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Engineer Manager

Truckee, CA
November 30, 2020

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Jeff Morse

408-***-**** • •

Senior Technical Recruiter

History of finding and hiring ideal technical talent for startups, established enterprises, and Fortune 500 employers.

Over a decade of proven success leveraging industry expertise, innovative recruitment methods, and extensive talent pipeline that optimize investments in hiring activities while ensuring employer branding resonates with first choice candidates within highly competitive landscapes. Demonstrated record of accomplishment developing and implementing rigorous, efficient, and cost-effective candidate sourcing, recruitment, and selection strategies to fill critical positions or build large-scale technical teams from ground up. Solid reputation for aligning right-fit skillsets and characteristics ranging from highly reputable technical leadership to next gen recruits.

Skilled at harnessing leading-edge strategies, methods, technologies, and tools to direct sourcing, pipeline referrals, word-of-mouth, and cold calling. Conduct advanced Boolean, web, social media, job board, and forum searches. Perform university alumni and campus outreach; attend career fairs, conferences, and events. Scan industry papers, patents, and presentations. Write and maintain job descriptions and postings and manage full recruitment life cycle; conduct resume assessments, phone screening, skills testing, and in-person and video interviews. Coordinate interview feedback sessions with technical and C-level leadership. Check references, present and negotiate offers, and close in accordance with local, state, federal, and global employment laws where applicable.

Core Competencies:

Full Cycle Recruiting

Passive & Direct Sourcing

Employer Branding

Talent Pipeline Development

High Volume Staffing

Offer Negotiations

Employment Law

Candidate & Client Relations

C-Level Engagement

Professional Experience

Independent Recruiter

Talent Crowdsourcing Platforms 2/20 – present

Consulted with growing crowdsourcing platforms Reflik and Relode. Direct sourced, engaged and closed technical candidates for clients across the United States.

Senior Technical Recruiter

Grand Rounds 4/19 – 11/19

Grand Rounds is series D Healthtech startup providing a data driven platform delivers improved clinical outcomes for patients while reducing care delivery inefficiencies. Led the recruitment efforts of the Data Engineering and Data Platform Services teams.

Senior Technical Sourcer – Machine Learning/Deep Learning

NVIDIA 1/18 – 2/19

Part of a three-person sourcing strike team, working closely with recruiters, hiring managers, executive leadership team in building potential candidate profiles, creating strategic sourcing plans, uncovering passive candidate pools. A few of the tools used: patent research, research papers, event speakers, deep dive internet searches and targeted user groups.

Established working relationships with university alumni groups, for-profit educational organizations,

My core focus areas: Autonomous Vehicles, Worldwide Field Operations (Developer Relations Manager, Solutions Architect, Field Applications Engineer), Deep Learning/Machine Learning Libraries and Platform Development Groups.

Lead Recruiter

Nearshore Partners 2/17 – 12/17

Nearshore Partners is the ideal partner for tech companies looking to scale and grow. We provide U.S. based senior level recruiters to help you hire your core team.

Led the effort to build Nearshore’s San Francisco recruitment practice. Established and built business relationships with core clients. Hired recruiting team, delivered on client objectives. -

Worked with engineering management of an upstart Fintech company, streamlining screening and interview process. Created strategic sourcing plan, a compelling story for candidates and acted as an emissary in providing a positive candidate experience.

Senior Technical Recruiter (contract)

Silicon Valley Bank 2/16 – 11/16

The Global Digital Banking group is an Agile team focused on building a brand-new web, mobile, and API digital banking platform from the ground up. The team is made up of software professionals located in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Seattle who are energized, focused, domain experts building banking solutions leveraging contemporary tools, technologies, and development methodologies to build best of breed user experience platforms. Technical focus: Git, Jira, Angular.js, Node.js, Java, Clojure, REST APIs, Cloud and NoSQL databases. Key positions filled: Director of Software Engineering, Director IT Compliance, Director IT Fraud Solutions, Senior Network Security Engineer, Platform Architect, Principal Software Engineer (3), Lead Software Engineer (2), Software Engineer (2), Sr. Manager Software Testing, Sr. Cyber Security Analyst (3), Scrum Master.

