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1390 Flintwood Road
Franktown, CO 80116
Senior Technical Recruiter
22 years experience W2
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  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Master's Degree
  • Major: Workforce Education and Development with specialization in Human Resource Development.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Bachelor's Degree


  • ATS: Taleo, Virtual Edge (VE), Lotus Notes, Alexus, Vurv / Recruitmax, HodesIQ, SonicRecruit, Kenexa / Brassring, Peopleclick, (ICIMS, MRT, ART, HIRE – Amazon In-House)
  • HRIS: SAP (HR), Peoplesoft

Senior Technical Recruiter
Information Technology
Nov 2015 - present
Seattle, WA
  • Trusted recruiting advisor, leading and executing sourcing strategies across the U.S. and Brazil, to include driving diversity and inclusion initiatives for AWS Finance and Consumer Finance organizations. (Exceeded hiring metrics by 25% in 2020).
  • Partners with the business, HR, compensation, etc. to advocate for the right level of talent for the right roles to maintain high quality of hire.
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the dynamics for the client groups. Articulates to candidates the clients’ team vision, footprint, and how it fits into Amazon as a whole.
  • Systematically measures, monitors, and improves candidate experience for client groups.
  • Acts as an Amazon brand evangelist; teaches peers and clients how to message Amazon's value proposition.
  • Expert in explaining and teaching Amazon's compensation philosophy; Partners with compensation team to raise and address systemic compensation issues in attraction and retention.
  • Mentor peers, junior recruiters and coordinators. Execute new Recruiter Training for employees and contractors.
  • Team Lead for Amazon’s “2&5” Candidate Promise (Interview Feedback SLA)
  • Current requisitions: Data Engineers (Hadoop / Big Data), Business Intelligence Engineers, Application Engineers in Oracle, Salesforce, Kronos & Hyperion, Technical Product Managers, Program Managers, Support Engineers, DBA’s, as well as aligned Management and Leadership positions.
  • Previously sourced for: Software Development Engineers, Security Engineers, Network Engineers, Systems Engineers
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Recruiting Consultant
Information Technology
Dec 2009 - Nov 2015
  • VCE, (Joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMware): Manage full life-cycle recruitment activities for several organizations (IT, Customer Support and Service Delivery). This involved understanding strategic business objectives and organizational design in order to develop strategies that meet current and future staffing needs of a Start-up organization. Target searches include: Engineers (VMware, Network, Storage), Escalation Engineers and Customer Advocates.
  • T-Mobile, USA: Recruit for all positions within Engineering to include Construction Manager, Site Acquisition Specialists and Field Technicians. Also sourced for Executive Recruiting Team. Establish strong working relationships with business unit leaders to fully understand the business as well as all assigned job openings and pending requisitions.
  • Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: Supported Mobile Internet Technology Group (MITG) and Cisco Development Organization (CDO), based out of San Jose, CA, Boxborough, MA and RTP, NC. Manage recruiting efforts for Software Developers, Testers, Product Marketing Managers (MITG) and ASIC design, Signal Integrity Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer, and Network Engineers for CDO.
  • Johnson Electric Group, Nashville, TN: Develop and implement (full cycle) recruiting processes to support increased headcount growth for (4) manufacturing facilities across the country. Established relationships with external vendors to consolidate job posting activities. Worked with local University Career Services to develop Summer Intern Program. Reviewed and developed updated position profiles that were consistent and compliant. Developed surveys to determine quality of hire as well as hiring manager experience.
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Talent Acquisition Partner
Information Technology
Nov 2007 - Dec 2009
Piscataway, NJ
  • Proactively partner with Senior Leaders in developing and executing recruiting strategies that meet the hiring needs of the business. This includes developing intimate knowledge of the client business as well as position specifications in order to sell the opportunity and peak candidate interest.
  • Contributed to the reduction of permanent placement vendor fees by 75% from prior year.
  • Recruiting efforts are focused on: Energy Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Manufacturing (Exempt), Business Development Managers (Sales), Facilities Managers
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Talent Acquisition Manager
Information Technology
Dec 1999 - Dec 2006
  • Accountable for creating and driving Field Engineering and Operations recruitment strategy across (3) Regions in order to support our "Best Place to Work" initiative. This includes:
    • Improving the talent pipeline as well as the candidate experience internally and externally.
    • Proactive sourcing of high caliber talent
    • Accelerate diversity recruiting
    • Grow and promote from within (goal of 80%)
  • Partner with Leadership Team (Directors and VP's) to align business goals and objectives with recruiting strategy.
  • Manage a team of geographically dispersed Recruiters, Contractors and Recruiting Assistants.
  • Responsible for rolling out DDI Targeted Selection behavioral based interview training to Engineering Hiring Managers. DDI/Targeted Selection Certified Instructor.
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Master's in Workforce Education and Development
Southern Illinois University
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