Network driven recruitment focusing on Development and DevOps

Seek first to understand.
This is the guiding principle behind SEEKR. It is my desire to truly understand the world of technology and the people in it that sets me apart. 

If you are a client expect to engage with a business that knows the market and can help you figure out how you compare to other businesses vying for the attention of the strongest Developers and DevOps engineers. My goal is to help you understand your audience and your prospects of appealing to them. I will help you refine your message and deliver it directly to the people you most want to receive it. Be prepared for a very frank appraisal of how realistically your hiring goals match your hiring pull. 

As a candidate understanding you is central to everything I do. I work with people who know what they are looking for and sometimes help them define what that is. Then I help them find it. Simple.  I am naturally an inclusive person; everyone is welcome and deserving of my time and respect, talk to me.

If you are either candidate or client and would like to know more about how I operate please read the testimonials below or get in touch.
SEEKR is currently the sum of its founder. My name is Oliver and I am a London based recruiter who has been working in technology recruitment for the last twelve years. I thoroughly enjoy my work and like a lot of people who have achieved a high degree of skill in their field I wanted to see if I could start my own company based on my approach. Whilst the term “passionate” when applied to work makes me nauseous, I can genuinely say that I love the fact that I get to deal with people from every imaginable background and help them find work that they find meaningful. I consider it a privilege to be able to do something I enjoy to earn a living.
SEEKR is a recruitment company that resides somewhere between a network and a community it is partly a business and partly a social experiment. In the age of faceless communication through electronics and metric driven “talent acquisition” is there a place for putting people back at the forefront of what this is all about? This is the question I am looking to answer. I hope the answer will mean that I can continue to do this the way I love doing it for a long time to come.
London is my primary area of focus given it is the city I live in and my business is based on a high level of personal interaction. That said technology affords us all global reach and I work with people looking to move here from across the globe. You can find me helping to run or generally just hanging out at some of London’s most popular meetups. Or get in touch with me directly and let’s have a coffee or drink together.

Testimonials

Oliver is an experienced recruiter who invests his time to truly understand his clients’ and his candidates’ needs. I found Oliver’s insight and advice very valuable. He is truly passionate about finding the right people for his roles and he goes out of his way to learn about what skills it takes to successfully fulfill the requirements, his knowledge goes far deeper than “buzzwords”.Tom - Head of Engineering, Utility Company
Upon first working with Oliver he quickly proved himself to be a cut-above his competitors, with his ability to understand the business and requirements of the particular role, and most importantly, deliver. Oliver became a trusted partner whereby we could both have honest and no-nonsense conversations. Oliver has always gone above and beyond with offering market insights and benchmarking when asked or even when he thinks something is worth sharing. I can’t recommend Oliver highly enough.Lucy - HR Director, Capital Markets business. 
Oliver is without doubt one of the best recruiters I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Trustworthy, technically savvy and pragmatic are not necessarily traits you would associate with every recruiter, but certainly set Oliver apart from the rest. Having worked with Oliver for a number of years, it is clear he has an innate ability to understand his clients needs and translate that into highly relevant profiles. The open and frank conversations that we have ultimately allow me to make the right decisions quicker and coupled with Oliver's ability to close a deal, leads to a very fruitful relationship. I wholeheartedly recommend Oliver.Andy - Director, Online travel business
Working with Oliver on finding my next role has been a pleasure. He was able to understand my motivations and recommended positions accordingly. His good relationship with a broad range of interesting tech companies--in addition to Banks--plus his great advice before and after interviews are invaluable. I will definitely work with Oliver again in the future.Ricardo - Lead engineer, Challenger bank 
I have worked with Oliver for more than 5 years and he has always been outstanding at what he does. When he was recruiting developers for my team, I could always count on his candidates being very well vetted and have never had a bad hire. When I was looking for work myself, Oliver was my first go-to person and I was in a contract within days. Always very professional and a pleasure to do business with.Roman - CTO, IoT start up