Principal Python Engineer
Principal Python Engineer
Principal Python Engineer

Principal Python Engineer


About us

At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We're making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.

GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 75,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We're an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.

The role

You will provide engineering leadership for multiple teams, and you will be responsible for key technology decisions that affect the entire organisation.

You will lead the architecture, design and implementation of large and very complex systems, being hands-on as required. Your designs and architectures are high quality in terms of robustness, stability, scalability, simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

You will mentor and support others and help them progress from a career perspective.

You will be frequently consulted as an expert in hard technical challenges involving architecture, scalability, system-wide performance and engineering best practice.

You will continuously bring business context to key engineering decisions and help make the right trade-offs between the business requirements and the technical design considerations.

Our technologies

We endeavour to build simple, reliable systems and we believe in using the best technologies for each task. Across GoCardless, our other technologies include: Python, Golang, React, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Google Cloud (GCP).

Proficiency in all of these technologies is not a prerequisite. If you're unsure, please apply.

What excites you

  • You possess a high level of proficiency in Python.
  • You're passionate about technology.
  • You have experience building products for the web, and have an awareness of technologies across the stack.
  • You care deeply about building reliable, well-tested systems.
  • You enjoy solving problems and automating responses for recurrent issues.
  • You thrive in a culture of code review.

What excites us

  • You have played a key role in the design, implementation and deployment of several successful enterprise-level systems.
  • You have had wide technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • You have played a key role in the career development of others, mentoring people on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of other team members.

Salary Range: €6720 - €8140 monthly (Gross), performance bonuses, and stock options

We don't expect you to meet every requirement. If you're excited by this role, we encourage you to apply.

(some of) The good stuff

  • Wellbeing - stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
  • Work away scheme - you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
  • Adaptive Working - allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
  • Equity - all permanently employed GCs get equity to help you make a valuable contribution
  • Parental leave - to suit everyone embarking on life's great adventure
  • Time off - generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (GC Fridays)

Life at GoCardless

We're an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure its aligned with our mission. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it's essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Working this way creates the GC magic - the reason we all love showing up to work.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we're going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of GeeCees that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

We've got a long way to go, but heres how were doing as of June 2023:

42% identify as women
28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other
9% identify as LGBTQIA+
9% identify as neurodiverse
2% identify as disabled

We're rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.

If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives as well as our latest D&I Report on our website.


We're committed to reducing our impact on the environment, leaving a more sustainable world for future generations. In 2021 we became co-founders of the Tech Zero coalition, a group of businesses committed to taking climate action as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero. We aim to reduce our impact and to create positive change on the natural world. Check out our sustainability action plan on our website.

Find out more about Life at GoCardless via Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Mēneša bruto algaBruto mēnesī  € 6720 - 8140

Papildu informācija: Performance bonuses and employee stock options

Atrašanās vieta

    Rīga, Latvija
    Rīga, Rīgas rajons, Latvia Gustava Zemgala gat. 74, Vidzemes priekšpilsēta, LV-1039, Latvia
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Darba veids

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 Python Golang React Kubernetes Elasticsearch Prometheus Google Cloud Platform System Design System Architecture Full Stack Development Backend Development Cloud Services Scalability Mentoring


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Frank LaManna Einberger
GoCardless is an award winning fintech company, building the worlds bank payment network.

Were making open banking more accessible and bringing simple and secure direct bank payment solutions for people and businesses everywhere! GoCardless is used by 75,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion of payments across 30 countries.

Following the acquisition of Latvia based start-up Nordigen, we are building a second headquarters in Riga, with plans to double our headcount in this region in 2023.

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