Talent Acquisition Specialist

U.S. Citizenship Required
McLean, VA, San Diego, CA
Posted 2 weeks ago

BigBear.ai is seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist to support the Product Sector of the company.


As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and strategically identify and recruit qualified candidates for a variety of skill sets across the company’s portfolio of capabilities. You will be a trusted advisor on the hiring team, and provide consultative input to drive strategy, efficiency, and success in the hiring process. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented person who is passionate about making a difference and supporting our customers, with a strong desire to grow with our team. The successful candidate will have a strategic mindset, and a proactive, team-player mentality. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply and hear about the awesome team and exciting work here at BigBear.ai!




  • Perform full life-cycle recruitment duties, to include but not be limited to:
  • Partner effectively and strategically with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs, identify position requirements, and fill openings in a timely manner
  • Proactively recruit and source qualified candidates for open positions via traditional (i.e. job boards) and non-traditional methods
  • Seek new, creative methods for identifying and attracting talent
  • Screen candidate resumes and conduct employment pre-screening interviews in a prompt and thorough manner
  • Assess candidates’ fit for the company and current openings, providing recommendations to hiring managers for consideration either for active opportunities or pipeline needs that lead to recognition as a trusted advisor on the hiring team
  • Communicate proactively with hiring managers on the status of their open roles
  • Manage the interview flow with candidates and hiring managers, to include scheduling and managing the feedback process
  • Work with the hiring managers and HR team to prepare offer details, extend offers, and follow through with the candidate from acceptance to start
  • Strive to provide a highly effective and positive experience for candidates and managers alike, by maintaining a high level of integrity, credibility, and skilled communications
  • Manage the flow of all applicants via company’s applicant tracking system in compliance with OFCCP guidelines
  • Assist with proposal team staffing priorities and overall proposal process support
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of qualified candidates for company’s core capabilities
  • Provide input on staffing reports on a weekly basis, to maintain effective communication and alignment of open needs
  • Compile and communicate recruiting data and metrics as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with all company hiring policies and practices
  • Represent BigBear.ai internally and externally, modeling the company’s core values






  • 3-8 years of experience (minimum) in Technology/Software recruiting
  • Bachelors or Masters (BS/BA or MS) Degree or equivalent work experience
  • An understanding of full life-cycle recruiting, from requirements analysis to hiring, to include understanding real job needs at a technical and results level
  • Experience with proactive sourcing to include leveraging job boards, CRM, ATS, career fairs, and social media, among other methods, to maximize candidate quality and personal productivity
  • Highly proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of candidates and management, to include those geographically dispersed
  • Ability to build effective networks and relationships to identify and recruit outstanding passive candidates and maintain a strong pipeline of talent
  • Ability to add strategic impact and influence with the hiring decisions, to include taking initiative on new recruiting methodology and creative approaches to hiring
  • Individual must be flexible and be able to multi-task, prioritize and operate in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Strong organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaborate as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work surge hours as required during proposal time frames




  • Experience recruiting for a government contractor
  • Prior experience and interest in leading projects and special initiatives
  • Experience with an automated applicant tracking system



About BigBear.ai

BigBear.ai is a new leader in decision dominance serving the national defense and intelligence communities. The Company delivers high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support. BigBear.ai provides a comprehensive suite of solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, offensive and defensive cyber, data management, cloud solutions, digital engineering, and systems integration. BigBear.ai’s customers, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and U.S. Federal Government, rely on its advanced technology solutions to analyze information, manage risk, and solve complex problems, leading to better decision making. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, BigBear.ai has additional locations in Virginia, Massachusetts, and California.


Position Details

Locations of Positions: San Diego, CA / McLean, VA

Travel Required (CONUS/OCONUS): CONUS

If Travel is required, how much? 5%

BigBear.ai is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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