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"I started working with the team at XL Engine to help one of our brands (Sticky9) hire a couple of Ruby on Rails developers. We’d been looking for 3 months already with little success, due to the length of time looking, we needed a contractor in quickly whilst we looked for a permanent member of staff.

Within 2 weeks, we had the contractor on site and within less than a month we’d get through the process and secured our new permanent Ruby on Rails developer.

Since then we’ve worked successfully with XL Engine on a number of positions within the Photobox Group and would recommend them to anyone looking to hire technical staff."

Manager @ Photobox Group, London

"XL Engine are one of the few recruitment companies I have come across who has really made the effort to build a relationship and fully understand what we are looking for. This is why I have already worked with them both Wimdu and Delivery Hero. I can be sure that any candidates their team identify will be a good fit with our requirements, and the support that they provides throughout the recruitment process is first class."

HR Manager @ Delivery Hero, Berlin

XL Engine are an excellent recruitment team. We worked closely together while we were looking to expand the Data team over a number of months on a number of challenging hires.

With their help we managed to hire a few great additions to different teams.

They were always in regular contact with both sides (ourselves and the candidates) doing a great job in making the recruitment process as smooth as possible.

I highly recommend XL Engine if you want to recruit great engineers.

Manager, Data Services @ Betsson Group, Malta & Stockholm

“After months of unsuccessful interviews, we asked Jay Gohil and his XL Engine team to support us.

After few quick iterations we got the perfect match. Thanks to XL Engine, we now have a great Senior PM, Release Train Engineer and increased the potentials of the team.

I would recommend XL Engine to any company looking to take on staff, they’re first class!”

Head of Product @ Bonial Internation Group, Berlin

“I worked with XL Engine very recently on an iOS Software Engineer Vacancy and was very impressed.

They had someone placed within 2 weeks of us signing up, despite working with multiple agencies at the same time.

Working with XL Engine was really easy. They are very organised, thorough and really understood what our requirements were.

They also took the time to visit our office to meet me in person which really helped.

I am looking forward to working with XL Engine on future technical roles at Soma Analytics.”

Head of Product @ Soma Analytics, London

“When the XL Engine team contacted me about a job opportunity, I was a bit sceptical at first, as the job description did not seem to fit the direction I wanted to take.

They had taken great care though to really understand what that position was about, and how it would fit my profile. This is not something you see everyday.

They then supported me through every step of the recruiting process, and were always available to discuss questions.

XL Engine are a great example of a recruitment business that actually adds value to the process, and is not only interested in making a sale. I can highly recommend them.”

CTO @ Wimdu Gmbh, Berlin

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with XL Engine.

Gaikai/ Sony needed to establish a whole Site Reliability Engineering team in Berlin within a couple of months.

They quickly identified the right engineer for the role by developing an understanding not only of the role we were seeking to fill, but also our company culture and work environment.

Within only a couple of days, the team at XL Engine had submitted many quality candidates. I commissioned 3 agencies to help us staff our Berlin office. XL Engine was the only company that produced high calibre candidates that were exactly what we were looking for.

They sincerely care about delivering what is best for their clients and I would recommend XL Engine as a provider of Technical Staffing solutions for any organization.”

Head of Recruitment @ Gaikai / Sony Interactive Entertainment, Berlin

“XL Engine are a very enthusiastic recruitment business, very efficient at finding the right profiles through actually listening and understanding of your needs. 

They came to visit us at our offices in order to add a human dimension in the relationship. 

They pay attention to your current needs and try to anticipate your future needs.”

Manager @ BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussles

“Let me introduce you to my secret weapon - we couldn't have grown the team so quick without this team, who I've worked with since Symbian days.

They know I hate recruiters with a passion from when I had to deal with them all at Symbian.

Fortunately they run their business like a proper business, not like a fly by night pump and dump sweatshop.”

Technical Director @ VML (WPP Group), London

“Whilst at DeinDeal, I’d been struggling to find the people I needed from our current recruiters.  I engaged XL Engine in January (2015) to find me 1 Senior product owner and 4 Senior Developers which I needed to start quickly.

In just over a month we’d found 2 Senior Product owners (not 1) to take on the front and back end of our product, and managed to have the entire team signed up by the end of April.

I’d have no problems recommending Vertex and will continue to partner with them when building high performance teams.”  

CTO @ DeinDeal.CH, Zurich

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