Big Wave Digital’s name is synonymous with superior service for top tech, data and digital talent. We give outstanding candidates access to some of the most exciting, innovative places to work across Australia, New Zealand and San Fran.

Big Wave Digital has established itself as a trusted advisor in the digital and technology recruitment sector.

We recruit across tech start-ups to large enterprise media and tech companies in both permanent and contract positions.

With over 35,000 1st LinkedIn connections, and deep talent pools, Big Wave Digital offers you substantial industry networks and reputation.

Big Wave Digital is an award-winning digital, data and technology recruitment firm.

Based in Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, USA, we work across markets primarily in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and SF.

Big Wave Digital is proud to work with an impressive range of enterprise, SME and exciting start-up clients.

Our emphasis on innovation and quality distinguishes us as a leader in this market.

Our brand is established and respected in the digital and technology recruitment sector. With more than 75% of our business from returning clients, we build authentic, long-term relationships.

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We have fun. And we take people’s jobs very seriously.

We value the loyalty of our clients and candidates, and give regular counsel to growing businesses and executives looking for their next challenge.


We only employ well-established, career recruiters.

Our key consultants are trusted thought leaders and are regularly consulted for industry insights. Read our predictions for 2017 and the hiring process .

A Brief Big Wave History


Big Wave Digital was founded in 2010 by digital entrepreneur Keiran Hathorn.


It was borne from Keiran’s drive to innovate and disrupt impersonal traditional corporate recruitment models.


His team’s passion for technology, business integrity and plethora of connections in the digital ecosystem has enabled Keiran to build a robust, agile business.


Keiran has worked with the best digital talent since founding his first successful company in 1998 – at the very onset of the digital age.


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BUSINESS AWARDS

Keiran Hathorn & Big Wave Digital Team

  • SEEK SARA AWARD, Best Small Recruitment Agency, Technology – WINNER
  • SEEK SARA AWARD, Best Small Recruitment Agency, Technology – RUNNER UP x 2
  • AIMIA AWARDS, Best Business Website – Finalist
  • Job Advisor Top 10 SME Coolest Companies to work for – 2016
  • NSW Business Chamber, Regional Finalist, Excellence in Small Business, Employer of Choice – 2016
  • Recruitment International – Finalist, Best Recruitment Company to Work for – 2016
More Accolades for Big Wave Digital

Highly regarded Industry Experts

The Big Wave team’s depth of knowledge and experience in the evolving digital ecosystem – from the very early dot com boom days to The Internet of Things – places them in a powerful position as being one of Australia’s most trusted digital recruitment advisors.


We’re Agile and Lean

Testament to his business agility, Keiran has achieved success and longevity in the rapidly evolving digital space. He has built his enterprises with agility and leanness – well before these were coined.

People first

The one attribute remaining fixed, however is Big Wave’s approach to doing business with people.

After all, this is the business of placing people and building teams – we don’t take the life-changing implications of a new job lightly!

Having authentic relationships remains integral to making ours a successful recruitment agency.


Always: business with integrity

As well as being commercially minded, Keiran’s drive is one of integrity and professionalism.

Talented candidates and clients return again and again.

“Keiran’s genuine care for people as much as the bottom line stands him amongst the most highly regarded career recruiters in the industry”.

We’re attracting clients and candidates with aligned values

Keiran has instilled solid values of authentic care across his company. Every Big Wave Digital Team member embraces our culture of people first.

This ethos attracts clients with aligned values, and our relationships are flourishing with this simple premise.

This ethos attracts clients with aligned values, and our relationships are flourishing with this simple premise.

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