Technical Recruiter

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Open Cosmos Published: May 15, 2018


Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used.

Driven by the vision of making space accessible to anyone, we provide simple and affordable access to space using nanosatellite technology. We went from design to delivery of our first nanosatellite QB01 in only four months, followed by a launch and deployment in LEO early April 2017.

The company is currently developing the next generation of satellites and end-to-end services for private and institutional customers to be launched in 2018. Based in the Harwell-Oxford Campus in the UK, we are a young and ambitious team with experience in the aerospace, electronics and software industries. To support our growth and make our vision a reality we are looking for the brightest minds and the best talents in every domains.

Description of the position

Recruiting and retaining the best talents is one of the most critical activities we have on our plate, as it will define who we are as a company. As our Technical Recruiter you will run a full desk and be responsible for the sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding of top candidates to fill a wide variety of mission-critical roles.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Make the impossible possible
  • Meeting with the directors to discuss hiring strategy, technical needs, acting as a partner to the hiring managers
  • Screening candidates who apply to our vacancies
  • Sourcing candidates on sites such as LinkedIn, Spacecareers, AngelList, Stack Overflow, and GitHub – often the best candidates are the ones not actively looking
  • Discussing candidates you’ve screened with the hiring manager and recommending top candidates for interviews
  • Giving tours to candidates before their onsite interview – this is a chance to showcase all the exciting hardware we are building.
  • Attending interviews alongside the hiring manager to evaluate candidates.
  • Handling the HR on-boarding process including background checks, reference checks, negotiating offer packages, and issuing new hire paperwork

Required skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of work experience as in-house technical recruiter hiring software & hardware engineering positions
  • Comfort in and preference for working in a dynamic and fast-paced matrixed environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and thrive in a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Fluent English, both spoken and written.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Ability to distinguish between the top 50% and the top 5% of talent within their respective fields.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both hiring managers and candidates.
  • Ability to accurately present but not oversell candidates to client groups
  • Ability to multi-task and operate with little direction while still being an active team member.
  • Fluency in German, French, or Spanish a plus

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