Engineering

Building a platform everyone trusts, that we are proud to work on

What does Engineering mean at Paddle?

We're here to help build the infrastructure and develop the Paddle product so that it's scalable, secure, transparent and reliable. Our environment is one of continuous improvement, both professionally and personally.

Reliability

Scalability

Security

Transparency

People

Speed

Your personal development is important to us

We want you to develop as an Engineer and as a person. This can be something very technical (AWS Certification) or soft skills (Difficult Conversations for managers, Presentation Brilliance). Soft skills are a vital part of being an engineer in a team of technical and non-technical people. We have a variety of knowledge across the department, the more consistent we are, the better.

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“I’ve expanded my knowledge of cloud-based architecture and learned how to work efficiently on a data-driven team that cares deeply about the product”

Maarteen, Senior Engineer

A typical day in Engineering

Not all days are the same, but we try and have some common themes to keep the engineering teams performing and give them space to come together. Creating high performing happy teams is always our goal.

Start of the day

Come in between 8am and 11am (we're very flexible)

Standup

Daily team meeting to align our goals and see our tasks for the day

In the morning

Review pull requests to keep the feedback cycle short

Lightning talks

Short lunchtime presentations on a topic of choice - the goal is knowledge sharing

In the afternoon

Core coding hours. Meetings are kept to a minimum

Personal development time

Time for training of choice (hackathons, working towards a certification, or mastering a new language or tech)

Benefits of working in Engineering

We aim to give you a good mix of autonomy and support, with input into engineering-wide architectural decisions, tool choices and coding standards. As a growing passionate team we want you to come and improve us, make a difference and develop your skills with your enthusiasm and our guidance (and training budget!). We have Hackathons quarterly to help us express our creative side, and brand new Macbook Pros and flexible working hours to make sure the day job is as enjoyable as possible.

“Working at Paddle allows me not only to enjoy great company perks, but allows me as an Engineer to do what I love. I love working on fun and exciting new projects where I can learn new things and work with some amazing engineers.”

Simon, Senior Engineer

Our hiring process

Initial phone call

An intro chat with our Talent team where you walk us through your CV and we explain the process, the company, the current roadmap, the technologies we’re using and the role and how it fits within our ecosystem.

Second Stage Interview

A technical conversation with one of our Engineers, usually covering general OOP questions (PHP, Go or JavaScript); data structures, examples of system design and testing. Have the phone call from a quiet place and have a pen and paper handy.

Face-to-face Interview

Meet your peers and a few senior members of the Engineering team - you’ll have a chance to see the office and get a real feel of how it is to work in Engineering at Paddle. You can talk to us about your ideas or ask any final questions.

In the face-to-face interview

CV Screen

Deep dive into your tech experience to help us understand your strengths.

Pairing

Take code that has issues, fix it and add a new feature to help us understand how you work in a team.

Whiteboarding

Talk us through a problem, draw how you might model it in a database, and ask questions to validate your assumptions.

Company

We’re building the platform that all software companies use to run and grow their business. We’re early in our journey but making good progress: Deloitte Fast 50 named us the fastest growing software company in the UK (we’ve tripled revenue every year since our launch in 2012), and we’ve raised over $25m in funding from incredible investors such as Notion, BGF and Kindred.

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