We work with some of the most forward-thinking employers around to recruit people who want to work at the cutting-edge of technology and digital.
The opportunities are huge, and they’re developing all the time. Our specialist technology and digital recruitment team places people in permanent and contract roles of various levels throughout the sector.
Roles we specialise in include (but are not limited to):
C-Suite / IT Directors / IT Managers
Network & Infrastructure
QA / Testing
Big Data / Data Science
For a confidential conversation about your next career move, or if you’re looking for talented professionals to join your team, speak to our Head of Technology & Digital.
To find out more about our specialist Technology & Digital areas, please click below:
.Net Development & Engineers
We work with an array of clients across South Wales and the South West, helping them build their development team with PHP Developers of all levels of seniority and a range of backgrounds. We cover everything PHP: from Magento-focused developers with an e-commerce background, Laravel developers with a large-scale CMS systems focus to senior positions like Development Leads and CTOs, we bring clients and candidates together to provide opportunities to both.
QA/ Software Testing
We thoroughly cover the QA/Software testing space across South Wales, South West and the West Midlands, permanent and contract. We work with a great range of people across all levels of seniority, both manual and automated, from Junior Test Analysts to Senior Automation QA Engineers to Heads of Testing. We also cover the niche, hard-to-find skillsets: performance testers, penetration testers.
We present the opportunity to work with exciting enterprises on incredible programmes, projects and products. Everything ranging from dynamic media applications for the biggest names in music streaming, all the way through to game-changing HR platforms for heavy hitters within Human Capital. We understand technology trends and have an unparalleled market insight into where the UK contract bubble floats. Our specialist consultants are not just experts in the recruitment process, but capable advisors in IR35, the onboarding process, compliance and in understanding statements of working.
Our Contract specialists can fill roles including, but not limited to:
Application Development (React/Angular/NextJS/NestJS/Typescript)
Mobile Development (React Native/Flutter/Kotlin)
Back End Development (Python/Java)
CMS Development (Umbraco/Hubspot/Wordpress)
Project Management (Business Analysis/Project Controls/Delivery Management)
IT Support (Service Desk/1st Line/ 2nd Line)
Framework Development (.NET/Java)
Full Stack Development (Node/MongoDB/SCSS/AWS)
"The Yolk IT team is engrained in the local tech scene. Our team boasts some of South Wales’ most experienced and well connected technology recruitment professionals. We have a proven track record of building technology teams from the ground up as well as supporting leading blue chip companies with their technical recruitment needs."
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“I’ve trusted Yolk to source developers and other technical roles for Wealthify and other businesses for years. They understand our company culture and technology stack, and have supported us in building a talented and loyal team. We value the close working relationship we have with Yolk over working with agencies further afield.”
"Steve and the team at Yolk Recruitment did a fantastic job helping us to grow a first-class development team from scratch. Ensuring that our specific requirements were well understood, the team worked not only to find candidates with right skills but, importantly, the right fit for our company culture and fast-paced start-up environment."
"I recently worked with Steve on an assignment to a Public Sector organisation and found him very hard working and supportive, from acquiring the assignment in the first place, working through the confusion of new IR35 contract issues, as well as ongoing housekeeping and support throughout the contract life span. I absolutely look forward to working with him again."
"Working with Yolk Recruitment has been a pleasure over the last twelve months, they have engaged with HEFCE's values, culture and understand what managers need from a candidate filling a role. They take the time to get to know the organisation and understand what is needed from each role, they take the time to come and meet our managers at our offices to understand how best someone can fit in the teams. This has proven to work as they identify great candidates to fill our roles even when sometimes we give them short time scales. I have found they are professional and honest in how they conduct their business and always feel I can pick up the phone to Steve and he always has time to have a chat and/ or give advice."
Yolk Technology & Digital now recruiting for Contract projects
Yolk Technology & Digital were thrilled to welcome Jake Appleton to the team at the start of 2021, as he joined us as a Senior Consultant to manage our contract projects. Jake's focus is on building our key clients within this area, while also ensuring we're representing the best contract talent, with a focus on React and Software Developers. Get in touch with Jake to find out more about our contract opportunities.
Remote On-Boarding Guide
In the current economic climate caused by COVID-19, working remotely and remotely on-boarding staff, has become the new normal. Having placed a number of developers with our client Booking Live, we put our heads together to come up with a neat guide. Filled with advice and tips from Chief People Officer, Louise Chawich, the guide will help you create a streamlined remote on-boarding process.
Cardiff Tech Talks
Our Tech Talks give anyone working or interested in the technology world a chance to network with individuals with similar interests, as well as hear from experts in the field. Our speakers are there to share their expertise whilst the local tech community brings its enthusiasm and love for sharing best practice. To top that, refreshments and food are always provided!
