Specialists in Executive and Professional Search within the Digital Technology ecosystem.

Covering the full spectrum of Digital Technology Leadership, we supply high calibre resource across the world to scaling businesses in the European Tech Hubs, including Series A+, Unicorns, Pre and Post IPO Businesses. Our expertise spans across a large range of industries, however primarily focused on eCommerce, B2C and C2C marketplaces.

What our clients think..

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

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."

HR Lead [Playstation Now]

"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."

Data Services Manager [Betsson Group]

"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."

Global Head of HR [Delivery Hero AG]

“After months of unsuccessful interviews, we asked XL Engine to support us with a number of critical hires.

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 International GmbH]

“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 AG]


Our research and discovery analysts create a bespoke search for every Customer to source highly targeted longlist of profiles from across social platforms based on target criteria


Your dedicated Search Consultants approach potential candidates, organising initial in-person and skype interviews to asses competencies


We'll work with you throughout the entire interview process, testing skills, competencies and culture fit to select the best suitable for your business


Some of our partners..

XL Engine have partnered with Delivery Hero AG since 2015 to help grow new capabilities into the leadership function, working closely with the CTO, CPO and Global Leads to hire in a number of Directors to help evolve the business from the inside out. 


One of our longerst relationships since launching, XL and Betsson have exclusively patnered to grow Betssons Data and Analytics Capabailities. Working with the CDO and Heads of Department, the goal was to help Betsson create a clean and useable Data Lake to help improve the way Betsson interacted with their customers, looking to improve realtime analytics and reducing churn. 

Since 2016, we've helped over 20 people join Betsson's Data teams joining a growing team of over 1000 in Malta.


Bonial International GmbH have engaged XL Engine to help with Critical hires, initially working with the Head of Product to staff his teams and more recently with the CTO and CPO to help identify key Agile, Technical and Product leaders from the international market to continue to innovate and grow their international prescence.


XL Engine have worked with Playstation since they were Gaikai and launched in Berlin to offer PlayStation NOW to the European market. In 2014, XL Engine were responsible for hiring in the first team for Service Reliability Engineers to enable Playdtation NOW a launchpad into Europe. Since then, we have become exclusive partners with Paystation NOW, placing 90% of the headcount in Berlin.


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