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Senior Technical Recruiter

Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is seeking an experienced Technical Recruiter to support a fast-paced recruitment team at our Lorton, VA C5ISR Headquarters. The selected candidate will support the sourcing and hire of cleared and non-cleared, engineers, scientists, and technology professionals.


Your Contribution to the Mission:


  • Manage the recruitment of various technical and hardware engineering professionals such as electrical, systems, and mechanical engineers, and scientists who will support new technology developent programs, primarily supporting the military and DOD sector.
  • Work closely with Recruiters and hiring managers to fully understand the requirements of the role, the function, and how it fits into the organization
  • Strategize and leverage multiple sourcing channels such as research, referral generation, talent mapping, and sourcing campaigns to identify high caliber candidates and maintain healthy pipeline for priority roles
  • Engage passive candidates and understand their underlying motivations, while providing detailed information on the position requirements and company mission
  • Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
  • Leverage data, your knowledge, and industry trends to build creative sourcing strategies and iterate on our interview process
  • Build and share knowledge of skills, target companies, conferences for Business & Marketing functions with recruiters and hiring managers
  • Be the face of company to our amazing candidates and maintain professional and courteous communication to foster long-term relationships



To Land This Job, You Need:


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a technical sourcer or recruiting agent
  • 3 or more years of experience sourcing and recruiting hardware engineers such as electrical, system, and mechanical engineers, preferably within a DOD setting
  • Experience recruiting both cleared and non-cleared professionals
  • Experience with online and offline recruiting techniques
  • Familiarity with social media marketing and digital networking
  • Proficient in relevant office software and database systems
  • Ability to conduct online and in person interviews
  • Ability to prioritze and manage a varied workload in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Good negotiation skills




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If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.