Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. We envision Vahana being as a cost-comparable replacement for short-range urban transportation like cars or trains. A core premise of this project is that full automation and sense-and-avoid technology will allow us to achieve higher safety levels by minimizing human error while allowing more vehicles to share the sky. As a platform, Vahana can be as diverse as its wheeled grounded counterpart when being used for cargo delivery,  emergency services, search and rescue, or even as a tool to deploy modular infrastructure in disaster sites. There is no other project that we know of that incorporates this much automation in vertical flight. With Airbus’ long history in aircraft certification and safety, we are uniquely positioned to realize large-scale automated flight within urban environments.

Sr. Recruiter (Vahana/UAM)
Santa Clara, CA

As our Sr. Recruiter, you will be responsible for driving the overall long-term scalable recruiting and sourcing strategy for Vahana/UAM.  

To get specific, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Create and implement recruiting strategy to fulfill a hiring plan that emphasizes quality and diversity of hires, process efficiency, and encourages the sharing of best practices
  • Partner with engineering leads and project leadership to strategically balance and prioritize recruiting resources to meet project needs.
  • Provide direction and consultation on emerging trends impacting and influencing attraction and acquisition within critical talent segments
  • Deliver on-going reports that track results, impact and cost-effectiveness of team while compiling information to detect trends/insights
  • Own the job creation process and ensure that all proper steps are followed when a talent need arises
  • Work cross-functionally in HR to provide input to other programs impacting the organization, including – but not limited to – onboarding, career-planning, internal movement, training, etc.
  • Own vendor relationships with LinkedIn, Greenhouse
  • Manage and be point on intern and graduate programs within Airbus
  • Work with the HR team to plan programs and implement processes that create a positive seamless candidate experience.
  • Work with Legal and Compliance to ensure our tools, recruiting and interview processes are compliant

We expect you to have:

  • A strong sense of urgency to drive the recruiting process
  • At least seven years of progressively ambitious work experience in recruiting and talent management.
  • Prior Talent Acquisition leadership experience with agency staffing, start-ups or other organizations going through a period of exponential growth
  • A strong sense of urgency to drive the recruiting process
  • You will need to be extremely organized, task-oriented, and methodical to build a smooth operating support function
  • Experience in workforce planning
  • A regard for necessary process mixed with a healthy skepticism for bureaucracy

We need you to be technology savvy and adaptable, so you can develop new solutions that match the evolving nature of A³’s start-up business model. Ultimately, we need you to be able to convey the fun, excitement, and fast pace of A³ to potential employees and increase the overall employment brand of A³.

A3 by Airbus is an equal opportunity employer in every category. The data is incontrovertible that diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences.

All job offers at A3 are contingent upon the candidate passing an export control check.