Senior Technical Recruiter (contract)

Yuzu 2/15 – 11/15

Yuzu is an exciting incubator at the center of digital education. Created expressly to lead the transition from traditional desktop learning to digital and mobile learning, develop new ideas and innovative products, transform and disrupt traditional content delivery and to support student learning. Core focus was hiring key additions to Ruby Development, DevOps, and Project Management teams in Mountain View headquarters. Also, supported recruitment efforts of Software Development teams in Redmond, Washington and Manhattan, New York

Senior Technical Recruiter (contract)

CrunchBase 6/14 – 2/15

CrunchBase is the world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity. Worked closely with CEO and VP of Engineering & Product to revamp hiring process, employment branding, and created strategic sourcing strategy. Recruiting successes include: Sr. Rails Engineers, Frontend Developers, DevOps Engineers, iOS Mobile Developer, QA Engineer, Product Manager, Data Engineer, and Marketing Communications Manager.

Senior Technical Recruiter

Saama Technologies 2/13 – 3/14

Joined Saama Technologies as part of an effort to completely rebuild the Staffing team of this 15-year-old Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Services Company. Frequently attended client engagement meetings. Worked closely with executive management and hiring organizations, getting buy-in and driving change management. Created onsite hiring events program. Focused recruitment efforts on the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice, successfully building QlikView, Informatica, and Teradata development teams. Recruited Sr. Business Analysts, Data Analysts, QlikView Architect, QlikView Developers, QlikView Administrators, Informatica Developers, Informatica Architect, Informatica Administrator, Sr. Teradata Architect, Teradata Developers, Business Objects Developers, Data Scientists, Hadoop Architect, ETL Developers, Engagement Managers, Principal, Associate Principal, Project Managers.

Senior Recruiter (contract)

Fandor 9/12 – 1/13

Worked closely with Fandor’s CEO and COO establishing a new hiring process, recruitment branding/marketing. Successfully recruited for/hired: Director of Marketing Programs, Online Marketing Manager, Affiliate/Partner Marketing Manager, Sr. Ruby on Rails Developer, Content Specialists, Data Integrity Specialists, and Customer Support Team Members.

Principal Staffing Consultant

The Quintus Group 4/12 – 9/12 Partnered with clients on filling short-term staffing and project needs.

Positions filled include database build project, IP Subject Matter Expert, DSP Algorithm Design Engineer, Lead Python Developer, Ruby on Rails Engineers, Systems Engineers, Program Manager, Project Manager Sr. QA Engineer, QA Engineer searches.

Senior Technical Recruiter (contract) 1/12 – 4/12

Managed full lifecycle recruiting: Hiring manager consultation, new req. generation, sourcing, cold calling, candidate presentation, interviews, and offer presentation/closing. Worked hands-on with the CTO and VP of Product Management on recruiting efforts and establishing Mixbook as an employer of choice. Recruited Senior Flex Developer, Senior Ruby on Rails Developers, Senior DevOps Systems Engineer, Sr. User Interface Developer, Head of Site Operations/Service Delivery Architect, and VP of Engineering.

Senior Recruiter (contract)

CBS Interactive 1/11 – 11/11

Supported internal and external staffing efforts, headcount planning, and strategic staffing and branding for CNET,, Clicker, CHOW,,, Corporate Finance, and GAMESPOT. Responsible for staffing several major web development projects and software application teams to bolster the animation, content, and advertising on these sites including mobile applications. Positions filled include: Director of User Experience, Director Product Management, Manager of Software Engineering, Java Software Engineers, Ruby on Rails Software Engineers, Sr. Flash Designer, Quality Assurance Engineers, Front and Backend Web Developers, and Sr. Systems Engineers, Product Managers, Product Marketing Managers, Sr. Editors, On Camera Host, Producers.

