Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Operations Austin, Texas


Certain Affinity brings an exceptionally talented group together to form the largest independent game developer in Austin, Texas and we’ve opened a second studio in Toronto, Canada last year. Our company culture reflects the vibrant nature of the cities we call home. This includes a commitment to our evolution, excellence, and work-life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own. We're always on the lookout for amazing talent to join our team.

We are looking for a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team to help build our expanding game studios. You will work closely with the talent acquisition team, leadership, and department heads to recruit and hire top talent across all disciplines. This role requires in-depth industry expertise in building and managing multiple full-time searches, with experience driving passive strategy campaigns for both tech and non-tech roles. We need a strong candidate for this role; a well-experienced executive recruiter/senior talent acquisition specialist who thinks outside the box on sourcing campaigns. We need someone passionate about providing a high level of service. The ideal person is process-driven and understands the importance of documentation. A strong team player who can make the “right” fit and is excited to grow the company while watching their hires grow successfully.

Do you have a knack for finding exceptionally talented people? Are you honest, resourceful, communicative, and personable? If so, then you may be who we are looking for; please read on.


  • Manage the full cycle of recruiting candidates from sourcing through on-site interviewing, negotiating offers, and closing candidates
  • Design and execute customized candidate recruiting plans, partnering closely with the hiring managers to identify the right talent
  • Own the candidate experience ensuring a positive experience across all stages of the recruiting process
  • Gauge the potential chemistry of candidates for fit and motivation rather than selling a position
  • Find and engage unique and/or passive candidates through creative and innovative sourcing techniques
  • Establish effective communication flow with critical stakeholders regarding recruiting efforts by providing status updates
  • Network and maintain relationships with vital talent communities for short and/or long-term opportunities
  • Be able to provide market research as a subject matter expert in guiding the recruitment process- adding value to key stakeholders
  • Participate in special projects/recruiting initiatives, including assessment of best practices in interviewing techniques, leveraging of internal sources of talent, and identification of top performers for senior-level openings
  • Collaborate with the recruiting team on university relations efforts to build talent pipelines and referrals


  • 5+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience
  • Experience working within the games or tech industry or experience in a tech and creative environment
  • Executive recruiting experience in either a global in-house talent acquisition search team or a top executive search firm
  • Experience recruiting tech and non-tech leaders maintaining relentlessly high standards
  • Experience executing a recruiting strategy, including employer promotion in the marketplace, candidate management, referral management, diversity sourcing, and interview process management
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects in an agile environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Team player who is a resourceful self-starter with the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people for recruitment events
  • You have familiarity with relevant tools and programs (e.g., applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn, referral programs, and job boards)
  • A desire to work and support a diverse and inclusive environment

Extra Credit

  • Familiarity and experience working with Jobvite
  • Familiarity with immigration
  • Experience with international recruiting
  • Ability to travel
  • In-depth gaming knowledge and understanding of the gaming community is a definite plus

Certain Affinity also offers relocation for this position to assist you in the move to Austin, Texas.

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