Goodlordian stories and insights

Our careers blog highlights the expertise and experiences of Goodlord's different team members.

1 July 2021

How Goodlord's Finance Manager found a team that "just seems to click"

Saralynn Zhou, Finance Manager, has been at Goodlord for two years and has seen the business evolve much in that time. Here's her Goodlord story.

23 June 2021

Goodlord's Customer Success Week 2021: Lessons learned and actions taken

Goodlord's Customer Success team took part in Customer Success Week 2021, attending industry conferences to collate ideas for a "Dragon's Den" style pitching competition. Four teams presented their ideas to improve the team's processes. Emily Popple, Head of Customer Adoption, explains the exercise and reveals the winning proposals.

21 June 2021

How to use "Lottie" to build an animation library: A Goodlord tech case study

Engineers at Goodlord are constantly searching for new ways to create the best user experience. Brian Muyambo, Front End Engineer at Goodlord, hunted for a way to easily bring animations to the platform and here he takes us through the results of his research.

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.

11 May 2021

3 steps for a successful product rollout

Building a new product requires careful planning, analysis and constant learning, to increase the chances of its launch and uptake being a success. Here's Freddy Bruce, Product Manager, to explain the steps that we take at Goodlord.

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.

14 April 2021

How to effectively communicate product updates company-wide

There are plenty of product updates to communicate across Goodlord, every month. The challenge of the product team is to make sure that all other teams know what to share with customers, especially any changes that affect user experience, as Francesca Malpass, Product Manager, 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.

8 March 2021

Six tips for career advancement from successful female Goodlordians

We're celebrating International Women's Day, and we have plenty of female Goodlordians who are a success in their field. Here's just some advice they have to share, based on their own experiences, to help others - men and women - get ahead in their career.

How Goodlord's Finance Manager found a team that "just seems to click"

Posted by The Goodlord team on Jul 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM

"After graduating from university I joined Deloitte where I worked for 3 years whilst getting my Accounting designation back home in Vancouver. Then, in 2019, I moved to London and have been at Goodlord ever since," says Saralynn Zhou, Finance Manager at Goodlord.

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Goodlord's Customer Success Week 2021: Lessons learned and actions taken

Posted by Emily Popple on Jun 23, 2021 1:22:18 PM

Earlier this year, our colleagues in the Product and Engineering team took part in Tech Week, where they set aside the product backlog and looked at tech projects they were passionate about for five days. They ended up with five completed projects and a very energised Tech team - so over in Customer Success we wondered… could we do that too?

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How to use "Lottie" to build an animation library: A Goodlord tech case study

Posted by Brian Muyambo on Jun 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM

When working on the Goodlord's cloud-based SaaS platform, we're always on the lookout for ways to improve the functionality of the software, and overcome various challenges to create positive outcomes in the most efficient way. Here's a case study around one such challenge.

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Topics: Engineering

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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Topics: Engineering

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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Topics: Engineering

3 steps for a successful product rollout

Posted by Freddy Bruce on May 11, 2021 12:31:31 PM

One of the most exciting moments for a company is the rollout of a new product and this is no different at Goodlord. However, a significant swing and miss can break a company’s momentum - or even break its bank account. After months or years of development, many companies discover that customers are not willing to buy their new wares. However, there are steps you can take to obtain a more positive result.

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Topics: Engineering

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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Topics: Engineering

How to effectively communicate product updates company-wide

Posted by Francesca Malpass on Apr 14, 2021 10:53:18 AM

We’re very lucky to be a part of a fast-growing SaaS B2B2C business - the work is interesting, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. As product managers, we’re smack bang in the middle of everything and we play a central role in driving the business’ growth. But with rapid growth comes growing pains.

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Topics: Engineering

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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Topics: Engineering

Six tips for career advancement from successful female Goodlordians

Posted by The Goodlord team on Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Are you looking to succeed in business? Many of our female Goodlordians have found success in their fields. In celebration of International Women's day, here are just a few of their top business tips, insights and advice to help you get ahead in your career - regardless of your gender.

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Topics: Engineering

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