Technical Recruiter

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Department: People & Culture

Company Description


At Viral Nation, we specialize in building social-first ecosystems for brands to connect with the modern consumer journey. Our integrated solutions align strategy, talent, media, and technology with culturally relevant creativity to scale the world’s fastest-growing digital brands. Viral Nation offers a fluid, creative, and growth-oriented environment that will support your ambitions to apply your talents in an open, collaborative, and fast-paced culture. Our ability to stay at the forefront of the industry has fueled our success and will guide us in paving the path forward. We’re driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver strategies, and we’re just getting started.

2021 was a transformational year for Viral Nation, having grown by 200%, and we have even bigger ambitions for 2022 and beyond. While we continuously exceed our goals, we need your help – our success is only as great as our people. Strong performance leads to high expectations and we need to keep raising the bar!

Our Values:

We Constantly Evolve: Embracing change is both an opportunity and a necessity!

Courage: Challenging the norm drives us forward!

Diversity: We strive for excellence and recognize that our differences make us stronger. We respect and seek out the inclusion of differences, realizing we can learn from each other!

Resilience: Adversity is a springboard for growth


Viral Nation is seeking an experienced Technical Recruiter, who will be responsible for building and executing strategies to engage and build relationships with world class talent within the software engineering communities. Your partnership with the Technology team will be integral to hiring strong talent to drive technology strategies forward that are critical to the future growth of our business.

We’re passionate about disrupting the typical recruiting process in hopes to move faster. Our team takes an empathetic and transparent approach, driven and motivated to be knowledgeable partners and advisors to our candidates and hiring managers. We are collaborative in problem-solving, with high resourcefulness and tenacity in challenging situations.

Job Description

About you:

  • You are a self-starter who can navigate fluid environments, build processes, and is resourceful and organized

  • You understand the highly competitive market for technical skills and you have the ability to quickly build a strong, diverse network of candidates.

  • You are passionate about people and have a knack for finding top talent



  • Manage full cycle recruiting for multiple, complex searches, creating innovative sourcing strategies and engagement to bring the best talent to each role 

  • Creatively source untapped candidates for current roles and to build a pipeline for future roles

  • Develop and execute fully comprehensive sourcing plans, analyzing requirements to determine target profile needs and matches 

  • Coordinate closely with recruiting team members to innovate our research strategy for talent pooling, market mapping and competitor analysis 

  • Proactively improve our recruiting processes and identify opportunities that need refinement

  • Collaborate closely with hiring managers throughout the recruiting process to ensure we meet their hiring needs and goals

  • Regularly manage pipeline activity and maintain data integrity, and proactively share data-centric updates with internal stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with management and key cross-functional stakeholders internally (e.g. Recruiting, HR, Compensation, and Diversity teams)

  • Provide a world class candidate experience by delivering timely, thoughtful and helpful updates and feedback

  • Drive offer process - including extending offers, negotiations, closing candidates, and generating offer letters 

  • Actively engage in diversity and inclusion hiring strategies

  • Demonstrates Data Integrity and ability to understand Data to help influence hiring decisions

  • Adhere to all Pinterest compliance, recruiting policies and best practices, leveraging available tools and data to drive strategic decision making


  • At least 3 years of full cycle technical recruiting experience

  • Post secondary degree/diploma in Human Resources or related discipline

  • Proven and practical experience leading initiatives and managing full cycle Technical/Engineering recruitment within an agile recruiting environment

  • Experience recruiting for a variety of product development and software engineering roles (e.g. DevOps, Backend, Fullstack, UI Engineers, Mobile Engineering, etc.)

  • Experience with high-volume recruitment in the Technology field and sourcing experience in Canada and Internationally

  • Ability to understand and communicate about different technology stacks, programming languages and other technical elements and requirements with hiring managers and candidates

  • Knowledge with recruiting tools, applicant tracking systems, data management/reporting techniques and software collaboration tools 

  • Demonstrated strength in planning and prioritization skills to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • A data-driven, operational mindset - capable of using metrics and drawing insights to help identify challenges, solve problems, and share recruiting progress with leaders

  • Skilled at identifying and engaging passive candidates, building diverse pipelines, and providing inclusive candidate experiences

  • Experience creating and fostering partnerships with internal leadership and executive teams

Additional Information

Viral Nation is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. Viral Nation welcomes applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.