • Understand the market to run targeted search campaigns
  • Execute and build effective sourcing, assessment, and closing approaches with an ability to manage hiring manager expectations through a deep understanding of return on investment
  • Source qualified candidates, review resumes, and pre-screen candidates while moving interview process forward in a timely manner
  • Ability to seek candidates for matching fit and motivation rather than focus on selling alone
  • Work with the recruiting team to providing positive and exceptional interview experiences for all parties


  • 2 hires per month
  • Positive feedback from all Hiring Managers that are supported 
  • Company culture ambassador 
  • Data integrity (keeping ATS, spreadsheets, etc updated)


  • 3+ years recruiting experience with a search firm or in-house recruiting team
  • 1+ years software engineering recruiting experience
  • Experience in tech startups and demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a low structure, fast-paced environment in a flexible manner
  • A sincere understanding of the importance of building relationships with active and passive candidates of all levels
  • Relentless passion and drive to find and connect with the best talent
  • Proven experience in building and managing a diverse pipeline
  • Expert knowledge and experience running searches with Boolean, LinkedIn, and other platforms 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with attention to detail and great follow-through
  • A positive attitude and ability to thrive working in a collaborative team environment
  • Passionate, driven mentality with the readiness to lean in immediately
  • Manage the existing pipeline of candidates and identify potential opportunities for the future
  • Proficient with Google Calendar, Apps and/or MSFT Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Competitive salary and equity
- Unlimited PTO
- We pay your medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums
- 401K
- Commuter benefits
- Life insurance and disability benefits
- Apple equipment
- Fun, energetic work environment, and daily perks - snacks, drinks, catered lunch twice a week
- Opportunity to work with a product focused on making the world happier and healthier
And much more!

About Calm

Our mission is to make the world happier and healthier through the superpower of Calm. We are developing a range of digital and physical products that enhance mental fitness and alleviate some of the most important mental health issues of the modern age (anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress). Calm has reached over 14 Million users, is profitable and on track to hit $21M revenue this year (10x revenue growth in two years). Mental Fitness is fast becoming the new Physical Fitness, and we believe a huge global brand will be built in this space. Our vision is to build Calm into one of the most valuable and meaningful brands of the 21st Century - “The Nike of the Mind.” Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox).


Want to learn more about Calm? Visit Calm's website.