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Yancy Rivera

 Engineering Recruiting Manager

Cupertino, California
Consumer Electronics
  1. Apple Inc.
  1. Mozilla Corporation,
  2. Facebook,
  3. Ning
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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.

 Engineering Recruiting Manager

– Present

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• Sourcing and Recruiting for the toughest positions in companies with the highest bar
• Creating candidate pipelines for Hiring Managers giving them the opportunity to choose between the most talented and driven people

• Partner with Hiring Managers to help them build their teams so that they can continue shipping amazing products
• Build engineering teams within the company's key products

Specialties: Technology companies that build large scale products, partnering with Hiring Managers, recruiting Engineering and Technical Operations talent, strategic and tactical sourcing, outstanding candidate experience


 Engineering Recruiting Manager

Apple Inc.
– Present (3 years 6 months)Cupertino, California

1/2014 - Present
Recruiting Manager for Wireless Software Engineering

6/2013 - 12/2013
Engineering Recruiter for EMEIA
• World Wide Field Engineering
• iTunes Engineering
• iOS Programs and iOS Wireless Technologies
• Maps Supply Chain and Maps Data Validation

5/2011 - 5/2013
Technical Recruiter for iOS Wireless Technologies - Location (GPS) / Motion, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Cellular.
• Searching for Software Engineers and Software QA/Test Engineers
• Relevant backgrounds include any wireless technologies aforementioned and coding in C/C++, Python, and Objective-C

Technical Recruiter

Mozilla Corporation
(7 months)San Francisco Bay Area

• Led the recruiting efforts for the entire Engineering Operations team
• Recruited for Systems Administrators, MySQL DBA’s, Network Engineers, Security Engineers, Web Developers, Release Engineers, Software Engineers, Metrics Engineers, Desktop Support Engineers, Project Managers, Director of Analytics, Hadoop Engineers, and Systems Architects
• Advised Hiring Managers on sourcing strategies, prioritization of hires, and overall recruiting plans
• Engaged in candidate debrief sessions by explaining candidate expectations, overall culture fit, and probability of closing if we are interested
• Pre-closed candidates to properly assess what their requirements are and what the company’s requirements are providing a smooth offer/closing process
• Managed international candidates in getting their B1 Visitor visas approved, H1B visa transferred/applied, and Green Card applied for in either EB1, EB2, or EB3 levels
• Sourced candidates using all resources mentioned below and working with Sourcers to give them a clear path of execution for their search plan

Technical Recruiter

(8 months)San Francisco Bay Area

• Led the recruiting efforts for the entire Infrastructure Engineering team
• Recruited for Infrastructure Engineers, Tools Engineers, Linux Kernel Engineers, Ads Infrastructure Engineers, and User Interface Engineers
• Partnered with Hiring Managers from creating a clear research plan to sending them quality candidates and then filling their roles
• Ran candidate debrief sessions by presenting candidates in the pipeline and drawing out reasons for their hiring decisions
• Negotiated and closed complex offers with multiple competing offers, counter offers, family relocation, international relocation
• Managed international candidates in getting their B1 Visitor visas approved, H1B visa transferred/applied, and Green Card applied for in either EB1, EB2, or EB3 levels
• Sourced candidates using professional and social networking sites, user groups, college searches, peer searches, contributor lists, coding competition lists, Boolean searches, and employee referrals
• Drove the employee referral program by driving presentations with new hires and compelling them to provide leads/referrals

