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Senior Talent Acquisition Partner



Software Engineering, People & HR
Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Who we are

Helsing is a defence AI company. Our mission is to protect our democracies. We aim to achieve technological leadership, so that open societies can continue to make sovereign decisions and control their ethical standards.

As democracies, we believe we have a special responsibility to be thoughtful about the development and deployment of powerful technologies like AI. We take this responsibility seriously.

We are an ambitious and committed team of engineers, AI specialists and customer-facing programme managers. We are looking for mission-driven people to join our European teams – and apply their skills to solve the most complex and impactful problems. We embrace an open and transparent culture that welcomes healthy debates on the use of technology in defence, its benefits, and its ethical implications.

Your Impact

Our Talent Acquisition team supports the company’s growth by engaging and attracting top tier talent across all our functions. We are looking for people with their heart in the right place, who share our conviction that democratic values are worth protecting, for ourselves and for future generations. We are a team of 9 with a passion for talent density, candidate experience, and data driven hiring processes. We are looking for a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner to join our Munich office to support hiring within Tech and Engineering.

What you will work on

  • Partner closely with hiring managers throughout the recruiting process to ensure their hiring needs and goals are met

  • Develop creative sourcing strategies to find the best talent, in a highly competitive landscape

  • Engage top flight candidates, and assess their motivations, values and skills

  • Partner closely with candidates, keeping them updated at all stages, communicating feedback in a constructive way and negotiating offers

  • Collaborate with team members to innovate our research strategy for talent pooling, market mapping and competitor analysis

  • Be the expert on the talent market in Germany

Who we are looking for

  • A proven track record of in-house recruiting for engineering profiles

  • Experience with sourcing, engaging and activating passive candidates

  • Proven technical sourcing experience

  • Deep understanding of balancing candidate experience and an impactful interview process

  • Knowledge and passion for providing meaningful business insights through recruitment data

  • Experience of engaging with diverse talent pools

  • German and English language proficiency

Why Helsing

The work is important. We aim to give democracies the tools they need to thrive and protect themselves. At Helsing, you’ll be working on problems that directly impact the defence of democratic countries while balancing both ethical and geopolitical concerns, and few things are as important as that.

The work is unique. We operate in a domain that has highly unusual technical requirements and constraints, and where robustness, safety, and ethical concerns are vital. Combined with the high-impact, real-world, cross-cutting nature of the work, you get access to unique Engineering and AI challenges that make meaningful impact in the world.

The work is interesting. Our work frequently takes us right up to the state of the art in technical innovation, be it reinforcement learning, distributed systems, generative AI, or deployment infrastructure. We have to constantly innovate to stay ahead and to make possible the seemingly-impossible intersection of requirements placed upon the systems we build and deploy.

The company is ambitious. In our domain, success is a matter of order-of-magnitude improvements and novel capabilities. This means we take bets, aim high, and focus on big opportunities, which makes for a dynamic work environment with lots of room for exploration and variation, and the possibility of being a critical part of truly groundbreaking projects. And doing so has yielded results: we already operate in four countries, and have landed multiple significant government contracts despite being a relatively young company.

The company invests in its people. Every start-up claims that they have excellent engineers and want to hire top talent. We’re no different. What sets Helsing apart is that for us hiring and developing our people is a matter of necessity. In our domain, the level of engineering excellence throughout the company has severe real-world ramifications, and our customers and partners depend on our engineering teams' continuous improvement to stay ahead.

People are trusted. We firmly believe that no one person has all the answers, especially in our domain, and that ensuring all voices can be heard is how we minimise the risk of poor judgement. We actively encourage healthy, proactive, and diverse debate internally about what we do and how we choose to do it. Teams and individual engineers are trusted (and encouraged) to practice responsible autonomy and critical thinking, and to focus on outcomes, not conformity. At Helsing you will have a say in how we (and you!) work, the opportunity to engage on what does and doesn’t work, and to take ownership of aspects of our culture that you care deeply about.

What we offer

  • The chance to work in an innovative organisation focused on protecting our democracies and future generations.

  • The opportunity to drive impact in a fast-growing company with mission-orientated colleagues.

  • Diverse, collaborative and focused teams located in Munich, Berlin, London and Paris.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Supportive team structures and regular feedback.

  • Regular company events to bring together all staff as one unit across Europe.

  • Competitive compensation and stock options.

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