growth plans

Our ambitions know no bounds

Started as a small family business 16 years ago by Nigel and Neil Livingston, Optimus Search has grown to become at the forefront of German STEM recruitment: We are proud to be a household name in the thriving technology talent market.

Over time, we have refined our processes and developed our exceptional people to become premium service providers to some of the biggest and most successful companies in Germany, facilitating high-growth sprints and bespoke, high-level individual hires.

Our growth has continued in line with the values of family. We are proud that the whole company, including our management team, has been grown organically from people hired at junior level. It’s an overused phrase in the corporate world, but we really do see Optimus as one big family.

We now enter our next growth phase: ‘Optimus 3.0’. Our journey from 2 people in suburban Southwest London was Optimus 1.0, and the 8 year, high-growth period since we relocated to Central London, Optimus 2.0, has seen us listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, and also the Recruiter Hot 100 three years running.

This new phase will blow the ceiling off our ambitions and fast-track a rapid, sustainable unleashing of our potential, drive and ability. We want you to be a part of this journey, and be part of one of Europe’s most successful recruitment companies.



We combine earning with learning

As a business, we fully understand that our long-term success ultimately depends on the success of our employees. As such, we invest heavily in training and development. 

We are big on diversity and opportunity

We have a completely non-discriminatory outlook and recruit based on ability and capability alone. We also operate a meritocratic work environment where promotion and rate of advancement are based solely on merit.

growth plans

We treat each other like kin
and promote from within

As a business we have always prided ourselves on a steadfast commitment to promoting from within. We operate a meritocratic work environment where promotion is based solely on merit, and rate of advancement is directly aligned to work ethic and success.

We don’t actively hire in managers and prefer to go for a home-grown approach. In fact, all of our managers started with us as trainees, so you can expect your development to continue at a fast pace in your first 1-2 years with the company.

Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best consultants in the industry and a forge a genuine camaraderie with your colleagues.