Technology Staffing Success Story

In our partnership with Amazon, we have placed over 100 of the top Software Engineers, TPMs, Data Scientists, UX/UI Designers, SDMs, SDEs, and Architects.

Employ first came into contact with Amazon when the Recruiting Manager for Amazon Retail approached us with the hopes that we could fill 35 particularly difficult Software Engineering and Architecture roles in Amazon's Corporate Headquarters in Seattle. Having worked with Employ before, the recruiting manager was familiar with our expertise and the history of our success and believed we were specifically equipped to target, identify, and source these high-profile technology hires.  

Employ began work, and within two weeks we presented our first round of screened, vetted and highly skilled technology candidates.  Within three months Employ had filled all 35 roles in Amazon Retail with some of the most elite developers and architects from Amazon's competitors.  

In just 18 months Employ helped Amazon hire over 100 of the top technology candidates on behalf of various divisions and locations.  Because of this, Employ became Amazon's top staffing partner in North America. 

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Our Process working with Amazon

 Present Only the Top 2%

Employ's comprehensive vetting process ensures that Amazon only sees the top 2% of technology talent. We conduct in-depth technical skill evaluations with all candidates we represent.  Find out more about our Talent Foward Model.

Curated Technology Experts

We recognize Amazon's unique technology needs and deliver a highly curated pool of proven Developers, Engineers, Designers, SDMs, Architects and Project Managers with experience working on cutting-edge technologies.



With each new requirement and evolving staffing need, we present Amazon with the industry's top technology candidates available, with relevant skills, ready to join their teams.  The average candidate submission-to-hire timeline is 14 days.

The teams at Employ are exceptional partners to work with. They take the time to understand your business and specific needs (technical, cultural, etc.), while also demonstrating a great bias for action. Highly recommended!
- Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition,


Special Projects


To achieve significant recruiting goals in a competitive market, Employ generated creative sourcing initiatives and worked outside the lines of the traditional agency model. We began hosting specialized Hiring Events in the NYC Area for Amazon, tapping into a talent pool that had, to them, previously been inaccessible. We helped brand-new divisions build their teams from the bottom-up, serving as advisors when teams encountered growing pains. We built a nationwide network of technical talent interested in exploring elite software engineering roles as they became available. This network allowed us to source and help fill roles specifically designated “high-priority” by Amazon Hiring Managers in under a month, more than a dozen times.


Specialized Hiring Events

Employ organizes Hiring Events for Amazon Technology in over 20 cities across the United States and Canada.  For each event, we are responsible for sourcing, engaging, and screening the top Software Development Engineers and TPMs in high-value geographies prior to organized, multi-day technology hiring events.  These hiring events result in 10-15 in-person interviews per event day - saving hiring managers and human resources staff significant amounts of time while ensuring they are meeting the top tech talent in each geographic area.  On average, nearly 60% of Employ-approved talent receive job offers from Amazon.


New Division, Inception Build-Out

Employ was the first key talent partner of Amazon Fresh, Amazon Lab126 and Amazon Music, responsible for strategic hires as Amazon built out new teams in these divisions.


Rapid-Response Sourcing

Employ's sourcing efforts helped to fill 13 "high-priority" Amazon Software Development and SDM roles, designated as being “rush” by Amazon Hiring and Recruiting Managers within three weeks of designation.


Employ is a conscientious business partner. They take the time to fully understand the client needs and strives to satisfy those with the best-qualified candidates. They are a pleasure to work with.
- Sr. Technology Recruiter

Positions & Divisions Staffed

As Employ's teams gained more and more experience working with Amazon divisions across the company, we developed capabilities to source for roles at various organizational levels and with diverse technical experience, with a high rate of success.  Employ became the go-to agency for virtually all actively hiring divisions with Amazon, from Lab126 to A2Z.


Positions Filled

Software Development Engineers (SDE), Principal Developers, Technical Project Managers (TPM), DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers (SRE), Software Development Managers (SDM), UX Designers, UI Developers, Big Data Developers, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), Database Developers.

Divisions Supported

Amazon Instant Video (AIV), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Lab126, Amazon Music, Audible, Inc. (Subsidiary), Amazon Fresh, Search & Discovery, Retail, Kindle, Mobile, MyHabit, Quidsi (Subsidiary), IMDb, Digital Products, Amazon Local, Legal Systems, Payments, Fulfillment, Logistics, A2Z



I have worked with Employ's teams while with my last two firms and they have always done a great job. This is most impressive due to the fact that they have been successful in both the financial and technological industries. I would highly recommend Employ to any firm with a staffing need.
- Sr. Technical Recruiter
Amazon Music


Employ is Trusted By


Employ is a detail-oriented firm.  They accurately pick targets and give important tips to help prepare for the interview. Without their help, I wouldn't have gotten my current position.

- Senior Development Engineer
Amazon AWS


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