Principal Software Engineer

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly
Employment type
Full time
Industry
Technology
Key skills
Engineering, Software Development
Competitive Salary

Working alongside another Principal Software Engineer, you will lead on the technical vision of the department. You will work closely with the CTO, Head of Engineering and other team leads to ensure that platform and its future is aligned with the team’s goals, as well as the department’s vision. You will evaluate new tools to improve our platform and become an evangelist for Technology at Paddle.

As the SaaS space expands, there’s more potential than ever for growing software companies.  

Having a great product is only part of the journey. B2B SaaS companies today face endless competition, live or die by customer acquisition costs, have to earn customer loyalty every day, need to operate across borders, and must navigate increasingly complex regulations. 

Paddle alleviates this pain with its industrialized Revenue Delivery Platform that makes it easy for SaaS companies to respond faster and more precisely to every growth opportunity across acquisition, renewals and expansion.

Our all-in-one platform is purpose-built for modern SaaS execution and already powers growth for over 2000 software companies, globally. Our Revenue Delivery Platform integrates checkout, payment, and subscription management, making it easy for businesses to activate new business models, enter new markets, turn on new offerings, and renew subscriptions without friction and we handle compliance globally, so our Sellers always operate with full integrity. 

About the Team:

Working alongside another Principal Software Engineer, you will lead on the technical vision of the department. You will work closely with the CTO, Head of Engineering and other team leads to ensure that platform and its future is aligned with the team’s goals, as well as the department’s vision. You will evaluate new tools to improve our platform and become an evangelist for Technology at Paddle.

What you’ll do

  • Lead, facilitate and coordinate on the execution of our department’s technical vision, with good collaboration with others in the department
  • Be a go-to expert for technical architecture and modern design patterns using the right tools for the job
  • Drive idea generation for new platform capabilities and brings them to fruition
  • Drive the definition of a solid high-level technical roadmap that is aligned with strategic goals clearly visualizing commercial and business impact
  • Solicits information cross-functionally to ensure long-term technical direction is aligning with business goals
  • Be an evangelist for technology at Paddle and Paddle values to the Engineering & Product external community, improving our employer branding and helping attract new talent.

We'd love to hear from you if you have

  • Solid experience as a software engineer in, at least, one main programming languages, Go, PHP and Javascript
  • Experience designing and building systems to handle high traffic at scale in a cloud-based environment in AWS. Experience with Jenkins, Kibana & Grafana is highly desirable.
  • A proven track record of leading on cross-functional initiatives, including collaborating with both technical people within the department and stakeholders externally

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 mental health coaching sessions. We believe in flexible working and offer all team members unlimited holidays and 4 months paid parental leave regardless of gender. We value learning and will help you with your personal development — 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. Thousands of companies rely on our revenue delivery 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.

Deloitte Fast 50 named us amongst the fastest growing software companies in the UK four years running, and we’ve raised over $93m in funding from incredible investors such as FTV Capital, Kindred, Notion, and 83North.

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly