Senior Technical Recruiter

Sr. Recruiting Specialist

Maureen B. West, ECRE
 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-342-0376 (Evening/Home Office)


Sr. Technical Recruiter staffing high technology positions for Engineering, Science, or Research & Development organizations. I have over 15 years of highly technical recruiting experience.


ACIR / AIRS Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter 2013
CIR / AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter 2012
ECRE / AIRS Elite Certified Recruitment Expert 2013
CSSR / AIRS Social Sourcing Recruiter 2013
CDR - AIRS Diversity Training 2013
PRC - Professional Recruiter Certification 2013
CIR Global - Global Certified Internet Recruiter 2013
AIRS Academy 2013
AIRS SourcePoint CE™ / Oxygen / AIRS
Twitter 101
Recruiter Boot Camp Certification – 2009
ICIMS Training 2012
BrassRing Training 2011
VURV Training 2008
Fearless Cold Calling 2007 - Lou Adler
Completed PHR / Professional In Human Resources Certification 2001


State University Of New York at Stony Brook - Degree - Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University, NY - one year
Manhattan School of Music - two years


Sr. Technical Recruiter and Human Resources professional with training and experience in corporate environments providing technical (engineering, scientific, manufacturing, IT) and non-technical (accounting, finance, marketing, administrative) staffing support for large and small corporations. I am computer literate, Internet literate, worked with aerospace, defense, manufacturing, electrical engineering, biotechnology, IT, and engineering managers with diverse and hard to fill requirements.

Extensive recruiting, sourcing, screening active & passive candidates:

- Coordinated interviews, scheduled drug screens, and background checks.
- Extended job offers, presented company overviews and benefits.
- Performed reference checking.
- Worked with overseas candidates for offices in Europe and USA.
- Worked with immigration lawyers on Visas/Green Cards for employees.
- Developed requirements and job descriptions.
- Designed and developed Internet job postings.
- Worked with Marketing Dept/Agencies - develop copy, advertisements.
- Represented companies at job fairs, college placement offices.
- Participated on Intern Programs.
- Facilitated strong, long-term company and candidate relationships.
- Worked with outside agencies/temporary services negotiating terms.
- Worked with legal issues involving employment.
- Use of high speed Internet search techniques.
- Maintenance of job postings on the company web site.
- Internet Researcher, Power User, Internet savvy
- Monster, IEEE, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, HireDiversity, Dice, Free Boards, etc.
- AIRS Oxygen (expert), SourcePoint (expert), Infogist, ZoomInfo, Link-in Pro, Talenthook,Vurv
- MS Office Suite/Word, Excel, Access, ACT Database
- Candidate Tracking Systems, Applicant Tracking systems.
- PHR Certification, training in all aspects of the hiring process.
- ATS, ResumeWare, ICIMS, BrassRing, eRecruit, Peoplesoft, Icarian, Lotus Notes
- Programming skills in Basic and PL1.

3/2014 - present
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS)
Sr. Sourcing Specialist

I am currently performing as a Sourcing Specialist recruiting engineers for General Dynamics (GDAIS). Openings include Java/C/C++ Developers, Embedded Software Developers, SATCOM Collections Architect, Space Communications Architect, Information Assurance, Marine Scientist, Electronic Attack Systems Engineer, MRP Planner, COMINT/SIGINT Systems Architect to work with customers, LCS Surface Ship / Shipboard Systems, Systems Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers (Manufacturing), Antenna Design Engineers, Software Engineers. Jobs are in Santa Clara/CA; Pittsfield/MA; McLeansville/NC, and Northern Virginia and other East Coast locations. Please send me your resume for job opportunities at General Dynamics to

1/2013 – 1/2014
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a GD Company
Agency: Contract Professionals (CPI)
Sr. Sourcer/Recruiter

