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We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Talent Sourcer: Engineering

Job Number: 1078244
Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-Time
Travel: 0-25 %
Role Type: Individual Contributor
Profession: Human Resources

About the Job

  • At Microsoft we maximise our opportunity to ID & Engage the very best passive talent and sell Microsoft career opportunities. To make this happen we have created a centralised (although geographically disparate) team of exceptionally talented recruiters who have pure passion for talent sourcing. These stars are experts at finding the hardest to find passive talent and incredibly skilled at selling Microsoft career opportunities. Simply put, we’ve created a team who are 100% focussed on external hiring. We are now hiring multiple Engineering Talent Sourcers who have experience with Technical / Engineering / Software Development hiring. We have roles spanning various levels from mid-senior/principal level.

What this role involves:

  • As an Engineering Talent Sourcer you will drive the external search activity against various roles across the EMEA region and focus on one of our key hubs including Prague, Dublin, Tallin, Lagos, Nairobi.
  • The role is hands on sourcing with an element of data insight and mapping.
  • This role is more than simple recruiting, you should be able to talk about the Microsoft strategy and articulate career opportunities that truly engages passive talent.
  • You must thrive in the hunt, and be focused on networking closely within the industry to identify the right talent and companies to target.
  • You’ll cover the basics of recruiting, but more importantly, leverage your business knowledge to develop meaningful recruiting strategies which promote direct methods to source, evaluate, and pipeline exceptional candidates for Microsoft.

This is how you will spend most of your time:

  • Be the driver of external hiring activity, subject expert for sourcing strategies within your target skillsets.
  • Directly partner with business leaders and internal recruiters in defining and maintaining core and pivotal pipelines
  • Craft custom outreach and meaningful candidate engagement with mostly passive talent
  • Work with teams to engage the business early in the recruiting cycle, always promote diverse hires and candidates directly from our key competitors
  • Own candidate relationships all the way to the point of an in-person interview, and will be tightly integrated into the feedback process during the interview process
  • Research and gather market intelligence. Map our competitors, deliver data driven insight.

This is what we’re looking for in you:

  • Knowledge and experience hiring technical skills across the EMEA region. You will likely have experience of tech specific channels such as GitHub, Stack overflow, meetups, Google CSE etc.
  • People who are passionate about sourcing activity and can demonstrate innovation in sourcing, exceptional practice & people who are curious and creative in their approach.
  • Advanced research/sourcing skills. Including use of Boolean, social media and alternative search techniques.
  • High level of influence, can change the mind of passive candidates, can impact hiring manager’s decisions. Confidence and credibility that goes with that.
  • Ability to have meaningful conversations with passive talent and persuasive enough to spark interest
  • Naturally driven to deliver results with little supervision, and effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects and candidates
  • Ability to drive clarity in ambiguity, define requirements, advise/consult and push back when required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to network within the industry to identify top performers.
  • Result Oriented, focused on outcomes & KPI achievement, not only inputs.

Required / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Engineeringor related field AND talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role.

Why us?

  • Microsoft enables you to do more and achieve more thorough technology, our talented sourcers enable Microsoft to do more and achieve more through hunting & hiring the best.
  • Successful recruiters / sourcers in this role come from a variety of backgrounds including pure researchers from search and selection, industry recruiters and classic talent sourcing / resourcing backgrounds.
  • This role is focussed on the external market and the pursuit of the best talent, if this sounds like you and you are up for an incredible challenge, please apply today. We’re a team in growth, we’re on a mission and we’re having fun along the way.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply



Job Title: Senior Recruiter: Engineering

Job Number: 1077918
Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time
Role Type: Individual Contributor
Profession: Human Resources
Travel: 0-25 %

Job Summary

  • A Microsoft Recruiter in Engineering will be involved in the end to end hiring journey. From partnering with hiring managers to forecast needs within the business, to strategically project managing hiring processes. This role will allow you to work throughout an EMEA region, attracting top talent in the market.

Stakeholder / Client Engagement:

  • Interprets client’s business and the industry landscape and/or university talent pools to influence the client to adopt optimal staffing solutions.
  • Understands factors relevant to the business and hiring managers’ needs (e.g., time to hire, location, budget) and uses this knowledge to develop and implement end-to-end hiring plan aligned to the needs of the business group.
  • Consults a business area on talent needs and opportunities and pushes for the acceptance of differentiated and alternative types of talent (e.g., compete, diverse, nontraditional) that may not be typically considered.

Data Analysis & Hiring Plans:

  • Analyzes relevant data and trends to provide insight, and consults with a business, area, or subsidiary to implement a hiring plan that addresses both business demand and talent availability for short-term and near-term needs (2-6 months). Reviews and analyzes data and trends to improve staffing performance, and uses insights to support other teams.

Candidate Attraction:

  • Elicits interest in active and potential candidates by telling the business story, and contributes to the development of new stories. Generates awareness through community outreach events and strategic networking.
  • Shares best practices on sourcing, recruiting, and/or closing techniques and stories with their own team. Tracks candidate activity and shares with internal stakeholders.
  • Coaches the client to represent Microsoft’s unique career possibilities, advantages, and rewards that are distinct from those of competitors.

Candidate Experience:

  • Gathers requirements and develops hiring plans that meet candidate needs throughout the hiring lifecycle. Owns elements of the candidate experience and prepares candidates for next phases of the process. Enhances the candidate experience at all phases of the relationship by proactively identifying factors that may adversely impact the candidate, and sharing with the business to mitigate.

Talent Sourcing:

  • Uses an understanding of talent markets and complex candidate profiles, as well as growing relationships with new talent pools and communities with future potential, to identify and engage candidates for immediate and future talent needs.
  • Develops strategies to generate differentiated talent in emerging roles or highly competitive talent pools to meet long-term business needs (e.g., industry, technical recruiting).

Candidate Assessment & Screening:

  • Leverages tools and assessment frameworks from Operations teams and Center of Excellence to assess candidates. May contribute to the creation of assessment materials by identifying relevant competencies and job criteria.
  • Executes initial screening and assessing of candidates. Wualifies talent pool by assessing relevant factors such as ability to hire, relocation considerations, immigration, and compensation.

Operational Compliance & Excellence:

  • Uses subject matter expertise on applying internal and external staffing policies, standards, and/or regulations throughout the entire staffing lifecycle to educate clients, stakeholders, and other staffers on policy, system, and process issues. Identifies opportunities to optimize policies, systems, and processes.
  • Maintains current documentation on candidates’ qualifications and status in the appropriate staffing or tracking system, within compliance guidelines (e.g., Office of Federal Compliance Programs, General Data Protection Regulation). Captures relevant data in recruiting platform and leverages data to inform meaningful insights.


  • Embody our culture and values


  • Talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role OR Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

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