Articles in people

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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My first month since joining Paddle

By Cristiana Rocha, 12 Oct 2017, in people

I joined Paddle about 3 months ago, a couple of months after moving to the UK, having worked in finance teams across Portugal and Brazil. I hadn’t heard of Paddle before, but the role looked really interesting!
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What it's like to do Customer Success at Paddle

By Tom Holland-Hibbert, 14 Sep 2017, in people

I initially joined the Sales team in June 2015 after graduating as a civil engineer from Durham University, at a stage when Paddle was still a very small team of 8 people! I was drawn to Paddle due to an interest in seeing how these extremely young and agile start-up firms operate on the inside, while my engineering degree had driven an interest in technology - Paddle seemed to marry the two perfectly.
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What it's like to be an Operations Manager at Paddle

By Gerry McHugh, 22 Aug 2017, in people

I joined Paddle in December 2016 - prior to that I was a management consultant at Deloitte, working to support IT teams define their strategy, achieve cost-cutting and roll out new products and services.
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What it’s like to be an Account Executive at Paddle

By Matt Jones, 01 Aug 2017, in people

I joined in August 2015 and was one of the first members of the Sales team here at Paddle. I was previously an Account Manager for a very large food distribution company, occasionally moonlighting as a sound engineer - so Paddle was quite a new experience!
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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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