About GoCardless

GoCardless makes it easy to accept recurring payments online. We unify the world’s Direct Debit networks, simplify them, and open up access to everyone. By doing so, we are creating an entirely new type of payment network.

Founded in 2011, we have quickly grown into one of Europe’s leading Direct Debit providers, processing over half a billion pounds a year for over ten thousand businesses.

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, and established institutions like the Financial Times use us to dramatically reduce failure rates.

We are a small London based team, and we're backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

For any press enquiries, please contact the GoCardless PR team, or view our comprehensive press pack.


We are a small team building a new payment network for the internet.

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GoCardless is: Octave Auger, Grey Baker, Baris Balic, Angus Bayley, James Berry, Lewis Blackwood, George Britton, Jenna Brown, Maria Campbell, Michael Christofides, Duncan Coleman, James Cunningham, Amaury de Closset, Steve Domin, Jamie English, Jack Franklin, Jessie Giladi, Pete Hamilton, Phil Harrison, Natalie Hockham, James Jackson, Sam Jewell, Alan Kennedy, Georg Knoerr, Norberto Lopes, Daniel Lyons, Harry Marr, Erez Mathan, Ben Miller, Max Murdoch, Iain Nash, Jacob Pargin, Tom Petty, Nabeel Qureshi, Matt Robinson, Tim Rogers, Isaac Seymour, James Shedden, Ben Sims, Chris Sinjakli, Dave Smith, Alina Solovjova, Jess Summerfield, Hiroki Takeuchi, Yoshio Takeuchi, Helen Taylor, Corinne Thompson, Matt Thomson, James Walker

Open positions

Product Engineer

Build and design high-quality products you can take pride in.

We're shaping the way businesses get paid. Our products have drawn thousands of businesses to rely on us to take care of their payments – from sole traders to large and multinational companies like the UK Government, Box & TripAdvisor. We pride ourselves on uncluttered interfaces that give our users the power and control they need to manage their payments.

Right now, we're reimagining how enterprise software should work and look. To do this, we're looking for engineers that are strongly user-focussed and care as much about figuring out which features to build as the technical implementation.

The role

You'll build the products and features that our users see and interact with. By continually improving the experience of existing products, you'll strengthen our reputation of having the best platform for controlling payments.

You will figure out what our users really need, add new features into existing products, and create entirely new products. You'll own your work from inception to release.

You could be working on anything from our API & docs to user dashboards to internal admin tooling. You'll work closely with both our design team and our back-end engineers, as well as other internal teams like sales and customer support.

Our work

We build simple, reliable products on top of technologies we understand and trust. We're upgrading to Angular 2.0 for our dashboards, and we're open to using new technologies when they are the best tool for the task – for example, we're just starting to use React where server rendering is needed. We continuously deploy all front-end projects backed by a test-suite we can rely on, and we prioritise code review and constant iteration.

Enterprise software comprises a huge range of product requirements in one codebase. To make sure that our codebase is something the whole team is proud of, we take the time to really understand how something should be used before building it, and we keep our code clean.

What we've done recently:

If you joined today, you'd work on:

  • Auto generating API client libraries using a custom toolchain based on JSON-Schema.
  • Statically generating our marketing splash pages in different languages using React.
  • Building internal admin and fraud tooling to augment our user dashboards.

Our culture

We've built a friendly, collaborative culture, where we hire and develop ambitious people that share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and are committed to encouraging and supporting each other's continual professional growth.

Many of our team are active members of the wider tech community. We open source great work that we want to share, as we did with our AngularJS style guide and HTTP API Design Guidelines, and we often host meet-ups and hack days in our offices. We regularly run internal tech talks given by both GoCardless employees and other industry experts, and we pay for courses and books. We have a conference budget for everyone on the team and can help with speaker coaching if you're interested.

The ideal candidate

  • You take pride in building products that are valuable to users.
  • You have some experience building applications for the web.
  • You love working in JavaScript.
  • You have an awareness of the full web stack. You understand the details of HTTP, and feel comfortable implementing API endpoints.
  • You believe that code must be well-tested, and that tests are a helpful tool in driving design.

