Technical Recruiter Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Google

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting/sourcing or a function of similar scope.
  • Experience in building and implementing a talent acquisition strategy.
  • Experience in building and cultivating relationships with clients and advising leaders on talent/hiring.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience closing candidates and discussing complex compensation packages.
  • Familiarity with the local talent organizations.
  • Ability to build productive relationships and partner closely with hiring managers.
  • Ability to prioritize and succeed in an environment with growing demands.
  • Excellent consultative, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Passion for advancing the workforce as it relates to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of organizations, partners, and stakeholders.

About the job

Google's known for our innovative technologies, products and services -- and for the people behind them. As part of our recruiting team, you're charged with finding the most interesting candidates who bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a diversity of thought to all they do. You're responsible for guiding candidates through our hiring process and connecting them to the magic of working at Google. You are creative and driven, which allows you to develop lasting relationships with both candidates and hiring managers. You're also comfortable with numbers and drawing insights from analytics to make our hiring process smarter and more efficient.

As a Technical Recruiter, you will act as a trusted advisor to Engineering leadership to support the growth of their teams. You will offer advice on the talent market landscape, develop search strategies, engage local talent online and through events, and lead engagements to position Google across our various sites for success.

You will understand external trends in the talent market by engaging talent for Google opportunities, actively managing the client throughout the process, assessing/evaluating talent for roles in Google, and leading discussions through to close.

Great just isn't good enough for our People Operations team (known elsewhere as "Human Resources"). We bring the world's most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent, or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field. You’ll play an essential role advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive Google through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices.


  • Partner closely with executive leaders by advising on a search strategy to identify the candidates for their roles.
  • Develop excellent relationships with candidates by understanding their needs and connecting them to opportunities at Google, both current and as potential for the future.
  • Keep candidates continually informed with quality communications throughout the hiring process.
  • Solve problems and produce solutions by collecting and analyzing data, identifying alternatives when circumstances change, and seeking out additional responsibilities.
  • Advocate for equity and inclusion in the hiring process, and ensure all candidate pipelines are representative of the talent market and our users.




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