Senior Technical Recruiter

Universal Hydrogen

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Mar 5

Here at Universal Hydrogen, we are looking for a passionate Senior Technical Recruiter that isn’t afraid of a fast-paced environment. For this opportunity, you should have a process improvement mindset and enjoy the hectic work style of a full-cycle recruitment desk. We are looking for a decisive, driven person who has a knack for recognizing top talent at all levels for our growing organization. You will have the opportunity to own your process from start to finish and be the face of Universal Hydrogen for all prospective talent. Universal Hydrogen’s mission is simple: we are trying to change the world with carbon-free aviation, and we need you to help us do it!

About the Role

  • Create and execute a scalable, highly-personalized recruitment strategy.
  • Partner with hiring managers to coordinate all aspects of the hiring process.
  • Develop and maintain a metrics dashboard to make data-driven strategic decisions.
  • Collaborate with the hiring manager and People Operations team to assist with onboarding.
  • Educate hiring teams on interviewing best practices.
  • Communicate recruiting updates and hiring needs with all levels of the organization.
  • Manage external employment branding (Built-In, LinkedIn) and recruiter relationships.

About You

  • Experience owning talent acquisition in an engineering/technical product environment. 
  • Proficiency with ATS (Greenhouse) and its advanced reporting capabilities.
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously as a hands-on, individual contributor, but with the requisite experience and maturity to contribute strategically to the organization.
  • Experience in developing and executing a highly personalized recruitment strategy for technical and non-technical roles in a fast-paced technology environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, working with a strong sense of urgency and possessing the ability to quickly prioritize various top priorities, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.

About Us

At Universal Hydrogen, our mission is to fuel carbon-free flight and reduce the climate impact of air travel. We are stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes. We are building a transport and logistics network that moves hydrogen from production facilities to airports over the existing freight infrastructure, eliminating the need for costly new pipelines and storage facilities. Our system utilizes specialized capsules that safely store hydrogen during transit and also act as modular fuel tanks that load directly onto aircraft. We are also developing powertrain conversion kits to retrofit existing airplanes and enable new airplanes to fly on hydrogen. Founded by former executives from Airbus, United Technologies, Google, and DARPA, and backed by investors such as Playground Global, JetBlue, Toyota, and Airbus, we are convinced that hydrogen is the best and only scalable solution to truly decarbonize aviation, and we want to bring it to market decades sooner—by 2025.

We strive for a culture that is empowered, collaborative, open, and human-centered. We are driven by a sense of urgency to address climate change through the near-term decarbonization of commercial aviation. We recognize that people have a diverse set of preferences for work conditions and hours that optimize for their overall productivity and wellness, and both our cloud-based IT setup and flexible work policy reflects this. However, because we are building physical products, most roles will require working at our facility at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles most of the time.

Our compensation and benefits package promotes transparency, equitability, and long-term employee well-being, while rewarding individual and team performance. This includes cash bonuses and significant equity participation for all salaried employees, employer-paid health insurance coverage, generous parental leave, a pet-friendly headquarters located at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles, and generous paid time off. As a young company, we are actively working to expand the benefits we provide—including childcare, retirement, parental, and mental health benefits—and we’re always open to feedback on what’s most important to you. 

We know that no two candidates are the same, and we want to give you the opportunity to present yourself in the best way possible. Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can support a great recruitment process for you—whether that includes off-hours interview scheduling, captioning/transcription services, or other accommodations. We value diversity in all its forms, and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, especially if you share in our mission to decarbonize air travel. 

Please note that for the health and safety of our employees, we require all employees to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC (or a valid exemption).

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Universal Hydrogen

Fueling Carbon-Free Flight