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Lead Recruiter

Modern Intelligence

Modern Intelligence

People & HR
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Modern Intelligence specializes in the development of perception-based AI products for all sensors and environments. We are in the process of closing a strong Series A funding round, marking the beginning of an exciting growth phase. As we prepare for this rapid expansion, we are seeking an experienced Lead Recruiter to spearhead our talent acquisition efforts and support our ambitious hiring plans.
In this crucial role, you will be our first in-house recruiter, responsible for attracting and hiring top-tier talent for our engineering and business development teams, as well as building and leading a dedicated recruitment team.


  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies aligned with our business objectives and growth plan.
  • Lead end-to-end recruitment process for software, machine learning engineering, and business development roles.
  • Develop and manage a high-performing recruitment team.
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand role requirements and develop job descriptions.
  • Build and maintain a strong network of potential candidates through proactive market research and ongoing relationship management.
  • Promote awareness of Modern's product, defense, and research initiatives both online and offline.


  • Proven experience as a lead recruiter, with a focus on technical recruitment, and ideally experience in business development recruitment as well.
  • A broad existing network of engineers and other talented recruiters.
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing techniques and employment legislation.
  • Excellent understanding of full-cycle recruitment processes.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have past experience recruiting for AI companies, and recruiting in the defense space.

Pay Range / Benefits

  • $100k - $140k plus equity, depending on experience
  • Full health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid relocation
  • Company gym membership
  • Free lunch every day
This role requires US citizenship due to federal contracting guidelines.