1 year ago

Talent Acquisition and HR Lead at Apollo

74% 40 hours / week Worldwide (Remote)
Paid dental insurance
Paid health insurance
Paid parental leave
Retirement or pension contribution program
Unlimited paid holidays

Apollo.io’s mission is to help every business to fulfill their full market potential by connecting companies with amazing solutions with those who need them most. We’ve built a database of 250 million business contacts and 10 million companies, and our software helps sales and marketing identify and convert their most likely potential customers. We’ve raised over $10 million from Silicon Valley investors such as Y Combinator, Nexus Venture Partners, SV Angel, and Social Capital, and are profitable and growing. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, CA with a brilliant worldwide remote team.


The mission of this role is to lead the charge on building a world-class team. He/she will report directly to the CEO and collaborate closely with the COO and other department leaders.

Responsibilities include:

1.) Hiring outstanding talent: you’ll be owning the end-to-end recruiting system, including sourcing, screening, selection, reference checks, and offers; and partnering with our leadership team / department heads for hiring across sales, support, product, design, and engineering.

2.) Running HR with excellence: you’ll lead HR operations (e.g. payroll, benefits), and collaborate closely with the CEO/COO on employee onboarding, learning & development and performance management

3.) Building an outstanding culture: we care deeply about making Apollo a fulfilling, rewarding, and fun place to work where people are energized to bring their best selves everyday, and you’ll be working in close collaboration with the CEO/COO to help deepen employee engagement and build a world-class remote-first culture.

Of these three initiatives, hiring outstanding talent is currently the highest priority for this role, and will constitute at least 60% of your initial focus.


Hiring outstanding talent:

  • Built and running efficient, centralized system to hire “A-players” across sales, support, product, design, and engineering
  • Hiring managers are trained on and using recruiting best practices
  • Once system is built and proven, hired and mentored team of talent acquisition specialists to accelerate growth

Running HR with excellence:

  • All new hires are set up for success, including company-wide knowledge (rhythm, systems, product/market overview etc.), team-specific knowledge (by partnering with department leaders), and culturally integrated (values, strong relationships)
  • Learning & development, performance management, and HR operations processes are refined and run with excellence
  • Team communication and function is improving continually even as the the company size grows

Building an outstanding culture:

  • 95%+ employee engagement score (as measured by a tool like CultureAmp)


  • Extremely high EQ & empathy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Genuinely curious and open; loves learning
  • Driven and hungry
  • Strong leadership skills
  • High bar of excellence
  • Organized, diligent, and high attention to detail
  • Systems thinker
  • Utmost integrity