AI Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a specialist artificial intelligence and data analytics recruitment company.

Our AI and data engineering recruitment partners include spin-outs from the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University, graduates of the Entrepreneur First programme and established scale-ups and SMEs.

All are ground-breaking, working at the cutting edge of AI, machine learning, data science and deep tech.

Our expertise and network of contacts right from the days when this field was termed expert systems, means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs.

In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

AI Careers

We know that the bar is set extremely high for permanent hires into engineering, machine learning and data analytics teams in UK AI companies.

Successful candidates for AI jobs are likely to have a computer science / maths / physics background, twinned with programming skills in Python, R, Matlab, Scala, Java, C++

If you would like to explore your career options and have skills / experience in any of the following jobs we would like to hear from you:

AI Research Scientist, Algorithm Developer, Computer Vision Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, ML Engineer, NLP Engineer, Semantic Web Developer, Robotics Engineer

We’re proud of our track record of successfully representing exceptional people - people with vision, experts in their field, many with PhD’s - who are looking to work on exciting new AI / Data Analytics projects.

AI Recruitment Testimonials

AI Trends - The Big Picture

It comes as no surprise that 2020 has witnessed an explosion in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies; increasingly finding their way into everything from advanced quantum computing systems and leading-edge medical diagnostic systems to consumer electronics and “smart” personal assistants.

Revenue generated by AI hardware, software and services is expected to reach $156.5 billion worldwide this year, according to market researcher IDC, up 12.3 percent from 2019.

Rock-Star Software Engineers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has described his hiring rules as following the ‘rock-star principle’: paying a significantly higher salary to hire one rock-star software engineer, than hiring 10 less outstanding engineers.

Hastings says: “In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market.

The Joel Test - 20 Years On

The Joel Test was created in August 2000 by Joel Spolsky, a software developer from New York City, who is a founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, creator of Trello project management software, and ex-Microsoft employee.

The test is designed to rate the quality of a software team, all in about 3 minutes! It consists of 12 ‘Yes / No’ questions that are intended to be quick and simple to answer.

Now is the Time to Partner with a Top IT Recruiter

Approaching 33 years in IT recruitment at Richard Wheeler Associates, such longevity has been built on extreme quality twinned with a focus on offering employers tailored recruitment solutions to complement what you already do. Adding the power of considerable in-house SEO investment (YES we will attract new names to your hiring project) together with a client focus on quality that aims for ‘an offer for every two CVs shortlisted’.

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere. But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market.

Seed-Stage Funding for UK Startups Falls by Over 80%

There was an 83% fall in seed-stage investment in UK startups between 23rd March and 17th May 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to research by Plexal and Beauhurst.

Overall UK tech startup funding saw a 50% drop year-on-year during the same period, confirming that, although many startups are struggling to raise funds, seed-stage startups have been the hardest hit.

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