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Director of Talent Acquisition, R&D [Relocation to Austria]

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The Director, of R&D/Engineering Talent Acquisition is responsible for establishing R&D Talent Acquisition programs and their execution to ensure Dynatrace can source, hire and pipeline the best R&D talent in the technology industry. Success in this role requires excellent relationship and executive stakeholder management skills, deep knowledge of leading a best-in-class R&D Talent Acquisition function in a high-growth technology company and broad human resource understanding in order to partner effectively with related human resource groups that interface with Talent Acquisition and which must integrate practices for people planning.  

This opportunity is high profile within the company, and the successful applicant will partner closely with the Global VP of Talent Acquisition to create breakthrough R&D talent practices that add measurable business value. Active engagement with the CTO and the R&D Executive Leadership Team will be commonplace in this critical position. The Successful Leader will serve as a key member of Dynatrace’s TA leadership team and be influential concerning global human resources, R&D/Engineering Talent Acquisition and Talent Development.  

This is a relocation opportunity to Austria, based in either Linz or Vienna. Dynatrace can support the successful candidate through our Relocation Support Package. 


  • Lead a high-performing R&D Talent Acquisition team. Hire, develop, and lead a team of high performing managers, and individual contributors across full-cycle recruiting.  

  • Engage and inspire the R&D Talent Acquisition team by providing excellent leadership and direction to continue to advance the functions.   Be a role model, a strong mentor/coach, and functional expert. 

  • Ability to develop, lead and implement successful R&D Talent Acquisition selection strategies in a fast paced, high-growth software organization implementing innovative, competitive, cost-effective strategies for recruiting and selecting diverse, high-quality talent.   

  • Develop and/or improve key processes and metrics for Talent Acquisition and hiring practices; leverage analytics and tools available to develop and deliver world-class R&D Talent Acquisition standards of excellence; set standards, and  measure results.    

  • Able to develop, implement and measure complex R&D Talent Acquisition strategies and philosophies; able to balance strategic thinking with flawless implementation.  Partner with key R&D Leaders to enable the advancement of global optimization and to align on commitments for all stakeholders involved to successfully deliver against the organization’s vision, long term strategy and annual goals.  

  • Leverage technology and other innovative methods for sourcing R&D Talent Acquisition by partnering with HR Systems to create processes that support Talent Acquisition.   

  • Embody Dynatrace’s Leadership principles. Create outstanding experiences for our candidates and hiring managers. 

  • Act as a culture champion, role model, and embody Dynatrace’s cultural principles (Innovate with Passion, Engage with Purpose, Win with Integrity) as we scale globally. 



  • Develops Direct Reports and Others – Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; encourages people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development.  

  • Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.  

  • Business Acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.  

  • Drive for Results – Can be counted on to deliver goals successfully; is constantly and consistently a top performer; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results. Can dive deep and find new energy when things are challenging.  

  • Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.  

  • Strategic Agility – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately, has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.  

  • Managing Through Systems – Can design practices, processes, and procedures which allow managing from a distance; is comfortable letting things manage themselves without intervening; can make things work through others without being there; can impact people and results remotely.  

  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.  

Salary Range for the position is between 90,693 - 136,040 EUR.


What will help you succeed


  • 8-10 years of experience in Talent Acquisition with at least 5 years of global R&D TA senior leadership expertise.  

  • Advanced leadership skills, demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and develop a high performing R&D Talent Acquisition Team.  

  • Experience leading large R&D Talent Acquisition teams, change, talent strategies and/or influencing business decisions as it pertains to workforce planning and talent needs. 

  • Knowledge of and experience with technology tools to support the recruitment function and experience managing a recruiting budget.  

  • Strong ability to use data and metrics to assess recruiting effectiveness.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

  • This role is located in either Linz or Vienna, Austria.  

Dynatrace believes that potential is defined by more than qualifications or background. If you're passionate about this job, working in a tech environment, and are eager to learn, we invite you to apply.

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About Dynatrace

Dynatrace exists to make software work perfectly. Our platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences.

We're an equal opportunity employer and embrace all applicants. Dynatrace wants YOU—your diverse background, talents, values, ideas, and expertise. These qualities are what make our global team stronger and more seasoned. We're fueled by the diversity of our talented employees.

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