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Deputy Director (Talent Acquisition), Human Resource

Apply now Agency: Defence Science and Technology Agency
Job no.: 2001037
Work type: Permanent
Location: DSTA Singapore
Categories: Human Resources

DSTA is a top-notch technology organisation that drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force. Our engineers and IT professionals harness multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore.

We also contribute our technological expertise to support national-level developments. To achieve our mission, DSTA performs a variety of roles ranging from acquisition and procurement to cybersecurity and software development.



We are seeking a Deputy Director (Talent Acquisition) to create, steer and deliver talent acquisition strategies that anticipate and support the manpower needs of DSTA businesses. You will work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with senior leaders to understand their diverse talent needs across various technical domains and develop a plan to meet those needs. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and would conceptualise new campaigns and execution strategies to attract talents. In this role, you will:

  • Work collaboratively across HR teams to achieve high synergy in talent attraction and cultivation efforts
  • Cultivate engineering and tech talent communities and network, both locally and internationally, to build a talent pool
  • Enable process enhancements to create positive experience for candidates
  • Leverage people analytics/AI to optimise the recruitment process
  • Oversee team responsible for delivery against DSTA’s staffing goals, from identification of talent, to attracting candidates, assessment and onboarding



  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience, with at least 5 years in a managerial position
  • Experience in talent acquisition for a large organisation within the technology industry
  • Strong track record in developing talent acquisition strategies and collaborating with leaders on the strategy and execution
  • Ability to challenge assumptions and create unconventional solutions
  • Forward planner, adaptable and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire, coach and develop teams
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

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