Recruiting for SAP Configuration and Implementation in the areas of  Finance/FICO, Manufacturing and Quality; iOS Mobile Applications Sr Solutions Architect, Oracle DBAs. Airframe: Stress Analysts, Stress Engineers, MRB Engineering, Interior Structures.  Using ResumeWare for our ATS System. Recent Environment: Aerospace

1/2011 – 1/2013
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS)
Agency: Contract Professionals (CPI)
Sr. Technical Recruiter and Sourcer

I have strong experience using ICIMS and BrassRing ATS Systems.
Recruiting Engineers: Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Software Realtime Embedded, Ocean Engineering, Shipboard Communications, Fiber Optics, Radar/SAR, Digital Signal processing (DSP), Power Electronics, Control Engineers, Logistics, C/C++/Java, RF, Information Assurance, Quality, Integration & Test, Documentation, many other defense related positions.
Non-Engineers: Program Managers, Contracts Administrators, Legal staff.
Using  ICIMS ATS, previously BrassRing ATS
Current Situation: Transferred to Gulfstream Aerospace
Recent Environment: Defense

3/2006 – 2/2011 (approximately 4 years)
ATK Alliant TechSystems / Woodland Hills, CA – Defense & Aerospace
Sr. Recruiter/Sourcer / Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

Part of a senior talent acquisition group for a major defense and aerospace company. Sourcing and recruiting nationally for aerospace and defense (A&D) program managers, business managers, business development, director/executive managers, systems, mechanical, electrical, materials, manufacturing, composites, embedded software, military communications, quality/mission assurance engineers, industrial security/CPSO, GN&C, R&D, physicists, scientists, energetics, propulsion, SRAM, electro-optics, designers for rad-hard applications, space systems, mission systems etc.; for all ATK divisions including Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems, Mission Research, Thiokol, Ammunition, Ordnance, Tactical Propulsion & Controls, Rocket Center and other groups in the Mission Systems and Space Systems Groups. Many jobs require security clearances. Extensive use of sourcing tools, cold calling, social and professional media sites and job boards: advanced sourcing techniques, extensive Boolean string development, Internet search engines, custom engines and Alerts, Extensive use of Google, Job posting on Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Blogs, Video, Monster, Careerbuilder,, NABE (many others). Also extensive use of AIRS SourcePoint CE™, Infogist, ZoomInfo, LinkedIn Pro, etc. Extensive sourcing for passive candidates, cold calling from intelligence lists, scheduling interviews, screening candidates, negotiating offers, working with engineering hiring managers and executives, and sourcing for the entire team of HR Managers & Staffing Partners

1/2005 - 2/2006
Nexicore / Hartford Computer Group / Simi Valley, CA
Computer Hardware, Consumer Electronics, PC, and Laptop Repair
Sr. Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting for computer repair, bench technicians, rework solderers, system/motherboard repair specialists, teardown/test, hardware & system testers, for Laptop & Desktop & Printer, Production Repair environment. Also recruited SAP IT P/A, Buyers, AR/AP Accounting Clerks, Production & Accounting Supervisors, and all manner of administrative assistants. This is a national / international recruiting assignment as hires occurred in all major cities across the USA and in Markham, Ontario Canada. This assignment required development and use of high speed, automated, & production level recruiting techniques to meet the demand of hiring and starting at least 30 technicians per month (or starting 5-6 technicians every Monday). I was able to meet the demand using all manner of automated techniques, cold calling, search engines, major job boards, Internet search techniques using Google. Also used AIRS OXYGEN to facilitate and organize candidates in Web based folders. Hired over 300 employees during my stay. Joined company as a regular employee after six months. I left to become part of the ATK, Green Beret Group – a group of senior sourcing experts.

