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Technology Recruiter

at Octagon Technology Staffing

Posted: 7/11/2020
Job Reference #: 1779

Job Description

# of Openings
Job Location
IT Sales


Octagon Talent Solutions is a full service technology recruitment and staffing agency located in the heart of South Florida. Our clients are mid-sized to large Fortune 100 organizations and unicorn tech startups looking for talent in Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. You will source, recruit, coordinate, assess technical acumen, negotiate salary, and work as a liaison on behalf of hiring managers and talented candidates to fill respective technical open positions with any given client across all industries.

We make sure to have thorough conversations with each candidate to understand their professional motivations and career aspirations. This ensures that each candidate presented to our clients is a cultural fit, aligning company and candidate goals, assuring company can provide opportunity to excel in a conducive professional working environment, while matching candidate value-add proposition.


  • As a full service technical recruiter, you will work with top clients to understand their hiring needs and recruit top talent for their open positions
  • Confer with senior client leadership to identify personnel hiring needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified IT, cloud, big data, marketing, and web development professionals
  • Leverage online recruiting resources and our in-house database to identify and recruit the very best candidates – within budget
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements
  • Provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about our client companies and job descriptions
  • Prescreen candidates by telephone or in-person by using behavioral based interviewing methodologies and targeted questioning
  • Manage and coordinate all communication with candidates
  • Call qualified candidates for an in-person interview to assess work history, previous performance, and technical acumen
  • Manage the scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers
  • Prepare candidates for interviewing with client companies and specific hiring managers by providing detailed information on the company, their business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation-setting
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview debrief/feedback with interview teams and candidates
  • Review the hiring manager’s interview performance with each candidate and take appropriate action when warranted
  • Perform detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates and review results with hiring managers
  • Extend offers of employment to selected candidates under the direction of the hiring managers and within the guidelines of client company compensation policy

The type of positions you will be filling include, but are Not limited to:

  • Software Developers; .NET, Java, LAMP and other open source
  • Devops Engineers; System Engineers, System Administrators
  • Marketing Analytics professionals; SEO, Paid Search, digital analytics
  • Finance System Analysts; GP, SAP, Oracle, Hyperion and more.
  • Infrastructure Engineers; network admins, help desk, service desk managers
  • Data Scientists; machine learning, AI, analytics professionals, predictive and prescriptive
  • Enterprise Architects; software and cloud infrastructure; IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Business Analysts and Project Managers
  • Security Engineers and IT auditors
  • TechnoFunctional Consultants; Oracle, SAP and Dynamics AX
  • Sales Engineers; pre-sales and post-sales
  • Managers, Directors, CTOs and Senior Executives


  • 1 year+ consultative sales/solutions-based sales experience necessary
  • Technologically savvy in fields of Information Technology / MIS / Computer Science / Finance / Big Data
  • Experience working with ATS systems (PCRecruiter, Taleo, Bullhorn, Salesforce, ICIMS or the like) or CRM programs (Salesforce)
  • Excellent Internet researching abilities (You will be using tools like LinkedIn Recruiter, Dice, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster, Ladders, etc.)
  • Outstanding communication, composure under high-pressure sales situations, and professionalism when representing candidate, client, and the firm
  • A dedication to building long-term business relationships in the South Florida market
  • Required education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Performance Expectations:

    Through both on-the-job experience and conversations with OTS leadership, the personal and professional characteristics that will define a successful Technical Recruiter. These characteristics are:

    1. Influence (communication, sales, salary negotiation, the ability to influence the client/candidate courtship process)
    2. Technical Acumen (the ability to assess talent in others, assimilate technical lingo, literacy with computers, research and data analysis)
    3. Professionalism (ability to manage time, alertness, planning, prioritizing, emotional maturity)
    4. Administration (documentation, organization, accuracy, efficiency, a dedication to preserving organizational memory)
      1. Influence
      • Is a top sales producer
      • Demonstrates persuasive selling skills
      • Is skilled in arousing candidate interest
      • Excels in selling benefits/growth opportunity/intangibles of a position
      • Gives appropriate attention to large accounts
      • Hires individuals with a high probability of on the job success
      • Is very creative in generating leads
      • Is very effective in turning leads into sales
      • Creates e-mail alerts for new job positions, or new candidates that may be active
      • Assures that salary is in line with both candidate and client expectations
      • Is proficient in overcoming salary objections
      • Maintains excellent call to sales ratio
      • Is skillful in obtaining high conversion ratio appointments
      • Consistently meets sales objectives for number of in-house candidate meetings / internal interviews
      • Consistently meets sales objectives for number of candidate/client meetings / external interviews
      • Makes effective use of market research and maximizes paid tools afforded him/her
      • Recognizes the value of sales training
      • Treats customers courteously and fairly

      1. Technical Acumen
      • Understands language involved when representing various technical positions
      • Possesses a strong knowledge of IT (including but not limited to web development language stacks, web and mobile architecture, software development life-cycle, network security and infrastructure operations)
      • Possesses a strong knowledge of hybrid technical roles in the areas of digital marketing, finance systems analysis, data and analytics, technology sales and Internet of Things
      • Can carry technical conversations with internal and external customers
      • Understands and applies Boolean search logic to obtain relevant candidate resumes for given job
      • Ability to identify highly skilled technical candidates with specific, qualitative Boolean searches
      • Knows how to quickly scan resume for most appropriate skills, identifying flexibility in formal requirements for any given job description, whether verbally or formally attained
      • Asks open ended questions to determine likelihood of candidate success, identifying motivation and individual career goals and strategy
      • Demonstrates a high level of technical competence
      • Keeps informed of emerging technologies
      • Makes effective use of social media to advertise open jobs; LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Github, Google
      1. Professionalism
      • Keeps composure throughout the sales cycle
      • Shows poise when under pressure
      • Adjusts promptly and calmly to change
      • Makes positive use of stress to improve performance
      • Recognizes the importance of sound physical and mental health for top performance
      • Knows when to seek help
      • Sets realistic time goals
      • Makes effective use of supervisors’ time and resources
      • Respects the time of others
      • Avoids confusing activity with accomplishment
      • Can be relied upon to meet schedules and deadlines
      1. Administrative
      • Maintain talent files that include information such as candidates' specialties, past conversations, job preferences, and best availability
      • Utilize ICIMS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in order to track and document candidate communication and recruitment workflows
      • Follows required process for candidate onboarding into ICIMS ATS
      • Creates realistic job description from received set of formally written requirements
      • Matches candidates to the job on ICIMS ATS to track job order workflow
      • Takes notes of during or after a conversation
      • Documents notes and comments on most recent copy of candidate resume (noting salary progression, years of technical experience, geographical preferences, & other need-to-know-information)
      • Examine database of candidates on a proactive basis in preparation for new job orders
      • Proactively source new candidates for in-demand skillsets
      • Identifies and follows up on all leads
      • Shows a dedication to preserving organizational memory, the collective ability to store and retrieve knowledge and information
      • Avoids unnecessary correspondence
      • Maintains current records

    * Local candidates only please - no relo. Please be sure to apply if you have experience as a recruiter and recently relocated to South Florida

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