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Assistant Director (Talent Acquisition), Human Resource

Apply now Agency: Defence Science and Technology Agency
Job no.: 2001041
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 an Assistant Director (Talent Acquisition) to cultivate the engineering and tech talent communities and network for DSTA and work with the hiring managers to bring in the potential hires. You are driven and well verse in people analytics and will leverage AI to optimise hiring effectiveness and candidates’ experience. In this role, you will :

  • Review and execute talent acquisition and cultivation strategy to expand the talent pool reviews
  • Develop new initiatives to promote DSTA’s visibility among overseas talents through tech sharing events
  • Create programmes to engage engineering and tech talents to co-create engineering/digital solutions with DSTA
  • Work collaboratively with the programme centres to sharpen technical assessment tools for candidate selection


  • 6 to 8 years of relevant experience, preferably within the technology industry
  • Demonstrable track record in talent acquisition, executive recruiting, building and delivering applicant pipelines, planning/executing strategy will be advantageous
  • A team player who is adaptable and works well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Thrives on building trust, relationships and community
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

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