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Senior Recruiter, Academic Hiring

Company:, Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Science Design Leadership and Academic Programs (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.

We are seeking a Principal Recruiter to support hiring for the Amazon Scholars program. The Amazon Scholar program is a program aimed at enabling university professors to work on large-scale and high-impact technical challenges at Amazon without leaving their academic institution. The program is designed for renowned, senior-level academics from universities around the globe to join Amazon as part-time employees or for limited-term engagements. We believe that Amazon is a unique place to measure the impact of new scientific ideas, given our scale and our ownership of both an information infrastructure (e.g., customer data) and a physical infrastructure (e.g., fulfillment centers). Amazon Scholars gives academics an opportunity to test and apply research methods in practice and innovate in ways that benefit customers and improves Amazon's ability to hire, develop, and retain world-class talent.

The Senior Recruiter will drive these efforts globally:

  • Partner with program manager for Scholars and Hubs to assess and cultivate Amazon Scholars prospects
  • Work with broad array of stakeholders to manage Academic Scholar requests for different businesses
  • Drive the exploration and negotiation processes for senior academic candidates
  • Own communication on Amazon Scholars 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.

  • 7+ years of full life-cycle recruiting experience
  • Highly conversant with recruiting software, Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Executive search experience
  • Exposure to project/program management methodologies
  • Exposure to academic talent

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit

Keywords:, Inc., Boston , Senior Recruiter, Academic Hiring, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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