Head of Talent Acquisition

Skillz, Los Angeles, California, United States, Portland, Oregon, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States

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About Skillz:

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. 

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $86 billion last year to $161 billion in 2025. 

As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month.

Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments.

Skillz has also earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work, Parity.org’s Best Companies for Women to Advance, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. 

What We’re Looking For:

You are a competitive person who thrives on relationship building. You enjoy a mission-driven, fast paced environment where the work you put in daily directly impacts the growth of an aggressively fast growing organization. You have previously led a 30+ person talent acquisition team and implemented best practices to identify talent and ensure the best experience from first connection through to onboarding.  You have created a program to help qualify candidates who can add value to our already stellar team. You're organized, driven and eager to help build a world class talent acquisition department to grow Skillz to 1,000+ employees.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead and continue to build a strong team of Talent Acquisition professionals
  • Develop thoughtful organizational design and measurable recruitment processes to strategically staff all functional areas of the business - across all current and future Skillz locations - with top talent
  • Build our culture by creating hiring processes to ensure that we are finding the right candidates to join our team
  • Define and lead scalable, effective, and proactive recruiting best practices
  • Collaborate closely with the Executives and Managers as a thought leader for recruiting philosophies, processes, tools and tactics aligned with the objectives of the business

Your Skillz:

  • 12+ years of experience building and leading high-performing Talent Acquisition teams
  • BS required, advanced degrees and/or relevant certifications a plus
  • Proven track record of high volume staffing (300-1,000+ people in a year)
  • At least 5 years of experience managing functional leads 
  • Proven success scaling growing organizations from 100 - 1000+ including global expansion
  • Demonstrated ability to build global People strategies with consideration for talent priorities 3-5 years ahead
  • Analytical mindset; you seek to understand and solve a problem and instinctively ask for data
  • Tremendous emotional intelligence and judgment, enabling your success as a trusted partner for Skillz business leaders and an inspirational leader/coach to your team and Skillz candidates
  • Unwavering passion and drive to make Skillz the best place to work

 

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

About Skillz

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $5 billion in annual revenue by 2020. Skillz has been named the fastest growing private company in America, ranking number one on the 2017 Inc. 500 list. This makes Skillz the first eSports company to top this prestigious ranking, and also comes on the heels of being the first eSports company ever named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list of the most innovative companies changing the business landscape. As the leading mobile eSports platform, Skillz connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. Skillz is the eSports provider for over 3,000 game studios, and accounted for more than 46 percent of all eSports prizes awarded in 2016 while broadcasting 40 million minutes of gameplay to spectators worldwide. Skillz makes games better by powering the competitions that players love and giving developers the chance to turn their game into the next great electronic sport. Founded in 2012, Skillz is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading venture capitalists as well as the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Mets. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

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