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Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Hi, we’re DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company for everyone who's had enough of hidden online tracking and wants to take back their privacy now.



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160k-160k USD

Hi, we’re DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company for everyone who's had enough of hidden online tracking and wants to take back their privacy now. For over a decade, we've been building our product, including new privacy technology, and working with policymakers to make online privacy simple and accessible for all.

Our app is now downloaded more than 50M times a year, and our private search engine packaged with it has become the #2 search engine on mobile in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Oh, and we've been profitable since 2014 with revenue currently exceeding $100 million a year! Now we’re rolling out major new features, such as Email Protection and App Tracking Protection, and we’re also working on a desktop browser version of our app for Windows and macOS.

We’re looking for a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager to help shape our all-in-one privacy solution and join our mission to show the world that protecting your privacy online can be simple.

The Opportunity

In this role, you will:

  • Lead development of new hiring requisitions by collaborating with hiring teams on candidate evaluation criteria, verification process design, and writing the job description.

  • Scale our hiring operations by proposing and executing process improvement initiatives.

  • Assist in growing the Talent Acquisition team through hiring, coaching and mentoring new team members.

  • Find unique ways to source candidates and execute experiments to determine effectiveness.

  • Own the end-to-end hiring process, including sourcing, screening resumes, interviewing applicants, extending offers, and managing the candidate experience.

  • Consult with hiring teams to offer insight into decision-making throughout the hiring process.

  • Participate in our passive hiring and internal referrals strategy.

What You Will Bring to DuckDuckGo

  • 7+ years of experience in talent acquisition, including 2+ years in leadership roles (Team Lead, Manager, Head, etc.).

  • Proven success in hiring for IT openings (e.g. software engineers, site reliability) and leadership level positions (Director, VP).

  • Experience leading or significantly contributing to hiring process improvement initiatives.

  • Strong organizational skills - you have an eye for detail and are not afraid to use it!

  • Ability to lead and collaborate on high-impact and complex projects from proposal through post-mortem.

  • Skills to wrangle vague problems, propose innovative solutions, and execute them with a strong focus on metrics.

How We Will Support You

Our core values -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- underpin how we work day-to-day and the support we give our team members. We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

  • Remote First, Always: We've always been a fully distributed company with team members all over the world. We trust you to get your work done wherever, whenever.

  • Commitment to Personal Growth: Every team member has an annual budget of $1,250 USD to invest in their professional development. Every team member also has a dedicated Career Advisor, who serves as a guide to help you develop your strengths, identify your motivations, and understand your opportunities for growth.

  • Leadership: We have many different types of leaders and possible combinations of leadership roles, so you can grow your career in a way that aligns best with your personal goals. You can seek additional leadership roles by being directly responsible for projects, taking ownership of areas of the company, developing and maintaining internal processes, or pursuing advisory roles.

  • Work/Life Balance: Team members have the freedom and flexibility to organize their own work schedules. We want you to thrive both in and out of the office. We trust you to use good judgment and take the time off that you need to bring your best self to work.

We also offer paid parental leave, a co-working stipend, office setup reimbursement, and a wellness stipend. More support resources can be found in our, Team Member Support Guide, which explains how we make your well-being a priority.

For more information on how we collaborate worldwide, from leadership in our relatively flat organization to start-to-finish ownership, check out DuckDuckGo Culture: How We Work.


Annual compensation: $160,000 USD and stock options.

Hiring Process

Hiring works best when it's a two-way street. Learn how we help you get to know DuckDuckGo and envision your future role here. Find out more about how we hire.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DuckDuckGo provides equal work opportunities to all team members and applicants, and it prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that:

  • Sometimes we meet up! Expect to travel at least two times a year: once for our all-hands meetup and again for a team retreat (each around 4-5 days). While these plans were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to recommence all company meetups in 2022.

  • While we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours, expect an average full-time commitment of 40 hours per week.

  • A successful candidate will be subject to a background check and must receive satisfactory results of the same, as a condition of joining the team.

  • By applying for this role, you confirm that all information submitted is accurate and complete. You further acknowledge that providing false or fraudulent information during the application process is cause for denial of an offer, revocation of any existing offer, or other adverse action, up to and including termination after the start of your commencement of work.

About this role

June 25th, 2022

April 26th, 2022

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We’re setting the new standard of trust online, empowering people to take control of their information.

You deserve privacy. Companies are making money off of your private information online without your consent.

At DuckDuckGo, we don’t think the Internet should feel so creepy, and getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.

Too many people believe that you simply can't expect privacy on the Internet. We disagree and have made it our mission to set a new standard of trust online.

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Medical (70%-100% company paid depending on coverage), dental (50% company paid), and vision insurance (50% company paid) for employees. U.S. employees only.

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Human Interest – No company match, which maintains equality with team members worldwide. U.S. employees only.

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We match on qualified charitable donations of up to $1,000 per year.

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