Merit’s verified identity ecosystem helps trusted organizations across government and enterprise solve critical real-world problems in workforce development, emergency services, licensing, education, defense readiness, and other sectors. Thousands of trusted organizations – including government agencies and nonprofits – use Merit for digital verification of credentials, licenses, training, and skills.

Using Merit, organizations can capture and certify people-data in containers called merits, and permission them to individuals. All of an individual’s merits are stored in one place, providing people agency over their verified data, giving people secure access and selective sharing with other organizations.

By connecting organizations and individuals, the Merit Platform supports a robust verified identity network that serves as a source of truth and trust for entire industries; bringing visibility, liquidity, and trust to people’s data.

Merit has been widely adopted and used by numerous organizations:

-The Florida Division of Emergency Management partnered with Merit to provide a fast, secure, paperless solution for the verification and time-tracking of thousands of volunteers and paid medical professionals assisting with the statewide COVID-19 vaccination efforts. As a result of our work together, FDEM was named a StateScoop 50

Award winner for the State IT Innovation of the Year.

BARBICIDE® partnered with Merit to provide digital credentials to beauty professionals worldwide, exceeding two million digital, portable, shareable BARBICIDE® merits sent to date through Merit’s verified identity platform. The merits are granted for completion of BARBICIDE’s widely utilized courses on safety standards and best-practices.

Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) partnered with Merit to streamline licensing and digital credentialing for the more than 300,000 professionals across more than 40 industries that are required to have a license to work. With Merit, those licenses are now digital, accessible, and easily verifiable by consumers and businesses.

Our Values

Merit’s values are more than just words on paper – they permeate the company’s brand, culture,

products, and even individual actions. Our values are:

1. Building a network of truth and trust. Merit is modeling the real world of Verified Identity into a digital one, built on merits. Society values truth, and merits represent truth.

2. Everyone is a friend. We see opportunities everywhere because Merit has endless ways to grow the already vast and self-propagating Verified Identity graph.

3. A rising tide lifts all boats. We think about entire industries and how to make the most impact on people’s lives. When we succeed, our employees, partners, and everyone on Merit should succeed.

4. Measure to meaningfully improve. Work is measured by output, not vanity metrics, and the things we do measure have goals.

5. Use Merit to build Merit. The strength of the Merit network, platform, and company compounds with the addition of every partner, consumer, and employee.

The Role

Merit is building a talent acquisition team and searching for an enthusiastic, thoughtful and driven Technical recruiter to play a key role in hiring top talent. We are experiencing rapid growth and this technical recruiting expert will ensure that the full-cycle recruiting process is skillfully managed and that all applicants and candidates have a positive and memorable experience whether or not they get the job. This role could be contract or direct hire and is 100% remote with a bit of travel annually to team events.

Merit is a startup environment where you will be expected to roll up your sleeves, take initiative, and get creative about finding solutions to challenges. This is a full-time, 100% remote role with a bit of travel annually to team events and this could be either a contract or direct-hire role.


    • Proactively source, screen, interview, and recommend candidates for open roles and effectively share talent across the organization
    • Sourcing: Identify and work with passive candidates who could meet both current and future growth needs
    • Conduct ongoing conversations with internal hiring partners to identify sourcing leads
    • Research and find new sourcing channels to create innovative sourcing strategies
    • Leverage social media, multiple network sources, online tools, industry relationships, and community partnership to identify avenues for top talent
    • Identify, plan, manage and attend internal and external networking events that will connect you directly with needed talent
    • Work with hiring managers to provide information on the recruitment marketplace and continually work to gain a better understanding of the available talent pool and set realistic expectations
    • Lead post-interview feedback sessions with interview teams and candidates
    • Measure and improve response and conversion rate metrics for the talent pipeline
    • Promote Merit’s employer brand both online and offline
    • Network through social media, industry partners, events/meetups, and employee referrals


    • 2+ years of technical recruiting or 2+ years of technical sourcing experience, having worked in a fast-paced, startup environment preferred
    • Proven success filling engineering and product positions
    • Experience using recruiting metrics to identify problems, provide insights, and drive decisions
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, related field or equivalent years of experience
    • Experience working in a performance-driven environment
    • Customer service mindset, with an outgoing, warm and approachable personality
    • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) experience, Lever exposure a plus
    • A wizard in all things Google Suite and Asana our web/mobile work management platform

Soft Skills

    • Enjoy being part of a team and making a difference
    • Hustle, tenacity, and determination
    • Impeccable listening/verbal/written communication skills and capacity to communicate with all levels of leadership
    • Strong business acumen; curiosity, interest in our business, ability to solve problems and pick-up new concepts quickly
    • Excellent time and project management skills
    • Agility and ability to adapt to change
    • Problem solving mindset
    • Solid understanding it takes a team to reach goals
    • Creative mind and ability to think outside the box in order to get to the best solutions
    • Propensity to lead as an individual contributor and with the greater team and partners
    • Self-drive and initiate, with the ability to figure things out on your own, sometimes on the fly when required

At Merit, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate, support, and value it for the innate benefit of our employees, the competitive advantage of our products, and the strength of the communities we are a part of. Merit is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We will do our best to accommodate any disabilities or special needs you may have.