Applied Minds

  • Researcher/Sourcing Specialist

    Job Location US-CA-Burbank
  • Overview

    The Researcher/Sourcing Specialist will build and manage 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 three 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 and presenting candidates to hiring managers, including Director and VP level technical leaders
    • 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


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