Software engineering recruitment that's built better

Helping CTOs build highly effective software engineering teams with the agility to keep pace with digital business. 

Sprint ahead in the race for software engineering talent

In a talent market like software development, where skillsets are evolving rapidly and demand for top performers is increasingly competitive, it makes sense to partner with a talent acquisition firm that has a strong track record of executing against demanding briefs in tight timeframes. Our software engineering recruitment team has the market knowledge to source the technical talent that you need to drive your product roadmap forward. Whether it's building teams of Product Owners, Test Engineers, Senior Developers and Software Engineers for one of the world's leading digital health companies, acquiring technical leads for emerging gaming companies, through to sourcing Scrum Masters for financial services companies - we've got the experience to deliver with agility.

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Why do partners typically engage with our software engineering recruitment team?

  • You need to scale up your technical team off the back of recent funding. 
  • You are hiring for a niche software development job relating to a new application or framework.
  • You need a complete turnkey resourcing solution to meet the demands of large transformational projects.
  • You need to plug essential skills gaps in your team with interim or contract resource.
  • You need to develop and accelerate software engineering recruitment processes to improve time to hire. 
  • You need a partner capable of ensuring your EVP stands out in the market to win candidates from the competition.

Quality control for software engineering recruitment

Our software engineering talent solutions are designed to drive better hiring outcomes in a challenging and competitive skills market. Enabling technical leaders to plan, resource and deliver on roadmap items with a higher degree of predictability. It's about putting hiring managers back in control with a range of best-in-class features from talent mapping and video interviewing, to candidate briefing packs, events and featured employer microsites. Providing managers with more options, more pace and more time to focus on the core business of leading and shaping technical teams.


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Survive and thrive as a technical leader

Check out our CTO Survival Guide featuring insight from high performing software engineering leaders at Prosper Marketplace and Pure Storage. In this paper, we use our network of CTOs to cover key points such as the questions you should ask before taking a role, the most common mistakes CTOs make, and what you should be including in your 30/60/90 day plan. 

Hire to a higher standard

There's nothing like a good success story. Check out where we've been filling software engineering jobs and building talented technical teams.

Open Value

Senior Java Developer

System 1

DevOps Engineer


SRE Engineering Manager


.Net Developer

Nationwide Building Society

Scrum Master
Nationwide Building Society

Ieso Digital Health

Product Owner
IESO Digital Health

Cracking the code for more effective software engineering recruitment

Find out how we've been understanding our customers to represent them more effectively, drive increased engagement across the recruitment process, and most importantly deliver stress-free software engineering recruitment options.

“I engaged with Stott and May to help us find DevOps candidates to support our projects. They were very meticulous in understanding our business requirements and found candidates that were a very good fit. They build a trustworthy relationship with, not only us a company, but also with the candidates which led to a very smooth and stress-free recruitment process. "

Head of Product & Operations – DECCA Games

“Stott and May helped me fill an SRE role at Scalyr in hugely accelerated timescales. They understood what I was looking for and shared interesting resumes of candidates. I had a good sense of their market knowledge based on the outcomes they have driven with other tech companies. The communication was great, and I’d love to work with them again."

Director of Engineering - Scalyr

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Growing a startup technology function

Get the perspectives of software engineering leaders from Givewith, Electric and Weber Shandwick as they discuss the challenges of building a technical team in a startup environment. The paper covers key issues from software engineering recruitment, retaining talent, building more diverse teams, creating effective technical roadmaps and more.

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Develop your software engineering recruitment capability

Find your next: CTO, VP Software Engineering, Head of Software Engineering, Principal Software Engineer, Lead Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Delivery Manager, Development Manager, Test Manager, DevOps Engineer, Scrum Master, Developer in Test, Test Analyst, Front End Developer, Back End Developer, UX/UI more.

Find your next role in software engineering

Posted: 2022-09-22

Junior software developer

London | 30000 - 40000 | Permanent

Software Developer – Hybrid (London) – Up to £40k + bonus and other benefits! Stott and May are working with a leading specialist in the insurance industry who are looking for a software developer to join their team. You will be working closely with the business to develop, rollout, maintain and upgrade their ...
Posted: 2022-09-16

Software developer

Sydney | 60000-70000 | Permanent

Software developer - up to £70k - hybrid (London office) Stott and May are pleased to be working with a global leader in automated work force management as they grow their UK development team.  This is an exciting time to join as they continue growing their UK presence. They are looking for a software developer ...
Posted: 2022-09-14

Solution Architect

Brussels | Competitive | Permanent

A solutions architect role at Quantexa is extremely wide ranging which we think is what makes it such an interesting and enjoyable position. Excellent stakeholder engagement will be key to your success here at Quantexa, as you will be working with Clients to assist with anything from technical issues all the way to ...
Posted: 2022-09-14

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

London | Competitive | Permanent

Senior Site Reliability Engineer - up to £90k + 15% bonus (London) Stott and May are thrilled to be working with a market leader in photo-based products and gifting who are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join their growing engineering team that operates across Europe.  You will need: - A ...
Posted: 2022-08-16

Project Manager

Mexico City | Competitive | Permanent

About the role: Exadel are looking for a Project manager to be part of their exciting growth plans in the LATAM region. This role will allow you to interact with stakeholders and the customer, will provide you with the chance to work on the latest technologies and trends from a development, architecture and cloud ...
Posted: 2022-08-16

Solutions Architect

London | Competitive | Permanent

Application Solution Architect A renowned cloud, data and cyber Specialist consultancy working with government and national security clients on a variety of high-profile projects is looking to grow their workforce and hire a number of skilled and ambitious Solution Architects to join their team. The opportunities ...
Posted: 2022-08-15

Test Assurance Lead

Reading | Competitive | Permanent

Job Title: Test Assurance Lead Location: Reading Salary: Up to £55K About the Role: The role is responsible for the service validation and testing quality assurance of all new or changed IT services so they match the design specification and meet the business needs. Responsible for the execution of all quality ...
Posted: 2022-08-11

Solutions Architect

London | Competitive | Permanent

Stott and May have an amazing opportunity for Solution Architects at any level for our forward- thinking, UK based client. This new and exciting role covers all aspects of architecture for large scale projects, specialising in complex transformation, cloud migration, technology consolidation and modernisation and ...

Meet the software engineering recruitment team 

Michael Sealy 3


- London
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Associate Director
- Reading
Software Engineering Recruitment Sean McCormack green background2-1


Managing Consultant
- Reading
Ben Fox


Associate Recruitment Consultant - London
Charlie Nash 2-1


Principal Consultant
- London
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Associate Recruitment Consultant - Reading
Nathan Leonard-2


- London