We’re looking for exceptional managers to help GoCardless build a global payments platform for the 21st century.
GoCardless’ annual payment volume exceeds £1 billion, and we’re processing up to hundreds of thousands of transactions per day. The company is growing fast and there is an increasing demand for creative, agile and high quality work from our engineering group.
We believe in using the best technology for the task and we’re heavy users of Angular, Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL. Our applications run in Docker containers. We use some React for static web pages, Python for our data projects and Go is used by our infrastructure team. Our planning and delivery processes are agile and loosely based on Scrum.
Right now we’re improving the customer experience for first time users of our developer APIs and user dashboards, we’re scaling our payments systems to handle ten times our current processing capacity and we’re investing in our infrastructure for improved resilience. We like to share what we learn on our engineering blog
We want to hire software engineering managers to help us build the most creative and fulfilled product engineering team. You will lead talented and creative engineers who build products and systems they are proud of. You will push for exceptionally high quality work and empower our engineers to make a big impact.
We’re looking for competent and passionate engineers who want to stay hands-on but primarily focus on leadership and management. You will have responsibility for one or more teams of between 3 and 6 software engineers and you’ll work closely with commercial and operational stakeholders. In this role you will:
You will also be a key contributor to:
Given the versatile nature of the role, we’re looking for someone who learns fast, enjoys leading and collaborating with others, and is a pragmatic decision-maker.
This role would suit someone with previous management experience, or a technical leader who wants people management responsibility.
We'd love to hear from you if you are:
In your application, please include your CV, a link to your GitHub profile if you have one and a brief description of an interesting project you have delivered as a leader. Our team come from a variety of backgrounds and we welcome diversity – if you're unsure, please apply.
We’re building the payments network for the internet. Join us.
Since GoCardless was set up in 2011, we have been focussed on simplifying Direct Debit and opening up access to companies who could never previously use it. We already process over $1bn each year for thousands of businesses, and we are growing fast.
We work with a huge range of organisations: small gyms and scout groups use us to reduce admin; fast growing companies like Funding Circle use us to power their growth; established institutions like the Guardian use us to dramatically reduce failure rates.
Our ambitions go beyond this: we want to break down barriers so that businesses can quickly and simply start taking payments from anyone, anywhere in the world.
Over the last year, we’ve expanded our offering for larger organisations, like the Guardian and the UK Government. We’ve also added European Direct Debit schemes, so multinational companies can collect payments across Europe with ease. We’ve recently launched in France and Germany, and in the coming year we’ll continue our global expansion, as we create a global network for recurring payments.
We’re London-based, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Passion Capital and Y Combinator.