PLUMgrid Inc.
Technical Recruiting Leader (OpenStack / DevOps)
Engineering | Sunnyvale, CA, United States

PLUMgrid makes networks as Simple as a Click.

PLUMgrid is reinventing networking with Virtual Network Infrastructure, a software-based, virtual parallel to the traditional physical network infrastructure of Data Centers.

Virtual Network Infrastructure is a new, emerging category of network solutions that address the needs of enterprises transforming to Cloud Data Center technology.

By moving to a Virtual Network Infrastructure, costs are dramatically reduced by simplifying network administration and provisioning, creating transparency to corporate end users and enabling flexibility for quickly changing networks as needed.

The PLUMgrid Platform, featuring the unique IO Visor™, brings automation to Data Centers resulting in dramatic reductions in operating expense and the unlocking of significant new business value.  The PLUMgrid Platform is a software-only solution that users easily download and install in their existing data center.

Early use cases for PLUMgrid include development, test and QA, and public and private cloud environments. In all these instances, the primary benefit of the PLUMgrid Platform is bringing the power of Cloud to the Data Center, resulting in the ability to unlock new business value, instantly deploy and self-provision Virtual Domains without new hardware investment, dramatically reduce operational costs, and differentiate offerings with an open, programmable and extensible environment.

Founded in 2011, PLUMgrid is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and backed by top-tier venture capital firms US Venture Partners and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.


As a PLUMgrid Technical Recruiter, you are responsible for the identification, attraction, evaluation and successful engagement of engineering talent.  You will develop multiple channels of talent identification, including internal referrals, direct sourcing/networking in the market and the development of search firm relationships. You will use your good judgment and intellect to guide both candidates and hiring managers through a thorough and successful evaluation process, creating fulfilling outcomes for all.


PLUMgrid is driving a deep transformation of the network infrastructure and you will play a key role in evangelizing and realizing this vision.  A critical aspect of the role is the responsibility for articulating this transformation to potential PLUMgrid engineering team members – and their referral sources.


  • Have the business experience necessary to give you the judgement, guidance and insight to create tangible results in developing talent resources for a Silicon Valley start-up
  • Are networked with OpenStack and DevOps professionals
  • Have built sources of high potential talent -- strong referral networks via internal/external resources and social media – that meet position specific skill/experience sets allowing managers to build high production and scalable teams
  • To achive growth milestones, you have managed scheduling while balancing a sense of urgency with engineering delivery requirements; managed the expectations of both candidates and hiring managers
  • Built an engineering team with the specific areas of expertise (development, systems test, build/release, etc.)  required to build and deliver networking software products
  • Understand of our business ecosystem, including SDN, Cloud Management Systems and Data Center Virtualization
  • Embrace the use of candidate management systems - and evangelize their use by your colleagues
  • Sound, logical, professional judgment
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey the PLUMgrid opportunity (and requirements) to the market with professional enthusiasm and excitement
  • Ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions, using logic considered beneficial to the sound growth of PLUMgrid
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills - attention to detail
  • Exemplary skills in creative problem solving
  • A team player with passion, initiative, and leadership ability
Your ROI
  • Career.  This is an opportunity with the potential for tremendous professional and financial gain.
  • Camaraderie.  Join a team of people like yourself, with a strong track record of achievement -- and the will to transform the business landscape in one of the world's largest addressable markets.
  • Leverage.  Implement your success DNA and enjoy the personal satisfaction of executing upon your own best practices -- and driving a game-changing scalable business model.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime. Experience transformational products and solutions -- Solving some of the largest business challenges in the market... in the world.
All PLUMgrid team members are proactive team players, respectful of our colleagues and customers.  We have the embedded understanding that individual success comes only from team success. 
Team success is a product of PLUMgrid customer success.
Please be sure to include a letter as to why you're the right candidate for this opportunity -- how you've created longterm value for your current or previous company.  Also, how your industry experience applies to PLUMgrid.  Thank you for your interest!