Candidate Experience Coordinator


Emeryville, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 04/04/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 5980 Horton Street Suite 105, Emeryville, CA, 94608

About Zymergen

We are a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, we partner with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to electronics, consumer care to pharmaceuticals, and more.

Job Description

Company Overview

Zymergen is searching to hire a Candidate Experience Specialist to join our Talent Acquisition Team. Our team supports Zymergen’s mission to create a vibrant, sustainable future using biology by working across the company to understand and execute on its immediate and long-term hiring needs, and partnering with stakeholders to build best-in-class, effective, efficient, and inclusive hiring practices. We are committed to attracting and acquiring exceptional and diverse talent who progress our company’s mission and culture of high performance, while promoting Zymergen by creating a positive experience and providing world-class service. Our Candidate Experience Specialist team is the glue that holds this all together. 

Position Impact

As a Candidate Experience Specialist, you will be part of impacting and creating a positive experience for our candidates and hiring teams. In a growing fast-paced and ambiguous environment, you’ll be part of a dynamic team who helps create an amazing candidate experience, improve our existing hiring practices, and deliver exceptional results to our teams. Zymergen strives to be a preferred employer of choice and relies on the Candidate Experience Specialists to act as brand ambassadors by embodying the company values during every interaction throughout the candidate journey.


  • Collaborate with Recruiters, hiring teams and Recruiting leadership to understand and implement the hiring plan for each job requisition
  • Coordinate with the Recruiters to maintain correct process information in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Ensure candidates receive timely, thoughtful and engaging messaging throughout the hiring process
  • Support the Talent Acquisition Team in critical functions to include: interview scheduling (including complex calendaring), interview confirmations, tracking of candidate applications, organizing information, processing candidate expense reports, arranging candidate travel, greeting and providing tours to candidates.
  • Supporting Recruiting operations and programs in various initiatives to include; metrics reporting, slide deck preparation, administering surveys and more.


  • Four-year degree in any discipline is preferable OR Two year degree with 3-5 years of Administrative or Recruiting Coordination experience.
  • 0-2+ years of Administrative and/or Customer Service experience.  Experience supporting HR and/or Recruiting is a huge plus.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) including ability to communicate throughout all levels of an organization.
  • Maturity and ability to handle confidential and/or potentially sensitive information.


Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Founded in 2013 and headquartered in the SF Bay Area, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit:


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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.