United Airlines

Principal Technology Recruiter

United Airlines - Posted 1 year ago
$90k-120k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Recruitment Specialist salary records


Chicago, IL

Human Resources
no experience required
Company size
84k employees

Recruitment Specialist Job description

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline.

Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k, and privileges like space-available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we have the best talent in the world. Our Global Talent Acquisition team is on the front of building the future of our company, one hire at a time. From corporate to operations, pilot to the flight attendant, and early career to executive, our team crafts outstanding experiences for our candidates and hiring managers, with diversity, equity and inclusion top-of-mind in everything we do.

Key Responsibilities:

The Talent Acquisition team helps attract and recruit diverse talent and works to provide employees with competitive benefits, leadership resources and the support to be successful at United Airlines.

Job overview and responsibilities

A Principal Technology Recruiter is an expert in recruiting and sourcing highly qualified people. A Principal Technology Recruiter acts as a consultant to the business, leading the recruitment processes from end to end. A Principal Technology Recruiter is a recruitment expert that can manage complex clients and offers with little supervision. Using data, Principal Technology Recruiters create and implement recruitment strategies that are specific to each role, delivering a pipeline of high-quality diverse candidates. Principal Technology Recruiters will be aligned with our most ambitious and complex clients given their level of expertise.

  • Attract and source talent for United’s most critical and complex Digital Technology roles
  • Conduct thorough interviews and assessments of talent to find alignment between their skills and our key business problems
  • Partners with hiring leaders and HR partners to create sourcing strategies aimed at developing the strongest, most diverse candidate pool pipeline for open roles across the assigned group
  • Partner with external organizations to create and maintain talent pipelines
  • Consistently works with a process improvement orientation
  • Provides value to TA members by recommending and implementing process opportunities
  • Provides change management around process enhancements
  • Stays abreast on new recruitment trends and technologies and brings back findings to the team
  • Educates recruiters and hiring managers on candidate attraction and sourcing opportunities
  • Uses data to inform recruitment decisions and provides guidance to partners around candidate management
  • Exert executive presence when supporting leadership with recruitment decisions, such as when advocating for a candidate

United values diverse experiences, and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of corporate digital technology recruitment experience
  • Proven experience driving process improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a consultant, make data-driven talent recommendations and create and implement recruitment strategies
  • Ability to engage relevantly with candidates, ensuring a high-touch candidate experience
  • Master-level sourcing capabilities: ability to engage in substantial candidate outreach
  • Demonstrated good judgment and confidentiality
  • Strong emphasis on customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, highly team-oriented environment
  • Excellent time management, follow-through and organizational skills
  • Strategic and forward-thinking
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy and ability to delegate work as needed
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Solid knowledge of social media and demonstrated usage of tools such as LinkedIn
  • Ability to coach and counsel internal and external candidates on career development
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to coach and counsel other recruiters on standard methodologies and recruiting processes
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage and lead special projects, in addition to typical recruiting workload
  • Ability to recruit hard-to-fill positions by applying various sourcing methods
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master's degree
  • Experience in a matrixed corporate environment

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