Lead Technical Recruiter (Remote optional)

Petal, NYC or Remote

Credit that's honest, simple, and accessible.

Duration: Full-Time

The Petal Mission

Petal’s mission is to expand access to opportunity, by making responsible, modern financial services available to everyone. Founded in 2016, Petal provides technology-enabled credit cards to consumers who are historically underserved by mainstream providers. 

Petal pioneered automated cash flow underwriting, a transformative new approach to assessing consumer creditworthiness with the potential to expand access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers without credit history, or for whom traditional credit scores do not tell the whole story. Petal pairs this groundbreaking, data-driven underwriting technology with a mobile-first, digitally native product experience designed to help users manage and build credit responsibly. For Petal, it’s a mission as much as it is a business—with a goal to reimagine finance for the next generation of consumers.

At Petal, we're looking for people with kindness, positivity, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and potential will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Petal, we welcome diverse perspectives from people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions.

The Lead Technical Recruiter role  

We are seeking an experienced Technical Recruiter to round out our small-but-mighty team. 

Your primary responsibility will be to partner with hiring managers across all aspects of our hiring strategy. Our ideal teammate thrives on finding and matching people’s talents, potential, and personalities and is quickly able to gain credibility with all kinds of people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner with hiring managers to drive the full recruiting process, from job spec creation through to offer acceptance, across our technical teams (Engineering, Data Science, etc.)
  • Lead the evolution of our technical recruiting processes and resources, ensuring we run structured interviews with well-prepared interviewers
  • Own external partnerships and vendor relationships related to technical recruiting
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement a compelling Petal employer brand that showcases our culture and mission, and that attracts diverse, experienced, and capable talent for all of our teams.
  • Ensure every candidate has an amazing experience throughout the hiring process, from first contact through to start date.
  • Proactively maintain a broad and deep network of prospective candidates from which to source.
  • Track and measure recruiting metrics to pinpoint improvement opportunities.
  • Act as an ambassador of the Petal brand and mission in both internal and external interactions.

Characteristics of a successful candidate:

  • 5+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience, tech-focused, in a fast-paced environment.  In-house startup experience is required.
  • Knowledge of the ins and outs of recruiting and sourcing tools; understanding of modern applicant tracking systems such as Lever or Greenhouse; sourcing across diverse talent pools.
  • Multi-tasking across many roles and demands, including handling administrative tasks.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written.  
  • Strong self-management, drive, and organization.  
  • Flexibility and adaptability under pressure.
  • Excellent judgment of people’s motivations, potential, and fit.  Knowing what’s needed versus what’s wanted.
  • Problem-solving versatility across qualitative and quantitative questions.  Humility and a desire to learn/get better every day.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We’re proud to be different, together.

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About Petal

Petal is a simple, no-fee credit card that’s transparent, intuitive, and doesn’t require a credit score. We make credit underwriting decisions with machine learning, analyzing our customer’s full digital financial record—not just their credit score. This allows us to provide the first ever introductory credit card with high credit limits, great rates, and no-fees whatsoever.


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