At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Our People teams – which include our pillars of HR, People Strategy, Rewards, Talent Acquisition, and Employee Engagement & DEI – help grow and develop our talented organization. We find, hire, and support the passionate people who will shape and build our company. We believe people do their best work when they’re happy and challenged, so we work to make Epic a place where we continually strive to do right by our community and customers.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Research Lead who will manage a team of researchers and help create Epic Games’ talent pipelining strategies across various disciplines and functions. They will partner with key stakeholders to critically assess talent markets and hit data-driven sourcing targets. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage their individual sourcing workstream, mentor the research team, drive operational excellence, and devise strategic and creative talent research solutions to yield significant results at scale.

In this role, you will

  • Manage a team of talent researchers, setting high standards for research quality, candidate experience, recruiter partnerships, and stakeholder management

  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition Leadership to develop a standardized, scalable, and data-driven research methodology for each discipline

  • Implement a program to enhance the team's active, passive, and opportunistic sourcing and recruiting capabilities and tracking

  • Establish metrics and methods to assess search performance and ensure delivery satisfaction

  • Compile and analyze data related to talent acquisition efforts, providing regular and ad-hoc reports on key metrics such as sourcing effectiveness, candidate pipeline health, and time-to-fill

  • Execute and take ownership of multiple sourcing requisitions in collaboration with stakeholders and recruiting partners

  • Identify industry trends and leverage competitive intelligence to develop innovative, targeted sourcing strategies Serve as an expert on sourcing tools such as Gem, LinkedIn Recruiter, Talent Insights, and Boolean searches, providing training to new recruiters and researchers

What we're looking for

  • 5+ years of experience in talent research or full-cycle recruiting, managing a diverse set of positions, candidates, and stakeholders

  • Previous experience in a recruiting leadership role is preferred

  • Proficiency in various sourcing tools (Gem, Github, LinkedIn Recruiter) and advanced sourcing skills, including understanding search strings and identifying candidates outside of traditional sourcing platforms

  • Demonstrated use of data and metrics to determine search health, shape the team's overall sourcing strategy, and help guide stakeholders in decision-making

  • Ability to manage talent research in a fast-paced and high-volume environment

  • Clear communicator with strong interpersonal skills to interface with leadership


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.