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Technical Recruiter

Reference ID: 423001
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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At Amazon our mission is to be the most customer-centric company on earth. Amazon's eCommerce Platform (eCP) and Information Security organizations are comprised of several distinct businesses supporting all of Amazon. Our technology touches every Amazon customer; we build and run systems and services that power all of Amazon, ranging from the retail website to the Kindle to Amazon Web Services. We solve hard, complex problems at scale that directly impact customer experience. We also hire and develop some of Amazon's best and brightest technical talent.

The eCP and Info Sec recruiting teams are looking for a Senior Technical Recruiter to work with our highly collaborative team of sourcing recruiters, client lead recruiters, and coordinators. An Amazon Recruiter is a senior member of the recruiting team, serving as a primary recruiting point of contact for a variety of teams within eCP, Info Sec, and will have significant influence and impact over the delivery of recruiting services to our customers. The Recruiter will drive sourcing strategy, identify and recommend process improvements, and partner with team members in the execution of these critical components of talent acquisition.

The candidate must be able to successfully manage, prioritize and close searches against a timeline and have experience setting benchmarks, metrics, and understand how to prioritize. They thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment, can roll up their sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done. The best candidates will draw on extensive knowledge of Talent Acquisition and have sharp business acumen, forging dynamic relationships with business leaders, hiring managers and HR business partners. They have a reputation for being exceptional at candidate generation, client/account management, are highly organized, effective communicators, possess the ability to prioritize, push back, and demonstrate a strong sense of urgency, all while being highly customer focused and collaborative.

Core Responsibilities:

    •Partner with hiring teams to build and execute effective sourcing, assessment, and closing approaches with an ability to manage customer/partner expectations through a deep understanding of return on investment.
    •Partner effectively with recruiting team peers and cross-functional partners (Compensation, HR, Systems and Programs teams, etc.)
    •Must be able to understand how to recruit passive candidates at all levels and develop sophisticated closing strategies that seek for matching fit and motivation rather than focusing on selling alone.
    •Build and maintain network of potential candidates through pro-active market research and on-going relationship management; conducts in-depth interviews of potential candidates, demonstrating ability to anticipate hiring manager preferences by maintaining low interview-to-offer ratios.
    •Recommend ideas and strategies related to recruitment that will contribute to the long-range growth of the company, implementing any new processes and fine tuning standard processes for recruiting that fit within Amazon's mission to deliver the highest quality results to the customer.
    •Articulate in writing a plan with deliverables, timelines and a formal tracking process.
    •Interview candidates within the framework of the position specification. Possess strong ability to screen, interview and prepare a candidate slate within an appropriate and consistent timeline.
    •Participate in special projects/recruiting initiatives, including assessment of best practices in interviewing techniques, leveraging of internal sources of talent and identification of top performers for senior-level openings

Basic Qualifications - Minimum 3+ years of recruiting experience
- Minimum 2 years experience recruiting software development engineers
- Experience using online sourcing techniques
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications Strong client focus and commitment to continuous improvement; ability to proactively network and establish effective working relationships, must pursue conscious cost-containment efforts in recruiting, continually seek new sourcing options, and develop creative approaches to delivering candidates to the customer.

Strong communication skills, organizational and negotiation skills.
Ability to execute recruiting strategy, including employer promotion in the marketplace, candidate management, diversity sourcing, and interview process management.

Self-sufficient with demonstrated skills in full life cycle recruiting.
Strong consulting skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, as a team leader and member.

Possess strong analytic skills with ability to create, measure, and scale the right workflow between candidates, hiring managers, and the recruiting team.

Leadership experience managing recruiters and coordinators.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: February 22, 2017
Closes:April 8, 2017
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