Principal Recruiter, Science Services, Inc.
 Palo Alto, CA


The Science Design Leadership and Academic Programs team (SDLAP) focuses on building top specialized talent communities in Design and Applied Research, including Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision, Speech Recognition/Natural Language Processing, Optimization, Economics, Sustainability, Hardware, Data Science and Robotics globally at Amazon. We build teams in emerging fields and recruit senior Design and Science leaders. As a core talent function, we also develop Amazon's presence at key gatherings, drive academic relations and facilitate internal community efforts. Our efforts support Amazon's development of new businesses, such as Alexa and Amazon Go while ensuring state-of-the-art research and design are at the forefront of Amazon's more mature organizations.

The will drive these efforts, such as:

- Partner with market intelligence and programmatic partners for to assess and cultivate scientific prospects

- Work with broad array of stakeholders to manage science searches for different organizations

- Drive the exploration and negotiation processes for senior science candidates

- Own communication on science searches hiring progress with customers internally and external academic community

- Identify stakeholders and share relevant information on upcoming events and important recruiting trends including metrics

Success in this role looks like:

- Ability to build relationships and assess candidates

- Ability to multitask, prioritize and complete a high volume of tasks and projects autonomously

- Excellent judgment, discretion and sensitivity when dealing with high profile executives inside or outside the company, and confidential information

- Ability to make informed and timely decisions; understand when to take ownership of a decision and when to involve other parties

- Reacts with appropriate levels of urgency and tenacity to situations that require quick response or turnaround

- Thinks ahead and troubleshoots; removes obstacles before they become problems

- Impeccable attention to detail and problem solving skills

- Remains focused and calm under pressure

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Ability to influence stakeholders and strong negotiation and closing experience

This person will operate in a complex, international, fast paced environment, where customer experience is paramount and juggling conflicting demands against tight deadlines is the norm.

Basic Qualifications

· 7+ years of full life-cycle recruiting experience

· Highly conversant with recruiting software, Excel, Outlook, Word

Preffered Qualifications

· Executive search experience

· Exposure to project/program management methodologies

· Exposure to scientific and technical talent

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