Product Manager £40,000 - £50,000 South Wales (remote) Our technology solutions client currently seek an experienced Product Manager. They're one of South Wales' most exciting fintechs, with significant investment backing and a clear and defined roadmap of continued growth in the coming years. As a product Manager you will take ownership of the product backlog, be responsible for prioritisation of features and write well-formed user stories. If you thrive on taking an evidence-based approach, love pushing the boundaries of web products, and are passionate about having a real impact on a growing technology company, then we want to hear from you! Requirements 5+ years in a product manager role (preferably fintech/financial services) MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred Ability to process and analyse complex data sets, and interpret them to make business decisions. Knows SQL. Deep understanding of the web user experience (e.g. pricing strategy, technology, user flow) Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web applications Experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces - ability to create wire frames and mockups Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies How to Apply If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Steve Shuttlewood at Yolk Recruitment. *Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying – then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.*
Lead Architect - Up to £500 per day - OUTSIDE IR35 - Start August - SC Cleared or Willing to Undergo - Wiltshire - 12 Months The Lead Architect will operate at the Programme layer of the client's exciting National Security Programme and provide architectural guidance as well as work with the individual National Security projects. Responsibilities: Continue developing the Satcom Reference Architecture (SRA) which will provide architectural guidance Work with SK6 projects to deliver architectural artefacts within the ArchiMate model. Including consistency with existing artefacts and supporting the development of the SRA/SRD Work with the Requirements Team, ensuring coherence between Requirements/Architecture Maintain existing BiZZdesign/MooD architecture models Coordinate meetings, workshops etc. to ensure SK6 integration with the wider System of Systems Develop interface specifications Use architecture to explore use/edge cases, eliciting new systems requirements and evolving the architectural design of the SoS Focal point for architecture, interacting with other teams Nice to Have Skills: Experience of developing requirements specifications and linking requirements and architecture Good understanding of MOD deployed and fixed networks / systems that have dependencies with satcoms Experience of BiZZdesign tooling Experience working within Defence Digital Knowledge of JSPs 604, 441, and 906
IT Project Delivery Manager - Up to £450 per day - Outside IR35 - Fully Remote/Can Visit Cardiff Office - 6 Months We’re looking for a delivery manager to join our client to support the skills and capability team on the roadmap and alpha for the training and support offering for the leadership and teams/squads the Centre support within the Welsh Public Sector. You’ll be directly supporting the Head of Digital Skills and Capability and the Product Manager but would likely need to engage with the wider team in the Centre and stakeholders within the Welsh public sector. You’ll be supporting the delivery of the skills and capability team on the roadmap and alpha for the training and support offering. Essential skills and experience: Recent examples of delivery managing discovery, alpha, beta and/or live phases Recent experience in delivering digital products and services Proven experience using a range of agile tools and techniques Demonstrable experience of challenging and removing barriers to service delivery Recent experience of matrix-managing multidisciplinary teams Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity Demonstrable negotiation skills Nice-to-have skills and experience: Professional-level fluency in Welsh language Demonstrable experience of working in the open Demonstrable experience of working in the Welsh Public Sector
Business Analyst Fully Remote (UK Based) £35,000 - £40,000 The Opportunity Our Bristol technology solutions client are currently seeking a Business Analyst to work on a range of business change projects. As a Business Analyst you will work closely with the companies technology team to deliver functionality across their platforms and systems. Well versed in Agile SCRUM, you will be tasked with the capture requirements and relay these to the development team. You will deliver the agreed project metrics on time and within budget, and assist individuals who are directly affected by change initiatives, helping them through the period of transition. The position will see you manage business requirements from initiation through to delivery, ensuring adherence to the Software Development Life Cycle, working closely with key Project individuals to turn a Project Proposal into signed off documentation. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Define scope of proposed business changes in conjunction with Project Manager Provide assessment of change and define analytical documentation, approach and timescales Identify appropriate attendees, content and style of workshop and work to ensure focus is maintained on objectives and all parties contribute. Gather and document business requirements - Illicit comprehensive requirements from all levels and areas within organisation through various techniques eg workshops. Able to fit into a highly motivated team who advocate the Agile philosophy and continuous improvement. Experience of working within a genuine Agile SCRUM team. Produce Functional Specification/User Stories. Produce and liaise with stakeholders to achieve documentation sign-off. Skills / Experience The successful candidates will have a proven track record of managing business requirements in a multi-project complex environment, dealing with multiple stakeholder levels and delivering complex information in an easy to understand way. The ideal candidate will have good organisational and interpersonal skills, with a genuine passion for technology and a desire to further develop their skillset. How to Apply If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Steve Shuttlewood at Yolk Recruitment. *Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying – then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.*
PHP Developer PHP Developer up to £45,000 Bristol We are working with a new client who build software within the housing industry. As a PHP developer your role will primarily be working on the fintech CRM platform and working with several technologies channelled on the LAMP within a cloud environment. This is what you’ll be doing · Contributing within a SCRUM responsive team · Taking control of your own work from development through to production · Promoting continuous improvements in the process ranging from increased automation to development/operations practices. · Writing tests for your code based on acceptance criteria · Being aware of new security threats and applying them to the framework of the systems and services we provide. · Performing code review based on the coding standards put in place by the development team. The experience you’ll bring to the team · 5 years’ experience of PHP, JS, CSS · Frameworks – Bootstrap, jQuery, VueJS, Symfony · Working knowledge of object orientated techniques including IoC. · Kubernetes/Docker
