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Engineering Team Lead in London


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We're looking for a driven and approachable Team Lead to help us nurture our expanding Engineering team.

You'll be a part of a friendly and expanding team of talented engineers, working on the newest parts of the Paddle ecosystem and helping our Software Sellers sell their products on a platform they trust and rely on.

Our Engineering department is split into three groups, focusing on different parts of the buyer and seller experience. These groups have a “home” team and short-lived project teams are spun up to deliver valuable change to our customers. With the engineering team expanding so quickly, values and culture are very important to us, and you'll be expected to help keep the great environment we have currently as we grow.

You are empowered to use the right language for the job for our services, which at the moment for us means using Golang or Python hosted in Lambda, PHP in ECS using docker, and static React sites statically hosted in S3. We will give you the freedom to make technology and tooling decisions and educate the rest of your colleagues accordingly.

You'll be involved in technical decisions with your team and across the department, picking up tickets, and developing your team both personally and professionally. Our people are extremely important to us, so strong mentoring and personal development skills are key. Working with the other team leads and the VP of Engineering you'll also help guide the department engineering strategy, ensuring a good mix of Reliability, Scalability and Performance. We believe a strong relationship between Tech and Product and Design means building a better product for the customer, developing that within and outside your sphere of influence is crucial to our continued success.

What you'll do

  • Own your group’s technical direction and growth.
  • Develop your team personally and professionally so they are high performing and happy.
  • Help drive Paddle forwards as an Engineering and Product-led company.
  • Autonomy to do the right thing.
  • Help remove blockers for your team.
  • Work with your Product Manager and Product Designer to influence Paddle’s business direction.
  • Be involved in hiring and Paddle’s continued growth.

We'd love to hear from you if

  • You love developing people and have experience growing engineering teams.
  • You’re passionate about the discovery phase of new features
  • You're a strong Engineer, experience on Golang, Python, or .NET is a plus.
  • You push technology forward within your teams.
  • You're comfortable working with non-technical stakeholders.
  • You’re proactive and comfortable taking ownership.
  • You have experience in AWS and Docker or want to learn how they can be used at scale.
  • You understand the importance of product and design and how great products stem from these relationships.

Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse team of around 140 people based near Shoreditch. We care deeply about enabling a great culture which is inclusive no matter your background. We celebrate our diverse group of talented employees and we pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative, friendly and respectful culture.

We offer a full slate of benefits, including competitive salaries, stock options, pension plans, private healthcare and on-site coaching sessions. We believe in flexible working and offer all team members unlimited holidays and 3 months paid parental leaves regardless of gender. Plus we offer some not-so-standard, extra-fun benefits, which can include anything from joining our office football team, taking up in-office yoga lessons or enjoying a board game night. We host regular company get-togethers and quarterly socials. We have weekly catered lunches and of course, fully stocked fridges and cold brew on tap. We value learning and will help you with your personal development where we can — from constant exposure to new challenges and annual learning stipend to regular internal and external training.

About us

Our mission is to help software companies succeed — enabling them to focus on creating products the world loves. Hundreds of companies rely on our e-commerce platform to sell their software products globally, as well as our powerful analytics and marketing tools to understand and grow their businesses.

Our vision is to become the platform that all software companies use to run and grow their business. We aim to replace a fragmented ecosystem of specialised tools with a unified platform that removes the complex burden that comes with running a software business, whilst also providing unparalleled insight to help them grow faster.

We’re early in our journey but making great 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.

Equal opportunities

We believe in having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. Our office is wheelchair friendly and we are a family-friendly employer .

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on new opportunities at Paddle!


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