Technical Recruiter (contract)

Tableau Software 9/10 – 12/10

Tableau Software is a leader in the Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, and Analytics space. I was brought on board to staff the software engineering team in Tableau’s San Mateo office. Full lifecycle recruiting, filling Server Engineer, Desktop Application Engineer, Mobile Application Engineer, SaaS Engineer, Program Manager openings. Built large candidate pipeline via direct sourcing, cold calling, attending trade shows, and taking part in university recruiting efforts at Stanford, Cal, University of Santa Clara, and San Jose State.

Principal Staffing Consultant

The Quintus Group 5/09 – 11/10

Launched boutique staffing firm, managing all business activities ranging from new business development, client management, motivating staffing consultants, full lifecycle recruiting,

Implemented recruiting strategies, identifying, screening both passive and active job seekers across multiple disciplines and locations.

Hands-on recruiting from partnering with hiring managers, writing job descriptions, sourcing top talent, conducting interviews, completing reference checks and negotiating employment offers.


Senior Staffing Consultant 2/06 – 5/09

Spearheaded external and internal staffing for Windows Live Hotmail, security, and risk management, global product development, and mobile groups. Created internal hiring program adopted organization-wide. Sat on diversity council and increased diversity of candidate pool. Represented Microsoft at trade seminars, user group meetings, and hiring events.

Executives engaged included directors of Hotmail operations, global product development, and business management; lead, security, and technical program managers; product and engineering managers; principal operations architects and engineers.

Team members included Interactive Technologist, Lead/Senior Systems Engineers; Security and Risk Management Architects, Senior Compliance Managers; Network Engineers, Software Developers, DBAs, and QA engineers.

Won HR Award from HR Business Partners and Recruitment Staff; recognized for cross group collaboration, quality and volume of sourcing efforts, interview management, and efficient candidate closings.

Averaged 91% offer acceptance rate and signed on most new personnel enterprise-wide in 2008.

Lead Corporate Recruiter

Data Control Corporation 4/02 – 2/06

Championed the recruitment efforts of this 8-year-old software development company.

Established working, prosperous relationships with company executives and hiring managers. Reported directly to the CEO.

Grew company, fulfilling staffing requirements while sticking to a rigorous screening, testing, interview, selection process based on Top Grading methodology.

Recruiting successes: Management – CFO, Director of Network Operations, Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Business Analysis, Director, Human Resources and Online Content Publisher. Key Contributors – Lead Network Engineer (CCIE), Network Architect, Lead Systems Engineer, SQL Server DBAs, Lead Architect, .NET Developers, Visual Basic Developers, Lead Business Analyst, Sr. Business Analysts, Sr. Quality Assurance Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers/Analysts, Online Account Executives, Publications Production Manager.

Developed a successful sourcing/recruiting plan that called for direct sourcing, cold calling, referrals, career fairs, college recruiting, internet recruiting using AIRS Internet Recruiting Strategy, job boards, print advertising.

Established and followed a strict candidate selection process involving resume assessment, phone screening, testing, interviews, interview team feedback sessions, closing, reference checks, salary negotiation, offer presentation.

Corporate Recruiter

Resonate Inc. 7/00 – 1/02

Assessed present and future full-time and contract employment needs of this pre-IPO company.

Worked closely with hiring managers to develop working strategies and process implementation regarding recruiting efforts in-house, internet, job fairs, and college recruitment efforts.

Sourced, recruited, interviewed, negotiated salaries, and closed candidates on choosing Resonate as their next employer of choice.

Sole recruiter filling employment requisitions in the following departments: Software Engineering, Information Technology, Professional Services, Technical Support, Sales, Marketing, Administration, and Accounting

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Arts studies, Economics, California State University, Long Beach, CA

Professional Development: AIRS Advanced Internet Recruitment training

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