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Posted: 10/2/2023

Job Title: Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Remote, work from home in the US or UK only
Position Type: Part-time

What’s the Job?

Uplift Games is the studio behind Adopt Me, the premiere pet adoption game on Roblox (33B+ sessions, 1.92 million record CCU).

We are looking for an experienced Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to help us to find and recruit the best talent. You will be responsible for all aspects of the recruitment process, from scoping roles and sourcing candidates through to making offers. You will use your significant experience of recruiting within the video games industry in order to advise on best practice, as well as developing new and exciting recruitment strategies. You will be an ambassador for our company, so it’s essential that you are passionate about our game and our community.

This is a part-time role which we estimate at 20-30 hours per week.

It is essential that you value diversity and want to work alongside talented people from marginalized groups. We are explicitly a trans, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC / BAME, and disability-positive team, and you will be an active supporter of all team members.

This is a remote position open to candidates who are based in the US or UK and can demonstrate eligibility to work in those countries. Strong preference will be given to candidates based in Central or Eastern time zones.

What You'll Be Doing

Oversee all aspects of the recruitment process from scoping roles, directly sourcing candidates, reviewing applications, arranging interviews and managing feedback through to making offers and coordinating onboarding.

  • Screen candidates and provide an initial candidate application review based on hiring manager criteria.
  • Guide candidates through the recruitment process, ensuring an excellent experience.
  • Advise on our recruitment strategy and current recruitment best practice
  • Create talent pipelines using a wide variety of sources including Linkedin Recruiter and job boards.
  • Write job specifications and appealing recruitment adverts
  • Identify routes to source and attract candidates from underrepresented and marginalised groups.
  • Promote and manage the employee referral scheme.
  • Collate reference checks where appropriate.
  • Work with our marketing and communications department to ensure an attractive and consistent brand for our recruitment activities.
  • Manage relationships with external recruitment agencies including negotiating terms and evaluating performance.

Your Background

These are the things candidates really should have but can make up for in other areas. If you’re missing one or two, consider applying anyway, especially if you belong to a marginalized group.

  • A proven track record in recruitment within the video game industry - preferably at least 4+ years experience.
  • A good understanding of recruitment best practices, coupled with a desire to continually improve.
  • A great track record in using LinkedIn Recruiter to directly source candidates
  • Experience in attracting candidates from marginalized groups.
  • A champion for employee and candidate experience.
  • Ability to review applications at all levels and across all disciplines, including technical, creative and support.
  • Extremely organised and able to manage competing priorities.
  • Customer service driven, and able to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • A confident communicator both verbally and in writing, able to influence and challenge as required.
  • Proactive, positive mindset, always on the lookout for new ways to do things.
  • Experience in using applicant tracking systems - we use Homerun.

Bonus Points

These are things that can improve your candidacy, but none of these are necessary to apply.

  • Experience hiring employees for games with young audiences.
  • Experience working with small teams - startups, or rapidly scaling divisions within larger companies.
  • Able to deliver training such as interview skills.
  • Experience hiring in the US and UK, and a good understanding of work culture and the recruitment markets in both countries.

Request Supplementary Documents

  • A copy of your CV / Resume
  • A brief overview (cover letter) of why you want to work at Uplift Games

What’s the Compensation?

When possible, we provide transparent estimated salary ranges to set expectations early and to respect your time.

We recognize, however, that salaries vary within our various remote geographical locations. To give an indication of the salary level for this role, we estimate the annual salary will be as follows for these example locations:

  • New York, NY: $70,000 - $85,000 USD (FTE)
  • Dallas, TX: $60,000 - $75,000 USD (FTE)
  • London, UK: £40,000 - £50,000 GBP (FTE)

Our compensation package is intended to be competitive with your local market and is negotiable.

We have a competitive benefits package. Find out more on our Why Work Here page.

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