In your application, please include your CV and a link to your GitHub, as well as telling us about an interesting technical project or problem that you've recently worked on.

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Backend Software Engineer

We're looking for backend software engineers to join our growing team.

Our work

We're building a simple, intuitive system on top of Europe's broken payments infrastructure. Thousands of merchants already rely on us to collect millions of pounds every day.

As an engineering team working in payments, we have to work differently:

  • Consistency can't be sacrificed. Wonky data is not an option.
  • Availability matters. If we go down, thousands of companies are left unable to do business.

At the same time, our business is growing at over 700% a year. We're ambitious, and we constantly experiment and iterate to drive that growth:

  • Working with government and multinational customers to build the next generation of our product.
  • Integrating with new banking systems to expand our offering across Europe.
  • Automating everything from fraud detection to legacy (paper-based) interactions with the banks.

Our culture

Payments is a scale business with huge returns to great engineering. We have a culture where you can do work that you're proud of every day.

We're building a huge company, so we invest time in building things well. We keep our technical debt low by regularly refactoring and improving our architecture. We know how important it is to be able to move fast in the future as well as right now.

Despite the scale of our work, we're a small and friendly team with strong shared values. We get on well and enjoy spending time together, whether working in the office, chatting over lunch or out for drinks after work. We're passionate about learning, and we all care deeply about the quality of what we build. We regularly run internal tech talks given by both GoCardless employees and industry experts, and we pay for courses & books.

Many of our team are active members of the wider tech community. We open source whatever we can, as we did with Hutch and Statesman, and we regularly host events and meetups in our offices. We have a conference budget for everyone on the team and can help with speaker coaching if you're interested.

Our stack

We have to stay nimble while delivering mission-critical code. To do so we constantly prioritise keeping both our stack and our codebase lean.

We build simple, reliable systems on top of technologies we understand and trust. We're primarily built in Ruby and JavaScript using Rails and Angular, and we rely on Postgres, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Chef.

We deploy many times a day, supported by a test suite we trust and a culture of code review.

What we're looking for

We're looking for backend software engineers to join our growing team. We'd particularly love you to apply if:

  • You're passionate about technology and care deeply about doing work you're proud of.
  • You have opinions about programming languages and experience building applications for the web.
  • You have an awareness of the full web stack. You understand the details of HTTP, feel comfortable optimising SQL queries, and have experimented with JavaScript.
  • You believe that code must be well-tested, and that tests are a helpful tool in driving design.

In your application, please include your CV and a link to your GitHub, as well as telling us about an interesting technical project or problem that you've recently worked on.

Apply now

Web Operations Engineer

We are looking for a web operations engineer to help us scale our product to millions of users, while maintaining a highly available service. You should have informed opinions about your ideal provisioning, deployment and monitoring tools — we're looking for people who are independent and take initiative.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be:

  • Managing and improving our existing infrastructure
  • Building tools for automating our testing and deployment processes
  • Making our infrastructure indestructible

Requirements:

  • Professional experience of Linux systems administration
  • Excellent knowledge of programming and shell scripting (especially Ruby)
  • Configuration management (preferably Chef) experience
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms such as AWS and SoftLayer

Bonus points for:

  • Experience remotely managing dedicated hardware
  • Computer Science degree
  • Familiarity with Ruby or Python
  • Strong operational knowledge of PostgresSQL or similar RDBMS

In your application, please include your CV and a link to your GitHub, as well as telling us about an interesting technical project or problem that you've recently worked on.

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Engineering Internships

We’re looking for talented, motivated undergrads who want to work on real problems with a world-class team.

We have paid internships and placements available in our front-end, back-end and web operations teams. If you're passionate about tech, care about learning and finding elegant solutions, and want to work with like-minded engineers, we want to hear from you.

Our team

GoCardless is an ambitious, fast-growing tech startup disrupting the payments industry. We build simple, reliable systems on top of technologies we understand and trust. We're primarily built in Ruby and JavaScript using Rails and Angular, and we rely on Postgres, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Chef.

