IT Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading technology recruiter working in software engineering and digital technology.

We first began recruiting permanent IT professionals back in the late 80’s for pioneering firms such as Insignia Solutions, Superscape, Octel Communications, Wind River and Bishopsgate Systems. 

Our IT recruitment expertise and network of contacts 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. 

RWA aims for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

IT Careers

RWA has worked extensively in the AI, CleanTech, cyber security and MedTech sectors to identify IT professionals - from post Graduates through to Board level - typically for the following jobs:

Software Engineer - Backend Developer - Frontend Developer - UX Designer - Researcher - QA Engineer - R&D Engineer - Lead Engineer - Data Analyst - CTO - Embedded Software Engineer - Software Development Manager - Full Stack Developer - Architect - Security Consultant - Data Scientist - DevOps

It is likely that you will have experience within one of these sectors, twinned with advanced engineering skills in a mix of programming languages and Open Source software - Java; Python; C++; JavaScript; J2EE; SQL; Scala; React.js; Kotlin; Docker; MongoDB; AWS; Kubernetes; Go; Julia; Dart; C#; HTML/CSS; Haskell; R  

We partner with award winning technology-led companies with jobs based in London, Oxford, Newbury, Bristol, Birmingham and along the high-tech M3, M4 hub, as well as part and fully working from home.

IT Recruitment Testimonials

AI Voice Assistants in the Smart Home and Office

The battle now raging between the big technology companies for consumer cash is focused on Smart Speakers with integrated AI voice assistants. Having already conquered the pocket with the ubiquitous smartphone, big tech has been struggling to come up with the next must-have gadget that will open up a potentially lucrative new market - the home.

A pilot light was lit when Amazon’s Echo launched in 2014 and became a sleeper hit. The Echo is first a wireless speaker but is capable of much more and is now in its second generation with several variations available. Using nothing but the sound of your voice, the assistant uses natural language processing to play music, search the web, create to-do and shopping lists, shop online, get weather reports and dim your lights —all while your smartphone stays in your pocket.

AI’s Impact on UK Jobs In The Future #2

The CBI is calling on the government to establish a joint commission tasked with examining the impact of AI on people and jobs across all sectors of the UK economy.

Based on research it conducted into the way that technology is changing the way we live and work, the CBI said recently that it had identified three technologies - AI, Blockchain and the Internet of Things - that are set to move from the fringes to the mainstream within the next five years.

However, it also found, that only a third of businesses currently have the skills and capabilities needed to adopt AI technologies, and that more needs to be done to help prepare those companies for the future.

Oxford’s Tech Sector Moves Into Second Place Behind London

Oxford’s growing technology sector has helped it move into second place, behind London, in a table of UK cities ranked by total economic output.

According to the Q4 2017 UK Powerhouse report, Oxford’s output was valued at £498m and its economy £8.3bn, a rise of 2.2% in the 12 months to the end of June.

The report was produced by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research and estimates growth and job creation across 45 UK cities.

London Fintech Rides The Post-Brexit Storm

Fintech companies - businesses that harness technological advances to challenge the existing financial system and the way things have traditionally been done - appear to be riding the post-Brexit storm with genuine confidence.

To the fore of this mini revolution are companies developing apps for stock market trading, websites that will help create entirely new currencies, and revolutionary new payment technology. All these ideas will change the way finance works.

Startup Recruitment - Sponsorship

It is paramount for startups to hire talented people who want to work hard to build something from the ground up. However, the costs of sourcing and hiring a Developer or Software Engineer in the UK, especially in London, can be high, so many founders end up outsourcing the work to remote contractors based offshore.

Startups can look to India, Spain, China or many remote locations to get a job done but that doesn’t replace an in-house team of permanent hires with a shared vision for the longer term.

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