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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Simera Sense

Simera Sense

People & HR
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Simera Sense is a leading mid- to high-resolution earth observation camera supplier for CubeSats and small satellites for companies from around the globe. Our company is based in Somerset West, close to all amenities and diverse natural beauty, providing great lifestyle options.

Job Purpose:

Source, attract, and select top talent to meet our organisation’s long-term goals and global needs and ensure compliance with employment equity regulations.

Key Performance Areas and Responsibilities:

Sourcing and Recruitment:

  • Collaborate with managers to identify talent gaps.
  • Create job descriptions and interview questions that reflect the requirements for each position
  • Manage the full talent acquisition process from sourcing to onboarding.
  • Maintain records of all materials used for recruitment, including interview notes and related paperwork.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in talent acquisition.
  • Use next-gen solutions to drive talent acquisition.

Employment Equity Compliance:

  • Stay informed about employment equity legislation and regulations in South Africa.
  • Ensure fair representation and diversity in our hiring practices.
  • Implement employment equity initiatives and monitor progress.
  • Maintain employment equity records and submit annual reports

Global Perspective:

  • Understand cultural nuances and adapt recruitment approaches accordingly.
  • Factor in international relocation, work permits, and visa processes.

Employer Branding:

  • Lead employer branding initiatives to attract talent globally and promote our company as an attractive employer.
  • Participate in international job fairs and recruitment events.

Relationship Building:

  • Cultivate long-term relationships with potential hires (candidate relationship management).
  • Develop strong talent pipelines for current and future hiring needs.
  • Attend networking events to stay aware of changes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Human Resources Management

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in talent acquisition.
  • Sound knowledge of the South African Labour Laws.
  • Familiarity with global recruitment practices and cultural differences.
  • Proficiency in using social media, resume databases, and professional networks.
  • Hands-on experience with full-cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods.
  • In-depth knowledge of candidate sourcing techniques for active and passive candidates.
  • Understanding of the differences between various roles within organisations.
  • Proven success in previous positions


  • Knowledge of applicant tracking systems.
  • Professional HR certification.
  • Knowledge of PaySpace.

Special requirement(s):

  • Willingness to travel outside South Africa

Required Competencies:

Technical competencies required for the role:

  • Experience with HR tools and processes
  • Social media recruiting experience
  • Building talent pipeline experience
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Behavioural competencies required for the role:

  • Achievement orientation
  • Concern for order, quality and accuracy
  • Initiative
  • Information seeking
  • Interpersonal understanding
  • Customer service orientation
  • Analytical thinking
  • Professional expertise
  • Self-control
  • Self-confidence
  • Flexibility

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work in the fast-growing space industry.
  • Niche global market for optical payloads for microsatellites.
  • Cutting-edge technology at your fingertips
  • A competitive salary
  • A friendly working environment.