CodeGuild raises the bar within specialized recruitment consultancy for permanent placements within the Dutch ecosystem. Since our founding in 2014, we have been focused on the Dutch software development and -engineering market and have helped over 600+ high calibre software engineering professionals find long-lasting employment.

We have built a strong network within the higher segment of the software engineering community. Typically these engineers have been coding since their teens, have completed Bachelor, Masters and some even PhD level in Computer Science (or comparable) and since then have gained several years of relevant work experience.

Feel free to contact us for a no-obligation intake, sparring session, or a quick scan of the attractiveness or complexity of your permanent vacancy(s).

Free intake

Exclusive network of high-quality, high calibre professionals (NL, EU, non-EU)

CodeGuild gives you access to a network of high calibre professionals who generally refuse to work with other recruitment agencies. Due to our strong brand name the better software engineering professionals choose to partner with CodeGuild first when starting their search for new employment.

600+ mediated candidates

More than six hundred candidates have now been mediated by CodeGuild within the better software engineering environments of the Randstad. From scale-ups to enterprises, project organizations, consultancies to globally operating tech companies.

High Return On Investment

More than 81% of these candidates are still working for our clients after 3 years.

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Thomas StaceyThomas Stacey
07:55 24 Jun 22
I was looking for a role as a senior Scala developer in Amsterdam/Utrecht region.I was specifically looking to apply for one company through CodeGuild, but in the initial interview they also presented me with a couple of other options for companies which would be a good fit for me.They were very friendly, helpful and supportive, without being pushy. There was targeted help with prep for the interviews/assessments which was specific to each company, and they enabled me to give the best account for myself (definitely better than if I'd been preparing on my own).In the end I accepted an offer from one of the companies they presented me with instead of the original company I had in mind. It's an exciting challenge I'm looking forward to starting, and I never would have heard of the opportunity without CodeGuild.Can wholeheartedly recommend!
Maxmiller AlvesMaxmiller Alves
02:01 02 Jun 22
I am Golang software engineer from Brazil. For a significant amount of time, I was looking for a big step in my career, I wanted to find a "perfect" company in terms of challenges, and I wanted to move to Amsterdam. However, I was extremely pessimistic about how hard it would be for me to find such a position. Finally, when I was about to give up, I found Sven from CodeGuild, an extraordinarily communicative and supportive guy. Not only did he help me to find good companies, but he also shared his experiences and encouraged me to keep trying. Well, I landed a job within two months!His work didn't stop there. He was also willing to help me relocate and adjust to Dutch society. I can't recommend this guy enough, a truly exceptional professional.
Vlad VesaVlad Vesa
08:49 17 May 22
Codeguild helped me find a Senior Software Developer role in Amsterdam.They operate like a chess player that understands the game and the business.It’s all about making the right move and not regretting it. If you, the candidate, or if you, the company, found a good opportunity then the guild helps you to find a better one.You get to talk about your limitations, your best qualities and about what you’re really looking for. They have a sensor that gets activated during conversations and you get immediate suggestions if anything would be a wrong fit.Roy, Serge and Robert are trained members who understand the technical domain, who know - like a coach - what questions to ask and when. The collaboration with them is a journey that walks through all aspects of a job and you get the right questions at the right moments.
Catalin StefanCatalin Stefan
00:06 17 Feb 22
I struggled for a while filtering through all the recruiters that were there to help me with nothing. But then I discovered CodeGuild and a guy named Roy. He tries to understand what is your desire for the next step in your career and find the best opportunity. He guides you through the whole interview process and is there for you to answer all of your questions.Many thanks to Roy Schaper and CodeGuild for being professional and accurate!
Sasi KumarSasi Kumar
10:37 14 Feb 22
I would highly recommend CodeGuild to anyone who is looking for interesting opportunities.Their email about vacancies are very detailed and gives you a very good picture of what the actual role is about.I would like to thank Roy Schaper for the incredible support through out the process. Unlike other recruiters, Roy followed up with me before and after each round of interview. He is very responsive and guided me with valuable tips for the entire process.He had a clear understanding of what the role demands and what the employers were looking for, this is a rare trait I see in most recruiters.If you are on a job hunt or looking for interesting role, don't hesitate to collaborate with them.

