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Ryan Hayward
Senior Managing Consultant

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Java Specialist

I am a Principal Consultant for People Source where I specialise in the resource of Contract & Permanent Java professionals to businesses across the UK and Europe.

What I do

I specialise in providing Contract & Permanent Java professionals to UK & EU companies. I spend 5 days a week networking with Java technologists and managers to build a constantly evolving pool of Java candidates.

I have built some great relationships with various companies from tech start-ups, right through to global corporate organisations, and I actively retain clients through a blend of superior candidate delivery and excellent customer service.

My approach to IT recruitment is focussed on being an expert in my field, and delivering the strongest strategic recruitment solutions to match my clients requirements.

Although predominantly specialising within Java my recruitment is not limited to just this area, I have successfully recruited in a wide variety of IT disciplines ranging from 1st line support through to Programme managers.

People I Recruit:

Development Managers; Architects; Programme Managers; Project Managers; Product Managers; Business Analysts; IT Analysts; Support Staff and Developers at all levels


Java: Java SE (J2SE); Java EE (J2EE); Java ME (J2ME); Web Technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, JSF, JSON); Open Source Frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, Struts; Tapestry; Wicket; Google Web Toolkit (GWT)); Swing; OOAD; OOP; Java Design Patterns; Java APIs; Web Services (SOAP, REST); Web Servers (Weblogic, Websphere, Tomcat & Jetty); Build tools (Cruise control, Hudson, Jenkins, Maven, Ant); Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, Pair Programming and Continuous Integration); Cloud Computing; SaaS; PaaS; Big Data: (NoSQL - Hadoop, Cassandra, Openstack, MongoDB)

Keywords that describe me

  • Approachable
  • Likeable
  • Committed
  • Loyal

Key Quote

"Ryan has been extremely helpful, transparent, honest and punctual. I would definitely recommend him and love to work with him for any future roles."

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  • Ryan has helped me getting placed at one of the best companies I have ever worked with. All through the selection process, Ryan has been extremely helpful, transparent, honest and punctual. He also motivated me to do more research about the organization before attending interviews by giving me a lot of useful tips and almost instant feedback after each level, which helped me to build the rapport with the client even before joining. Candidate placed by Ryan Hayward

Hobbies and Interests

  • I enjoy travelling and have explored and conquered 14 different countries. I am also a keen actor and have starred in a film (Robin Hood 2010). I have a deep interest in software development and a huge respect for people that write clean, elegant code!


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