Account Executive at Searchlight (W19)
Talent Intelligence improving quality of hire
San Francisco, California / Remote
About Searchlight

Searchlight's mission is to build the best teams by helping companies hire the whole person, beyond resumes and interviews.

Searchlight's intelligent hiring software creates a profile of a candidate's team fit, strengths, and areas of growth through the people who've worked with them before. Our platform then matches the candidate to unique team profiles to predict top performers. Our customers like Zapier, Discord, and Chainlink now have the data they need to hire efficiently and effectively.

We've raised $20M from investors like Accel, Founders Fund, and Soma Capital.

About the role

Last updated 15JULY2021

Why Searchlight?

  • Searchlight is creating a new category of “data-driven hiring”, focused on data infrastructure that closes the loop between recruiting and post-hire outcomes

  • Fresh funding from top-tier investors like YC, Accel, and Founders Fund

  • Fast-growing team tackling an initial $140B market opportunity with a category-defining product

  • 77 NPS with customers like Zapier, Udemy, and Coda

  • Women-led and mission-driven company, founders are Forbes 30U30 with backgrounds from Stanford, Uber, Google, and McKinsey

  • Opportunity for meaningful ownership, leadership, and autonomy

Recommended Reading: Using Data for Hiring at Zapier

Who we can count on to

  • Collaborate with the founder and sales team to continue closing deals
  • Comfortably close annually committed contracts from $24-100K
  • Experiment and develop content/messaging for our ICPs
  • Have direct input and ownership in developing Searchlight’s sales culture
  • Be an anchor hire who we can build a sales team around
  • Get our customers promoted

Core Competencies

  • Building Process
  • Being a Self-starter
  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Fast Learner
  • Curious

Key Teammates:

Kerry Wang - CEO/Cofounder

More about Searchlight

Companies with the best talent win. But the way that companies hire hasn’t changed in decades, and recruiting as a core business function has been largely left behind by technology innovations in other functions like sales, customer success, marketing, etc. Job descriptions are still written in silo-ed documents, recruiting metrics end at time-to-fill instead of quality-of-hire, and we have a devastating diversity problem. While these are big challenges, we see a huge opportunity for Searchlight to own a ton of whitespace in the recruiting tech landscape.

Searchlight's full-cycle talent platform gives companies the right data and infrastructure to assess candidates and scale winning cultures. 


  • Remote through Sep 2021 

  • Located out of the San Francisco, CA office beyond Sep 2021 with hybrid in-person and remote work

  • Weekly team dinners (remote) sponsored by the company

  • 401(k), Unlimited PTO, Health Insurance (100% paid premiums)

What Hybrid Work Means to Us

We are a fast-paced, tight-knit team that enjoys quality time working synchronously during core business hours. We have a PDX office and will have a SF office by EOY2021. We encourage team members to come into the office 2-3 times a week. 

Diverse and Inclusive Employer

We’re committed to providing equal treatment and opportunity to all applicants at every stage of the hiring cycle and throughout their life at the company.  We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.

Note: Research says men tend to apply even if they only meet ~60% of the job qualifications, whereas women and other marginalized groups are hesitant to do so. If you don’t match 100% of the job qualifications but think you’d be a great fit, we encourage you to apply!


Our stack is primarily Javascript. We use PostgreSQL, React, Node.js, and Apollo GraphQL

Exciting upcoming projects in our product pipeline:

  • identity verification of references, and flagging suspicious behavior
  • automatic analysis of reference feedback through AI

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