Principal Talent Acquisition Specialist


Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional Talent Acquisition professional to drive the development and implementation of the recruiting strategy for the BAE Intelligence and Security Team. The Talent Acquisition professional will work with the recruiting team and various business leaders. To be successful in this role, you'll need to use your skills to establish sound relationships with your business and candidates, create recruiting strategies to ensure success in filling requirements, stellar research of industry, develop a strong network of passive candidates, work collaboratively with team and create robust sourcing strategies that will attract the best and the brightest in our industry. This position is fast paced on a fun and cohesive team. Candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent recruiting techniques and innovative ideas to lead to overall success of the business. Other duties will include consulting with business on staffing and recruitment policies, ensuring compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity mandates, compensation guidelines and other BAE processes. Candidate will have a reputation for being exceptional at candidate generation, organization, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, have an ability to prioritize their time, demonstrate pushback and a sense of urgency, and understand the value of providing amazing customer service. Candidate will have a knowledge and understanding of the needs of the Intelligence community as well as the government contracting industry.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience building and executing recruiting plans for a client group and possess excellent customer service skills
  • 10+ years recruiting experience
  • Experience with online sourcing techniques and up to date on all recruiting technology
  • Ability to generate a high volume/high quality pipeline of candidates under tight timelines
  • Proven track record of delivering hiring result and ability to communicate and qualify their metrics
  • Highly organized in planning and time management with the ability to multi task
  • Experience collaborating with teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelors or equivalent


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Skilled at partnering with hiring team to build effective recruiting, sourcing, assessment, and closing approaches with an ability to manage customer/partner expectations
  • Strong analytics with ability to create, measure, and scale the right workflow between candidates, hiring managers, and the recruiting team
  • Excellent skills managing people and measuring data
  • Strong mentoring skills
  • Mix of agency and corporate recruiting experience
  • Strong understanding in security clearance requirements specific to the Intelligence community


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.