Talent Acquisition Manager - Technology

Luno, United Kingdom

Digital currency for everyone, everywhere

The world is changing.

We all want something different.

At Luno, we see you as an individual.

We want to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Together, we're upgrading the world of work to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Upgrading the entire planet to a new financial system is a challenge of epic proportions. Like the first moon landing, it requires a special kind of people working together with unusual skill, focus and determination. We’re changing the financial landscape, and to do so, we need the best team on board for our mission. In short, to achieve our goals, we need people with exceptional talent. As simple as that.

A little about us

  • Luno means moon in Esperanto, we chose the name because at night, wherever you are in the world, you look up at the same moon. We believe in the power of working together, as one team, across borders, with clear focus and shared purpose.
  • Our popular mobile app and website helps people around the world grow and manage their money using the world's most mature cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDC. We’ve processed over $21 billion to date.
  • Over 5 million customers across 40 countries have chosen to hold their crypto wallets on Luno because we offer a delightfully simple experience and bank-grade security. 
  • We're part of the Digital Currency Group, named in 2021 as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies, in the “Disruptors” category alongside Tesla, AirBnB, SpaceX, Peloton. TIME noted that DCG is “mainstreaming cryptocurrency”.
  • We’re proud to be one of the world’s most international cryptocurrency teams, with colleagues from 43 different nationalities working across South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Nigeria, Australia and Singapore. Financial inclusion is part of our mission, but on a deeper level, inclusion is a way of life, and a way of work for us. It is part of who we are as a company, and a group of human individuals.


The role in a nutshell

Luno’s TA team makes sure that Luno attracts and hires the best talent in the market. Our global team consists of passionate individuals immersed in external talent pools bringing the Luno story and mission to diverse and innovative talent pools to realise our vision.

We are looking for someone to join our global team and lead hiring activity for our technical teams (Engineering, Product & Data Science). You will help scale the functions by proactively building talent pipelines for senior leadership roles, managing a team of up to 7 recruiters, and leading team projects. 

  • You will report to Daisy, who oversees the Global Talent Acquisition function for Luno. This role will support global technical recruitment, which includes Countries, Marketing, PR, Emerging Markets. The Talent Acquisition Team is a global team with people based in South Africa, South East Asia and London offices and forms part of the People team function within Luno. 

Your mission will involve 

  • Leading shaping and leading our hiring practices, ensuring scalability as we continue to accelerate our hiring across engineering, product and data science
  • Managing your own workload and range of vacancies across multiple geographic locations whilst leading a Team also to deliver
  • Partnering with Build function stakeholders, advising and providing expert advice on all areas of TA to support hiring needs and strategy
  • You will use data insights to shape current and future hiring goals and track against wider recruitment delivery objectives.
  • Be a Luno ambassador and build our employer brand as a “best place to work” for top talent in new markets. 
  • Proactively manage candidate experience via our ATS, ensuring the highest data integrity.
  • Lead and engage in recruitment branding outreach events representing Lunos employer Global Employer brand.
  • As a Talent Acquisition Leader, you will coach and mentor more junior members as the team grows.
  • Proactively sourcing and attracting candidates by using a variety of creative methods (not just LinkedIn or our careers page) 
  • You will use data insights to shape current and future hiring goals and track against wider recruitment delivery objectives.

In your first six months, you will

  • Have built strong relationships with key stakeholders understanding challenges and potential and outlying solutions to bottlenecks 
  • Help ramp up the hiring as per the headcount strategy 
  • Have integrated yourself into the global team
  • Understand Luno's hiring processes, policies and practices and where you fit in the matrix  
  • Learnt Luno's ATS for candidate management and reporting

‘ The ideal Lunaut for this role will have.’ 

  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrable experience leading technical recruitment across multiple geographic locations ( preferably including the U.S) 
  • Essential, excellent Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques
  • Proven ability to drive performance in a high growth tech environment
  • Expert knowledge of recruitment sourcing tools and techniques. 
  • Proven ability in developing and leading large-scale recruiting strategies and campaigns with multiple media channels and sizeable stakeholder groups
  • Collaborative team player across the Recruitment Leadership Team – driving inclusion, seeking continuous improvement through and leading by example in all aspects of your role
  • Previous experience developing and executing recruiting function development strategies, including and branding, process improvement and best practice
  • Demonstrable experience consulting and managing senior stakeholders hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and proactively looking for opportunities to find talent for their respective positions. 

Remote Life at Luno

Luno is a ‘remote but reachable’ company! At Luno, we trust that people can do their work effectively anywhere and provide Lunauts with the flexibility to decide where they do their best work. For some of us, that’s at home for the majority of the time, for others, that might mean joining other Lunauts in person at one of our Luno workspaces more often.

Luno is built on our relationships, so we still value in-person connection and have a minimum expectation of spending time in person once a quarter.

So as long as you are based in one country with a Luno workspace, we want to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Luno

We believe that decentralised digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money: cheaper, faster and safer transactions; more privacy and freedom; a significantly better user experience; and ultimately, more equality through giving everyone in the world access to the same financial system, no matter who they are or where they are from.

Today we are one of the world’s leading digital currency companies with a team of over 40 technology and finance experts, operating across several countries and continents. Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

Our vision is to empower billions of people by bringing digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to everyone, everywhere.


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