Technical Recruiter

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 10:53 AM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now



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Reporting to the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, the Technical Recruiter will support the organization’s recruiting efforts to attract a highly skilled and qualified workforce. In this role you will be expected to partner with hiring managers and HR Business Partners to drive innovative strategies and solutions to satisfy dynamic talent needs. In addition, you will be expected to provide leadership in the development and execution of the strategy and vision for the talent acquisition function. 

  • Responsible for the full life cycle of recruiting that includes meeting with the hiring manager and the HRBP to identify the hiring need(s) and setting clear expectations for the process, as well as managing the sourcing, screening, and interviewing of candidates
  • Act as trusted partner, consultant, and advisor to hiring managers and HRBP’s by developing and driving strategies to recruit talent in a highly competitive market
  • Coach Hiring Managers on the interview and selection process to ensure optimal selection of candidates for available positions
  • Drive the sourcing, screening, interviewing, evaluation, and offer negotiation process
  • Leverage all aspects of sourcing and candidate development including job posting, job board mining, internet sourcing, social networking, employee referrals, and networking events
  • Participate in recruiting events ensuring positive interaction with potential employees, universities and students
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience through communication, timely feedback and interview preparation, following through to post employment
  • Build an on-going, proactive pipeline of qualified candidates
  • Partner with recruiting team to develop creative sourcing strategies


BS degree and 3+ years of experience as a recruiter, preferably in emerging science or high tech discipline

  •  Ability to translate business/organizational issues as they relate to recruiting lifecycle
  • Strong customer management skills with ability to build trust and credibility with both candidates and hiring managers
  • Direct sourcing expertise utilizing a range of methods and approaches including networking, internet mining and cold calling
  • An ability to work independently and drive recruiting seamlessly, quickly and with passion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Applicant Tracking Systems experience required, iCIMS preferred


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