Now Hiring: Senior IT Recruiter

For ESP's direct hire practice


Senior IT Recruiter

Our business is growing, and ESP is looking to add an experienced technical recruiter to our Direct Hire practice. This individual’s primary focus is to identify and engage passive and active mid-to-senior level technology professionals for our clients’ full time openings.

About ESP IT:

ESP is a consulting and staffing services firm headquartered in downtown Minneapolis. We connect exceptional technology professionals, including software developers, project managers, and IT leadership, to the best opportunities at leading companies in the Twin Cities metro area.

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Our culture and business practices are driven by our mission, vision and Blueprint. People are the very heart of our business. They're the reason we succeed and the key to our growth. That’s why our mission is Place People First and our vision is to inspire our team to live well, drive healthy growth, and build a culture based on trust.  Our Blueprint (21 Principles for Placing People First), gives our team a set of common beliefs and core values to live out every day and helps us create cultural consistency from our longest tenured employee to our newest hire.

We’re pleased to have been recognized for our growth and our company culture, both of which are part of ESP’s vision. In 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts ranked ESP as the 14th fastest growing staffing firm in the US, and we made Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing private companies list.  In 2016, we were recognized by MN Business Magazine as a “100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota” for the fourth year in a row.

Are you picturing yourself at ESP IT? If so, read on…


  • Recruiting passive and active mid-to-senior level technology candidates for direct hire openings at ESP’s client companies as well as building a pipeline of candidates who will satisfy both future client requirements.
  • Using creative techniques for identifying top-quality talent in target technology areas; conducting thorough interviews to ensure candidates are well-suited from both technology and soft skills perspectives.
  • Developing strong rapport and lasting relationships with prospective direct hire candidates.
  • Working in collaboration with account executives to successfully place direct hire candidates.
  • Coaching and guiding candidates through the interview process, ensuring a good fit for both the candidate and client, and ultimately negotiating offers of direct employment.
  • Understanding the technical requirements and methodologies in the IT field. This includes but is not limited to the following areas of technology: software/ application development and architecture, project management, business analysis, network/ systems architecture and support, business intelligence, database administration and design, ERP, and quality assurance.
  • Managing and tracking candidates in our recruiting database.
  • Uphold and be an advocate for ESP IT’s Blueprint


  • 4 or more years of dedicated IT recruiting experience in the Twin Cities marketplace.
  • Familiarity with a variety of techniques to source top IT professionals.
  • Team player with a willingness to coach, mentor, and encourage other members of the ESP team.
  • Ability to listen with the intent to understand the career needs and aspirations of our candidates.
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to success.
  • Self-motivated and driven individual, with the ability to work both as a team member and independently.
  • Demonstrated success in placing IT candidates in direct hire roles is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ethical individual who operates with a high degree of integrity and is committed to delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced environment.
  • A people-person with strong relationship-building skills.
  • Sound business sense and judgment.
  • 4-year degree preferred.

Benefits of Working at ESP IT Include:

  • Health Coverage & HSA: ESP offers 100% premium cost coverage for individual employees and contributes $100 a month toward employee HSA accounts
  • Dental and Vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Disability & Life Insurance: ESP pays premiums
  • 401(k) program with match (employees eligible after one year and immediately vested)
  • A fun workplace: dogs at work, a foosball table, celebration and anniversary lunches hosted in the ESP café, team building and volunteering events, lunch and learns, and in-office yoga classes
  • All our work stations are sit-stand capable and include ergonomic chairs and dual monitors for a productive and healthy work day
  • A flexible atmosphere built on trust with untracked PTO. ESP employees can work from home, bring their dogs to the office, or take off early to volunteer or be with their families
  • Ability to have a voice in company decisions and strategies through brainstorms, strategy meetings,and quarterly one-on-ones.
  • Our Employee Wellness Program – “Live Well”—focuses on a different area of healthy living each quarter.  Employees choose a non-profit and rack up points which translate to donation dollars by following daily activities for healthy living in each area


Submit your resume to become our next technical recruiter.