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Senior Tech Recruiter

Amsterdam, - - NL

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Job ID 723973BR Location Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 13/11/2019

Job Summary:

We are responsible for delivering some of the most beloved characters and timeless stories to consumers across the world and to achieve this, we will need to hire exceptional talent. With the launch of Disney+ in North America we start our joining of serving Disney content directly to our consumers, and as we look to distribute that platform globally (European launch is 31st March 2020), we are looking to expand our Talent Acquisition function to support our global growth.

You will be joining a young European TA function as a Senior Tech Recruiter, with purpose to continually grow the European Disney Streaming Services Technology teams, whilst showcasing our employer brand and EVP. You will have autonomy to create effective recruitment strategies that focus on candidate experience whilst delivering against your stakeholders needs in a heavily competitive market place.

Our Amsterdam office is a diverse mixture of Full Stack Web and Mobile development teams who are building the User Experiences on platforms likes Disney+ and ESPN+. Using the latest technologies to build these applications (Java, Kotlin, Swift) they promote a modern method of agile development to deliver these products. We are also expanding our Infrastructure teams in Europe to better support our linear and on-demand services and as a result, you’ll be supporting the growth of brand new functions in Amsterdam as well.


Working in collaboration with your stakeholders, and with the support of the European Tech Recruitment Manager you will be responsible for delivering on the companies hiring goals for the foreseeable future. You will:

  • Lead the end to end delivery of all recruitment campaigns for the Amsterdam technology teams.

  • Collaborate with Stakeholders to deliver effective recruitment campaigns.

  • Partner and collaborate with Stakeholders to create Candidate First hiring experiences.

  • Utilise a combination of sourcing, compelling copywriting, and community engagement to build engaged hiring funnels.

  • Keep accurate candidate details and ensure ATS and TRM is maintained at all times, in compliance with EU GDPR requirements.

  • Build relationships with peers across the Disney TA Centre of Excellence, promoting a culture of transparency and collaboration.

  • Collaborate with local HR teams to continually improve/refine onboarding processes for new team members.

  • Provide ongoing insights around local market trends relating to the technology sector.

  • Contribute to ad-hoc and ongoing TA/HR projects. This will include all community activities like blogs, meetups, and conferences as well as our local D&I commitments.

  • Seek out opportunities for improvement, both personally and within the TA function.

  • Be an ambassador for the business at community events, showcasing the company EVP.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience recruiting Software Engineers, preferably Front End and Mobile.

  • Extensive experience developing and executing fully comprehensive sourcing/recruitment plans.

  • Experience using a broad range of social media tools/channels for sourcing and showcasing Employer Brand and EVP.

  • Expertise in Boolean and/or Semantic searching.

  • Regular engagement with the wider tech community.

  • Experience in a role where multiple projects and competing demands are the norm.

  • Familiarity working with Applicant Tracking Systems.

  • Preferably, some Internal Recruitment experience.

Additional Information:

On offer is a competitive salary which is complemented by a Disney benefits and rewards package which includes LTI bonus (long-term-incentive), pension, holiday allowance, annual bonuses, Disney parks & resorts passes and discounts on Disney merchandise.

If you would like to see more of the work we’re doing, follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, or follow our new Technology Blog “Disney Streaming Services - The Art of Possible”.

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Capitals B.V., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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