Critical Tech Talent Sourcing for Global E-Commerce Innovator


  • Challenges
  • Approach
  • Results

Hiring Volume: ~180 hires

Geography: US with a primary focus on Seattle and remote sourcing in other markets for relocation

Remote Locations:

San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Portland, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Austin (US), Vancouver, Calgary (Canada), Mexico City (Mexico) and Perth (Australia)


Software Development Engineers (e.g. Object oriented, .NET, JAVA, Python, Perl, C++, C#)

Specific Challenges:

  • Fast-scaling requisition requests requiring rapid deployment of Sevenstep resources and strategies
  • Highly competitive marketplace with heavy compensation pressure
  • Highly specific and less flexible job profile requirements
  • Local market saturation – high % of local candidates likely already touched by client
  • High reliance on engagement innovation given strong composition of passive candidates

Solution Type: Project – Staff Augmentation

Delivery Model: Source and Screen

Highlighted Strategies:

  • Sales-based Recruitment:
    • Heavy focused on “hunting” approach (compelling outreach and sell on the opportunity)
  • Off-shore Support:
    • Bangalore and Manila sourcing teams to increase upper funnel sourcing efforts
  • Process Optimization:
    • Recommended alternative interview process structure to decrease wait time for candidates
  • Advanced Team Segmentation:
    • Pivoted focus on key business lines
  • Custom Recruiting Program:
    • Custom-built, two-week recruiter onboarding program for faster ramp up of expertise
  • Successfully supplemented client’s understaffed internal recruiting team
  • Averaged 30,000 unique profiles monthly
  • Expansion of recruiting scope beyond U.S. and into Canada, Mexico, Australia and Argentina
  • SOW expansion into project engagements – 1st Generation active Sevenstep client
  • Contract renewal – 3rd generation active Sevenstep client