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Technical Sourcer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Captions is the AI-powered creative studio. Millions of creators around the world have used Captions to make their video content stand out from the pack and we're on a mission to empower the next billion.

Based in NYC, we are a team of ambitious, experienced, and devoted engineers, designers, and marketers. You'll be joining an early team where you'll have an outsized impact on both the product and company's culture.

We’re very fortunate to have some the best investors and entrepreneurs backing us, including Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncommon Projects, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Antoine Martin, Julie Zhuo, Ben Rubin, Jaren Glover, SVAngel, 20VC, Ludlow Ventures, Chapter One, Lenny Rachitsky, and more.

Check out our latest milestone and our recent feature on the TODAY show and the New York Times.

** Please note that all of our roles will require you to be in-person at our NYC HQ (located in Union Square) **


  • Develop and implement innovative sourcing strategies to identify, engage, and cultivate a strong pipeline of highly-specialized technical talent.

  • Partner closely with recruiting peers, hiring managers, and other stakeholders to understand technical hiring requirements and deliver talent with a high degree of precision and accuracy.

  • Contribute meaningfully to building an inclusive workplace by sourcing diverse talent.

  • Identify opportunities to improve hiring velocity, operational efficiency, recruiting productivity, and candidate satisfaction wherever possible.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience sourcing for specialized software engineering positions across varying levels of seniority (individual contributors and leadership roles).

  • Demonstrated experience leveraging creative sourcing techniques and a personalized approach to courting passive, world-class talent.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to effectively partner with individuals at all levels within an organization.

  • Track record of providing an authentic, meaningful, and high-touch experience to both candidates and hiring managers.

  • Entrepreneurial minded, inherently self-motivated, and a relentless work ethic with a track record of exceeding performance goals and recruiting KPIs.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Anything you need to do your best work

  • We’ve done team off-sites to places like Paris, London, Park City, Los Angeles, Upstate NY, and Nashville with more planned in the future.

Captions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please note benefits apply to full time employees only.