Lead Technical Recruiter

at 
Avalanche Energy
Posted on 
19 Jan
JOB CATEGORY

Avalanche is a VC-backed fusion energy start-up based in Seattle, WA. We are designing, testing, and building micro-fusion reactors small enough to hold in your hands. Our modular reactor design can be combined to be used in a wide variety of power applications to provide clean energy, decarbonize the economy and enable wholly new technological solutions. Our unique approach enables rapid iterations of build, test, fix design cycles – a process critical to learning and improving fast.

This is not your typical recruiter role. We are building a team of hands-on doers creating some of the most high-tech equipment ever conceived.

The ideal candidate will self-motivated, organized and energized by building a world class team of scientists, engineers and all the talented, enabling people that it requires. The nature of the job will require frequent collaboration help identify weaknesses and strengths to help build and craft our team.

We want to build a team that not only loves the mission but loves the tools and the people we work with to make it happen. This is a critical role that will help us deliver working fusion reactors. Take the leap – help us push humanity forward!

Responsibilities and Duties:
- While will get significant support on your efforts, you are expected to show initiative, take ownership, exhibit a controlled sense of urgency and drive tasks to completion.
- Meet with hiring managers and company leaders to discuss headcount, new requisitions, hiring strategy, staffing priorities, and providing interview feedback.
- Help create sourcing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding processes to bring in the best, brightest, most energized and best team members possible.
- Help create the culture and expectations of candidates from first contact through onboarding.
- Give tours to candidates, showcasing the remarkable technology we are building at Avalanche.
- Source candidates; we recognize some of the best candidates are not the individuals necessarily looking for a job change.
- Ability to accurately present candidates to hiring managers and providing a means to objectively and fairly assess options.
- Host hiring training for managers and interview team members, as well hosting retrospectives and post-interview reviews.

Qualifications and Skills:
- Ability to distinguish top 5% talent from the rest, for a range of experience levels from technicians with no formal education, to fresh out engineers to senior scientists.
- Bachelor’s degree and 1 year or recruiting experience; or associate degree and 2 years of experience; or 3 years professional experience as a recruiter.
- Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required to meet our hiring plan requirements.
- Ability to multi-task and operate with little direction while maintaining active engagement with the team.
- Ability to build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers.
- Ability to inspire and excite candidates about the amazing work we are and will be doing at Avalanche.
- Experience in early-stage companies engaged in hard or deep tech such as nuclear, new space, electric vehicles, aviation etc.
- Passionate about company culture; what makes a super high-performing technical team that is also a rewarding, fun and exciting place to work.

This position is an on-site position in our Tukwila, WA office (hybrid work conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Perks:
- Family friendly workplace with flexible work hours
- Great medical, dental and vision benefits
- Small, tight-knit team with low barriers to action
- Exposure to a wide variety of problems for unparalleled, hands-on professional growth
- Equity in a potential
- Lots of others- come find out!

Avalanche values people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. We also acknowledge the value that different life experiences bring to our organization. Avalanche is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all individuals who are excited about delivering fusion energy to the world to apply.

Job Description

Avalanche is a VC-backed fusion energy start-up based in Seattle, WA. We are designing, testing, and building micro-fusion reactors small enough to hold in your hands. Our modular reactor design can be combined to be used in a wide variety of power applications to provide clean energy, decarbonize the economy and enable wholly new technological solutions. Our unique approach enables rapid iterations of build, test, fix design cycles – a process critical to learning and improving fast.

This is not your typical recruiter role. We are building a team of hands-on doers creating some of the most high-tech equipment ever conceived.

The ideal candidate will self-motivated, organized and energized by building a world class team of scientists, engineers and all the talented, enabling people that it requires. The nature of the job will require frequent collaboration help identify weaknesses and strengths to help build and craft our team.

We want to build a team that not only loves the mission but loves the tools and the people we work with to make it happen. This is a critical role that will help us deliver working fusion reactors. Take the leap – help us push humanity forward!

Responsibilities and Duties:
- While will get significant support on your efforts, you are expected to show initiative, take ownership, exhibit a controlled sense of urgency and drive tasks to completion.
- Meet with hiring managers and company leaders to discuss headcount, new requisitions, hiring strategy, staffing priorities, and providing interview feedback.
- Help create sourcing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding processes to bring in the best, brightest, most energized and best team members possible.
- Help create the culture and expectations of candidates from first contact through onboarding.
- Give tours to candidates, showcasing the remarkable technology we are building at Avalanche.
- Source candidates; we recognize some of the best candidates are not the individuals necessarily looking for a job change.
- Ability to accurately present candidates to hiring managers and providing a means to objectively and fairly assess options.
- Host hiring training for managers and interview team members, as well hosting retrospectives and post-interview reviews.

Qualifications and Skills:
- Ability to distinguish top 5% talent from the rest, for a range of experience levels from technicians with no formal education, to fresh out engineers to senior scientists.
- Bachelor’s degree and 1 year or recruiting experience; or associate degree and 2 years of experience; or 3 years professional experience as a recruiter.
- Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required to meet our hiring plan requirements.
- Ability to multi-task and operate with little direction while maintaining active engagement with the team.
- Ability to build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers.
- Ability to inspire and excite candidates about the amazing work we are and will be doing at Avalanche.
- Experience in early-stage companies engaged in hard or deep tech such as nuclear, new space, electric vehicles, aviation etc.
- Passionate about company culture; what makes a super high-performing technical team that is also a rewarding, fun and exciting place to work.

This position is an on-site position in our Tukwila, WA office (hybrid work conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Perks:
- Family friendly workplace with flexible work hours
- Great medical, dental and vision benefits
- Small, tight-knit team with low barriers to action
- Exposure to a wide variety of problems for unparalleled, hands-on professional growth
- Equity in a potential
- Lots of others- come find out!

Avalanche values people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. We also acknowledge the value that different life experiences bring to our organization. Avalanche is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all individuals who are excited about delivering fusion energy to the world to apply.

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