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Founded in 2000, Applied Minds draws on the talents of nearly 150 employees and a network of subject matter experts to innovate by melding art, design, science, and engineering. We help organizations ask the right questions and then provide unexpected, yet powerful solutions. With a passion for inventing the future for our clients, we bring together brilliant and creative people from numerous disciplines into multidisciplinary teams to work on projects such as autonomous systems, command centers, modeling and simulation systems, robotics, spacecraft, UAVs, user experiences, vehicles, and more.


Equipped with outstanding tools and technology, collaborative spaces, an art department, and advanced fabrication and prototyping facilities, we work in an informal, creative environment that blurs the lines between disciplines.


If you have exceptional talent and passion, join Applied Minds and help us create for the ages.


The Recruiter/Sourcer builds and manages a diverse and highly skilled talent pipeline.  Their sourcing will include specialty/niche engineers, renaissance engineers, architectural designers, software developers, and roboticists as well as a variety of professional and administrative staff.  As a result of building relationships throughout the organization they develop a deep understanding of the unique opportunity that is Applied Minds and tell the story in a way that inspires the best talent to join our team.


  • Build candidate pipelines of exceptional talent by identifying prospects through direct sourcing, web sourcing, networking, social media, user groups, research, events, tools, referrals and other creative tools and processes.
  • Continue active pipeline development regardless of actual open positions
  • Develop strong consultative relationships with prospects and candidates
  • Strategically approach and develop relationships with passive and hard to find talent, cultivating these relationships over time
  • Deliver diverse candidate pipelines for all positions
  • Act as a collaborative team member with the entire HR team
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to conduct deep web sourcing utilizing advance filtering and Boolean search strings
  • Minimum 5-years of full cycle recruiting experience with demonstrated success in placing employees at all levels
  • Experience in both agency and corporate recruiting
  • Proven ability to handle a position load of up to 15 unique hard to fill positions
  • Track record of sourcing, attracting and hiring A+ engineering talent
  • Demonstrated expertise in recruiting methods including: cold calling candidates and companies, organizing and executing ad hoc networking events, identifying industry experts and finding unique methods to engage with them, creating unique targeted sourcing campaigns, etc.
  • Experience developing creative out of the box recruiting methods
  • Proven ability to fill difficult one of a kind roles with an emphasis on STEM
  • Comfortable interfacing directly with hiring managers including Director and VP level technical leaders and adept at presenting candidates
  • Proven ability to leverage technology including Applicant Tracking Systems to deliver with quality and speed
  • Thorough understanding of current employment and labor laws including regulations required of a government contractor
  • Proven technical depth and a network of candidates in one or preferably more of the following industries: Commercial Software, Automotive Design or Manufacturing, Commercial Aviation Design or Manufacturing, Mobile and Wireless Communications Design or Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics Hardware Design or Manufacturing, Multi-media design, Research & Development labs, Robotics, and Autonomous vehicles