Our added value

There is an enormous saturation of recruitment agencies. The result is that you receive screaming emails and regular frantic calls from tech-recruiters every day who promise you the world, but the result is often the same:

The status quo

Pushy recruiters

Pushy recruiters without deep technical knowledge exert unnecessary and uncomfortable pressure resulting in hasty choices, frustration, and an overall negative experience when working with tech recruitment agencies.

Waste of time

Vacancies that remain vacant endlessly. Poorly fitting resumes that you have to go through and screen yourself.

Time is money

Interviews with ill-fitting candidates. High fees paid for candidates who leave after a few months or within the first year.

Working with CodeGuild

CodeGuild partnership

Technically knowledgeable and empathic consultants with niche knowledge of your target group and its ecosystem. Advising sincerely and facilitating you in making better, well-informed decisions.


A small number of carefully screened resumes worth your time. The most difficult vacancies filled within a month.

Return on investment

Well-prepared, motivated and technically well-suited candidates for interview. 81% are still working for our customers after 3 years.

Partner in recruitment

CodeGuild does not appear on any recruitment blacklist and acts as an HR-partner organization. Together we sustainably build your organization and tech-team (s). Our proven recruitment process and best practices will enable you to avoid common pitfalls, frustration, and wasted time while facilitating you and the candidate to make well informed decisions.

What we can help you with:

  1. JVM: Java, Scala, Kotlin: Software Engineers, Backend & Full-stack Developers.
  2. Golang / Go: Software Engineers, Backend & Full-stack Developers.
  3. Javascript / TypeScript / NodeJS: Software Engineers, Backend & Full-stack Developers.
  4. Cloud and DevOps Engineers: with backgrounds in Ops or Dev and experience with AWS / GCP / Azure, IaC, CI / CD automation, and containerization.

Our clients

Our core values are sincerity, trust, craftsmanship, and expertise. But don't trust our word for it! Please visit our section below for some of our clients experiences:

Codeguild in a nutshell:


We unburden

We work through a streamlined recruitment process based on more than thirteen years of hands-on experience with the best practices from the local Dutch software engineering market.

We deliver tailor-made solutions

After a thorough intake in which we understand your needs, organization, culture and roles, we provide you with concrete advice, recruitment process and action plan.

We deliver quality

We only work with high caliber candidates who generally don't want to work with recruiters. In addition, 81% of our candidates are still working for our clients after 3 years. In this way we offer you a high return on investment on your one-off investment per mediation.

We are a partner. Substantive and advising.

You will be assisted by consultants with in-depth knowledge of the local market, technology and target group within your required niche software disciplines. They give you insight into how your vacancy compares with your competitors and offer you tools to increase its attractiveness. They also advise you on how to retain the better developers and software/cloud engineers to your organization for the long term.

We make sure every interview is worth your time

We only provide you with carefully screened CVs, matching the needs of both parties. We prepare the candidates well and ensure that they are aware of your organization, culture, role, main challenges, benefits and recruitment process. That is why 76% of our candidates are invited by our clients for a second round.

We collaborate closely, pleasant and efficient

Thorough support during the entire process where we help you and the candidate make well informed decisions. With regular updates on the progress of the vacancy and if necessary sparring moments to maximize success. By collaborating closely and transparent, candidates in whichever way become ambassadors for your company.

We are happy to help you

Feel free to contact us for a no-obligation intake, sparring session, or a quick scan of the attractiveness or complexity of your permanent vacancy(s).

Robert Hawker

Founder | Consultant Java, Kotlin, Scala Software Engineering

Serge Warbout

Team Lead Consultant Java, Kotlin, Scala Software Engineering

Melchior Schimmel

Senior Consultant JavaScript/TypeScript Software Engineering

Roy Schaper

Consultant Software Engineering | JVM

Daan van der Mark

Consultant Software Engineering | JavaScript

Sven Gerrmann

Consultant Software Engineering | Node & Golang

Feel free to contact us for a no-obligation intake, sparring session, or a quick scan of the attractiveness or complexity of your permanent vacancy(s).

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