[Hiring] Senior Recruiter @Dwavesys

April 10, 2024

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Job Description

About us: 

D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling.  

D-Wave’s systems and quantum cloud services are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. We have also appeared in Time Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, INC Magazine and Wired.   As of August 8, 2022, our organization is a publicly traded quantum computing company, trading on the NYSE as ($QBTS).


About the role: 

With the continued growth of the company, D-Wave has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Recruiter to join our team. In this role, you will cover the essentials of searching for top talent and help develop recruiting strategies that promote effective methods to source and evaluate talent for D-Wave and maintain quality candidate pipelines for key positions and proactive growth. You will interface directly with company leadership across product, professional services, and functional teams, working closely with key cross-functional stakeholders in driving a talent agenda that aligns with business priorities. This role can be fully remote from the US or Canada or can be hybrid from our Burnaby office in British Columbia, Canada.  Are you a builder? Do you thrive in high growth ambiguous environments? Are you process-oriented, data driven, and enjoy working on niche and challenging roles? If so, join us! 

What you’ll do:

  • Own the full cycle recruiting process for roles, supporting a wide range of departments across the organization: engaging, evaluating, and hiring top candidates to join our growing company 
  • Partner with hiring managers throughout the interview process to develop job descriptions, identify candidates, manage the candidate experience, and negotiate offers 
  • Manage the inbound applicant pipeline, while identifying passive job seekers using a full range of sourcing/attraction tactics and resources 
  • Provide a pleasant experience for every candidate from applicant stage to offer while evaluating skill level, driving the interview and offer process, salary recommendations and closing of candidate leading to handoff for a smooth onboarding experience 
  • Move the needle on recruitment activities ensuring candidates are moving through the interview process, feedback is collected post-interview, and candidates and hiring managers are kept updated on status 
  • Responsible for the Co-op recruitment program 
  • Participate in employer branding projects and assist with recruiting events 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional or military experience 
  • 5+ years of corporate and/or agency technical recruiting experience including sourcing and full life cycle recruiting for technical staff, ideally software, engineering, or scientific hires AND/OR senior level corporate, technical sales, or marketing hires 
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple searches, projects and client relationships 
  • Experience building and driving talent sourcing initiatives 
  • Ability to build relationships and establish trust, respect, competence, and confidence with both candidates and hiring teams effectively and quickly 
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems (ATS e.g. Lever), sourcing and recruitment marketing tools 
  • Ability to set priorities and execute on commitments in an environment of ambiguity and constant change 

Additional information: 

We celebrate diverse perspectives to drive innovation in our pursuit. Our employees range from distinguished domain experts with decades of experience in their respective fields, to bright and motivated graduates eager to make their mark. 

Our diverse and innovative team will make you feel appreciated, supported and empower your career growth at D-Wave. 


No 3rd party candidates will be accepted.


It is D-Wave’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.


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