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Tom Townsend

Lead Technology Contract Consultant

Tom Townsend Tech Contract Jobs Recruitment

Sector: Technology

Specialises in: Contract Recruitment for Developers across Mobile, Software, and Web

Interesting fact: I once ate 7 Fabs in a row.

Recruiter Biography:

With over 5 years’ experience as a Contract Recruiter in Technology, I have placed iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xamarin, .NET, Python, Front End, UX (designers), AEM (CQ5), JavaScript (ReactJS), Gaming (Phaser), CMS (Magnolia, Sitecore), PHP, and Java software engineers & technical leads (including Scrum Masters) into long and short term contracts.

Clients worked with include companies within the digital media & advertising, online gaming, software consultancy, start up, financial services, pharmaceutical, entertainments, mobile money and payments industries.

I also work with organisations with no real IT presence who have a specific need i.e. mobile apps. I pride myself on finding the perfect fit for the hard to fill developer job roles that existing suppliers aren't able to fill and I'm therefore able to offer contractors projects unavailable to the majority of the market.

Get in touch with me to find out more about how I can find you a contract developer position, or help your organisation with your development contractor needs.

tomt@eligo.co.uk | 0208 944 4110 | @techtomt

Articles by Tom Townsend
Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 21/4/17 | Category: Technology
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    Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 21/04/2017 Mastercard creates a new biometric card, a majority of Open Source has secruity flaws, get up to speed with neural networks and deep learning, Sitecore research finds marketers focus too heavy on mobile rather than consumer experience and businesses are more likely to ask google than the government for cybersecurity help.        Biometric Banking: Mastercard creates credit card with fingerprint recognition to replace pins Tend to forget your pin at the till? Not keen on contactless? With...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 31/3/17 | Category: Technology
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The role of a hiring manager is tough, with 99 seemingly endless problems filling your day, including finding the best contractors to fulfil your next project. Partnering with a specialist contract recruiter is one way to solve your often-immediate hiring headache, until they become one themselves. Do you ever feel there is something missing between what you are putting in with your contract recruiter partnership and what you’re getting from it? Historically, relationships between employers and contract recruiters have been tainted by a range of pressures and varying degrees of mistrust from both sides. So how can hiring managers and contract recruiters re-build the trust and...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 3/3/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 03-03-2017

  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 03/03/2017 the new UK Digital Strategy is announced, AWS typo knocks websites offline, the UK economy is adapting well to automation and Dyson challenges tech giants with a huge investment in Britain.             Google, BT and more pledge skills training for millions as part of UK digital strategy The department for Culture, Media and Sport has finally unveiled its Digital Strategy that includes Google, Barclays, Lloyds Banking and BT pledging to offer digital skills training to millions in...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 20/1/17 | Category: Technology
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  Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 20/01/2017 employee monitoring is driven by data, Deliveroo is set to create 300 tech jobs in London, Microsoft adds support for another Linux distribution on Azure and Codracy breaks down important software metrics for developers.            The next generation of employee monitoring is data driven Would you let your boss track your every move? A major UK bank and some parts of the NHS are reportedly fitting their employees with wearable tech that monitors their every move. From how...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 11/11/16 | Category: Technology
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Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 31/10/16 | Category: Technology
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Have you ever thought about taking your Android skills to the Android contract jobs market or are you looking to grow within it? Going contract can offer benefits from increased pay and flexible hours to being your own boss and having a greater sense of freedom. If you’re a full time Android Developer who is new to the contract market, however, you may find it somewhat an alien concept. As such we’ve put together a brief guide to the Android contract jobs market to provide you with insight into where you can find android contract roles, the earning potential of android contract job opportunities, and what employers are looking for in a candidate.   Where are the roles?...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 7/10/16 | Category: Technology
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    Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry - week ending 07/10/2016             UK Government gives £220m boost for cutting-edge tech The chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that there will be a £220m boost to help support UK’s technology sector. £100m of the funding will be extended to enhance cutting edge medical technologies and some £120m will help to stimulate collaboration between universities and business. Read more here (Tech City News) 03/10/2016   Panasonic announces a new flexible battery Panasonic unveiled...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 14/3/16 | Category: Technology
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The life of a developer contractor comes with superior earning potential than that of a permanent employee, and other perks such as flexible hours, and being your own boss. These benefits often compensate the potential negatives, namely; the lack of a regular stable income, and job security.   Whilst some contractors develop excellent relationships with specific clients, the uncertainty about where the next contract developer opportunity is coming from often still remains. One way to counter this is to use a contract developer recruiter, which not only can ensure that you are able to pick up contract opportunities steadily, but also brings a range of benefits with it. I’ve...

Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 14/9/15 | Category: Advice, Technology
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