Secure Code Warrior - Talent Acquisition Leader

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Operations expand job description ↓


Secure Code Warrior’s vision is to empower developers to be the first line of defence in their organisation by making security highly visible and providing them with the skills and tools to write secure code from the beginning. Our people strategy is a critical pillar to build a sustainable & inclusive through rapid global growth. We have offices in London, Boston and Bruges are looking for amazing people to join our team across the globe. We value diversity and aim to attract, retain and develop a talented workforce who thrive in a vibrant high performing culture, with a passion for people development.

Reporting to the Director People & Culture, the Talent Acquisition Leader will be focused on building a global recruitment operation and delivery model to acquire the best talent to accelerate Secure Code Warrior’s growth. The focus initially of this role will be to set up a direct recruitment model, leverage employer branding initiatives, and hire and lead a team of recruiters. The ideal candidate will be a great leader and will bring optimization to the recruitment funnel, leading transformational projects, and instilling passion

As a team member of the People & Culture team, we're the advocates of Secure Code Warriors unique and diverse culture. As we grow globally we find great people, develop them and keep them". Whether we are recruiting the next Secure Code Warrior, refining our core programs, developing talent, or simply looking for ways to build some more fun into the lives of our Warriors, we bring a fresh approach to all things people.

Using the best tools in the marketplace, we are on a journey to build a consultative, proactive, and best-of-breed recruitment function. This role requires a high level of ownership, sense of urgency and operational focus to ensure we can grow our business by recruiting top talent into SCW.



  • Build a preferred global recruitment model utilising BambooHR ( ATS)
  • Create talent pools/ candidate profiles, identify targets, and source candidates
  • Build pipeline and connect with talent using channels such as, LinkedIn, networks, community events, and other active recruitment techniques
  • Manage recruitment campaigns
  • Qualify and assess candidates in phone screens and in-person interviews
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews
  • Develop strategies to build talent pipelines and effectively raise or lower the bar adapting to hiring needs
  • Manage recruitment operations within budget expectations
  • Reduce average cost per hire

Role scoping and hiring process

  • Partner with hiring managers to scope positions and review comparable market roles
  • Write compelling and informative job descriptions
  • Devise efficient interview processes, including defining stakeholder roles, developing scorecards, creating questions for each interview stage, and developing work prompts

Systematize the hiring processes

  • Define standard interview processes and train hiring managers in best practices and recruitment strategies
  • Develop job description library, general values scorecard, and communication templates
  • Track, measure, and analyze hiring process, using data to make decisions and optimize hiring processes
  • Train our hiring managers

Strategic leadership

  • Partner with Hiring Managers to develop hiring plans and set recruiting strategies to achieve goals
  • Lead & develop a team of recruiters - global team
  • Provide insight and data regarding salary trends and market dynamics
  • Distribute metrics and provide performance reporting
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws

Support and drive People and Culture projects when required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Previous leadership positions within a Talent Acquisition function
  • Experience in a large-scale, complex matrix organisation
  • Experience in the Technology industry (advantageous)
  • 10-15 years in talent acquisition/ people management /HR mgt experience desirable
  • Demonstrated experience scaling a team during a time of rapid growth
  • Natural relationship builder with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to building diverse, inclusive, and highly-talented teams
  • Extremely empathetic, with an ability to successfully gauge candidate skills and suitability for different types of roles
  • Flexible, creative, and oriented toward growth
  • Enthusiasm for and experience with making data-driven decisions
  • Experience developing and documenting systems and processes, implementing change, and collaborating with employees at all levels to ensure systems are utilized
  • Trustworthy and capable of handling confidential information
  • Organized, and able to prioritize, develop realistic timelines, and achieve goals in a start-up environment with competing demands
  • Ability to work and collaborate within the People & Culture team and work on a variety of HR projects

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