Articles in engineering

Scaling Paddle and Our Engineering Team to Become the Fastest Growing Software Company in Deloitte Fast 50

By Andy Savage, 12 Mar 2018, in people, engineering, thoughts

As part of a podcast series on fast paced companies I recently sat down with David Wicks to chat about the way we’ve scaled Paddle, and in particular our engineering team, to become the #1 fastest growing software businesses in the Deloitte Fast 50.
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How we ran our first hackathon

By Dave Marsland, 25 Jan 2018, in people, engineering

We've just held our first ever hackathon, and had a great time. Croissants were eaten, beers drunk and (a lot of) documentation was read, culminating in company-wide demos and 3 delighted winners. We're planning to host a lot more of these, so we took the time to reflect on what went well and what we could do better next time!
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How our engineering team prepared for Black Friday

By Dave Marsland, 30 Nov 2017, in people, engineering

Black Friday is a very important day for us in Engineering. We see more traffic than any other day in the year and it’s a real test of our ability to stay reliable at scale, so we started to plan months in advance to ensure that it was a quiet night for us, and we could sit back and watch the graphs with a beer!
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How we hire engineers

By Mark Wilson, 31 Oct 2017, in people, engineering

I joined the engineering team at Paddle 4 months ago and work predominantly on our checkout. The whole process was fairly quick: it took 10 days between my initial application and the job offer and involved an initial phone call with another engineer, a face to face interview with the CTO and a culture chat with other employees (both engineers and non-engineers).
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What it's like to be a Software Engineer at Paddle

By Rob Aiken, 19 Jul 2017, in people, engineering

Before Paddle I was a Web Systems Developer for the British Antarctic Survey. I was looking for an online payment solution for a personal project, found Paddle interesting and noticed that they were hiring new developers. A couple of interviews later, I joined in October 2016.
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