Feb 17, 2020

Cyndi Summers

  • Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Sourcer • Splunk
  • Arizona, USA
Telecommute Recruiting Sourcing Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Passionate expert level Technical Recruiter for a wide range of technical companies.  20+ years proven expertise with startups and established technical companies.  I have recruited for most every type of software, hardware, firmware, IT Engineering position out there.  I also cross over to a multitude of business and sales positions.  

Work Experience

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Sourcer • Splunk
Jul 2019 - Feb 2020 Splunk/SignalFx

12/20
Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform turns data into action, tackling the toughest IT, IoT, security and data challenges.
➢ Currently Recruiting/Souring for Site Reliability Engineers, Sr. Software Engineers - Infrastructure and Sales Engineers in San Francisco, New York, New England, Denver, Dallas, Chicago +.
➢ Experience with Lever and Jobvite ATS, Okta, Confluence, Slack

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018 Cruise Automation

The Driverless Car Company, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of General Motors
➢ Recruited for Site Reliability Engineers, DevOps Engineers, PAAS Architects, IT Engineers & Engineering Managers
➢ Experience with Greenhouse ATS, Okta, Atlassian, Confluence, Slack
➢ Recruiting tools such as Hiretual, Stack Overflow, GitHub, LinkedIn, AngelList, Patent sites, etc.

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018 Security On-Demand

A Network and Cybersecurity Managed Security Provider (2nd time)
➢ Returned to SOD to source Director of Marketing, Technical Account Manager & Renewals Specialist
Please see previous experience with the company below

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Dec 2016 - Jun 2017 Security On-Demand

A Network and Cybersecurity Managed Security Provider
➢ Hired a Web Designer in 2 ½ weeks
➢ Filled over 15 technical positions with passive candidates in 5 months such as Sr. Applications Operations Engineer, Full Stack .Net Developer, Technical Account Managers, Service Desk personnel, Marketing, etc.
➢ Provided solution for project based Web Application Firewall consultant
➢ Prescreened all candidates prior to submittal to hiring managers assuring qualified & vetted candidates with the right technical skills, as well as a fit for their culture
➢ Built strong pipelines for all open positions
➢ Reworked recruitment messaging, created job descriptions and reworked web career page to be more of a sales tool for candidates
➢ Drove the recruitment process, reporting and metrics

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017 Beckon, Sa Francisco

An award-winning Marketing Intelligence with a Best in Class Enterprise SAAS platform and Performance Management software
➢ Successfully hired Data Architects, Engineers, Client Directors and Marketing Professionals in a highly competitive market
➢ Prescreened all candidates prior to submittal to hiring managers assuring qualified and vetted candidates with the right technical skills, as well as a fit for their culture
➢ Responsible for all recruitment strategy, messaging and branding
➢ Created a compelling company story, created new exciting job descriptions, and reworked the career web page to reflect more of a sales approach to attract candidates
➢ Built strong pipelines, sourced, engaged and screened all candidates
➢ Worked closely with hiring managers on streamlining the hiring process making it less cumbersome and faster
➢ Drove the recruitment process, reporting and metrics

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Aug 2016 - Nov 2016 Burl Concepts/Auptix

Worked for the previous CEO of PacketVideo for 2 startup investments. Burl Concepts is a medical device company and Auptix is a transportation specialty company
➢ Hired Sr. Electrical/Electronics Technician in 2 weeks for Burl Concepts
➢ Sourced for Marketing Professional
➢ Sourced a Transportation Manager for Auptix

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Mar 2016 - Jul 2016 Source Intelligence

A web based company providing a SAAS Supply Chain Intelligence Platform
➢ Built a pipeline of passive candidates through the latest sourcing techniques available
➢ Engaged and screened passive Salesforce Administrators/Developers, Java Developers, Front End Developers and PHP Developers
➢ Solely responsible for all recruitment strategy, passive sourcing, messaging, branding and creating a compelling company story
➢ Creative sourcing utilizing a variety of resources that do not include job boards or posting sites
➢ Drive recruitment process, reporting and metrics

