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Paddle • Lisbon

Staff Software Engineer - Python

Employment type:  Full time


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 Staff Software Engineer on the Integrations team, you will be a leader in solving the most interesting technical challenges and opportunities we face with our Metrics product. You will be instrumental in improving the product experience for our customers; for scaling our application to service tens of thousands of companies providing us terabytes of data; for integrating Metrics with the Paddle Core system; and for implementing our exciting new product vision of using AI and machine learning to increase our customers’ revenue — automatically.

You will lead on the technical vision of the department and work closely with product managers, engineering leads, and members of other team leads to ensure that our platform and its future are aligned with the team’s goals and the department’s vision. You will work cross-team to architect and implement solutions to our most pressing challenges. You will mentor other engineers. You will evaluate new tools to improve our platform and become an evangelist for Technology at Paddle.

Tech stack:

  • Python (Django) for our Retain and Metrics monolith

  • Docker in production and local development

  • Kubernetes to orchestrate our containers

  • RabbitMQ for our asynchronous message queues

  • Redis for key/value store

  • MySQL, Postgres and S3 for persistent data storage

  • Terraform for infrastructure management

  • Grafana and InfluxDB for monitoring

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

  • Solicit 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:

  • Mastery of Python, and experience with other languages will be advantageous.

  • 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

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
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Paddle

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK

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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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