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Technology

Woodrow Mercer are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology with a recruiting team fully immersed in the latest trends and demands of the sector.

Woodrow Mercer’s Technology team is a hive of niche, focussed and technical savvy consultants who have embedded themselves in their respective markets.  Whether that be software specific or developer relative, all of our consultants work with businesses and candidates alike.  

We keep pace with this ever changing industry by proactively organising and attending industry events with our customers, blogging, networking, and most importantly, really understanding our candidate base.


What are Technology jobs?

The technology sector encompasses a wide variety of computer and IT focussed professions, ranging from software development to CMS development, programming and data-driven analysis positions.

Our Technology jobs offer a wide range range of opportunities for those within the IT industry and allow you to become specialised in one area of technology, such as a specific software developer or programming system, or allows you to learn a wide variety of skills that can be applied to a range of roles.


Who would suit a Technology role?

Technology roles are usually best suited to those who have strong backgrounds in science, IT or mathematics; however, recent growth sees more professionals having various backgrounds operating within the sector.

If you love details, data and patterns, a technology role os perfect for you.  Whether you are interested in code, developing or building websites, or programming systems, there is an element of technology that any personality would love.

You must be good at reading data, spotting those crucial patterns and identifying problems.  Being able to showcase these findings to your client or business you're working with is essential for them to understand the problems you find, or the changes you need to make.


Our Technology team conist of some of the UK's leading recruiters, covering the full IT project lifecycle to rarer markets such as WMS, Sitecore, Testing, Cyber Security, Channel and Sales recruitment.

Technology Consultants

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Matt Drinkwater

Director Technology

Matt is a co-founder and Regional Director of the London office, which opened in January 2014. As one of Woodrow Mercer's senior statesmen, Matt has been working exclusively within Testing recruitment since 2006. Outside of work you will most likely find Matt on the badminton court swatting away a shuttle or two, or following the trials and tribulations of his beloved Aston Villa. He is an eternal optimist!​

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Duncan Goldie

Associate Director

Duncan is one of our best travelled Technical Consultants; having travelled from the UK to Australia, via America at the end of his illustrious football career. He has developed his career in recruitment as a expert technical recruiter, specialising within Software Engineering positions. He has over 8 years of experience delivering across all roles within the SDLC, and has now returned to the mother land to lead and expand our technical team in London as an Associate Director. Duncan has built excellent relationships in London and the rest of the UK, from enterprise to start-up technical teams, and his team can service a diverse range of requirements from React.js to .NET to UX to Haskell, and everything in between.

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Alex Robbins

Associate Director

Alex has worked in software recruitment for 7 years and has a massive interest in technology. He tries to get as involved as possible in the local tech community by hosting, sponsoring and attending events.​ Outside of work he is a Man United fan and an aspiring triathlete, whenever he is not binging on the latest Netflix series he will be in the gym or in the pub!

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Bradley Smith

Head of Vendor Technologies

Bradley has amassed over 9 years of experience in Vendor and Banking technology with Trading Technologies being his core SME. Murex, Openlink, ION and Fidessa are a second language to Bradley, supplying to most users in the UK and various financial hubs around the world. Outside of Work Brad is interested in food, travel and culture, enjoys rugby and football and is still learning to hit the ball straight on the golf course!

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Luca Tambini

Principal Consultant

Luca has over 6 years of technical recruitment experience, working with a range of clients in EMEA and APAC regions. He has returned to the UK after spending a number of years in Australia, where he built a successful career as a MarTech and Salesforce specialist and recently got engaged! Luca joins us to expand our technical recruitment team in London, where he will be heading up the CRM Technology division, leveraging his existing relationships and knowledge of the industry to service existing and new clients’ needs across Salesforce, MS Dynamics, and other leading CRM technologies.

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Anthony Speed

Senior Consultant

Anthony joined our Technology team in November 2017 and is based in our Birmingham Head Office. Anthony has over 10 years experience in both permanent and contract recruitment. He specialises in Testing roles including (but not limited to) developers in all key technology stacks, (.NET, JavaScript, PHP, Java, Oracle, Python and C++), Architects, Mobile, Developers in Test, QA, Software Testers, Agile consultants, Scrum Masters, Dev Ops, PM's, Business Analysts and Support.

