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Ho Chi Minh City

Principal Technical Recruiter

Attract and retain the best people for Makini

About Makini

Products of our customers solve real problems:
🤕 save workers on power plants from losing fingers.
🛢 prevent oil spills.
🏭 reduce fuel consumption on facilities to reduce emissions.

We exist to multiply their impact.

Before our customers can do business, their products need to interface with internal systems of their customers, most commonly EAMs - Enterprise AssetManagement systems. Building EAM integrations is hard: one will cost $30k -$500k and take up to 18 months to complete. As integrations are a part of onboarding, they make sales process slow and products expensive, ultimately limiting number of companies that can benefit from them.

Makini builds infrastructure that eliminates the need for individual EAM integrations altogether, and enables connections across systems –all via one, simple API. We make onboardings low-touch and entry price-points low, helping our customers get their products into hands of a much larger number of companies, and do it fast.

We exist to multiply the impact of our customers and take pride in solving complex infrastructure problems to free them up and concentrate on creating value, not building integrations.

About the role

You will be the one helping us achieve that mission. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for building and cultivating talent pipelines that are instrumental in our ability to scale the business.

Sourcing is a core strategic driver of Makini's success. We have a world-class team working together to help drive our ambitions and scale to the next level. You will work closely with our hiring managers to develop strategies to find candidates for our Software Engineering organization. We conceive practical and creative ways to surface leading talent, and we are willing to invest time activating passive candidates through a highly engaged approach. We’re passionate about delivering a great candidate experience, and that starts with the first conversation a candidate has with us, which is more often than not will be with you.

You will

  • Work closely with hiring managers and recruiters to deeply understand requirements of the role, the function, and how it fits into the organization.
  • Strategize different ways to build talent pipelines and execute on tactical research, referral generation, events, PR and sourcing campaigns.
  • Develop and manage relationships with recruitment agencies, staffing firms, universities and other gatekeepers for quality talent pools in Vietnam.
  • Conduct various types of interviews. Schedule interviews with other internal and external interviewers and handle assignments to ensure candidates are moved through the pipeline in a timely manner.
  • Deliver great candidate experience.
  • Find, engage and activate passive candidates through the use of LinkedIn, Social Media, and other alternative search techniques.
  • Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders. Utilize data for reporting and influencing hiring decisions, while maintaining data integrity.
  • Recommend and drive improvements in processes and beyond that impact local pipeline areas.
  • Build and share knowledge of skills, target companies, conferences, and open source communities.
  • Drive diversity in our pipelines.
  • Understand HR-related regulations and compliance procedures in Vietnam.

We are looking for

  • 5+ years of experience in recruitment for Software Engineering roles within a search firm or internal recruiting team.
  • Fluent in both English and Vietnamese.
  • Knowledge of Vietnam's labor market landscape and where quality talent pools of engineers reside.
  • Experience working with and building talent sourcing strategies with hiring managers.
  • Experience developing and executing candidate generation and research techniques.
  • Experience screening resumes to match qualifications.
  • Experience approaching passive candidates.
  • Knowledge and experience in different types of interviews (structured, competency-based etc.)
  • Experience in startups and fast-paces high-growth environments

Other details

  • Base above market
  • Equity is included in compensation
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Healthcare benefits included
  • Opportunity to advance career in a fast-growing US tech startup
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Is Makini for you?



There are 100 things fighting for our time every day. We always keep the main thing main and optimize for impact.



We move fast, like to be scrappy and hack our way through unless we really have/want to be otherwise.


Builders at heart

We often do things we've never done before. Expect to find yourself in a disorganized environment. We expect you to operationalize things once you see a pattern.


Courage for challenge

Things worth doing are rarely simple. We act out of ambition to build great products, not out of fear of facing challenges while building them.


Demonstrating integrity

We are unafraid to be wrong, back proposals we initially opposed, and like to support decisions with numbers and narrative.


Striving for excellence

Mediocre is not a viable compromise for us and are willing to work hard for it.