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Our Mission at Vaco Seattle

Vaco Seattle (formerly Greythorn) specializes in finding game changing talent—those individuals with tech skills of almost mythic proportions. Whether you have permanent, contract, or contract-to-hire roles to fill, we know where to look, as our team members have backgrounds in tech, built strong ties to the pioneers of our markets, and invest in the open source communities through event sponsorship and annual market research.

Our reputation is founded on trusted relationships with the industry’s thought leaders, ranging from Apache Foundation Committers and PMC Members to technical text authors and leading edge code creators. Through our network, we’ve found and placed people in roles like: Principal Data Scientist, Principal Cassandra Engineer, VPs of Engineering, Senior Pre-Sales Engineer, Senior Evangelist, Geospacial Engineer, Data Engineer, Full Stack Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer and DevOps Engineer. Contact us to learn how we can help.

Find a Job in Seattle
Whether you’re looking for project work or permanent placement, Vaco’s got you covered. We work with tech companies and startups in the greater Seattle area (including Bellevue, Redmond, and Tacoma—we didn’t forget about you!). Browse our jobs or reach out to a Vaco Seattle recruiter to start your search.
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Meet the Seattle Team
You can find us at ApacheCon, OSCON, Strata, and the Cassandra Summit, as well as at local meetups like Seattle Scalability and Seattle Java Users Group. If you need tech recruiters who actually understand the technology you use, let’s connect.
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Our Services
Vaco can offer the speed to market that the talent solutions industry demands. With Vaco, you receive premier treatment in the service areas of consulting, strategic staffing, permanent placement, executive search, managed services and corporate relocation. We’re here for the duration of our careers to help you for the duration of yours. With Vaco, you receive localized and boutique service with an international reach.
Areas of Expertise
Vaco's work in the industries we serve is what make us experts. Vaco's team is made up of professionals who have extensive backgrounds and expertise in the industries we currently serve. Whether you're a client or candidate, when you're working with Vaco, you’ve always got an expert on your side.
Areas of Expertise
Industries We Serve
Vaco's work isn't siloed into a single industry vertical. We are industry agnostic when it comes to finding the perfect fit for our candidates and clients. Vaco’s team is filled with pedigreed professionals who are well versed across many industry sectors. No matter what the job or field is, consider Vaco your career concierge.
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“I just had a call with your candidate. It made my week, month – potentially year. He is one of the highest quality candidates I have ever interviewed in my career. Thank you.”


“I am at a rare loss for words to thank you for all you do for me. When I came to Vaco Seattle I figured they would just be another firm. When I’d left another consulting firm years ago I figured I’d never find another really great company to work for again. You’ve proven that theory totally wrong! You and Vaco Seattle have been a fantastic company to work for and one I’m really proud to tell my friends I work for. Most companies would tell their consultants to hit the road vs. putting much effort into helping them, but you have taken great care of me all these years. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  It means a great deal to me and when I have a bad day it really helps keep me going think of all of you.”

“They listen. They understand our business and the environment we do it in. We work with a lot of vendors, and Vaco gets us better than anyone else. We get the right balance of technical skill set and temperament that fits us.”


“Vaco is very client focused. Let me give you a few examples. When Vaco is in the area, they drop by. They have regular meetings with us, and ask what they can do better. If they find a good candidate, even when we are not actively recruiting, they let us know. Their follow-up with us is strong.”

“Vaco is the type of company that is more of a partner than a vendor to me. You have companies…but Vaco seems to be at the forefront with quality. My experience is always top-notch from beginning to end. Vaco hires really good people.”

Areas of Expertise

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