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Job Title:            Senior Recruiter

Reporting To:    SVP, Talent Acquisition

Department:      Talent Acquisition

Location:           Foster City, CA


Your Mission

Activision is seeking a Senior Recruiter based in Foster City, CA. As “mini Head of TA” for the studio you will develop and execute a talent acquisition strategy that includes diversity, leadership recruiting, experienced, university and internal hiring as well as employment branding. You’ll partner with our Talent Acquisition recruitment teams as well as studio and HR leadership to hire the best game talent for Sledgehammer. You will also contribute to Activision wide initiatives in these and other areas.


  • Partner with hiring managers to develop needs-analysis for their open roles that align with the goals of the business
  • Represent Sledgehammer and Activision at UR/Networking/Recruiting Events
  • Understand our marketplace by conducting and presenting competitive analysis
  • Craft proactive recruiting and sourcing strategies using knowledge of our external and internal markets
  • Build partnerships with hiring managers/COEs/studio leadership and advise throughout the recruitment process
  • Translate hiring needs to build personalized, targeted and influential  studio branding campaigns
  • Provide a world class candidate experience
  • Lead candidate interviewing (panel & 1:1), selection, and negotiation
  • Present weekly updates and monthly analysis to studio leadership of Talent Acquisition strategy
  • Participate in Talent Acquisition projects and activities that support our larger community of studios

Player Profile

  • At least 6 years of experience as a full-cycle recruiter, with at least 2 years in house at an organization in an industry that has a highly competitive, technical talent landscape.  Game development studio experience a plus, real passion for hiring amazing talent a must!
  • Experience advising leaders and creating positive outcomes
  • Recognized as a change agent and culture carrier, comfortable improving outcomes using data analysis
  • Collaborator who can bring together studio leaders, employees and HR & talent COEs to deliver game changing talent acquisition solutions
  • Ability to build a strong talent network within a target community
  • Demonstrated skill sourcing candidates using Boolean searches, in-depth market research and influential message development
  • Experience managing candidates through an ATS
  • Recognized influence, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Ability to travel as required


Your Platform

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re the team behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII. As one of the top video game developers in the industry, we dive head first into every new project, ready to ideate and create.

Since our founding in 2009, making AAA games has been our greatest passion. It’s incredibly fulfilling work to see a project from conception all the way through to launch (and then post-launch!). We’re an Activision, Call of Duty studio that prides itself on innovation and taking risks, which is one of the most rewarding aspects of game development.


Our World


Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, and Destiny.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.


The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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