top of page

Senior Recruiter & Team Operations

About You

Would you like to work closely with experienced entrepreneurs, helping them build a world class product and engineering team?  Our company is building the missing Internet tools for children, helping kids explore their interests and connect with friends.  We’re looking for an experienced technical recruiter to work closely with two of our founders, Keith and David helping recruit amazing people and providing day to day operations support to the team.

It’s important to us that you have previous experience as a technical recruiter at a product company.  Also, it’s a big plus if you have experience with or interest in operations support. Finally, it’s important you have had a full-time remote job with a company because our team is entirely remote.

The Role

If everything above excites you, we’d love to have you apply. A few things we’re going to look for as we review applications are:

  • At least 4 years of technical recruiting experience focussed on recruiting in Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, etc)

  • Willing to work in one of the four time zones for the continental United States

  • Available with flexible hours so you can occasionally handle things on evenings and weekends. While the majority of this job will be performed during normal work hours, we’re building a startup so occasionally things will come up in the evenings and weekends. You’ll be expected to keep an eye on communication outside of work hours, checking it periodically to spot urgent things that you need to handle quickly or you need to escalate to David.

The Company

At The Explanation Company, we are building a new kind of internet tool for kids to use. We think the internet is one of the greatest inventions ever. As grown-ups, it’s easy to take it for granted that we have instant access to information on anything we’re curious about, but children have been left out. We think this is because there is such a focus on making the internet “safe” for children, that all the other products overlook the single biggest problem with the internet for kids: it’s too difficult to use. Searching and browsing the web requires advanced literacy skills that most kids don’t have. We’re making it incredibly easy for children to explore their questions & interests, discover new passions, and do all this independently or with friends. Our goal is not to reduce the amount of time kids spend with screens, instead it’s to increase the quality of experience children have with the screens they love using.

Our team culture is one where the fun of the work comes from solving hard problems with talented colleagues. Things are fast-paced, with a focus on getting things done. We have big plans and a small team who is passionate about reaching as many children as possible so we have to find clever shortcuts to work smarter, not harder.


The Team

Keith, our CEO

Keith leads our product & engineering strategy. He is an experienced entrepreneur who has started and had exits for multiple companies, most recently he was the co-founder and CEO of Mystery Science which he sold to Discovery Education in 2020. Prior to this, he was a product manager at Facebook, first leading News Feed and then leading Messenger. . As a colleague, he's an engineer and product designer, who obsesses over creating great products that customers love. He's also a dad with two boys, who both use the company’s product and (helpfully) complain a lot about it! :)

David, our President

David leads everything else at the company. He was previously the founder and CEO of eSpark Learning, a software company that helps elementary school kids learn reading and math. eSpark grew to serve 1 out of every 4 elementary schools in the United States. David has two kids, Devin and Nyla who use the company’s product at home.

To Apply

If you're intrigued by the role and the team, we'd love to hear from you!  Feel free to email our recruiter Kimberly. 

bottom of page