Technical Recruiter

(1 year 8 months)San Francisco Bay Area

• Led the recruiting efforts for the entire Technical Operations team
• Sourced and recruited for every engineering group in the company and hit hiring goals – being the go-to Recruiter for the toughest requisitions
• Recruited for Systems Administrators, Systems Engineers, Operations Architects, Oracle DBA’s, MySQL DBA’s, Database Architects, Technical Project Managers, Director of Systems Management, Director of Site Availability, Operations Managers, Network Engineers, Web Developers, User Interface Designers, Application Developers, Platform Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, and Product Managers
• Sourced, screened, closed, and hired top engineering talent while advising hiring managers and team on strategic staffing decisions focused on diversifying teams and long-term impact
• Managed client relationship with VP’s of hiring groups advising hiring managers and team on strategic staffing decisions and driving all resume reviews and calibration meetings
• Managed candidates through entire process from reaching out to obtaining closing information and held a 95% extend to accept ratio while providing outstanding candidate experience
• Sourced candidates using professional and social networking sites, postings, user groups, college searches, peer searches, conference attendee lists, Boolean searches, employee referrals, job fairs and job boards
• Kept metrics of all candidates via ATS and creating my own tracking sheet showing candidates reached out to, screened, interviewed, hired, etc. on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis
• Trained Recruiting Coordinators on researching candidates, sourcing techniques, and screening resumes

Technical Sourcer / Recruiter

(9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

• Recruited for Software Engineers in Test, Quality Assurance Engineers, Test Lab Administrators, Software Engineering Coaches, Software Engineers, Systems Administrators, and Site Reliability Engineers
• Sourced passive candidates through advanced research techniques (domestic and international) including Boolean searches, professional and social networking sites, conferences attendee lists, cold calling, outplacement services, databases, user groups, blogs, forums, employee referrals, and Google’s applicant tracking system.
• Recruited candidates for both domestic and international openings
• Partnered with hiring managers to understand hiring requirements and make recommendations to develop appropriate sourcing plans

Technical Recruiter

Duran HCP
(5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

• Partnered with hiring managers including executive management, Engineers, and internal Recruiters to create a detailed sourcing plan to generate a strong pipeline of candidates and fill their requisitions
• Focused on full life cycle recruitment in contingency and executive search
• Sourced, profiled, and qualified passive and active candidates for Marketing Directors, Regional Sales Managers, Product Line Managers, Senior Software Developers, Hardware Test Engineers, QA Engineers, and Power Systems Engineers
• Skilled in advanced Boolean search strings, social networking sites, e-mail search, competitor/target company search, US patent searches, referrals, cold calling, and user groups

Market Director

The Mobile Solution
(8 years 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Managed mobile phone sales and operations in 24 mall locations in Northern California

Corporal - Infantry Mortarman

United States Marine Corps
(6 years 1 month)Greater San Diego Area

Gun team leader on the 60 MM mortar and expert rifleman

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Volunteer at JobLink

Sacred Heart Community Service
(1 year 5 months)Poverty Alleviation

Resume Writer, Instructor, and Financial Planning Coach

Opportunities Yancy is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Yancy cares about:

  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation

Organizations Yancy supports:

Honors & Awards

Top of Class

Duran HCP

Talent Acquisition Graduate

Employee of the Year

The Mobile Solution

Achieved the highest commendation that the company awards out of more than 3000 employees

Military Commendations

United States Marine Corps

 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 2004
 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 2004
 Presidential Unit Citation – Navy 2003
 Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 2003
 Combat Action Ribbon 2003
 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal 2002
 National Defense Services Medal 2002
 Armed Forces Reserve Medal 2002


  • Sourcing
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Closing
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Candidate Screening
  • Candidate Generation
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • Location Based Services
  • Motion
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality...
  • Screening Resumes
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Recruiting
  • Applicant Tracking...
  • Executive Search
  • Screening
  • Interviews
  • Human Resources
  • Onboarding
  • Cold Calling
  • CRM
  • Temporary Placement
  • Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership
  • Internet Recruiting
  • Search
  • Account Management
  • Business Development
  • Social Networking
  • Film
  • Coaching
  • Talent Management
  • Marketing
  • College Recruiting
  • System Administration
  • Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Sales
  • SDLC
  • Training
  • Staffing Services
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Benefits Negotiation
  • Program Management
  • Networking
  • Hiring
  • Strategic Sourcing
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