Senior Sales Recruiter

Confluent, Palo Alto

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is an infrastructure company founded and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka, one of the most successful open source data projects ever. Confluent’s products let leaders in industries spanning retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media move data from isolated silos into a real-time data nervous system. We believe all businesses will come to be modeled in software and built atop a streaming platform, and we want to put ours at the heart of every company, both on-premises and in the cloud.

About the Team:
At Confluent, our recruiting team is not just comprised of recruiters, but a lean, super productive, and fun team of talent acquisition professionals who believe in the impact their contribution makes at a fast-growing start-up.  Not only do we strive to hire the best employees across the company, but we also serve as culture ambassadors for Confluent, focused on delivering a delightful customer experience to every candidate, hiring manager, and team that we work with. 

About the Role:
We are looking for a senior Sales Recruiter to help scale global hiring efforts across our sales and business development organizations. Confluent is a hyper-growth tech startup that focuses on B2B sales, providing both an on-Prem and Cloud data streaming solution built on Apache Kafka. In this role, you will be sourcing and recruiting for critical roles across Sales including Account Executives, Sales Engineers, Regional Sales Directors, Inside Sales Reps, and Partner Solutions. A key component to this role will be building and maintaining a robust candidate pipeline across most of these requisitions.


  • Full cycle recruiting for all sales and sales support functions including:  AEs, SDRs, SEs and regional managers/directors.  
  • Develop innovative sourcing solutions and map out top-of-funnel leads for regions where Confluent Sales is most actively growing.
  • Effective pre-screening of candidates, and collaboration with hiring managers to engage Top 20-percenters to interview.
  • Manage interview process, ensuring great candidate experience, from first interview to final negotiation and close.
  • Continued market research on competition; we’re looking for the best people to join Confluent, and solid understanding of our competitive landscape will be essential to success in this role.
  • Refine current sales recruiting process in collaboration with talent acquisition team and hiring managers.

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5+ years in a full life cycle sales recruiting role with previous experience at start-up and/or enterprise domain highly preferred.
  • Understanding of sales compensation structure, sales cycle and best practices for candidate vetting.
  • Experience building and refining an effective recruiting process tailored to meet current business needs.
  • Someone who enjoys fast-paced start-up environment, and can thrive making huge impact along the way!

About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

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