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Jun 2015 - Feb 2016 UICO

A startup Capacitive Touch/Sensing company providing touch technology
➢ Successfully sourced, engaged and screened passive candidates for Hardware, Software, Quality, Electrical Firmware Engineers and Marketing Professionals for both locations in an extremely small niche technical market
➢ Solely responsible for all recruitment strategy, passive sourcing, messaging and branding
➢ Creative sourcing utilizing a variety of resources that do not include job boards or posting sites
➢ Drive recruitment process and reporting and metrics

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014 Airstone IO

A supercomputing company providing network Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS)
➢ Heavy creative and strategic passive candidate recruitment for this early stage startup located in the hottest and most competitive technical recruiting market in the country
➢ Sourced several hundred passive candidates filling various technical Engineering positions to include Systems Software, Backend Software, Mechanical, Hardware, Site Reliability, Front End UI, Program Management, Marketing Professionals and Visual Designer positions in nine months
➢ Solely responsible for creating the recruitment strategy and budget
➢ Working with the Executive team, responsible for all recruitment branding, messaging and creating a compelling company story for corporate website as well as external recruitment sites
➢ Source, engage and screen all passive candidates through the latest sourcing techniques
➢ Drive the recruitment process, reporting and metrics

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Jul 2013 - Feb 2014 Snaptracs

A Qualcomm affiliated company providing GPS tracking devices in the Consumer Electronics Industry
➢ I worked with Snaptracs on and off for 1 1/2 years filling all of their technical and non-technical openings on an as needed basis. Candidates were sourced through my vast local network as well as the latest sourcing techniques available
➢ Quickly and effectively sourced, screened and hired Supply Chain Manager, Software Engineers, QA Test Engineers, Controller, Tier II Technical Support and various Marketing positions
➢ Solely responsible for strategy, sourcing techniques, recruitment messaging and branding

Remote Sr. Corporate Technical Contract Recruiter
Nov 1999 - Jan 2013 PacketVideo, Corp

A wireless/mobile software development company
➢ I was the sole Recruiter at PacketVideo for over 14 years participating in the sourcing and selection of over 1,000 employees as their sole Recruiter
➢ Efforts resulted in a 1% employee turnover rate for most of my tenure
➢ Solely responsible for the recruitment function and strategy. Ramped up from 28 employees to 325 at end of 2000. Recruitment included multiple domestic locations and international recruitment including India, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Asia
➢ Recruitment was heavily weighted with degreed Embedded Electrical and Software Engineers with expertise in a variety of platforms at various position levels. Additional recruitment includes ISO 9000 Quality Engineers, Marketing/MarCom, Product Management, Program Management, IT, Finance, & H.R. Levels have varied from V.P. level on down
➢ Solely responsible for initiating and executing all strategic decisions/direction on recruitment avenues/venues and tools
➢ Recruitment results were achieved through employee referrals, personal networking, social media, advertising, sponsorships, job posting/database sites, internet research/searches, professional associations/groups/community sites, user/newsgroups and other "think outside the box" initiatives. No agencies/headhunters were utilized in this high volume effort with the exception of contract/temp. positions
➢ Negotiate all vendor contracts for domestic and international offices. Able to operate on a bare bones budget while still achieving recruitment goals
➢ Partnered with Marketing and Web Developers to develop recruitment branding for corporate web site, social media, University job fairs and other messaging opportunities
➢ Instituted and streamlined and recruitment process and reporting
➢ Trained hiring managers in effective recruitment and interview practices. Participated in candidate selection, pre-screening and decision making process
➢ For the nearly 15 years I worked with PacketVideo, I performed all sourcing and up front candidate screening virtually
➢ Wrote all job postings and recruitment materials

Additional Contract Recruiting experiences are not listed here. Please refer to the completed client list on the 1st page of my resume. Some additional contracts were during lull times during my PacketVideo years. A few were clients prior to PacketVideo. I felt this list was the most compelling in demonstrating my breadth and depth of experience.

Hire Me For

Technical Recruiting/Sourcing