Greenhouse Recruiting and CoderPad have teamed up to help you better evaluate technical candidates through live collaborative coding interviews and take-home assignments. 

CoderPad is the leading technical interview platform for teams that need a simple, fast solution to help accurately assess candidates throughout the hiring stages. It works like an IDE to emulate real world scenarios and is easily personalized to specific development team needs — ensuring a positive experience for both the candidate and the interviewer.

The CoderPad Live integration with Greenhouse Recruiting enables you and your candidates to write and execute code collaboratively during an interview — right in your browser. Setup is simple and convenient. In this article, we will cover how to:


Retrieve your CoderPad API key

To enable the Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with CoderPad for Live interviews, Greenhouse Recruiting needs your CoderPad API Key. 

Note: Every user in your organization who wishes to use the integration must use their own CoderPad API Key. This means each team member in your organization who has a Greenhouse account will need their own CoderPad account to schedule and manage pads for Live interviews.

Navigate to your CoderPad account and locate the API Key on your My Settings page. Copy the CoderPad API Key.



Enable the CoderPad Live integration

With the CoderPad API Key copied, navigate to your Greenhouse Recruiting account. Click the ellipsis icon Ellipsis.png on the navigation bar and select Integrations from the dropdown menu.

Note: Every user in your organization who wishes to use the integration must input their own CoderPad API Key into Greenhouse Recruiting.


From the Integrations page, use the search bar to find CoderPad Live and select it from the results list.


Click Connect on the right side and input the copied CoderPad API Key.


When finished, click Save. The CoderPad Live integration is now enabled for your user account.


Add CoderPad Live link to a candidate's interview

To add a CoderPad Live link to a candidate's interview, a Greenhouse Recruiting user with the integration enabled should click Schedule Interview from a candidate's On Job panel.

Note: A CoderPad link can be added to any interview stage with a scheduled interview. In the below example, we have created a unique interview stage for the CoderPad test called Technical Screening


From the Schedule Interview page, click +CoderPad Live Link to generate a session. The link to the session is added automatically to the interview's description.


Complete the steps to schedule the interview with the appropriate interviewer. When finished, click Schedule and Continue.

Note: Don't forget to also include CoderPad link to any candidate communication you send regarding the interview.

The CoderPad Live link is added to the body of the Interview Kit for your reference, and is visible in your calendar client. Click Send Invites to send the interview invitation.


The CoderPad Live link is available to interviewers in their interview meeting invite. Here's an example of a Google Calendar invite: 



Troubleshoot CoderPad Live integration

Don’t see the Send Invites button?


If you do not see the option to send calendar invites, you might not have connected a calendar integration. Be sure you've connected Google Calendar, Outlook 365, or Outlook to your Greenhouse Recruiting account. 


Newly generated CoderPad link says it has already been used.

To prevent wasting links when interviews are rescheduled, if multiple interviews are created in the same Greenhouse Recruiting stage, CoderPad assigns the same CoderPad link that was already created. This is because CoderPad links are generated based on specific data points passed on by Greenhouse Recruiting. 

To ensure a fresh CoderPad link, add a new interview to the stage.