We're nimble, deploying every day, and we're doing our most ambitious work right now – working with government and multi-national companies to build GoCardless Pro, and integrating with more banking systems to expand our offering across Europe.

At the same time we’re already processing millions of pounds of payments every day, so there's no space for inconsistent data or downtime. We maintain reliability while iterating on our product by having a test-suite we can rely on, and prioritising code review.

As a dev team, learning and mentoring are core to our values: we give our team a generous conference budget and run internal talks on subjects both technical and general. We’re involved in the wider tech community too, regularly hosting meetups and hackdays, and speaking at external events to share our knowledge, skills and passion.

Your internship

You’ll be treated as a fully fledged member of the team from day one, working on interesting, challenging projects that are integral to our product and to the company’s success. You’ll work closely with experienced engineers and we’ll encourage you to learn new technologies and expand your awareness of the full stack.

You’ll also get an insight into how a fast-growing tech company works and how the different areas of our business interact.

Because you’ll be part of our engineering team, we’re looking for the same qualities and traits that we look for in more senior hires – but we don’t expect you to have the experience.

You should apply if:

  • You’re passionate about technology
  • You care deeply about doing work you can be proud of
  • You’re constantly looking for ways to improve
  • You believe that code must be well-tested, and that tests are a helpful tool in driving design
  • You’ve experimented with building applications for the web

We’re particularly interested in hearing about anything you’ve done outside of your studies. For instance, any languages you’ve taught yourself and experimented with; anything you’ve built; meetup groups you’ve attended; hackday projects; anything you’ve done that will show us that you’re excited by technology, curious and ambitious. If you have previous professional experience, we’d love to hear details of the projects you were involved in and what you built.

Our interview process

We’re looking to assess your understanding of the principles of programming; the way you think, learn and respond to feedback; your actual coding skills and whether you’ll flourish here. There are three stages to our interview process:

  • a short skype call where we'll cover some background questions and maybe do a little live coding
  • a take-home coding challenge (written in the language of your choice)
  • a longer on-site interview, including pair coding, technical questions and a more informal chat

The whole process is technically-focussed, and we'll ensure that you meet different engineers at each stage so that you can ask us questions and get an understanding of what it's like to be part of our team.

We’ll consider applicants for internships lasting from 8 weeks up to a year, and we pay a competitive salary.

In your application, you'll be asked to include your CV and a link to your GitHub, as well as telling us about an interesting technical project or problem that you've recently worked on.

Apply now

If you have questions before applying, email [email protected].

Designers

We're looking for amazing designers to help us shape the way businesses get paid.

We're also always looking for talented freelancers to come and work with us, so if this sounds interesting but you're not looking for a full-time gig, get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Our work

Over the past few years, GoCardless' products have allowed small companies to take subscriptions for the first time — fundamentally changing the way they do business. But we're not done yet. We've just scratched the surface for small companies, and we want to do the same thing for the biggest organisations on the planet.

We have a roadmap packed full of projects that will help us create a platform for controlling recurring payments like never before. This includes reimagining how enterprise software should work and be experienced by both employees and customers.

Our culture

With a small, talented team and an amazing new office in central London, we feel like we're in a great position to tackle these challenges. New designers will play a key role in shaping our team and culture, as well as the direction of our product. You'll work with a tight, talented group of designers and engineers, as well as the founders of GoCardless.

Despite the scale of our work, we're small and friendly, with strong shared values. We get on well and enjoy spending time together, whether working in the office, chatting over lunch or out for drinks after work. We're passionate about learning, and we all care deeply about the quality of what we make.

We’re creating a strong design culture at GoCardless, and we'll support you by paying for training, events, and sending you to conferences around the world (if that's what you're into).

What we're looking for

We're looking for designers with real experience designing digital products. People who think about systems, not just screens. People who really care about creating great experiences.

Our main roles are product and web design (but that doesn’t mean you can’t do both), and we work collaboratively across teams on interesting problems.

Main responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the design of our products (both current and future)
  • Producing great work for our website and our marketing materials
  • Speaking to users to identify the problems and opportunities that lie ahead
  • Pushing the team to consistently raise the bar for visual design and simplicity

What we offer

We're a successful, well-funded company and believe that treating people well is the absolute key to our future success. As such, we work hard to make people feel respected, comfortable and happy.

