Technical Recruiter

Cape Town, Amsterdam, EMEA

Yoco is on a mission to help the businesses of tomorrow get started, and get paid – be a part of the team that changes financial services in Africa. Curious. Data-driven. Purposeful. Sound like you? It sounds a lot like us too.
We are an African technology company made up of over 250 team members globally. All with a bias for boldness, and a passion for simple, progressive solutions.
Founded in 2015, Yoco is now the payments provider for over 150 000 business owners and consistently processes over R1 billion in transactions each month.
To find out more about where we are headed...check out this exciting news about our 2021 Series C Funding Round:

The People and Culture team is looking for an experienced Technical Recruiter to partner closely with Engineering & Product Business Leaders in order to meet the requirements of the annual hiring plan, whilst ensuring an efficient recruitment process and an unforgettable candidate experience. The ideal candidate will be well versed in full life cycle recruitment with an expertise in sourcing for scarce skills in local and EMEA markets, be adept at using recruitment systems, building great relationships and have a solid track record in technical recruitment service delivery.    


Yoco is a remote-first company, and will accept applications from anywhere within the EMEA Region. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Partner with technical leadership to deliver on the global acquisition strategy for technical talent.
  • Manage the full recruitment life cycle for technical (engineering and product) roles in the business, deploying proactive sourcing strategies and leveraging off your own professional network.
  • Optimise the use of our hiring toolkit (ATS, recruitment platforms and job boards) to ensure that our recruiting processes are effective and scalable.
  • Play an active role in building Yoco’s Employee Value Proposition for Tech Talent
  • Use data, insights and your own technical talent network to build relevant and sustainable technical talent pipelines and contribute to talent planning.
  • Train and coach hiring managers on writing technical job specs and conducting interviews. 
  • Consciously curate a differentiated and unforgettable candidate experience from first contact to on-boarding.
  • Collaborate with all members of the recruiting team to ensure optimal delivery of technical recruitment objectives into the business.
Key requirements to perform responsibilities successfully:
  • 5+ years of working experience in full life cycle recruitment with a proven track record as a technical recruiter is essential. 
  • At least 2 years experience working in house, for a fast growing Tech company.
  • Experience recruiting technical talent from across the EMEA Region with a working knowledge of Africa, European and UK markets specifically.
  • Experience in fintech and/or startup would be advantageous. 
  • Extensive use of recruiting platforms (Greenhouse ideally) and innovative sourcing channels.
  • Experience building and driving social media and online recruiting campaigns.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Thought leader that can drive talent decisions supported by data
  • Self-directed, willing to experiment and not afraid to fail.
The Yoco Formula:
The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.
Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow
  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think 
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way
To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to Exposure Gallery.
You will also be working closely with various leaders across the business, a diverse and passionate group of people.
Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!
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