2019-07-08 Waymo
Head of Staffing
Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo’s People team recruits and supports the world’s best talent (including, we hope, you). Our HR business partners, program administrators, staffers, and compensation specialists help our employees attain their full potential in a healthy, considerate and supportive environment. We take seriously our role as champions of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) and stewards of the unique Waymo culture.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Design and implement changes to the existing staffing processes at Waymo to create a high velocity, repeatable staffing engine with quality and diversity & inclusion at its core
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and career development to members of the recruiting team 
  • Work closely with business leaders, HR business partners, and Finance to understand company growth targets and talent market landscape and build corresponding recruiting resourcing requirements and  staffing plans & strategies to meet expected growth
  • Build and share staffing metrics and reports with executive leadership and the staffing team at a defined cadence
  • Represent Waymo at relevant industry events and speaking engagements
  • Identify risks and trends within staffing process and talent markets to proactively suggest solutions or process improvements allowing for continued success in hiring

At a minimum we’d like you to have: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 15+ years of in-house, corporate recruiting experience in the technology sector
  • Demonstrated success in hiring, leading and managing teams of high-performing individuals
  • 5+ years recruiting experience within a high-growth environment, with an emphasis on working with technical leadership and hiring
  • 3+ years running recruiting metric and/or analytics on a recruiting processes
  • 5+ years leading staffing programs

It’s preferred if you have: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships; an ability to identify and galvanize this complex web of relationships and dependencies to holistically solve problems and seize opportunities
  • Adept at influencing through strong relationships, expertise, and data. Ability to manage a complex set of stakeholders 
  • Comfortable rolling up your sleeves to get things done in tandem with participating in deeply complex strategy discussions 
  • Experience with the selection, implementation and evaluation of multiple recruiting tools and applicant tracking systems
  • Ability to work across technology industries (i.e. hardware, software, machine learning, robotics, etc.)


At Waymo, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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