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Tech-forward recruiting and sourcing services for startups and growth-stage companies hiring high-caliber technology resources.

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Holistic Searches

Finding the right talent means looking at technical, cultural and personality fit to drive real productivity and longevity in your hire.


Software Development

We are focused exclusively on hiring technologists and executives supporting the software development life cycle


Technology Forward

From cutting edge software and AI, including our proprietary Talent Evaluator, technology is at the heart of what we do.


Startups and Growth-Stage

We’ve tailored our solutions and finance options to the needs of startups and growth-stage companies. 

Our numbers speak for our success.


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Our talent is finding yours.

Elev8 was created to push the envelope in IT recruiting specifically for IT startups.

We have spent the past 10 years building and evolving the technology to curate and engage with technologists. We network heavily in the IT community, as evidenced by 40% of our candidates coming from peer recommendations. We also use technology, including AI, to search dozens of technical communities to find passive talent—those purple squirrel unicorns that are not actively looking for new roles.

We vet them using the Elev8 Talent Evaluator process, which looks at both skills and long term goals. Then, we match them to your job requirements and company culture.

So, when we submit you a candidate, it is very close to your ideal. We are not just trying to fit warm bodies into an open position—we aim to help candidates make the right career move for their long term goals. This means our candidates are happier in their new roles, and our clients love the talent we bring to their teams.

Stephen Pair, CEO Bitpay

“The team at Elev8 was a huge part of my company’s success and growth. They hired more than 75% of our workforce helping us grow to more than 80 employees. They excelled in a variety of roles we handed them, including engineers, sales and operations teams and even hired two of our C-level executives. They helped find the talent as well as came in and helped direct our hiring and onboarding process to run more smoothly and efficiently. We couldn't have done it without the Elev8 team and will continue to work with them in the future for any hiring needs we may have.”

Stephen Pair, CEO


Our Staffing Solutions

Elev8 brings the best of today's science and technology together to the most effective hiring process available. We've built out one of the nation's most expansive, state-of-the-art sourcing system specifically for technology talent, and further refine our searches using the Elev8 Talent Evaluator and certified behavioral assessments.

Behavioral Assessments

Behavioral Assessments

Make better hiring decisions utilizing different assessments to benchmark your current team and find the right gap fit, not only for skills but for aptitude, personality, motivation, and behavioral characteristics.

Assessments used: Kolbe, TTI, CVI, AcuMax, and Enneagram.



We will search for candidates that match your skills and culture across job boards, tech forms like GitHub, and our own cultivated network of IT workers. You can handle the screening, interviewing and selection process.

contingency recruiting

Contingency Recruiting

We send you a short list of screened candidates to interview, and you only pay once a qualified candidate is placed. Financing options based on retention metrics are also available.

retained search

Retained Search

For strategic hires, Elev8 will find and recruit key technologists such as your CIO, CTO and other senior technology executives. We are incredibly detailed in our searches, and will only submit highly screened candidates. 

Quality over quantity.

We pride ourselves on the caliber of every match we make.

  • Real recruiters

  • Technology fluent

  • AI-driven sourcing

This is why Elev8 is able to successfully place on average 1 in 4 candidates interviewed by clients, and why 96% of candidates stay for at least 2 years.

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Our 2022 Salary Guide for Atlanta Technology Jobs gives job seekers and hiring managers the most up-to-date salary information and important updates on hiring trends affecting tech talent across the Atlanta job market.

What's In Our Salary Guide?

  • Find out what's the hottest IT job in Atlanta right now.
  • Learn the new candidate demands and expectations.
  • Get the big picture of the market on competition & top skills.
  • Review the new best practices of hiring in this ultra competitive market.
  • Update yourself with the latest thinking and strategies to make winning job offers.
  • See what Atlanta's technology jobs pay, including for executives and tech-related business roles.
2022 Salary Guide for Atlanta Tech Jobs

Our Tech Hiring Expertise

Our specialty is working with 10x talent like yourself who are experts in the tech field, deploying mission critical skills in emerging technologies.

Software Development

Software Development Technologies

Fullstack, open source development as well as all software development languages

Web Design

Information Architecture

Usability Testing, Design Thinking, Architecture

Frontend developers


UI/UX, Graphic Design, Javascript Developers



Cloud, DevOps, Security, System Administration, System Engineers

Mobile Development


Hybrid and Native Android or iOS


Quality Assurance

Automation & Manual Testing and SDET

Big Data

Big Data

Data Engineering, Data Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, B.I. & Visualization

Data Science


Content Producer, Software Engineer, Researchers



Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Distributed Systems, Smart Contracts

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing, SEO and SEM, Email Marketing, Content Strategist, Virtual Reality Developers, Bot Developers, Social Media


Leadership Positions

Architects, Director, Executive, Manager, V.P.



Analysts, Business Analysts, Customer Success, Product Management, Program Management, Project Management

What Our Talent And Clients Are Saying About Us

"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work in helping me secure a new position. Working with you and Melissa has been a very smooth and enjoyable process. I have worked with many recruiters throughout my career and none in my experience have been nearly as professional, responsive, and pleasant to work with as you and your team. I will be sure to refer people your way in the future!"


Sr. Full Stack

"Thanks for your amazing assistance in the process.  You and the team really rocked it with Chris!  He said that despite being approached by other recruiters y'all felt genuine and compassionate and that helped him embark on the journey for betterment.  That's the special sauce that Elev8 always brings to the table."



"I have worked with several staffing firms in my job search, and you guys were definitely one of the best ones I have worked with!"


Java Developer

"I have worked with these folks on multiple roles. Always professional, with their finger on the pulse of the ATL technology market. They do personal, they do trendy, they do realistic and honest. I describe them as relentless, also. Once they realize the need, they'll push until it gets resolved."

Wes C.

Hired as Lead Product Manager

If I'm on the market in the future I will be sure to go with your firm first. You guys have been the most helpful out of all of the recruiter's i've interacted with.


Mid .NET/Test Software Engineer

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you have done so far. Regardless of the outcome, this has been by far the best recruiting experience I have ever had or heard anyone else to have. Really appreciate you going to the lengths you have."


Sr. Ruby Developer

"All of the resumes sent to us were awesome. They were the best resumes we’ve ever seen from recruiters—not only are they in line with the job, but your understanding of the job and the candidates’ skills saved us time in the hiring process."


Senior HR Manager

"We knew this would be a purple unicorn and had interviewed ten candidates for the role. Elev8 swooped in and sent one, which blew everyone else out of the water."


Head of DevOps

"I've found Elev8 to be one of the easiest recruiting firms to work with, and the best I've ever seen in terms of candidate quality. I encourage you to reach out to them and see what they have to offer."


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