Employee Spotlight: Mira Ihasz, Senior Recruiter

What’s your role?

My role as a Recruiter is to find, interview and select the best engineers and professionals in the world. I am passionate about Full Life Cycle Recruiting, including ensuring that my new colleagues have all the support they need for a smooth start when joining Spire. In particular, I really like to organize social events and sport activities that allow them to bond with their new colleagues all across Spire. This led to me becoming one of the founding members of the Social Team whose goal is to organize various events to bring us all together.

Describe your journey to Spire.

When I was a little girl, I had a dream to become a Musical Theatre Actress. After doing that for a decade playing in shows from London to Vienna, I had a new dream to have a stable salary, so I auditioned to become a Recruiter. Before Spire, I worked for Korn Ferry. After working for such a big firm, I wanted to join a startup company where I could leverage my knowledge and make a bigger impact.

What’s something unique about you that most people don’t know? 

The most unique thing about me is that I was lucky enough to find the biggest fragment of the Winchcombe meteorite back in 2021. This piece is currently exhibited at the National History Museum London.

I relentlessly searched through lots of sheep fields in the South of England as part of an organized search, before spotting the shiny black space rock, which turned out to be a rare carbonaceous chondrite. This was one of the most special moments of my life. Apparently, there is a higher chance to win the lottery, and it was the first meteorite fall that has been found on UK soil for over 30 years! This made me a co-author on a science paper published last year, which is pretty cool for someone who started their career as an actress.

Mira's meteorite in the display volt

What is a project that you have worked on that makes you particularly proud?

Recently I had a small idea, which unexpectedly grew very big very quickly. As part of Spire’s 10th anniversary celebration, we kindly got the opportunity to upload a digital file to be sent to space on Spire’s satellites. For my digital file, I decided to get the children in my hometown of Hidas, Hungary involved to spark their interest in space and science. I collected drawings and space-themed paintings that the kids made. It started with just my family and soon more children wanted to be involved, so I ended up uploading more than 30 children’s drawings as part of my data allowance.

I did this to inspire the children in Hidas, which is a small rural village, and show them that they can become the next generation of space engineers, if they choose to. On the day the satellites launched to orbit, they all sat in front of their screens and watched along as their drawings were sent to space!

Children's drawings that were sent into space

What Spire value do you relate to the most?

Relentless and Reliable. I am honest, I keep my word and I always do everything I can to reach my goals. I like challenges. It’s not a secret that I want to be the best at what I do. I always strive to find the right fit, connect people, create opportunities for others, be reliable and go the extra mile without being asked.

What keeps you busy outside of work?

I still like to keep in touch with my artistic roots through my hobbies: singing and dancing, and also sometimes appearing in Bollywood films as an extra.

What inspires you most about the work you do every day?

I like to bring people together, and therefore it feels like Spire is the right place for me. I love organizing events and seeing people being happy and bonding with each other across teams, as well as helping to create an atmosphere I always dreamed to work in. The Spire culture in Glasgow is exceptional, and I am very happy to be part of it. It is truly a fun place to work.

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