Azure Technical Architect - Up to £500 per day - OUTSIDE IR35 - Part Remote/London - End of July Start - 6 Months + We are looking for a Cloud and Azure Infrastructure Specialist to work as a Technical Architect for our client within the public sector. You will be working in a team that is embedded within the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users will be Analysts. You will be working work on a Cloud Analytical platform to help build and improve its functionality, robustness and future proof its capability. What You Will Be Doing: Assess the organisation Analytical platform to provide and advise on the areas to strengthen and is for purpose. To develop functionality and services on incoming Azure cloud offering to help meet growing and future needs. Migrating services, data and software from private cloud environment to Azure platform. Experience Needed: Have minimum 3 years demonstrable experience in working in an Azure cloud environment Have minimum 7 years experience working in technology Evidence of migrating, application and data from on premise environment to a cloud environment Experience of working with a Microsoft Windows Server environment (any version) Experience of working with an Ubuntu Linux Server environment (any version) Have experience of working with sensitive and secure data (commercial or personal) Have experience of building infrastructure as code - 9 points) Have minimum 3 years demonstrable experience in working in a Private cloud environment Nice-to-Have Skills: Ubuntu Bash scripting Powershell scripting SQL query writing/debugging SQL stored procedure writing/debugging Deploying live web applications PHP or R scripting
Senior React Developer Remote (office 1-2 per month London) Yolk are working with an established fintech that have grown from strength to strength in the last few years. After significant investment they are looking for a number of frontend developers to work on their financial platform. They work with truly agile practices, working with latest technologies and leading SaaS providers. Very firmly in growth stage but continuing with the start-up environment! This is what you’ll be doing You’ll have good experience of core UI design and development concepts, best practices and optimisations. You will have excellent knowledge of Typescript React, modular/scalable CSS and semantic/accessible HTML. Core knowledge of Apollo/GraphQL on the server and client, would be a great advantage. Experience building testable code using frameworks like Cypress and Jest. You will want to learn, embracing new technologies and skills! Although a large company they have a flat hierarchy with no micro-management. There’s also some must haves Experience with Typescript / React / Next.js Experience with Node.js / GraphQL / Apollo / Auth0 Exposure to Microsoft Azure / Terraform Git / Azure DevOps / Agile / Scrum And this is what you’ll get in return Salary up to £95,000 10% annual bonus Medical insurance Cycle to work scheme Plus much more! Are you up to the challenge? Please get in touch today with our IT specialist recruiter, Victoria Gunstone. Please apply with a CV and a cover letter outlining why you’re perfect for the role.We also have a referral scheme so if you know of someone who would be great for the role please get in touch. *Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.
Full Stack Developer - Up to £400 per day - Outside IR35 - Fully Remote - 3 Months - Start ASAP We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to work on an exciting end-to-end delivery of a dynamic media listening mobile application for one of our client's acclaimed customers. The first project is nearing completion, which is the web application version, but second project will be predominantly led in React Native for the mobile version of the application. Our client has an incredibly exciting team of both contract and permanent, experienced developers who typically work strictly with JIRA. Technical Skills: React Native Jest Docker NodeJS We have helped build this team from scratch and there is a strong likelihood of a long term relationship between yourself, and their lead developers; more projects, more exciting clientele, a better portfolio.
DevOps Engineer 2-3 Month contract £400p/d-£500p/d(outside ir35) We're working with a national financial services firm who are currently investing in expanding their DevOps operations based from there office in Cardiff to deliver a cutting-edge data platform and analytics. This is what you’ll be doing The primary duty will be to support the continuous delivery and deployment into the live environment. Support infrastructure and code-based deployment Create and manage automated builds Create and develop processes for builds and deployments Assist and guide the development team on DevOps on processes acting as a subject matter expert Act as an escalation point for 3rd line support where appropriate. The experience you’ll bring to the team Cloud-based technologies Linux admin experience CI/CD experience Automation (E.g. Ansible, Jenkins) Terraform, Jenkins, Nexus and Maven Are you up to the challenge? If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role – then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Steve Shuttlewood at Yolk Recruitment
Senior Back End Developer - Up to £380 - £425 per day - OUTSIDE IR35 - Fully Remote - IMMEDIATE START - 3 Months We are looking for a really strong Back End Developer to work remotely for our client within the FinTech/StartUp world. Our client's environments are largely virtual, so we need a specialist confident in their knowledge of developing, deploying and improving applications using Amazon Web Services. We ideally need someone who can not only develop the application, but the infrastructure and the database schemas too; these help make up the foundational structure of a really interesting product that our client provides. The right contractor will be experience in making complex green-field design decisions, whilst also being able to figure out problems and provide solutions. Tech Stack: Docker, Python, AWS (Terraforming) Desirable Knowledge: CRUD Services RESTful Services API Design and Development (Serverless) If this sounds like you, then make sure to hit the apply button!
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Divisional Head of Technology & Digital
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Business Development Manager, Private Sector
I identify new business in the private sector, allowing Yolk to partner with clients who are undergoing growth and discovering how Yolk can take this to the next level.
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