6/2004- 11/2004
Kaiser Permanente / Pasadena, CA - Healthcare

Sr. Technical Recruiter KPIT

Recruiting for Software Engineers and other technical IT candidates and managers: Software Engineers, Analysts, Developers - various IT positions for KP-IT. Worked extensively with internal and external candidates including internal contractor conversions.Recruiting for: - Sr. Programmer Analyst (s), Supervisor (s), and Manager(s).
- Web/Internet, Middleware, and Mainframe/Legacy applications.
- IVR, HL7, XML, Java, C/C++, C#, J2EE and other hard to fill jobs.
- Project Coordinator (s), eProcurement, Web Services (Design, Security).
- Internet, Security, Environment, Tools, Build applications.
- PeopleSoft HR and Financial, Systems Architects.
- Program Manager(s), Business Engagement, Project Manager(s).
- Successfully interfaced with hiring managers.
- Developed job descriptions, screened candidates.
- Conducted interviews, arranged for travel.
- Initiated background checks, negotiated offers, extended offers.
- Technical Skills: Internet, Icarian ATS system, TalentHook, AIRS
- MS Office Suite of tools, Lotus Notes


3/2004 to 5/2004, Rockwell Scientific (Teledyne), Ventura County, CA – Scientific & Imaging Sensors
Senior Technical Recruiter - R&D Engineering

Hired initially for 2 weeks and asked to stay on filling in for the HR recruiter on medical leave. Worked in a corporate environment for a Research and Development organization providing technical recruiting services. Duties included recruiting for all the divisions - Information Sciences, Imaging, Optics, and licensing as follows:Recruiting for:- Operations Research / Principal Investigators / Business Development.
- Systems Engineers
- Scientific Programmers
- Artificial Intelligence (AI).
- Systems Administration (IT).
- MBE Growth & Electro-Optics / Laser Engineers.
- Wireless Protocol Developers / OPNET.
- Thin Film Optics Scientists, QA, and Technicians.
- High Technology Manufacturing / Cleanroom Technicians.
- (Wirebonding FPA's, Semiconductor, Backend, Wafer Dicing.
- Materials polishing, QA/QC.
- Scientists for R&D projects.
- Licensing Administration.

1999-2004, WCC Technical Placement, Los Angeles / Ventura County, CA
Sr. Recruiter / Software Engineering

Responsible for providing technical staff to a variety of industries including manufacturing, defense, IT, engineering, & biotech (Paracel / Applera high performance computing / Celera Genomics). Recruiting for: - Electrical Engineers (Hardware/Firmware Engineers & Management).
- Manufacturing Engineers (Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial/Chemical).
- ATE Engineers QA / Test.
- RF Engineers (Telemetry/Systems/Analog/Digital).
- Management and Supervisory Staff.
- Software Engineering (C, C++, C#, JAVA / J2EE).
- Software Engineering (Embedded Systems, Scientific, Bioinformatics.
- Biotechnology (Computer engineers, marketing, product, support).
- Quality Control/Assurance (QA/QC/Verification/ Testing Engineers).
- Candidates requiring Secret Clearances

WCC Technical Placement, Los Angeles / Ventura County, CA

Sr. Recruiter / Software Engineering, IT


Responsible for providing technical staff to a variety of industries including manufacturing, defense, IT, engineering, & biotech (Paracel / Applera high performance computing / Celera Genomics).

Recruiting for:

- Electrical Engineers (Hardware/Firmware Engineers & Management).
- Manufacturing Engineers (Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial/Chemical).
- ATE Engineers QA / Test
- RF Engineers (Telemetry/Systems/Analog/Digital).
- Management and Supervisory Staff.
- Software Engineering (C, C++, C#, JAVA / J2EE)
- Software Engineering (Embedded Systems, Scientific, Bioinformatics.
- Biotechnology (Computer engineers, marketing, product, support)
- Quality Control/Assurance (QA/QC/Verification/ Testing Engineers).
- Candidates requiring Secret Clearances.

1992-1999, Computer Power Group/Interim Technology, Los Angeles, CA

Employed for seven (7) years performing business development and staffing in the IT industry. This was across many different business oriented computer environments, programming languages, and industries.

References: Furnished Upon Request

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