Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Human Resources | Seattle, WA

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Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission
As Director, Talent Acquisition, you will drive strategy and lead a dynamic team of recruiters to hire top talent into the organization. You will partner closely with leaders and hiring managers across the organization to report on progress, propose initiatives to improve our talent acquisition program, improve processes, find and implement efficiencies, propose and deliver recruiting-related training initiatives, drive creative pipeline building/sourcing strategies, and work with recruiting team and company leadership to ensure hiring is a top priority across the organization. You will recommend and lead innovative strategies to build Big Fish’s talent brand and provide a phenomenal candidate experience. You demonstrate strategic, operational and tactical capabilities and lead recruiting initiatives while being hands-on in implementing talent acquisition solutions, enabling Big Fish to attract and hire the top-notch talent.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the recruiting team to build the best diverse, talented, impactful team; partnering with hiring managers and Big Fish leaders
  • Manage a team of dynamic Recruiters across disciplines and provide guidance and oversite surrounding hiring, resource management, capacity planning, leadership, training, mentorship, performance management, and support for the talent acquisition organization
  • Work to build scalable process in tandem with our parent company to ensure continuity for recruitment partnerships
  • Ongoing development and mentorship of the talent acquisition team
  • Own recruiting practices and recruiting related training initiatives across the company
  • Develop and foster strong relationships/partnerships with leaders across the organization. Meet with leaders to assess recruiting progress, future hiring plans, obstacles and challenges, and collaborate on recruiting activities and strategies
  • Work closely with key business stakeholders and partners including business leaders, HR/compensation partners, Finance, Legal, etc. to coordinate on creative strategies, best practices and compliance
  • Lead the recruiting team to implement creative solutions to improve hiring processes and hire key talent quickly and efficiently
  • Identify, prioritize, and lead initiatives to ensure that Big Fish is providing a best-in-class candidate experience
  • Ensure team is effectively driving the hiring process for all roles. Pinpoint and help to remove any obstacles to recruiting progress
  • Provide reporting on recruiting metrics and hiring progress to execs and senior leadership on a consistent basis
  • Assess and recommend recruiting systems and process improvements
  • Strategize, create and implement interview training for the organization 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 12+ years of progressive recruiting experience, with at least 5 years of team management, leadership and development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to perform day-to-day recruiting in all functions of the business while leading and executing on broader talent strategies
  • Prior experience in building a recruiting infrastructure for rapidly growing organizations, including process, strategy, metrics and systems.
  • Experience working in fast-growth, high tech environments
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering high quality, consumable, and consistent metrics to hiring managers and executive teams
  • Knowledge of applicable employment laws, policies, techniques; high degree of integrity and ability to exercise discretion. Ability to partner closely and effectively with Human Resources, Compensation, Finance and Legal
  • Thorough understanding of job market and hiring trends, early indicators of change, and strategies to adapt quickly to a changing hiring environment
  • Excellent follow through, judgment, and common sense
  • Ability to maintain focus and keep a strong eye on the details in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
  • Effective leader; ability to grow, mentor and challenge a team to do their best work every day
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender,religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.