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Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About The Role

We're looking for a recruiter to help us build one of the best companies in the world. You’ll have a wide range of high impact responsibilities, including: owning the full-cycle recruiting experience, initiating changes to our hiring strategy, sourcing candidates with culture add (not culture fit), and working across teams to ensure all candidates have the best possible experience. You’ll be our first internal recruiter, joining our People team of 3, and will report directly to our Head of People, Georgina.

What your typical day may look like:

  • Jump on zoom calls to interview prospective candidates all over the world and answer their questions about working at Buildkite.

  • Meet with hiring managers to collaborate on our hiring plan, job advertisements, interview processes and gather feedback.

  • Draft job advertisements and post active roles in places interesting candidates may see them.

  • Craft communications to reach interesting people who may not know about Buildkite yet.

  • Proactively find and reach out to possible candidates for open positions.

  • Wrangle Calendly and organise interviews with multiple colleagues in multiple timezones.

  • Work with marketing to build content for the blog and social to share Buildkite’s culture with the world.

  • Navigate the offer process, benefits offering and ensure we’re staying competitive and equitable. 

  • Collaborate on Zoom with People and Business Operations teams to iterate on hiring processes. 

  • Update hiring team on Basecamp.

This job is for you if you:

  • Understand software development tools and processes. You’ll need to talk about Buildkite with candidates and gauge their suitability for a variety of roles.

  • Are experienced in recruiting. You should have experienced what good, and not so good hiring processes look like to inform your opinions on how we can improve our hiring process. 

  • Care deeply about candidate experience. You’ll be the point of contact for folks interested in working with Buildkite. 

  • Care about building a diverse company culture. Diversity of experience leads to better solutions and creates more sustainable cultures. You’ll work with hiring managers and people team to ensure we are fairly assessing candidates, and making hiring decisions that help us grow as an organisation. 

  • Are a good communicator. You should value empathy for candidates and colleagues and be able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking.

  • Are organised. You’ll be managing multiple roles, hiring managers and interviews. Effective project management will help you succeed in this role. 


$130,000 - $140,000 AUD

$130,000 - $140,000 NZD

TimezoneAustralia or New Zealand
HoursFull-time or part-time
Role TypePermanent

About Us

At Buildkite we build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that was profitable, grew sustainably, and had a strong, people-centered culture. We’re currently a distributed team of 41 humans working remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Long Beach, Wellington, Berlin, London, Kiev, Cordoba, and Melbourne.

Take a look at Buildkite’s values and the way they shape the benefits of working with our team here.

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.


Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Profit share & ownership

Share in the company’s success, and have a stake in what you’re helping to build. Everyone on the team receives a percentage share of the company profits each quarter, and an equity stake through our employee share program.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.