HAJNALKA DANKO (HANA)

Global Technology Recruiter

Talent Sourcer

I have been working in IT Recruitment for 7 years, my passion is to manage the full IT recruitment process, to liaise with Hiring Managers to define job requirements, deliver CVs, manage the interview processes, and hire candidates. I have been living in London for 4 years and worked with different Hiring Managers locally and globally. My educational background (MBA for IT and HR) always help me to understand a new business, new industry and build a strong working relationship with candidates and clients.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES


Liaising with:

  • Hiring Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Internal technical teams

Candidate:

  • Direct Sourcing
  • Screening, Interviewing
  • Interview scheduling
  • Engagement, Follow up
  • Offer negotiation
  • Onboarding

HIRING FOR ROLES


  • Data Science
  • Cloud Expert
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Big Data Developer
  • BI Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Salesforce Engineer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Cyber Security Expert
  • Network Engineer
  • SAP Consultant

HIRING FOR TECHNOLOGIES


  • Azure, AWS, ASP.NET MVC, Java
  • Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Python, SQL, Scala, R, Databricks
  • Data Lake, Data Factory, Pandas
  • Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD Jenkins
  • Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Linux
  • PySharp, Hadoop, Hive, ETL, Power BI
  • SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Django, Flask
  • RabbitMQ, Apex, ReactJS, JavaScript
  • IOS, Android, Swift, Xamarin, Kotlin
  • AD, DNS, VPN, IPS, Threat Intelligence

HIRING TO INDUSTRIES

 

  • IT & Services
  • Finance & Bank
  • Healthcare, Pharma
  • Oil & Energy
  • Tobacco
  • Telecommunication

HIRING TO LOCATIONS

 

  • UK, Ireland, France, Spain
  • Switzerland, Germany, Italy
  • Hungary, Czech, Austria
  • Nordics, Poland, Belgium
  • USA, Argentina, Singapore
  • India, Indonesia, UAE, Africa

SOURCING PLATFORMS

 

  • LinkedIn Recruiter, Avature
  • Talent Link, Taleo, Hired
  • ie Vincere, Indeed, Xing
  • Monster, JobServe, Meetup
  • Stack Overflow, GitHub
  • Reed, Jobsite, Irish jobs

HIRING LOCATIONS GLOBALLY

WORK EXPERIENCES

Global Technology Recruiter, (Diversity & Inclusion), (EMEA)

Next-link, London, UK, Jun 2020 – (Remote - Permanent)

  • Working for global pharma and healthcare companies, the largest banks and financial service providers.
  • Managing the end-to-end IT recruitment process, working closely with key stakeholders.
  • Sourcing, screening, interviewing candidates, scheduling interviews, giving feedback to the candidates and taking part in the offering process.
  • Hiring for Azure Cloud Engineer, AWS Tech Lead, DevOps Engineer, SAP Ariba, Software Tester, Technical Writer, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Drupal Developer, Oracle E-Business Manager, Penetration Tester, Security Architect, MS Dynamics Engineer, Data Historian Specialist, Systems Engineer, Angular Developer positions.
  • Hiring location: Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Greece, Portugal. 
  • Talent pool: LinkedIn Recruiter, Jobserve, Vincere, Turnoverit, Freelancer.com, Monster.com.

Global IT Talent Sourcer, (Diversity & Inclusion), (EMEA & AMERICAS)

BP, London, UK, Jan 2020 –  May 2020 (Remote - Contract)

  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment processes from sourcing to offer, including discussion with Global Hiring Managers about the new demands, market mapping, direct sourcing, candidate engagement, screening and interviewing candidates, interview scheduling, providing feedback, weekly meeting with Hiring Managers, creating weekly/monthly reports, making presentations to the Talent Acquisition team and Hiring Managers about pipelines. Successfully managing diverse projects in Software Engineering.
  • Reporting directly to the Global Talent Attraction & Sourcing Team Lead and the Global Head of Software & Platform; working closely with key stakeholders. Updating TAS, Avature ATS.
  • Testing the newly launched TRM System, Avature, providing suggestions for customization.
  • Hiring for IT & Engineering roles like Quantitative Analyst, .Net Developer, Java Developer, Python Developer, Cloud Azure Engineer, DevOps AWS Engineer, Salesforce Engineer, Mobile App Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Advanced Process Control Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Explosion Protection Engineer, Reliability and Maintenance Engineer. Sourcing locations: London, UK, and Germany.

Digital Talent Acquisition Specialist, (UK)

PA Consulting, London, UK, Nov 2019 - Jan 2020 (Contract)

  • Managing the end-to-end IT recruitment process, working closely with key stakeholders, Principal Consultants, Managing Directors, HR Partners.
  • Sourcing, screening, interviewing candidates, scheduling interviews with the hiring team, giving feedback to the candidates and taking part in the offering process.
  • Hiring for Google Cloud Architect, Azure Cloud Engineer, AWS Tech Lead positions.
  • Hiring location: London. Talent pool: LinkedIn Recruiter, Hired and on Talent Link.

