Feb 25, 2020

Derek Zeller

  • Recruiting POC Lead
  • Portland, Oregon, US
On Site or Remote Applicant Tracking Systems Candidate Experience Compensation Diversity & Inclusion Employee Experience

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Extensive background in all areas of recruiting/sourcing including but not limited to:

• Experience Sourcing: Software Engineers (C/C++, C#, .net, Visual Basic,
Linux, embedded & middleware, CDMA, 802.xx), Systems Engineers (Physical
layer, MAC layer), Hardware Engineers (ASIC, FPGA, VHDL, Verilog), RF
Network Engineers, Engineering Support, Systems Test Engineers, QA engineers
(Software and Hardware), Analysts (financial, business, CM/DM, multiple
software packages including SAP, Baun, Peoplesoft. Recruited intelligence analysts, embedded mentors and policy analysts
• OFCCP SME
• Virtual Sourcing and Recruiting Techniques with cold calling, database, AIRS,
And other online extraction tools such as Hiretual, Seekout.IO, and Engage Talent, with Boolean Internet searches
• Strong Excel, Word, Internet skills. I have worked with numerous Databases'
Such as Taleo, ICIMS, Workday, Oracle, Resumix, and Recruitmax (Vurv).
• Strong with personnel profiling and behavioral interviewing techniques
• Excellent skills with salary negotiation for skill set and relocation
packages for national clients

Work Experience

Recruiting POC Lead
Jun 2018 - Lockheed Martin

• Sourcing and recruiting for both IT Software, Web, and Data Scientists candidates in locations based on the east coast from New York to Florida
• Identify technical candidates, screen, sand send to the recruiters and managers
• Worked closely with Senior management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies

Recruiting POC Lead
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018 comScore

• Sourcing and recruiting for both IT Software, Web, and Data Scientists candidates in DC, Seattle, Boston, Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago
• Identify technical candidates, screen, set up interviews
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies
• Averaging 2 hires a week

Recruiting POC Lead
Oct 2014 - Apr 2016 Microsoft

leading a team of three sourcers
• Sourcing and recruiting for both IT and Cyber candidates in DC and Seattle
• Recruiting for cleared and non-cleared candidates
• Identify technical candidates, screen, set up interviews
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment,
• and staffing strategies

Some positions but not limited to that I filled:
• Cyber Security Engineers
• Senior QA Engineers
• Senior User Interface Engineer
• Data Analysts and Scientists
• Fullstack Software Engineer, Cloud Engineering

Recruiting Manager
Apr 2011 - Oct 2014 Advanced Resource Technologies (ARTI) Inc

In this position I was a fulltime support of multiple companies under the ARTI brand recruiting for CONUS and OCONOS positions. I am also charged with helping the Business Development department on contingent positions for future contracts.

• Full Desk recruiting for cleared and non-cleared candidates
• Identify technical candidates, screen, set up interviews
• Help facilitate in the writing of job descriptions
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies.
• Help the HR department become OFCCP compliant
• Help with expanding the footprint on current contracts
• USCG project hired 30 contractors in one month
• Offering both contingent and permanent offers

Some positions but not limited to that I filled:

• Cyber Security Engineers
• Senior DBA's
• Senior Technical Writers
• Data Analysts and Scientists
• Fullstack Software Engineers
• Program Managers

Contractor
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011 Evolver, Inc

On this assignment I was brought in to help support a continuing contract with the USPTO (US patent and trade office) in Alexandria and to help with proposal work on multiple contracts that were being bid.

• Full Desk recruiting for cleared and non cleared candidates
• Identify technical candidates, screen, set up interviews
• Write and send out contingent offers toward the proposal
• Write and send out permanent offers on internal positions
• Hired, on a contract basis 30 people for 3 short term projects at USPTO for the laptop initiative
• 65% of positions require a security clearance for Secret or above.
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies.
• Helped the HR department become OFCCP compliant
• Filled around 60-70 people on rotating shifts all other shifts.

