We’re a small group on a mission to assist revolutionary corporations develop their companies – and alongside the best way, we’re championing a extra human strategy to work.

As a distant group who can rent from wherever on this planet, the standard strategy to hiring has include some distinctive challenges. And at Buffer, we’re at all times searching for methods to enhance our processes (as seen in our four-day workweek, transparency, and remote work strategy).

So, we’re opening up a Expertise Pool!

Our speculation is that this course of will probably be a much less annoying and hopefully extra human strategy to hiring, the place can can hear from and construct relationships with candidates who’re nice matches for Buffer, who could not essentially be actively job searching on the actual moments we need to rent.

The Expertise Pool ought to afford us:

  • entry to proficient of us who’re curious about Buffer and the position, even when we do not have a gap at that second
  • an strategy to hiring that enables us (and candidates) to behave with out the urgency of conventional hiring, which can assist curb bias
  • a discount within the period of time we spend on needs-based hiring total

We intention to have this course of make hiring a greater expertise for each our group, and candidates who undergo the method.

What you’ll want to find out about Buffer’s Expertise Pool

Our Expertise Pool is designed to assist us get to know potential candidates outdoors of the same old hiring course of. When the time comes so as to add somebody to our group, we will begin there. If a candidate’s abilities and expertise match what we’re searching for at the moment, we’ll attain out! And if the timing doesn’t work out, we will strive once more sooner or later. Within the meantime, we’ll be in contact with updates about what’s occurring at Buffer. As a part of our Expertise Pool, you’ll be among the many first notified of recent job openings.


To be clear, this isn’t an everyday job software, so that you received’t hear again immediately; we’ll overview these functions over time in order that the subsequent time we’re hiring, we will begin with this group. 

Even when we aren’t actively accepting functions for open jobs, we’d nonetheless love to listen to from individuals who imagine that they’d be an awesome match for Buffer sooner or later. Our long-term purpose is to construct a group of proficient folx with numerous backgrounds and expertise who align deeply with our values and methods of working.


Disclaimer: Like lots of Buffer’s quirky approaches to work, that is beginning as an experiment. We’re exploring methods to make hiring extra environment friendly and human, and that is one strategy we’re at the moment attempting.

What to anticipate in case you apply

We’re piloting the Expertise Pool with our Engineering group. As certainly one of our largest groups, they’ve probably the most alternatives to rent.

Over time, a hiring supervisor will overview your software, and if it meets our standards, we are going to add you to our Expertise Pool.  Additional iterations on this course of might embody a technical evaluation earlier than becoming a member of the Expertise Pool.


For now –
• Fill the Software
• It will likely be Screened by a Hiring Supervisor
• You may be Entered in our Expertise Pool if it Matches our Standards

Please think about becoming a member of our expertise pool in case you…

  • Are extraordinarily curious about becoming a member of the Buffer journey sometime, and you might be open to this taking place months and even years sooner or later.
  • Have used Buffer personally or professionally — sufficient to know the software program inside and outside. You’ve gotten opinions and concepts about our product you could simply focus on.
  • Are prepared and in a position to make investments time and vitality now to allow us to get to know you asynchronously.
  • Imagine in our strategy to work, and also you share our values in each your private {and professional} life. You’re identified for being extra clear than most in your loved ones, good friend group, and group at work.
  • Imagine that working remotely (with occasional journey to be in-person) is the very best mannequin in your way of life and work type, and you’ve got expertise with this mannequin.
  • Have not less than 5 years of expertise in some mixture of: knowledgeable position, a startup group, a aspect venture, and/or superior education (college or later).
  • Are bullish on social media as a optimistic instrument for companies, and also you often use not less than one social community personally or for a aspect venture.

Future plans for the Expertise Pool

We hope to finally prolong this initiative to different groups, so that may work with pre-vetted candidates for extra open roles. Our final purpose is to have a various pool of fully-vetted, certified, values-aligned people who find themselves very motivated to work at Buffer.

Does this sound such as you? Excited to study extra?

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