Our goal at Shift is to bring trust and simplicity to the peer-­to-­peer used car market by redefining the traditional customer experience associated with the industry. We are looking for a Sourcer who is a self-starter, loves the thrill of the chase, driven by sourcing fundamentals, has a desire to build new processes that identify and attract new candidates, and who is excited to join a fast­-growing team. You will partner with recruiters and hiring managers to establish your sourcing plan and then implement the strategy to find the best and the brightest.

Office location: Commerce, CA


  • Strong focus on sourcing passive candidates through networking, complex internet searches and research.
  • Source active and passive candidates from online databases, contact lists, and internal databases.
  • Proactively conduct research and investigate new ideas to create innovative sourcing strategies.
  • Innovate on ways to attract and source world-class business professionals
  • Act as a search expert for a functional area(s) by understanding functional hiring needs, position specifications and search requirements.
  • Partner with other recruiters to generate ideas, leverage resources and share information that facilitates an effective search process.
  • Screen candidates for availability, interest level, visa status, salary range, relocation needs, and overall qualifications.
  • Develop a deep understanding of diverse candidate profiles and pools
  • Drive the recruiting process including sourcing, screening the best in class talent
  • Create and own the candidate experience ensuring the Shift brand is strong through the recruiting process
  • Identify process improvement areas and solutions, share and encourage best practices with the rest of the Recruiting and People Ops team
  • Understand our candidates and always be selling so we get accepts from every offer we make


  • Outgoing and energetic personality!
  • 2+ years of sourcing and/or recruiting firm experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Interest in sourcing efforts and connecting with amazing people.
  • Self-motivated individual who can demonstrate initiative, flexibility, teamwork, and maturity under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a recruiting environment.
  • Eagerness and desire to grow interest in the company.
  • Detail-oriented, trustworthy, personable, and articulate.
  • Excellent communicator with both hiring managers and candidates
  • Experience with an Applicant tracking system
  • A team player with a high sense of urgency.
  • Versed in Boolean logic, AIRS training or similar.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to implement targeted sourcing initiatives.
  • Ability to generate a high volume / high quality pipeline of candidates under very tight timelines.
  • Flexibility and willing to support multiple functions / business units.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to take initiative and build strong productive relationships.
  • A strong passion for technology and solid industry knowledge to understand relevant skills, companies, and open-source communities.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities are essential to this position.

Shift is a San Francisco-based startup that is transforming the buying, selling, and servicing of used cars into a technology-driven, hassle-free experience. With Shift, one of our friendly car enthusiasts will work as your personal concierge from start to finish, whether it’s bringing a test drive to your door or providing an instant appraisal for the car you want to sell. All of our cars pass a rigorous inspection and come with a seven-day money-back guarantee. Financing is also provided on most vehicles. Basically, we save you money, time, and the aggravation of working with a used car dealer.

We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.


For more than a century, people have bought and sold cars exactly the same way. Shift is evolving the car buying experience by pairing a technology-first approach with superior customer service. Our end goal? To build a more trustworthy marketplace that makes it really simple to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 

We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.

Shift is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

We believe diversity in the workplace cultivates empathy and provides the understanding necessary to serve a wide customer base, which in turn leads us to build better products. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Meet Some of Shift's Employees

Minnie I.

COO & Co-founder

As a the COO & Co-founder, Minnie influences the corporate culture while also running operations—focused on optimizing, standardizing, and automating processes on the back-end to ensure that customers have a great experience.

Dominic O.

Software Engineer

As a software engineer focused on improving the iOS app, Dominic spends the vast majority of his time coding to make the app more responsive to user needs.

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