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Citizens Bank Senior Technology Recruiter(Remote) in Bismarck, North Dakota


Citizens is looking to add a Senior Technology Recruiter to our organization. In this high impact position, you will be responsible for hiring strategic technical & digital talent to support our transformation strategy that is underway at the bank. This individual will partner with the Talent Acquisition Leadership team to develop & implement recruiting strategies to support key business initiatives. This individual will hire exempt individual contributor & leadership resources up to & including Senior Manager/Directors while operating independently with minimal daily oversight. This individual will specifically be aligned to support our Infrastructure, Colleague Technology and Commercial Banking Technology teams.

You will build and maintain key relationships with business leaders across the organization, typically, up to Executive/Senior Vice-Presidents. Stakeholder management will be an essential part of this role as you will build key relationships with HRBPs, Hiring Managers, Business line leaders and other HR colleagues. In addition, you will be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with candidate pools with the objective of creating viable pipelines of talent for current and future openings.

You may also take the lead on medium to large scale staffing build outs as required by the business. You will partner with the Recruiting Leadership team to formulate recruiting strategy, implement best practices to effectively drive the recruiting process and you will troubleshoot challenges to ensure business lines staffing goals are achieved.

Location is not a barrier for this role and while our preference would be to have a chosen candidate with onsite capabilities in one of our corporate headquarters – we are open to remote employment within the United States for an experienced candidate.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver an outstanding candidate and hiring leader experience including executing a comprehensive, proactive recruitment strategy, reviewing applicants, selecting candidates for interviews, managing the offer process and ensuring high quality hiring within established time frames.

  • Serve as a business leader with an expertise in recruitment who can effectively communicate both internally and externally with hiring leaders and candidates

  • Create and execute a sourcing strategy in collaboration with hiring managers that includes timelines and deliverables as well as utilizing innovative sourcing practices and tools to ensure an adequate pipeline of qualified, diverse candidates.

  • Maintain strong relationships with candidate pools with the objective of creating viable pipelines of talent for current and future openings

  • Provide information and guidance to assist the hiring manager in making a hiring decisions

  • Gather all the data collected from the other phases in the recruitment process and deliver the right offer by partnering within HR to develop a market competitive offer and navigate the offer approval process

  • Negotiate with candidate and manager to ensure solid offer and combat counter offers

  • Manage the expectations of the candidate and hiring manager

  • Provide consistent and positive communication to stakeholders throughout recruiting lifecycle

  • Effectively mitigate risk through following established recruiting protocols and processes which will require passing monthly requisition audits

  • Serve as an example to less experienced recruiters while participating in mentoring & coaching opportunities as necessary

  • May be a primary point of contact for corporate wide programs or service offerings. Participate on project related initiatives as required.

  • Lead recruiting build outs as required participated in strategy development sessions, providing required reporting, and ensuring successful delivery to meet business line staffing goals


  • 8+ years of recruiting experience with 3+ years of IT recruiting experience. Specific experience recruiting software engineers/leaders, infrastructure talent and other cloud technology related resources

  • Experience working in a high paced recruiting environment using traditional and social media channels for identifying potential candidates

  • Proven sourcing capability to identify and attract passive, diverse talent

  • Ability to influence and develop strong relationships with key leaders in the organization

  • Ability to lead recruiting build outs and/or special projects as required

  • Strong confidence and capability with behavioral based interviewing

  • Ability to use technology (ATS) to facilitate the staffing and recruiting processes; Taleo experience preferred

  • Understanding of employment law, EEO and AAP

  • Experience presenting company culture and business practices positively and realistically in recruiting candidates

  • Proven experience leveraging multiple sources of candidates to quickly access qualified talent

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with steadfast attention to detail

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint desire

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior Financial Services Recruiting experience particularly within Corporate functions like Risk, Audit, Finance, HR, Marketing

  • Experience utilizing assessments (i.e. HackerRank) in the candidate selection process

    Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor's Degree highly preferred. Industry experience may be considered in lieu of degree

    This position is not available in Colorado.

Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.