Global IT Talent Sourcer, (Europe, America, Asia)

Philip Morris International, London, UK, Apr-Oct 2019 (Remote - Contract)

  • Working directly with a Global Cloud Operations Manager in Argentina, a Global Security Architect in Poland & UK, and a Global Finance Director in Croatia.
  • Managing the full lifecycle of the process from sourcing to screening to coordinating interviews to closing candidates.
  • Partnership with key stakeholders including Global HR Managers, TA Directors, Talent Diversity & Inclusion team and HR generalists.
  • Weekly reporting and presenting my work to the TA Director and Hiring Managers.
  • Hiring for AWS, Azure Cloud DevOps Engineer, Cyber Security Engineer, Data Analytics Manager, Data Science, SAP MM-PP Consultant, Finance Manager.
  • Hiring locations: Buenos Aires, Croatia, Switzerland, Poland, UK, Indonesia.

Global Technology Recruiter (EU)

Next-link, London, UK, Apr 2018 – March 2019 (Remote - Permanent)

  • Working for global financial service providers, main clients: Credit Suisse, TCS, Richemont, IATA. Working on multiple projects with Business Partners, Hiring Managers to define job requirements, sourcing, and screening candidates across Europe, managing the interview and hiring processes from start to the end.
  • Hiring locations: UK, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Nordics.

Global Technology Recruiter, (EU, Africa, Middle East)

N3 Results, London, UK, Nov 2017 – March 2018 (Contract)

  • Working closely with a Global IT Sales Director, to define jobs, and sourcing candidates.
  • Screening candidates via phone and submitting profiles to the Hiring Manager.
  • Scheduling interviews between the Hiring Manager and candidate.
  • Hiring Microsoft Engineers, Cisco Advisers, Google Advisers, 1st level, 2nd level support specialists, .Net developers, Project Managers (German, Swiss, Spanish, French, Danish, Norwegian, Arabic, Chinese speaking) candidates for Google, Microsoft, Cisco and SAP.
  • Helping candidates to relocate to London and Dublin.

Global IT Talent Acquisition Specialist, (EU, Middle East)

MSCI, London, Apr 2016 - Sep 2017 (Contract)

  • Working closely with several Senior Global Hiring Managers and TA Managers.
  • Organizing Meetups to attract Scala developers and Splunk Engineers. Managing the whole Meetup from start to finish. 
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment process, direct sourcing, interview scheduling, managing the offering process. Providing feedback to candidates and Managers, taking part in the onboarding process.
  • Hiring Index Calculation Developers, Quantitative Analytics Software Developers, Java developers, Scala developers, C++ developers, Python, .Net developers, JavaScript developers, Splunk Engineers, Accountants, Finance Managers.
  • Hiring locations: Hungary, Switzerland, California, India, London, Poland

IT Talent Acquisition Specialist, (EU)

Hungarian Development Bank, Budapest, 2013 – 2016 (Permanent)

  • Managing the end to end recruitment process, screening to offering the job to candidates.
  • Hiring for Java developer, .Net Architect, Java Architect, Software Tester, Business Analyst, MS SQL developer, PL/SQL developer, Project Manager, UX Designer, QA Lead, Data Science, Big Data developer, MS BI developer positions.
  • Sourcing location: Hungary – Budapest. Talent pool: Profession.hu, Stack Overflow, GitHub, LinkedIn Recruiter, Monster. I started my career as a Software Tester, trained by Software Developers on how to test and how to develop software.

EDUCATION

HR Management, Bachelor’s degree, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, 2010 – 2013

Executive MBA for IT, Metropolitan University, Budapest, 2014 – 2015

RECOMMENDATIONS


Dionne Winter, Global Talent Sourcing CoE Lead at BP


"Hajnalka is an action-orientated and talented recruiter and sourcer. In her time at BP, she achieved great results and really helped us to identify and engage excellent talent against some of our most critical needs. She does this with a real one-team spirit and I found I could rely on her to get the job done and to do it well. She prides herself on providing a great candidate experience and I valued her approach to this immensely. I have no hesitation in recommending her and I'd love to see her re-join the team at some point in the future. Thanks for everything you did for us, stay in touch and I know our paths will cross again."


Alejandro Caimi, Manager Cloud Operations at Philip Morris International


 “Hajna helped us in a very important recruitment this year. Her contribution was key. She quickly understood our need and provided us excellent support! Very good communication follows up and coordination skills. It was a pleasure for me to work with her :) Very dedicated and committed with the project. I fully recommend collaborating and work with Hajna. Many thanks for your great job Hajna!! Alejandro Caimi.” 


Mohammad-Furqan Kewal, Talent Sourcer at BP


"It would be an understatement to call Hana ‘just a recruiter’ she is much more than that both as a professional and as human. From a technical standpoint, I had the chance to work up close with Hana on a number of projects across out IT functions where she led and managed our Software & Platform portfolio, working across varying grades and locations, whilst focusing on talent pipelining, engagement and presenting to her stakeholders; on the other side she was involved in targeting mathematical and tech talent in the Banking and FS industry as she was responsible for a number of sourcing and search campaigns for our Trading/Front office business in London, Chicago and Singapore.


She was also crucial to our new TRM/ BP Talent Community Platform, she was at the front-end of testing and usability, Hana supported the roll-out and training to non-users across the Talent Acquisition community. She has also created and presented 'How to' guides and Talent Sourcing material/methodology to the Talent Acquisition populace across ASPAC, EMEA, and Americas. We as a company are making tremendous strides within digital innovation and diversity & inclusion, in a short time Hana impacted all this and more.


If it wasn’t for the current pandemic, I wouldn’t be writing this as she would be firmly with BP and building upon her talent and knowledge. I wouldn’t think twice about bringing her back to BP."