Technical Recruiter

At Otus, a fast-growing EdTech company based at 1K Fulton in the West Loop of Chicago, you will work with people passionate about improving the lives of teachers and students. We are a group of talented designers, developers, coaches, and leaders. We love what we do and strive to the best work we can each day.

On our team, you will find musicians, beer enthusiasts, designer toy collectors, table tennis fanatics, and more.

Send your resume to Keith Westman, COO,

Your role

  • You will own the end-to-end recruitment life cycle – sourcing, screening, interviewing, negotiating with, and hiring mid-career to executive technical talent
  • Influence our technology roadmap through assessment of cutting edge solutions for the team.
  • You will partner with hiring teams to ensure that hires match by more than the immediate needs of the particular team or candidate
  • You should be curious and willing to try new things in order to champion an amazing candidate experience
  • Encourage an equally amazing process within hiring teams, including thorough strategy meetings, interview debriefs, and process re-calibration when necessary
  • Build relationships and work with cross-functional teams, including business leaders, HR, Legal, Compensation, etc.
  • Articulate our business mission and core values in ways that resonate with each particular contact, presenting an objective view of life at Otus
  • Participate in process-improvement initiatives


  • Passion for providing candidates a great experience and developing great partnerships with hiring managers through the recruiting process
  • Ability to carry a workload with a variety of profiles and hiring managers simultaneously
  • Detailed track record of consistently meeting hiring goals
  • Ability to speak comfortably to basic tech stack architecture, front-end, and back-end engineering profiles as well as product management, design, and data science
  • Experience sourcing candidates through social media beyond LinkedIn; AIRS certification and/or advanced web recruiting skills (complex search string savvy) preferred
  • Experience negotiating offers and closing candidates successfully
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years technical recruiting experience in a rapidly changing environment


  • Laptop of your choice and dual monitors
  • Stock options in a growth-stage company
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours so you can be at your most productive
  • Paid time off (20 days per year)
  • Flexible work from Home policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401(k) with an employer match (up to 4%)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and Otus swag
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • Really smart colleagues who work hard and play well
  • Working in arguably the best neighborhood in the city with the best food, drinks, coffee and donuts all within walking distance
  • Working in an amazing office building with gym, rooftop deck, frequent social events, shuttle to and from train stations

Otus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity of every kind. You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time. We are not considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago.