Articles in people

The Challenges of Developing Mac and Windows SDKs

By Rob Hudson, 22 May 2018, in people

Paddle’s SDKs (Software Development Kits) are a set of tools, customised for each platform, but what are the challenges for product, design, and engineering when building them?
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Using Data at Paddle

By Gerry McHugh, 01 May 2018, in people

We create lots of data but leveraging it can be a daunting task. I'll run through how we selected and implemented the right tools for the job, and some examples of the most useful data projects we've worked on in the last 12 months.
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Supporting A Growing Design Team

By Max Tam, 25 Apr 2018, in people

I’m Max, Paddle’s first Product Designer. I've interviewed the founders and the leadership team at Paddle to understand why they think good design is important and how they will empower good design. I’d like to share with you the 7 key takeaways.
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Developing Engineers at Paddle

By Dave Marsland, 23 Mar 2018, in people, engineering

As Engineering Manager at Paddle I spend a large share of my time developing our engineers rather than code. We've doubled the size of our engineering team in the last few months so I've been thinking a lot about this topic lately!
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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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My First Few Months as Technical Account Manager at Paddle

By Joana Marques, 07 Mar 2018, in people

I've joined Paddle a couple of months ago to help with seller's technical queries, improve our documentation, analyze seller needs and pass back suggestions to our product team.
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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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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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