Who are we?

Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company that tackles cities' greatest challenges. We create products and solutions, invest in new companies, and help developers build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable places around the world. Our ambitious vision requires us to push ourselves beyond conventional thinking, and we work hard in pursuit of our mission. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.

Our urban innovations include Delve (a generative design product that empowers real estate teams to design better, faster, with less risk), Mesa (an easy-install kit for commercial buildings that cuts energy costs, improves tenant comfort, and simplifies building operations), Pebble (a low-cost vehicle sensor to help manage parking and curb space), and Affordable Electrification (a new way to manage home energy use to meet a customer’s monthly budget). We're also developing an offsite construction company that can deliver high-quality mass timber buildings for more sustainable living and working.

With the potential to radically improve quality of life in cities for all, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!

What is the role?

This is a Talent Partner role that can flex between individual contributor and people manager aspects, reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition and will focus on supporting our hiring for Delve, Mesa, Pebble, and other business incubations. Each product team is building a unique product across technology and the built environment. What each product team needs is a strong pipeline of talent to help them scale. The emphasis is on technical talent (Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Product Managers, Computational Designers and UX Designers).

The mandate and positioning of our Talent team enables us to become true partners to our hiring teams. For us, this is an opportunity to advance a high-impact recruiting function while working on the frontline of innovation. Today’s Talent team is transitioning from “high variety” recruiting and unique roles to high growth/scale and replicability; we are preparing for increased scale and stronger systems and programs. We believe work on our team is great for someone with the ability and desire to find top talent with an emphasis on a diversity of profiles and backgrounds.

If you are looking for an experience as a strategic partner, who drives the diversity and representation within our organization and remains a hands-on builder of a hiring machine, you might love this role. We’re leveling this position as Senior Associate or Associate Director based on years of recruiting experience.

What you have to achieve:

We recruit full-cycle, so we expect you to do everything: strategize with your hiring managers, define jobs and write specs, source effectively (through postings, referrals, and tools such as Hiretual), run smooth, structured, and predictive assessment processes, negotiate and close offers, and help kick-off the onboarding process. 

Sidewalk Labs has a robust Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) strategy, and the Talent team has a significant role to play in its successful execution. We want someone who is eager to incorporate EID into the hiring process, brings new ideas and demonstrates a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Within your 1st month, you will have begun learning the business and started building relationships with your hiring teams. You have figured out how to use our tools (Greenhouse, LinkedIn, Hiretual, Documents, Trainings), and contribute by owning 1-2 requisitions.
  • By the end of your 3rd month, you have already made 3 or more fantastic hires and Hiring Managers and candidates loved the experience. 
  • After 6 months you are known as a key player on the team, a trusted partner to your key clients and credible in our domain. You have also contributed to our EID goals, and worked on pipeline projects.

What we expect:

You must be comfortable and experienced with full-cycle recruiting. You know how to run any recruiting process end-to-end. You also have a track record of finding and hiring top talent. To be successful, you’ll need some recruiting experience with a strong skill set and results to show for it.

How you demonstrate that …

  • You easily tailor and execute an end-to-end recruiting process for widely different positions, using all necessary strategies and tools to get the job done.
  • Relationships matter: you take ownership for the candidate experience and actively work with your stakeholders to ensure the SWL process is followed.
  • You are committed to  equity, inclusion, and increasing representation in hiring.
  • You’re constantly learning and have an eye towards continuous improvement.

Experience recruiting in-house is important in this role. Expertise in tech or innovation is a plus. Drive, problem-solving, and teamwork are basic expectations we’ll have for you.

We are very excited to hear from you.

Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.

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