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Talent Acquisition Leader | Expert Technical Sourcer | Best In Class Full-Cycle Technical Recruiter | Douglas Smiley

Douglas Smiley

Talent Acquisition Leader


  • Proven leader with the ability to motivate others and drive results
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the recruiting life cycle; from needs assessment to sourcing, interviewing, and closing offers with complicated candidate factors
  • Passionate about technology which enhances proficiency and credibility while sourcing for niche, extremely complex technical positions
  • Strong business acumen, with a solid understanding of bottom line contribution and recruiting effectiveness
  • Resourceful and consultative process facilitator and problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven professional with high levels of enthusiasm and creativity, which enables a strong ability to mentor and motivate other team members

Professional Experience:

6/2011 to Present Dassault Systèmes Waltham, MA

Talent Acquisition Senior Manager - Americas

Lead Talent Acquisition for Dassault Systèmes in the Americas. Overall management responsibility of the function within a shared-services model. Set strategy and direction across the geo.


  • Design and develop innovative strategies for effective talent sourcing
  • Develop and implement talent acquisition policies and procedures
  • Manage the Americas Talent Acquisition Team
  • Lead and direct key initiatives:
    • Employer branding
    • College and University recruiting
    • Sourcing model design and implementation
    • ATS selection and implementation
    • Selection assessment practices
    • OFCCP compliance
    • Affirmative Action Plan
12/2010 to 6/2011 MathWorks, Inc. Natick, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Full-cycle recruitment of software engineering talent for MATLAB product area.

7/2010 to 10/2010 EMC Hopkinton, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Responsible for sourcing of technical talent for EMC's Global Services practice.

2/2010 to 6/2010 Google Cambridge, MA

Engineering Recruiter

Responsible for the identification and acquisition of software engineering talent for Google.

6/2007 to 11/2009 MathWorks, Inc. Natick, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

As a senior member of the recruiting team, owned full-cycle recruiting of software engineering talent for the MATLAB product area. Additionally, responsible for strategic project management, development of global recruiting best practices, and team leadership, coaching and mentorship.

4/2005 to 6/2007 Recruiting Consultant


Designed and executed specialized hiring, selection, and retention plans. Provided management coaching on talent acquisition concepts and strategies including competency model development, sourcing and selection, compensation, and performance evaluation.

9/2002 to 4/2005 Infinity Data Corporation Easton, MA

Recruiting Manager

Developed and implemented talent acquisition processes across all business areas. Built and managed a team of full-time recruiters and administrative support staff. Successfully implemented a web based Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

7/2002 to 9/2002 StorageNetworks, Inc. Waltham, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Sourced and hired high-performance Account Executives and Pre Sales Engineers from the storage software space for multiple offices across the U.S. and U.K.

10/2001 to 6/2002 Hollister Associates, Inc. Boston, MA

Senior Technical Recruiter

Responsibilities included sourcing, recruitment, and placement of information technology contract professionals throughout the local market.

7/2000 to 10/2001 Progressive Solutions, Inc. Needham, MA

Lead Recruiter

Implemented the talent acquisition function for the company. Responsibilities focused on full life-cycle recruitment and on-boarding of all full-time and contract employees throughout US.

12/1998 to 7/2000 Robert Half International, Inc. Braintree, MA

Division Director | Staffing Manager

Recruiting: sourcing, attracting, and placing contract staff within client companies. Sales: 80% New business development, 20% existing account management. Management: Managed 2 Staffing Managers (Individual contributing recruiters).

9/1997 to 11/1998 Allegis Group (formerly Aerotek) Braintree, MA

Technical Recruiter

Responsibilities included sourcing, recruitment, and placement of contract engineers within U.S. based nuclear power stations.


  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • 1994-1997
  • Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1993-1994

Professional Training

  • Reader-Centered Business Writing™, by Better Communications® 
  • That's Not What I Said: The Art of Listening
  • The Leadership Challenge® Workshop 
  • Difficult Conversations; Effective Communication Skills, by Insight Partners 
  • Effective Interviewing!®, by Interview EDGE™ 
  • Evolution of MATLAB, presented by Cleve Moler
  • Managing Workflow, Projects & Priorities, Getting Things Done® (GTD®), by David Allen Company