Critical Start

Senior Technical Recruiter, COE

Job Locations IN-Pune, Maharashtra
Human Resources
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Who We Are

Want to be part of a company that empowers you to innovate and implement your powerful ideas as you help shape the future of cybersecurity? Since 2012, CRITICALSTART has assisted in safeguarding numerous businesses from cyberattacks, preparing them for upcoming threats, and earning a plethora of awards along the way. 


We thrive on innovation, devoid of bureaucracy. CRITICALSTART pioneered the first MOBILESOC app for on-the-go threat detection and response, devised a method to automatically resolve the majority of security alerts, and introduced services that reduce alert investigation time by 99.3% (our analysts truly appreciate us for that). 


Everything we do revolves around our three core principles: 


Do what’s best for our customers.  

Do what’s best for our employees. 

Don’t do things that suck. 


That's basically it. 


If you'd prefer to hear from our Critical Crew, watch this video to learn about their perspectives. Look at our Glassdoor reviews for another internal viewpoint (Pssst...want to grab our attention when you submit your resume? Include something about our Glassdoor reviews that resonated with you). 


What can we offer you? 

  • Daily opportunities to make a difference. Whether it's protecting our customers from attacks and breaches or contributing to the greater good. 
  • An abundance of intelligent, talented, high-performing individuals to collaborate with. We value accountability, support each other's growth, and genuinely enjoy what we do. 
  • An approach of continuous improvement to revolutionize our industry and surpass mediocrity. While many cybersecurity companies hire competent individuals, we believe in striving for excellence. Don't you believe you're capable of more than just being good? 
  • Constant learning, unlocking innovative ideas, and a nurturing, cooperative environment. 
  • Extensive industry recognition. We receive so much acclaim that it's nearly overwhelming. Almost. 
  • Our teammate put it best: "Every day presents new challenges and ample opportunities for professional growth... Your contributions directly impact the company's overarching purpose, and the sense of belonging and culture are unparalleled. 

Who You Are

We are seeking a Senior Technical Recruiter to join the Critical Start Technologies Private Ltd. team, operating under the Critical Start umbrella, for our India operations. As a Senior Technical Recruiter specializing in cybersecurity, you will play a crucial role in building our team of skilled professionals to drive our mission forward. You will be responsible for the full life cycle recruiting process, from candidate sourcing to onboarding, with a primary focus on identifying top talent in the cybersecurity field.


This role requires passion, drive, and an incredible ability to find the very best talent in the cybersecurity industry. The ideal candidate will understand the unique position recruiting has in our organization’s success and enjoy partnering with hiring managers to attract and acquire a highly talented and diverse workforce. You excel at filling challenging positions and thrive at identifying and securing hidden talent. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are dedicated to making necessary connections. If this sounds like you, let’s chat!

What You Will Be Doing?

  • Candidate Sourcing: Utilize various channels, including LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards, social media, and professional networks, to source and attract highly qualified candidates in the cybersecurity domain.
  • Screening and Assessment: Conduct thorough screenings and assessments to evaluate candidates' technical skills, experience, and cultural fit for the organization.
  • Relationship Building: Develop and maintain strong relationships with candidates, hiring managers, and internal stakeholders to ensure a seamless recruitment process and positive candidate experience.
  • Pipeline Management: Build and maintain a robust pipeline of cybersecurity talent to meet current and future hiring needs.
  • Collaboration: Partner closely with hiring managers and cross-functional teams to understand hiring requirements, define job specifications, and develop effective recruitment strategies.
  • Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, competitor activities, and market dynamics related to cybersecurity talent acquisition.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations governing recruitment practices, including data privacy and equal employment opportunity (EEO) guidelines.

What You Will Bring?

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of experience in full life cycle recruiting, with a focus on cybersecurity roles.
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity concepts, technologies, and trends, with prior experience recruiting for roles such as security analysts, ethical hackers, penetration testers, and security engineers.
  • Proficiency in using LinkedIn Recruiter and other sourcing tools to identify and engage with passive candidates in the cybersecurity field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with candidates, hiring managers, and internal stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with candidates and stakeholders to drive successful recruitment outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess candidate qualifications and make data-driven recruitment decisions.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Agency recruitment experience or experience in a fast-paced, high-volume recruiting role. 

What It's Like Working Here

Imagine a dynamic, enjoyable, and rewarding work environment. We are professionals, and the work we do holds immense significance, like saving our customers from potential disasters. However, we believe in not taking ourselves too seriously. 


Prefer a casual dress code every day? No problem, as we find comfort enhances our thinking. 


What does our Compensation and Benefits package entail? 


  • Competitive salary with bonus potential 
  • Flexible PTO (Paid Time Off) policy 
  • Depending on the role, you may work in the office, remotely, or adopt a hybrid work model.  
  • And a new Tesla... just kidding! Kudos for making it to the end. 


Critical Start welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life. One of our core values is to “Do what’s best for our employees,” and that starts with the hiring process by finding the best candidates and providing an environment that upholds equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants, strictly prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment based on 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. 


This policy encompasses all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 


Mental and Physical Requirements 

It's important to note that specific physical and mental requirements may vary depending on the nature of the office job, organization, and individual responsibilities. 



  • Stationary position for extended periods of time. 
  • Constantly operate a computer.  
  • Occasionally you may be required to move equipment or other items up to 20 lbs. 
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 



  • Must be able to apply established protocols in a timely manner. 
  • Make timely decisions in the context of workflow. 
  • Ability to complete tasks and perform in situations requiring speed deadlines, or productivity quota. 
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress situations. 
  • Ability to simultaneously address multiple complex problems. 


How to Apply:  

Interested candidates are invited to visit our career site and apply for the position:




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