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About Us

Tech and engineering recruitment expertise you can trust.

We are Roc Search

I started Roc Search in 2007 and we’re now an award-winning business with 160 people across 7 offices in the UK, Europe and the United States. I’m incredibly proud of our journey so far. I believe that if you hire the best people and focus relentlessly on providing the best service to your customers, anything is possible.

We’ll continue to push boundaries and build an even more exciting future for our customers, and our people. We are driven by people, placements and passion. We are Roc Search.  
Conor Roughneen, Founder & Managing Director


Meet our people

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Our values


Believe in the process, keep it simple, and be accountable at all times.


Be passionate and push boundaries in everything you do.


Be limitless, bold and brave in your decisions.


Always strive for excellence and give maximum effort and commitment at all times.


Be respectful in every scenario and always lead by example.


Have fun along the way!

Ireland's tech specialists

Whether you build, make or design, you can always count on our expertise. We understand your challenges and your value.

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Awards and accreditations

Our History

Roc Search Launched!

We were founded by Conor Roughneen in Reading, UK

Talented 10!

We grew to a team of 10 RocStars

An International Business!

We opened our London and Frankfurt offices as we grew to 60

Going Global

We opened our first American office in Austin, Texas and our sister company, Tank Recruitment, launched

We make it 5!

We opened our 5th office in Manchester, UK and achieved IIP Gold accreditation

New York, New York!

We grew our international presence as our 2nd American office opened in mid-town Manhattan

Records Broken!

We broke company records and for the 3rd year in a row, we were named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For

Cheers, Ireland!

Dublin, Ireland becomes our 7th location in our 4th country as the global growth continues.

Growth Continues!

We will continue to grow as we open new offices, grow headcount and increase turnover.

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While we were launching...

Steve Jobs launched Apple's first ever iPhone!

Susan Boyle wowed Britain's Got Talent...

SuBo shot to fame with her famous rendition of'I Dreamed a Dream!

International 'selfie' phenomenon...

Coined in Australia, 'selfie' became 2013's Word of the Year!

Ice Bucket Challenge goes global...

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $115m for the ALS Association!

While we were moving into a new office...

Donald Trump won the public vote and prepared to move into the Oval Office to become the 45th President of the United States!

Oscars mix-up

While we successfully opened in New York, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty weren’t as successful. They incorrectly named La La Land as an Oscar winner. Moonlight eventually won!

Manchester City break Premier League records...

With 100 points, Manchester City became record-breaking Premier League champions!

As one epic journey begins...

Another epic journey ends as The Game of Thrones reaches its dramatic conclusion. 

New sports set for 2020 Olympics

3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling are among the new sports to be introduced at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan!

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