7 June 2021

How Goodlord created an engineering recruitment process that's fast, fair, and stress free

Choosing the right job candidate can help a company grow at the right pace and in the right direction; choosing the wrong candidate can disrupt a company's careful planning. The engineering team is of particular importance to a tech-based company - so here's Donovan Frew, CTO, to take us through what recruitment look like for engineers at Goodlord.

20 May 2021

What Goodlord did in Tech Week 2021 [+ video]

Tech Week is always a big week for any engineering team, and it was no exception at Goodlord. Donovan Frew, CTO at Goodlord, takes us through what innovations the team worked on in celebration of Tech Week 2021.

26 April 2021

Are you Goodlord's ideal engineer?

Goodlord has one of the strongest cohorts of engineers in the proptech world. As we grow, the tech team needs to help move the whole company in the right direction, through the solutions that it provides. Selecting the right people with the right skills and mindset is critical, as Donovan Frew, CTO, explains.

24 March 2021

Taking a long-term view in Goodlord's tech team

Goodlord's engineering team adapted quickly in 2020, but each change made was carefully thought out to stand the company in good stead in the long term, as Donovan Frew, CTO at Goodlord, explains.

15 February 2021

Why lessons learned in 2020 mean a stronger Goodlord engineering team in 2021

Goodlord's engineering team learned a lot in 2020 through its reaction to the pandemic - both the things that the team got right, and the things that it could have done differently. Donovan Frew, CTO at Goodlord, believes that all of these lessons will stand the team in good stead for 2021.

24 July 2019

“There are no limitations”: Tech Week at Goodlord

The Goodlord Product Team flexed their creative muscles during Tech Week 2019, with five completed projects.

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How Goodlord created an engineering recruitment process that's fast, fair, and stress free

Posted by Donovan Frew on Jun 7, 2021 5:19:59 PM

I can safely say that recruitment is the most difficult part of this job. You desperately need to expand the team, you know the right person will add tremendous value - but you only get a few short sessions to determine who fits into that category. It’s difficult to get it right every time and I'm still searching for the best process that will always leads to the right decision. 

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What Goodlord did in Tech Week 2021 [+ video]

Posted by Donovan Frew on May 20, 2021 11:37:10 AM

Our Product and Engineering team held our annual Tech week last month and had a busy, and fun, time making a lot of positive changes to Goodlord's lettings platform. Here are just some of the things that they worked on, to give an idea of the type of innovations we make on a regular basis at Goodlord.

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Are you Goodlord's ideal engineer?

Posted by Donovan Frew on Apr 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

It goes without saying that different companies need different engineers. A good engineer for Google might not be a good engineer for Goldman Sachs might not be a good engineer for Goodlord. But this isn’t just down to technical skills, there are certain qualities that will make one engineer thrive in a particular environment but struggle in another. It is therefore important to identify these qualities when looking for new people to join our team.

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Taking a long-term view in Goodlord's tech team

Posted by Donovan Frew on Mar 24, 2021 7:59:00 AM

At Goodlord, 2020 wasn’t just about adapting and responding to Covid-19 in the short term. Although the post-Covid world was hard to predict, we knew people would still be letting, so we were careful to maintain a long-term view of the future in every decision we made.

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Why lessons learned in 2020 mean a stronger Goodlord engineering team in 2021

Posted by Donovan Frew on Feb 15, 2021 10:43:53 AM

2020 was a year of ups and downs for everyone. For the Goodlord tech team, things were no different. We got a few things wrong along the way - but we got a lot more right. Here are some of the challenges we faced, the achievements we made, the lessons we learned and why I believe 2020 was a success for us in the end .

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“There are no limitations”: Tech Week at Goodlord

Posted by Donovan Frew on Jul 24, 2019 11:16:28 AM

Tech Week lets our product team flip the script. It’s the one week of the year where we put the product backlog aside and focus on the projects and problems that we're passionate about, but haven’t had a chance to work on.

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