Talent Acquisition Specialist

Human Resources · Santa Barbara, California
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity. 

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

If you are passionate about finding and placing top talent and you know how to reach and engage candidates on a human level, we have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for a skilled talent acquisition specialist who is a key member of the HR team and responsible for sourcing, attracting, and interviewing prospective employees to find the perfect match to fill Umbra's open and future positions. They will also be required to promote our brand with recruitment initiatives and events.

To be successful a talent acquisition specialist, you must have experience as a recruiter and the ability to attract the perfect candidate for each role. You also must have great interpersonal skills and be a people advocate. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out all coordinating and interview scheduling 
  • Work with internal teams and hiring managers to assist with their hiring needs
  • Be attuned to the hiring needs of the company and contribute to its success by hiring talented candidates
  • Perform sourcing to fill open positions and create pipelines for future needs
  • Evaluating applications as well as facilitating pre-interview assessments
  • Exceptional ability to screen candidates, compile shortlists, and interview candidates
  • Manage requisitions and Applicant Tracking System 
  • Deliver internal training on up to date best practices and processes
  • Take steps to ensure positive candidate experience
  • Help lead employment branding initiatives
  • Work with the HR team in employee retention and development
  • Organize career fairs and other networking events
  • Use metrics to create reports and identify areas of improvement
  • Partner with HR on hiring needs, meeting business objectives and developing hiring strategies

    Basic Qualifications

    • Strong knowledge of hiring best practices and processes
    • Proven experience in full-cycle recruiting and sourcing
    • Experienced in coordinating and interview scheduling 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of employment law & general HR
    • Proficiency in Applicant Tracking Systems
    • Needs to be passionate about people

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience in employment branding
    • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
    • Experience in Talent Acquisition strategies
    • Certification obtained from the HR Certification Institute would be advantageous


    • Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off / Family Leave
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, LTD
    • 401(k) Plan with 3% non-elective employer contribution
    • Stock Options

    Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

    Employment Eligibility Verification:

    In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

    ITAR/EAR Requirements:

    This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

    Thank You

    Your application was submitted successfully.

    • Location
      Santa Barbara, California
    • Department
      Human Resources
    • Employment Type
    • Minimum Experience