Corporate Technical Recruiter

Company Details


Dawn Aerospace is looking for an exceptional Corporate Technical Recruiter. We’re in need for a team player who can fully immerse themselves in a technical environment – it’s essential you enjoy learning about new and complex technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an exciting, fast-growing scaleup in the space industry.

Dawn Aerospace has offices in New-Zealand and the Netherlands. You will join Dawn’s HR/Recruitment team and will be responsible for the end-to-end candidate journey to attract skilled (technical) staff for our Dutch office. We are continuously recruiting experienced candidates in a large variety of engineering- and technical disciplines. You are a firm sparring partner for our (hiring) managers and lead and facilitate a smooth recruitment process for each position that will be issued.


  • End-to-end recruitment activities for all teams in the Dutch office.
  • Advising hiring managers on recruitment strategies and best practices.
  • Creation and/or finetuning of internal processes and procedures.
  • Development and active management of candidate pools and networks.
  • Continuously improve and renew our sourcing strategies, channels, and activities.
  • Represent Dawn Aerospace on relevant (career) events.


Scaleups can provide phenomenal learning and development opportunities but can also be a hectic environment at times. You must fit in such a climate and don’t mind to constantly implement changes and process improvements, and to go the extra mile on a regular basis and feel comfortable with some uncertainty. Furthermore, you need to recognize yourself in the profile as described below.

  • At least 5 years of experience in an end-to-end recruitment role for complex technical profiles.
  • Previous experience in a scaleup is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with various levels of the organization.
  • Good networker and natural connector.
  • Pro-active, problem solving with a hands-on attitude.
  • You have an excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Good analytical and organizational skills.

About Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace was founded to redefine near-space transportation. Redefine how we deliver assets to space, position satellites on orbit, and return things down to Earth to enable the vibrant and circular space economy of the future. To do this, we build scalable, accessible, and sustainable spaceflight technologies – technologies that are sustainable for not just the foreseeable future, but the unforeseeable future.

The company has achieved a series of significant milestones in the past 12 months, including launching 33 propulsion units to space and completing the successful first flights of the suborbital spaceplane, the Dawn Mk-II Aurora. Dawn was named Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year (2020) and won the Supreme Award for medium/large business at the Westpac Champion Business Awards 2021.

Current customers include the likes of D-Orbit, Pixxel, Blue Canyon, the Indonesian Space Agency, and a large number of yet-to-name constellations. Dawn’s satellite propulsion business is forecast to more than double during 2022. Based on current units in space and in production, we’re fast on track to become the number one supplier of green-chemical propulsion systems globally.

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If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. For any questions you might have before applying or if you would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Harald van Klaveren on +31(0) 6 1464 7117

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