  • Competitive salary and options package
  • Spec your own Macbook Pro, and plug it into a 27" Thunderbolt display
  • £1500 conference budget, plus 5 days (on top of holidays) to attend them
  • Work from home when you need to
Apply now

If you have any questions before applying, please contact [email protected]

No recruiters please.

Country Lead: Netherlands & Belgium

Launch GoCardless in the Netherlands and Belgium.

We've built a world-class product that brings cutting-edge recurring payments technology to a wide variety of businesses, from sole traders to multinational corporations like TripAdvisor, The Guardian and Box. We've gained great traction in the UK, and we know we can make recurring payments simpler for everyone in the Eurozone – and beyond.

The opportunity is there: now we need to move fast to become a global success. We're looking for results-oriented, adaptable problem-solvers to lead this expansion into Belgium & the Netherlands.

The role

We've laid foundations in the UK, and these will guide you as you figure out a strategy that will deliver rapid growth in the Netherlands and Belgium. Then you'll execute this strategy, driving in-country work independently and resourcefully, and swiftly becoming an expert in your market.

You will work closely with leaders across the company to understand all product, engineering and operational requirements, so you'll need to be adept at discussing complex situations with a wide variety of audiences. You'll feed your market's needs into our development roadmap to ensure we're always building the product people want.

All client-facing activities in your market will be your responsibility: planning and delivering on launch activities to build momentum early; accompanying prospective customers from sales to live. You'll handle initial marketing, PR, sales, partnerships and account management, and start to build a team to support & scale growth in your market.

Launching GoCardless in a new territory will require a depth and breadth of skills akin to starting a new company. It's an exciting challenge, and you'll benefit from the support and experience of our existing country leads. One of your first tasks will be to start building your team, hiring someone whose strengths complement your own to assist you as you forge a path for success in Belgium & the Netherlands.

The ideal candidate

You're self-reliant & quick to learn. You will need to be comfortable leading tough meetings and working with large prospective merchants in the market. While we can help you prepare by sharing our knowledge, you'll have to assimilate advice and tailor it to suit the local culture & language.

You're focussed on results. You'll succeed by setting yourself ambitious goals and going all-out to achieve them.

You're versatile and multifaceted. You're comfortable in client-facing situations and work well with technical teams to get the right product to market.

You're adaptable. You can tailor our voice to local conditions and needs, whether you're working with prospective clients or internal teams.

You're a native-level Dutch speaker with experience working in Belgium, the Netherlands, or both.

Apply now

Industry competitive salary. You will be based in London with travel to the market.

Country Lead: Germany & Austria

Launch GoCardless in Germany and Austria.

We've built a world-class product that brings cutting-edge recurring payments technology to a wide variety of businesses, from sole traders to multinational corporations like TripAdvisor, The Guardian and Box. We've gained great traction in the UK, and we know we can make recurring payments simpler for everyone in the Eurozone – and beyond.

The opportunity is there: now we need to move fast to become a global success. We're looking for results-oriented, adaptable problem-solvers to lead this expansion into Germany & Austria.

The role

We've laid foundations in the UK, and these will guide you as you figure out a strategy that will deliver rapid growth in Germany and Austria. Then you'll execute this strategy, driving in-country work independently and resourcefully, and swiftly becoming an expert in your market.

You will work closely with leaders across the company to understand all product, engineering and operational requirements, so you'll need to be adept at discussing complex situations with a wide variety of audiences. You'll feed your market's needs into our development roadmap to ensure we're always building the product people want.

All client-facing activities in your market will be your responsibility: planning and delivering on launch activities to build momentum early; accompanying prospective customers from sales to live. You'll handle initial marketing, PR, sales, partnerships and account management, and start to build a team to support & scale growth in your market.

Launching GoCardless in a new territory will require a depth and breadth of skills akin to starting a new company. It's an exciting challenge, and you'll benefit from the support and experience of our existing country leads. One of your first tasks will be to start building your team, hiring someone whose strengths complement your own to assist you as you forge a path for success in Germany & Austria.

