• Cloud Technical Recruiter

    Location(s) UK-Greater London-Hayes
    Req #
    Human Resources
  • About Rackspace

    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!


    More on Rackspace


    Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Overview & Responsibilities


    This role is responsible for providing the highest level of recruitment services to Rackspace International.  The role will need to deliver high quality level candidates and advance the Rackspace brand across numerous markets and professional communities, while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the Rackspace selection process. It will involve full life cycle recruiting and maintaining excellent relations with hiring managers, candidates, and the community at-large.  A wide degree of creativity, near- and long-term recruiting vision, business understanding, and personal organisation is required.


    Key Accountabilities

    • Provides an effective and consultative service to all stakeholders
    • Responsible for full life cycle recruitment from sourcing, screening and selection to negotiation, offer and close
    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with Stakeholders, vendors and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility
    • Develops and maintains a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates
    • Leverages online recruiting resources to identify and recruit the very best candidates and participates in the development of ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies
    • Provides complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about Rackspace, our business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation-setting
    • Maintains accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, hiring manager’s interactions, and other recruiting activities
    • Develop a deep understanding of Rackspace and our culture and use this understanding to help candidates fully understand the opportunity
    • Stay informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in state-of-the-art recruiting practices
    • Effectively encourage and monitor all referrals from Rackers to maximise this source


    • Strong experience managing full lifecycle recruiting gained within the IT industry
    • Solid background using direct sourcing methods (Networking, LinkedIn, Job-Boards, Internal Talent Pools) and the ability to identify the best talent
    • Must be able to quickly assimilate technical information and build recruiting solutions to the optimal balance of meeting business needs, remaining competitive in talent market, and operating within financial resource constraints
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments across a broad technical skill set
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive partnerships with Hiring Managers and Leaders
    • Creative approach to recruitment and ways to attract top quality candidates with the ability to present new recruiting concepts to Stakeholders
    • Flexibility to travel as required and enjoying being involved and attending industry recognised technical networking events.
    • Experience working within a fast-paced technical/hosting industry desirable
    • Must have solid experience networking with strong technical talent 
    • Previous experience recruiting and networking with cloud talent (AWS, Azure, Google, OpenStack)