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Paddle • UK - Remote

Senior Software Engineer - PHP/Go

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

What do we do?

Paddle offers SaaS companies a completely different approach to their payment infrastructure. Instead of assembling and maintaining a complex stack of payments-related apps and services, we’re a Merchant of Record for our customers. That means we take away 100% of the pain of payment fragmentation. It’s faster, safer, cheaper, and, above all, way better.

We’re backed by investors including KKR, FTV Capital, Kindred, Notion, and 83North and serve over 3000 software sellers in 245 territories globally.

The role:

As a Senior Software Engineer within our Payments Platform team, you'll play a key role in both maintaining and developing our critical checkout, tax, and payment systems. You'll take the lead on tasks related to discovering new features and planning their implementation. Additionally, you'll be actively involved in new projects, providing valuable technical expertise and shaping the future of our payments platform.

This role will involve contributing to the maintenance and evolution of our backend services. You'll be responsible for the ongoing development and improvement of our checkout service built with Laravel and other Go services related to payments and tax. While experience with Go is a plus, we're open to enthusiastic PHP developers who are eager to learn Go and contribute to its codebase.

Tech stack:

  • PHP and Laravel for checkout and our legacy system

  • Go for our new services

  • Docker in production and local development

  • gRPC for internal services running on AWS Fargate

  • AWS lambda for event-based services

  • AWS SQS for our asynchronous message queues

  • MySQL and Postgres for persistent data storage

  • Redis for key/value store

  • Terraform and Cloudformation for infrastructure management

What you'll do:

  • Develop high traffic APIs used by hundreds of thousands users per month

  • Engineer high-performance background workers for consuming queues

  • Practise DevOps, you’re responsible for getting your code to production and supporting it

  • Use the latest AWS services available to run your code

  • Help design a stable platform to support phenomenal growth

  • Mentoring and coaching other engineers

  • Play a part in an agile team, either kanban or scrum as needed

We'd love to hear from you if you:

  • You have a development background with PHP

  • You have some experience in Go or you are eager to learn it

  • You have experience designing and building systems to handle high traffic at scale in a cloud-based environment in AWS

  • You enjoy collaborating with our technical and non-technical departments

  • You proactively find ways to improve the code and team processes

  • You have a strong understanding of the development process - from design through to deployment, maintenance, and what that means for day-to-day development

  • You take pride in what you build

  • You are interested in what new tools and techniques you could introduce to us!

Everyone is welcome at Paddle

At Paddle, we’re committed to removing invisible barriers, both for our customers and within our own teams. We recognise and celebrate that every Paddler is unique and we welcome every individual perspective. As an inclusive employer, we don’t care if, or where, you studied, what you look like or where you’re from. We’re more interested in your craft, curiosity, passion for learning and what you’ll add to our culture. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t match every part of the job ad, especially if you’re part of an underrepresented group.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to better support you through the application process and in the workplace. We will do everything we can to support any accommodations needed. We’re committed to building a diverse team where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. Let’s grow together.


Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse, growing group of Paddlers across the globe who pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative and respectful culture.

We live and breathe our values, which are:

Exceptional Together

Execute with impact

Better than Yesterday

We offer a full suite of benefits, including attractive salaries, stock options, retirement plans, private healthcare and well-being initiatives.

We are a ‘digital-first’ company, which means you can work remotely, from one of our stylish hubs, or even a bit of both! We offer all team members unlimited holidays and enhanced parental leave. We invest in learning and will help you with your personal development via constant exposure to new challenges, an annual learning fund, and regular internal and external training.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
L&D budget
Equity packages
Work from home stipend
Mental Health Support
Office disability facilities
Faith and meditation space
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
96%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
84%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
92%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
93%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Paddle

Company employees

320+

Gender diversity (male:female)

60:40

Office locations

London, UK

Funding levels

$293.3m

Hiring Countries

Ireland

Netherlands

Portugal

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
1st – Medium companies

1st – Medium companies

Flexa100 2023
Saas & Dev Software

Saas & Dev Software

Industry awards 2022

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