What does a Technical Sourcer do?

Technical sourcers are responsible for sourcing and hiring candidates for highly technical and specialized positions and work as part of a human resources team and create candidate funnels for challenging jobs to fill. They coordinate with hiring managers to determine position requirements and descriptions and draft and send recruitment emails and inquiries. They interact with potential candidates on professional networks and social media and contact industry partners for appropriate candidate referrals.

Technical sourcerers identify and screen potential candidates and organize and conduct interviews but in person and online. They create talent pipelines for current and future hires and actively manage the company's candidate database. They measure and record conversion rates and set up candidate interviews with hiring managers. Technical sourcerers need a bachelor's degree in human resources management or related fields and previous experience as a technical sourcer or recruitment agent.

What responsibilities are common for Technical Sourcer jobs?
  • Develop and execute a sourcing strategy to build a strong talent pipeline of candidates.
  • Research and utilize the latest sourcing techniques to identify candidates.
  • Consistently maintain a high-volume, quality and diverse candidate pipeline that results in hires every quarter.
  • Screen candidates and attract top talent to interview for open roles.
  • Recommend and drive improvements that impact local pipeline areas.
  • Guide stakeholders through unique situations, sensitivities, and competing priorities using thoughtful business-backed and empathetic solutions.
  • Work closely with recruiters and hiring managers to deeply understand requirements of the role, the function and how it fits into the organization
What are the typical qualifications for Technical Sourcer jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated superior talent sourcing abilities.
  • A confident, natural leader and problem solver with demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Requires meticulous attention to detail.
  • Displays strong work ethic.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Technical Sourcer make?

Confident
$74,507 /yr
Total Pay
$49,315
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$25,192
 /yr

Additional Pay

$74,507

 / yr
$37K$263K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Technical Sourcer Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
16%
2 - 4
45%
5 - 7
9%
8+
30%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Technical Sourcer Insights

Read what Technical Sourcer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
JetBridge SoftwareJetBridge Software
Technical Sourcer
Aug 30, 2021

“One of its core values is to grow by conducting a worldwide search hiring the best talents and creating a new marketplace platform.”

Randstad SourcerightRandstad Sourceright
Technical Sourcer
Apr 4, 2022

“Training was not helpful but high expectations”

AmazonAmazon
Technical Sourcer
Aug 9, 2021

“leadership is not the best”

MetaMeta
Technical Sourcer
Jun 9, 2020

“People I work with are really amazing”

Signature ConsultantsSignature Consultants
Technical Sourcer
Mar 22, 2021

“Nice people to work with”

Riviera PartnersRiviera Partners
Technical Sourcer
Feb 13, 2021

“Compensation is competitive in industry”

ATR InternationalATR International
Technical Sourcer
Aug 13, 2020

“great people to work with”

RTM (United Kingdom)RTM (United Kingdom)
Technical Sourcer
Mar 9, 2022

“Great team to work with”

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