Saswati Upadhyaya

Senior Tech Sourcing Lead

Saswati Upadhyaya is a Senior Technical Recruiting Leader in Amazon. She leads the Sourcing space for Software engineering leadership hiring ensuring successful business outcomes that impact Amazon’s customers worldwide with their team of recruiting professionals. Saswati is a subject matter expert in talent acquisition, process improvement and analytics, diversity and inclusion, in corporate and agency recruiting. She has also worked in and led talent acquisition teams in matrix, global settings and cultivated many partnerships to achieve results.

She brings 16 years of talent acquisition experience primarily in large, global and complex technology, management consulting and RPO organizations including Accenture. Prior to joining Amazon, Saswati spent more than 12 years working in a variety of roles in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources organization. In her last role at Amazon, she led the recruitment strategy and execution of talent acquisition, and diversity initiatives for Amazon’s Prime Operations Tech North America with 100 Mid-Senior level niche Software Engineering hires annually.

Saswati began her career as a Lead Recruiter working for Accenture and later become a principal at a small, boutique search firm before turning her focus back to corporate recruiting.

Saswati holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Human Resources from top Universities in India and currently resides in Seattle, WA.

Outside of work, Saswati’s personal interests revolve around family, volunteering at schools, church, mentoring, reading and content writing


Saswati Upadhyaya’s Session(s)

10:45 –11:15 AM PDT — Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Creative Sourcing Strategies for Pipeline Building During Hiring Slowdown

Purpose and Objective: Presentation will cover topics on creative sourcing strategies with examples and anecdotal data for successful pipeline building and recruiting during a downturn.

  1. Networking Strategies
  2. Leveraging Social Media, and Referral Sourcing
  3. Partnering with Hiring Managers
  4. Proactive Candidate Engagement Strategies

Takeaways: The audience will learn about unique and proven ways to source, engage and recruit highly skilled talent in an ever-changing labor market when hiring is slow. They will learn to utilize social media to find and network with potential candidates for hard to fill tech roles.

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