Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • SumUp
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

About us

We are the leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company in Europe. We started out 5 years ago and built our payment service from scratch to shake up the industry and wake up the entrepreneur within anyone. We created a unique device that with the smartphone that’s in your pocket, allows small merchants to accept card payments anywhere. Whether our merchants are brewing coffee or fixing cars, we want to make technology that everyone knows how to use. So our merchants can get on with what they do best. From our paperless onboarding to taking the first payment, we make it easy. Traditional offerings leave out small businesses, we don’t. We are open and honest about our pricing and have no hidden fees.

Today, hundreds of thousands of small businesses in 16 countries around the world rely on SumUp to get paid. In addition to our original hardware, mobile and web apps we have gone on to develop a suite of APIs and SDKs to integrate SumUp payment into other apps and services.

Why work for us?

We do things differently. We build our own payment solution end-to-end so that we can always offer the best value & service. We know how vital payment is to small business, so we use our technology to solve their problems. We believe in open and transparent communication, not strict rules and hierarchies. If you’re looking for the chance to innovate, and disrupt the payment industry – join us. We are a team of hardworking, talented people with one goal: to build a better way to get paid. We’ve got some huge challenges ahead of us, and we need smart, creative people to help us tackle them. If you think you’ve got what it takes - join us.


SumUp is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist capable of effective decisions in a fast paced, start-up environment: you should be able to ensure we hire the most talented and qualified employees to join our growing, international team, in the heart of Berlin’s start-up scene.


We want you as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, if you have:

  • At least 2 years of in-house, full cycle recruiting experience, and you are versed in screening resumes and quickly assessing applicants;
  • A verifiable track record of having successfully recruited multiple employees across a variety of roles including IT positions;
  • Know-how in approaching and engaging software engineers in an efficient and satisfactory recruitment process;
  • Experience with approaching both active candidates (job boards, recruitment events) and contacting passive talent (direct search);
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems to maintain an overview and track your success;
  • Knowledge on how to deal with varied profiles and engage with different candidates in interesting conversations;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, our company-wide language – other languages are a plus;
  • An outstanding optimism and an insatiable hunger when it comes to achieving results, but most of all: you love people!


As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will:

  • Team up with our hiring managers to deeply understand the unique requirements for the open positions and how they fit the present team;
  • Own the full recruiting cycle including job postings, active sourcing, application review, coordination of interview schedules, interviewing, gathering feedback from other interviewers, communicating closely with the candidates and influencing the final decision of the recruitment process;
  • Manage the candidate experience from initial conversations through the offer negotiations;
  • Leverage existing talent acquisition channels and explore new sourcing opportunities;
  • Be involved in the implementation of new recruiting strategies to find the best team members who fit the role from a technical view, without neglecting the importance of finding someone that meets SumUp’s relaxed yet highflyer culture;
  • Attend, help organize and host tech events;
  • Be evolved in employer branding activities;
  • Play a crucial role at SumUp’s growth and development!


  • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to have an impact, irrespective of your job description.
  • A convenient location in the heart of Mitte at U-Bahn Oranienburger Tor.
  • All the startup swag you expect: kicker table, table tennis, beer in the fridge, and more!
  • Our office has a strong sense of community; we get together regularly for brunches, cocktail nights, soccer, and yoga.
  • Our team comes from 24 different countries creating a fun, international environment.