Contractor
Jan 2010 - Jul 2010 Inforeliance

On this assignment I was brought in to help with a staffing surge to support the existing team of recruiters. I also was tasked with the business development team on a large DOE proposal that the firm did win.

• Full Desk recruiting for cleared and non cleared candidates
• Identify technical candidates, screen, set up interviews
• Write and send out contingent offers toward the proposal
• Write and send out permanent offers on contracts already awarded
• 85% of positions require a security clearance for Secret or above.
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies.

Contractor
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009 GDIT

• Recruiting for IT positions for the I2S contract
• Full Desk recruiting for cleared candidates with ISSA Full Polygraph
• Identify technical candidates and pre-screen, Systems Integrators, Systems Engineers, Software developers, etc.
• Set up both firm and contingent offer and submit templates to the program
• Handling up to 70 open positions for different requisitions
• Directly supported the recruitment efforts of 15+ hiring managers.
• Set up Direct searches through internet and database searches

Dec 2007 - Aug 2009 IT Sourcing Department

Dulles, VA

• Recruiting for IT positions for both IT and Engineering on a local basis
• Main clients were NGA, NRO. And CIA sourcing for cleared candidates from Secret through ISSA Full Polygraph
• Sourced for Intel Analysts with back ground in All Source, IMINT, HUMINT, SIGINT, ArcGIS, etc.
• Identify technical candidates and pre-screen, Systems Integrators, Systems Engineers, Software developers, etc.
• Handling up to 40 open positions for different requisitions
• Directly supported the recruitment efforts of 15+ hiring managers.
• Set up Direct searches through internet and database searches
• Produced several statistical reports: cost per hire, tenure analysis, budgeting, turnover, and tracking hires and terms.
• Conducted initial needs assessment meetings with hiring managers to understand department function, business strategy and position requirements.
• Worked closely with management to identify and implement innovative recruitment, and staffing strategies.
• Set client and candidate expectations as to salary/hourly rates and made offers as well as setting up formal letters of offer.

Team manager for Alexandria and Hawaii
Nov 2004 - Dec 2007 O2SI Group

• Recruitment of cleared candidates TS/SCI down to un-cleared positions
• Recruiting for IT positions for both IT and Engineering on a national basis.
◦ Identify technical candidates, pre-screen, interview and place multiple levels of applicants to a number of technical and non-technical position locally and in Hawaii.
• Recruiting Intel Analysts with back ground in All Source, IMINT, HUMINT, SIGINT, ArcGIS, etc In charge of salary negotiations for permanent placements.
• Directly supporting the recruitment efforts of 14+ hiring managers.
• Written and documented spreadsheet and statistical numbers for reaching goals and client interviews.
• Responsible for developing a Recruitmax flow chart and advanced training guide for Managers, Recruiters, and Staffing Assistants.
• Developed new recruiting strategies for department: cold calling, direct
◦ recruiting, networking, and referral programs.
• Currently part of a internal tiger team to explore best practices for the group on hiring metrics and flow of information.
• Founding member of the Regional Recruiting Center
• Recruitment of cleared candidates TS/SCI down to secret positions
• Recruiting for IT positions for both IT and Engineering on a national basis
• Identify technical candidates, pre-screen, interview and place new software
◦ and hardware technicians at client sites both locally and nationally.
• In charge of salary negotiations for both contractors and permanent
◦ placements.
• Handling up to 45 open positions for different business units
• Directly supported the recruitment efforts of 40+ hiring managers.
• Write and documented spreadsheet and statistical numbers for reaching goals and client interviews
• Responsible for developing training manuals and courses in advance techniques for better recruiting practices corporate wide
• Developed new recruiting strategies for department: cold calling, direct
◦ recruiting and networking

Education

Bachelor of Science - Business Management
- Nov 2002 University of Phoenix