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Glen Coppock

Senior Consultant

With over three years recruitment experience, Glen is 100% immersed in all things WMS , With a candidate pool of over 1000 WMS specialists across the globe, Glen is able to offer his clients an end to end WMS solution, from a projects initial conception to the post go-live support. By building key relationships with WMS subject matter experts, Glen has expanded his footprint into global markets and recruits to the industry’s largest 3PL’s and end users.​

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Jennifer Washbrook

Senior Consultant

Jen joined Eloco, now known as Woodrow Mercer Engineering, in January 2015 as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Jen is one of our most experienced members of the Woodrow Mercer team; she has worked in recruitment for over 11 years and now looks after our well known clients across the UK and throughout Europe. Jen is a specialist recruiter of Sitecore and works together with Liberty to provide the very best talent that the industry has to offer.

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Eve Featherstone

Senior Consultant

Eve has 5 years of Software Sales recruitment experience globally. She has joined Woodrow Mercer, where she specialises in recruiting Senior Security Sales positions across the US for emerging start-ups through to established leading vendors. Family and friends orientated, Eve is also a massive dog lover - most likely cause of death will be getting ran over crossing the road to pet a dog!

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Callum Crockett

Consultant

​Callum is our Security Sales guru, working globally to place senior level Sales Executives into some of the biggest software vendors. Callum has been instrumental in establishing Woodrow Mercer’s presence in a number of new territories, including most recently in the New York and San Francisco. He’s often been credited for his deep understanding of all the ingredients that makes a good Sales Executive, and really understand the business needs of his clients.

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Magdalena Cieslak

Recruitment Consultant

Magda joined the London office in September 2018 as Technical Recruitment Consultant. Magda specialises in the European JavaScript market, primarily utilising her native language to partner with clients and candidates in Poland. On top of this she manages to find time to host one of the most successful React.JS meetups in London, called Time to React, which hosts talks, hackathons, and debates monthly. Magda has proven experience and expertise at building relationships with a wide range of clients and delivering on their technical requirements to a high standard.

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Candidate Testimonials

In my opinion, Woodrow Mercer is the only adequate recruitment agency dealing with Sitecore currently on the market, with agents who do understand what both clients and candidates are actually looking for.  I have recently come across numerous zombie-agencies either working too inertly and passively or they were simply a useless bunch of CV-harvesters and time-wasters.  Asking a Sitecore expert whether he or she knows C# or can create pages with ASP.NET tells me that these people are miles away from understanding the platform and their internals - that should go without saying.


Unlikely, Damien from WM is drilled in Sitecore, constantly organising and sponsoring user groups, know plenty of useful hints and insights about the Sitecore scene.  So, I'd better keep working wit him!

Martin Miles

Sitecore MVP

As a contractor, I've had my fair share of terrible experiences with recruitment agents.  Pestering me constantly, fishing for leads, sending me totally inappropriate opportunities and just generally wasting my time.  Alex does none of these things.  She is utterly professional, courteous and does her job incredibly well and I have no intention in highly recommending Alex to anyone looking for a great recruiter.

Jason Georgiades

Sitecore Consultant

I felt that Damien listened to what I wanted and was a good go between employer and employee to help both parties get what they want.  I would work with him again.

Phil Gainely

Sitecore Architect

Few recruiters take the time to understand their clients, potential clients, the technologies that they cover and the detailed nature of the roles that they recruit for.  Alex understands her CMS and Sitecore niche extremely well and often attends related technical and marketing user groups.  She has a good feel for the level of the ability of potential candidates and as such can make sure that only suitable candidates are put forward for available roles.  She has built a good rapport with both clients and candidates and is well respected in the industry within which she operates.  I would definitely recommend Alex to any organisation seeking to fill a role or to any potential candidates.

Mobeen Anwar

Sitecore Consultant

When searching for a role, Damien helped me to secure a perfect match, by taking the time to understand what I was looking for and conversely what the client needed.  Damien took the time to understand what I was looking for and conversely what the client needed.  Damien took the time to understand the process and guide through it.  I would certainly recommend Damien to anyone looking for a new role, or looking to fill one.

Max Davies

Sitecore Developer