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Talent Acquisition Manager, R&D

| Greater Boston Area

Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

2018 was a year of explosive growth as we increased our R&D team by 45%. We’re committed to building a world class team; requiring an experienced Talent Acquisition Manager to lead recruiting as we continue to scale our Engineering and Products organizations. In this hands-on role, you will lead a multi-faceted program that proactively identifies and hires top talent; while delivering an exceptional candidate experience.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop strong relationships and communication with Hiring Managers at all levels, including Executive, to developing recruitment strategies that deliver top talent.
  • Bring a passion for delivering a best in class recruitment experience to candidates, hiring managers, colleagues and leadership.
  • Partner with the extended Talent team and other departments to understand business needs, critical roles and skills sets and develop scalable recruitment processes and solutions
  • Drive external branding efforts and initiatives to position Acquia as a premier employer and Best Places to Work (#20 BuiltIn Boston 2018)
  • Create and partner within the Talent Acquisition team on programs and strategies that fuel a high performing recruiting engine for Acquia.

You will bring:

  • 8+ years of progressive recruiting experience in either an agency or corporate setting; past experience in high growth companies preferred.
  • A deep understanding of supporting enterprise software companies with products in a SaaS and/or PaaS environment is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success with a player/coach mentality; ability to lead and develop both direct and indirect team members; all while recruiting for your own openings.
  • Proven success delivering recruiting results in a fast-paced, high growth company.
  • Strong business acumen and comfortable with a data driven environment. You have the ability and see the value using metrics to guide decision making.
  • Attention to detail with an unparalleled work ethic and service mentality.
  • You will use your experience and leadership to tell us what else is required!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.


Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.


Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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