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Senior Technical Recruiter

Hayden AI

Hayden AI

IT, People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Us

At Hayden AI, we are on a mission to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform the way governments and businesses address real-world challenges.

From optimizing bus lane and bus stop enforcement to pioneering digital twin modeling and beyond, our innovative mobile perception system empowers our clients to accelerate transit, enhance street safety, and drive forward a sustainable future.

What the job involves

We are seeking a strategic and results-oriented Senior Technical Recruiter to join our growing team. You will take ownership of the entire recruitment process for critical roles across some of our engineering teams. This is an opportunity for a proven recruiter to leverage their deep technical knowledge and strong sourcing skills to build a best-in-class talent pipeline for Hayden.


  • Partner with hiring managers to define ideal candidate profiles, develop compelling job descriptions, and craft targeted recruitment strategies.

  • Lead the sourcing process, utilizing a variety of advanced techniques to identify top talent within a competitive landscape.

  • Conduct in-depth technical screenings to assess skills, experience, and cultural fit.

  • Manage the full interview process, including scheduling, logistics, candidate communication, and coordinating with hiring managers.

  • Negotiate offers, manage complexities of hiring packages, and ensure a smooth onboarding experience for new hires.

  • Stay ahead of the curve on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in technical recruitment.

  • Analyze recruitment metrics, identify areas for improvement, and implement data-driven strategies to optimize the hiring process.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, and 5+ years of experience in technical recruitment. Prior startup experience is a plus.

  • Proven track record of successfully placing high-caliber engineers in hardware, device software, and perception engineering roles.

  • In-depth knowledge of hardware, device software, and perception engineering principles, with the ability to translate technical requirements into clear candidate profiles.

  • Strong understanding of the full-cycle recruitment process, with a focus on proactive sourcing and building a robust talent pipeline.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to manage complex conversations with both hiring managers and senior-level candidates.

  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.

  • Demonstrated expertise in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and other relevant recruiting technologies.

Benefits and Perks

There are endless learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields (AI, Computer Vision, Government Contracting, Systems & Device Engineering, Operations, Communications, and more!)

  • Options for 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents (for US employees)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

  • Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Aflac Critical Illness, Accident Insurance & Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • MetLife Legal Plan(s) & Pet Insurance

  • Farmers GroupSelect Auto & Home Insurance

  • 401(k) with 3% company matching

  • Professional development reimbursement

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Hybrid work opportunities

  • Daily catered lunches in our San Francisco office

Hayden AI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Hayden AI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. To all recruitment agencies: Hayden AI does not accept agency resumes.

Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Hayden AI employees or any other company location. Hayden AI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.