Talent Acquisition Specialist (R0000211)

Houston, TX (Open to remote)

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest, and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the Moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is a leading-edge space company. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our mission supporting NASA various space programs.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history. 

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will perform a wide range of recruiting and sourcing duties for both commercial and government endeavors. The Talent Acquisition Specialist reports directly to senior leadership, specifically the VP of Operations.

Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties and responsibilities of the Talent Acquisition Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Talent acquisition and pipeline building

  • Develop recruiting and interview policies

  • Job description creation

  • Post job requisitions utilizing various platforms (social nmedia, job boards, internet sourcing, etc.)

  • Candidate sourcing (identify qualified candidates, review resumes)

  • Candidate screening (screening interviews, personal interviews, checking references, and negotiating salaries for technical positions, provide summary reports of candidate qualifications and findings to senior leadership before proceeding to schedule interviews with technical leads/managers)

  • Advising management on interviewing, hiring, and candidate evaluation

  • Handle all administrative tasks related to the candidate cycle, including reporting metrics to governmental agencies and internal clients

  • Coordinate candidate interviews with the techincal leads

  • Collect interviews feedback from technical leads and provide hiring recommendations to senior  leadership

  • Provide senior leadership with compensation analysis data and recommendations 

  • Provide senior leadership with benefits analysis data and recommendations 

  • Use a solid understanding of the company's compensation philosophy and employee benefits platform, partnering with HR to produce appropriate offers. Articulate offer components and philosophy to candidates to ensure acceptance. 

  • Provide guidance and forecasting for future hiring needs

  • Provide recommendations to improve recruiting processes and tools

  • Coordinate career fairs and other recruiting events

  • Recruit for seasonal internship opportunities per the company's internship program plan

  • Work with technical leads to identify staffing needs and provide recruiting input to senior leadership

Required Education/Experience/Skills


A bachelor’s degree in Business/Human Resources or equivalent experience.


  • Prior recruiting experience with demonstrated ability to effecitvely source candidates directly

  • A solid understanding of current employment law and the ability to learn and follow new developments.

  • Experience with applicant tracking systems.


Excellent verbal and written communication

Required Skills:

  • Excellent relationship management skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that support interactions and relationship-building with candidates and internal partners.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) .

Desired Skills

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.   However, due to restrictions imposed through contracts supporting the U.S. Government, some positions require U.S. citizenship. Candidates for certain positions may be required to obtain a U.S. government security clearance.