The ideal candidate

You're self-reliant & quick to learn. You will need to be comfortable leading tough meetings and working with large prospective merchants in the market. While we can help you prepare by sharing our knowledge, you'll have to assimilate advice and tailor it to suit the local culture & language.

You're focussed on results. You'll succeed by setting yourself ambitious goals and going all-out to achieve them.

You're versatile and multifaceted. You're comfortable in client-facing situations and work well with technical teams to get the right product to market.

You're adaptable. You can tailor our voice to local conditions and needs, whether you're working with prospective clients or internal teams.

You're a native-level German speaker with experience working in Germany, Austria, or both.

Apply now

Industry competitive salary. You will be based in London with travel to the market.

Country Lead: Spain

Launch GoCardless in Spain.

We've built a world-class product that brings cutting-edge recurring payments technology to a wide variety of businesses, from sole traders to multinational corporations like TripAdvisor, The Guardian and Box. We've gained great traction in the UK, and we know we can make recurring payments simpler for everyone in the Eurozone – and beyond.

The opportunity is there: now we need to move fast to become a global success. We're looking for results-oriented, adaptable problem-solvers to lead this expansion into Spain.

The role

We've laid foundations in the UK, and these will guide you as you figure out a strategy that will deliver rapid growth in Spain. Then you'll execute this strategy, driving in-country work independently and resourcefully, and swiftly becoming an expert in your market.

You will work closely with leaders across the company to understand all product, engineering and operational requirements, so you'll need to be adept at discussing complex situations with a wide variety of audiences. You'll feed your market's needs into our development roadmap to ensure we're always building the product people want.

All client-facing activities in your market will be your responsibility: planning and delivering on launch activities to build momentum early; accompanying prospective customers from sales to live. You'll handle initial marketing, PR, sales, partnerships and account management, and start to build a team to support & scale growth in your market.

Launching GoCardless in a new territory will require a depth and breadth of skills akin to starting a new company. It's an exciting challenge, and you'll benefit from the support and experience of our existing country leads. One of your first tasks will be to start building your team, hiring someone whose strengths complement your own to assist you as you forge a path for success in Spain.

The ideal candidate

You're self-reliant & quick to learn. You will need to be comfortable leading tough meetings and working with large prospective merchants in the market. While we can help you prepare by sharing our knowledge, you'll have to assimilate advice and tailor it to suit the local culture & language.

You're focussed on results. You'll succeed by setting yourself ambitious goals and going all-out to achieve them.

You're versatile and multifaceted. You're comfortable in client-facing situations and work well with technical teams to get the right product to market.

You're adaptable. You can tailor our voice to local conditions and needs, whether you're working with prospective clients or internal teams.

You're a native-level Spanish speaker with experience working in Spain.

Apply now

Industry competitive salary. You will be based in London with travel to the market.

Country Lead: Sweden

Launch GoCardless in Sweden.

We've built a world-class product that brings cutting-edge recurring payments technology to a wide variety of businesses, from sole traders to multinational corporations like TripAdvisor, The Guardian and Box. We've gained great traction in the UK, and we know we can make recurring payments simpler for everyone in the Eurozone – and beyond.

The opportunity is there: now we need to move fast to become a global success. We're looking for results-oriented, adaptable problem-solvers to lead this expansion into Sweden.

The role

We've laid foundations in the UK, and these will guide you as you figure out a strategy that will deliver rapid growth in Sweden. Then you'll execute this strategy, driving in-country work independently and resourcefully, and swiftly becoming an expert in your market.

You will work closely with leaders across the company to understand all product, engineering and operational requirements, so you'll need to be adept at discussing complex situations with a wide variety of audiences. You'll feed your market's needs into our development roadmap to ensure we're always building the product people want.

All client-facing activities in your market will be your responsibility: planning and delivering on launch activities to build momentum early; accompanying prospective customers from sales to live. You'll handle initial marketing, PR, sales, partnerships and account management, and start to build a team to support & scale growth in your market.

