Software engineer recruitment firm talent.io has announced that its platform has helped tech unicorn Deliveroo to double its tech team.

London-headquartered Deliveroo work with over 80,000 restaurants and takeaways and 60,000 riders, and operates in over 500 towns and cities across 13 markets.

But its head of technology recruitment, Dave Richardson, said the firm’s the firm wants to work with software engineers in the world, which can be challenging to find at its speed of growth.

“My objective is to build a world class tech team in London for Deliveroo, and the solution from talent.io has enabled us to find the calibre of candidates we are looking for,” he said.

“One of the major benefits from the talent.io solution is that they vet the candidates, so we know we have access to the best talent in the industry, and they are all available immediately.

Paris-headquartered talent.io claims to have the largest community of pre-qualified software developers across Europe and uses human expertise, alongside AI in its process.

“We are delighted to be working with Deliveroo and assisting them in their growth plans,” added John Hazelton, MD oftalent.io London.

“We remove all biases when pre-qualifying, ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities, offering candidates exciting, well paid jobs with benefits and opportunities for development.

“We keep it simple by seamlessly helping companies to build out technology teams while providing candidates with their perfect jobs.”