Junior Recruiter

Job description

PLEASE NOTE: This position is based in our Swiss HQ in Mendrisio, Switzerland, just 7km over the border from Como, Italy. Mendrisio is easily commutable from Como, Varese, Milan or Lugano, and Cloud Academy provides the train ticket for you!

At Cloud Academy, we‘re builders. Learning new technology is just as exciting for us as building it. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and empowering students, developers, engineers and companies to build and grow products with robust and constantly updated cloud skills. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled educational content to developers worldwide.

Cloud Academy delivers software and e-learning content to enterprises and individual customers in 100+ countries worldwide. We are now on a journey to scale our engineering, product, sales, marketing and content teams in both our offices in San Francisco, California and Mendrisio, Switzerland.

We are looking for a passionate Junior Recruiter who can join the technical headquarters in our Swiss office - where our product and engineering team is based - to support our Recruiting team that partners with hiring managers and department leaders to accelerate our team growth for product and engineering roles. We hire amazing people here and you will support a challenging, high-growth environment by delivering innovative recruiting solutions that help us identify the best additions to our team. You will mainly source throughout Europe, using LinkedIn Recruiter and other sourcing tools, to find senior and junior people in product and engineering roles.  While sourcing is a significant part of this job, you will also assist with scheduling interviews, processing Swiss work permits and relocations, and ensuring an excellent candidate experience.

You will have an opportunity to make a large impact on the culture of our product/engineering team. Our ideal candidate is humble and enthusiastic, equally capable of teaching and learning.  This is an ideal position for someone who wants to gain international work experience and grow into a recruiting role in 1-2 years.


What you will do

  • Source, assess and evaluate candidates to support hiring across Cloud Academy, with a primary focus in engineering and product areas.  Plan to spend about 75% of your time sourcing.
  • Support the HR and Recruiting teams by assisting with interview scheduling, processing of Swiss work permits, relocation for new hires and onboarding new employees in the Swiss office
  • Develop relationships with candidates and give them a world-class Cloud Academy candidate experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge in our business and be able to answer candidate questions primarily around HR-related areas


  • 1+ years of full lifecycle technical recruiting experience, preferably in a fast-paced, rapid growth, high-tech/SaaS environment
  • 1+ years of deep, technical sourcing experience, including experience with LI Recruiter
  • Corporate/in-house recruiting experience required; agency experience also preferred
  • Passionate about the candidate experience - you will often be the first impression for a candidate to Cloud Academy. You need to be professional, knowledgeable, charismatic, and excited about sharing the Cloud Academy story and opportunities and be respectful of candidates' time and experience in the hiring process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Innovative, creative, and flexible - demonstrated ability to look for talent many different ways
  • Self-starter with strong organizational, analytics, and multi-tasking skills and ability to perform under pressure
  • Fluent spoken and written Italian and English.


    • Competitive salary including a bonus plan
    • Train ticket paid for by the company
    • Budget for professional development
    • 4 weeks paid vacation and 15 paid holidays per year
    • Great company culture and work environment!
    • Highly-skilled teammates and lots of opportunities for growth and development