Talent Acquisition Manager

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

We have a great opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Manager for our Global Talent Acquisition Engineering and Operations organization. This roles partners directly with the engineering organization to hire world class talent for this critical function for Microsoft, as part of our broader Engineering and Operations team focused on technical roles across Microsoft. Come join a team focused on high impact work, strong business partnership, teamwork and collaboration!



  • People Management - You help employees identify growth opportunities, develop skills and build development plans. You drive the execution of projects. You establish and communicate performance expectations, identify and address gaps and monitor performance to ensure plans are met
  • Stakeholder/Client Engagement - You understand what's important to the business and hiring managers (e.g., time to hire, location, budget), as well as long-term business requirements. You use that knowledge to lead the development of staffing processes and strategies and guide the development of end-to-end hiring plans for a business group, division, region or subsidiary.
  • Data Analysis & Hiring Plans - You review and analyze relevant data and trends (including assessment of talent/diversity gaps) to provide insights. You lead the implementation of a hiring plan for a complex organization, area or talent pool that addresses short-term and long-term talent supply (availability) and demand needs (12 months).
  • Talent Sourcing - You create and implement innovative sourcing strategies for a division, set of countries, or subsidiaries, integrating multiple concepts (e.g., community building, business intelligence) and taking into account talent/diversity gaps. You work with your team to leverage long-term relationships with talent pools and communities across the industry to identify candidates.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Business Acumen - The ability to understand the parts of the business and their interrelationships. This includes skill in understanding the industry, competition, and expected future developments and challenges, the business's competitive strengths and weaknesses, opportunities to grow the business and reduce operating costs; and awareness of the environment for opportunities.
  • Consulting - The skill to influence others, develop and maintain working relationships, and deliver results and/or expertise for a client in a professional manner.
  • Data Analysis - The ability to systematically gather information from a variety of sources, analyze information, identify implications of data, draw conclusions, generate alternatives and solutions, and evaluate the consequences of choosing each alternative using quality metrics and data. This includes the ability to convert general data and findings into applied, specific information and suggestions that add value to business planning and strategies.
  • Diversity - The ability to establish and promote diversity and inclusion in multiple aspects, including the ability to identify high-performing and diverse talent, acknowledge/provide accelerated development opportunities and available resources, create and maintain an environment of objectivity, open communication, and respect. This may also include the ability to implement and support strategies and initiatives that build high-performing, diverse and inclusive teams, and support formal diversity goal requirements.
  • Recruiting Management - Knowledge of and the ability to manage various aspects of recruitment and recruiting processes in an organization, including strategic development and delegation of resources.
  • Talent Pipeline Development - Knowledge of Talent Pipelines, a proactive talent supply strategy involving the creation of a continuous stream of highly qualified candidates in anticipation of filling critical and recurrent positions.
  • Systems Thinking - The ability to analyze and recognize how a system's parts interrelate and how sub-systems work over time within the context of larger systems. This includes the ability to view systems with a broad perspective and identify overall structures, patterns, and cycles.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in talent acquisition (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role OR 3+ years of experience with Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of formal or informal leadership/managerial experience

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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