Note: The CoderPad Live Interview integration offers real-time collaborative coding interviews. For take-home questions and assignments for candidates, check out the CoderPad Take-Home integration.

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.

Greenhouse Recruiting and CoderPad have teamed up to help you better evaluate technical candidates through live collaborative coding interviews. Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with CoderPad allows you and your candidates to write and execute code collaboratively during an interview — right in your browser. The setup is simple and convenient.

Enable the integration

Note: Each person in your organization who wants to schedule and manage interviews must set up the integration for their Greenhouse Recruiting account.

First, log in to CoderPad and navigate to the My Settings page. Copy your API key. 

Tip: Learn more about copying an API key on CoderPad.

Next, log in to Greenhouse Recruiting. Click Integrations on your navigation bar, then search for CoderPad Live Interview.

Click Connect, then enter your API key and click Save.


The CoderPad Live Interview integration is now enabled for your account. 

Use the integration with Greenhouse Recruiting

Once the integration is enabled, you can add a CoderPad Live Interview link to a candidate's interview. 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.

From the Schedule Interview page, click +CoderPad Live Interview 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.

The CoderPad Live Interview link is added to the Interview Kit. Click Send Invites to send the interview invitation to the interviewer.


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

Note: Candidates are not included in this calendar event. When you send the candidate an interview confirmation email, include the CoderPad link you generated.

After the interview, you can review the coding interview by accessing the CoderPad Live link in the candidate’s Interview Kit.

Troubleshoot the integration

The Send Invites button does not appear

Screenshot_of_missing_Send_invites_button.pngIf 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.

Note: CoderPad Live is now CoderPad Live Interview. Due to this, filtering candidates or interviews in Greenhouse Recruiting may return inconsistent results, showing both CoderPad and CoderPad Live. No other integration functionality is affected by the change. Learn more from CoderPad.