Development and Architecture
Building a world class engineering team - A Case Study


An online investment management company, based in London, received £30m funding, the largest of its kind since the Brexit vote in 2016.


Looking to grow their organisation, they wanted a partner to help them build a large team of world class engineers.

The Challenge

As one of the largest Fintech startups funded since Brexit, Nutmeg needed to build their engineering team over over 20 developers and engineers within a 3 month period.


Hiring consisted of Senior Engineers, FullStack and Front End Developers.


Within a highly competitive market, there was a big challenge in finding a suitable level of quality engineers both technically and culturally who would want to join the team on a permanent basis.


Onsite internal team did not have capability and bandwidth to deal with the project.

What We Did

We worked with their senior management to define job descriptions and their sell to anyone joining the team.


Our recruitment team worked on site 1-2 days a week, working closely with Nutmeg’s CTO, Head of Development and talented teams.


We innovated the way we attract talent for Nutmeg, running co-branded tech events and promoting their roles at conferences, meet-ups and on our community job board.


Cost of delay was a key factor in our partnership with Nutmeg. Our speed to market and turn around allowed them to deliver more products to the market.


eSynergy placed over 20+ engineers in 12 weeks of partnering. Our offer to conversion rates were above 75%

What Next?

We are now the exclusive recruitment partner for Nutmeg, continuing to supply them with technical resource.


As part of our ongoing commitment around up-skilling we are working with their internal teams, evaluating training and speaking opportunities.


Working together to identify women in technology conferences and events to raise their brand at more diverse activities in the tech community.

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