Launching GoCardless in a new territory will require a depth and breadth of skills akin to starting a new company. It's an exciting challenge, and you'll benefit from the support and experience of our existing country leads. One of your first tasks will be to start building your team, hiring someone whose strengths complement your own to assist you as you forge a path for success in Sweden.

The ideal candidate

You're self-reliant & quick to learn. You will need to be comfortable leading tough meetings and working with large prospective merchants in the market. While we can help you prepare by sharing our knowledge, you'll have to assimilate advice and tailor it to suit the local culture & language.

You're focussed on results. You'll succeed by setting yourself ambitious goals and going all-out to achieve them.

You're versatile and multifaceted. You're comfortable in client-facing situations and work well with technical teams to get the right product to market.

You're adaptable. You can tailor our voice to local conditions and needs, whether you're working with prospective clients or internal teams.

You're a native-level Swedish speaker with experience working in Sweden.

Apply now

Industry competitive salary. You will be based in London with travel to the market.

Business Development Generalist

Drive our growth and shape our future.

GoCardless is poised for global success, and we need people to help us seize opportunities to achieve our full potential. In the last few months alone, we've started serving large organisations like The Guardian, TripAdvisor, and the UK Government – and we're just getting started.

We're looking for systematic problem-solvers to join our business development team and help us scale our payment system across the globe.

The role

You will plan & execute entire projects and you'll own their outcomes. You'll be responsible for developing strategy, research & analysis, building a plan and then implementing it and solving challenges until you succeed.

We work with leaders across the company on a wide variety of problems. Projects we've kicked off in 2015 so far include:

  • Working with Country Leads to develop European launch plans
  • Assessing which geographies to expand into next
  • Working with engineers to prioritise product features for multinational companies
  • Improving the onboarding process for customers

You need to be comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-changing environment, because no two weeks are the same. You'll need to be confident making recommendations, weighing opposing views and taking feedback into account, but holding firm when the data supports your decision. You'll have the freedom & responsibility to determine your own goals and how best to achieve these.

We've built a friendly, collaborative culture, where we hire and develop ambitious people that share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and are devoted to encouraging and supporting each other's continual professional growth. There will be significant scope for you to develop & expand your role as our team continues to grow rapidly.

The ideal candidate

  • You have strong problem-solving skills
  • You execute on the details while keeping the big picture in mind
  • You're adaptive and keen to pick up new skills
  • You're driven and self-motivated
  • You're intellectually curious & creative

Our current team come from a variety of backgrounds: mechanical engineering, economics, consulting, finance, entrepreneurship & startups. We welcome a wide diversity of candidates – if you're unsure, please apply. You can find out more about how we interview for this role, what we're assessing at each stage and how to succeed, on our blog.

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Account Executive

Help prospective customers get the information they need.

GoCardless is growing fast. We've recently started serving large organisations like The Guardian, TripAdvisor, and the UK Government, and we're launching across Europe. Thousands of businesses in the UK already trust us with their payments, and hundreds more join us every week.

We're looking for bright, ambitious people to join our talented sales team and accelerate our growth in the UK market.

The role

You'll be the first point of contact for new customers who get in touch to find out more about us. By becoming an expert on our product and the wide variety of ways it can be used, you'll advise people on their best option for taking payments. You'll listen to our customers, spot opportunities where we can add value for them, and do everything you can to give them the best possible chance of success.

You'll learn and execute our sales processes, making improvements wherever you find scope to do so. By collaborating with the rest of the sales team, you'll work out smart solutions for customers with thorny problems. You'll also have the chance to feed the needs of our prospective customers into our product roadmap to make sure we're always building something people want.

We've built a dynamic, collaborative culture where we hire and develop smart, ambitious people that share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and we spur each other on to raise the bar of success. We work in cross-functional teams so there's plenty of scope to work with and learn from people with different fields of expertise.

The ideal candidate

  • You have strong interpersonal skills and love connecting with people.
  • You're attentive to detail and extremely organised.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You learn fast and constantly strive to improve.
  • You have a strong work ethic.

This role would ideally suit a recent graduate with some sales experience or someone with 1-3 years' professional experience, e.g. at a consultancy.

Apply now