CoderPad Live

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 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 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.

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



Enable Greenhouse the CoderPad Live Integration

With the CoderPad API Key copied, navigate to your Greenhouse Recruiting account. Click the ellipsis 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 provided search feature to find CoderPad. Select CoderPad from the results list. 


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


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


Add CoderPad Live Link to Interview Stage 

To add a CoderPad Live link to an interview stage, Greenhouse users 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 will automatically be added in the description of the interview.


Complete the steps to schedule the interview with the Interviewer on your team. 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 will be in the Interview Kit for your reference and will be visible in your calendar client. Click Send Invites to send the interview invitation.


Interviewers should have their CoderPad Live link in their interview meeting invites. Here is an example of a Google Calendar invite:




Don’t see the Send Invites button?


When you are ready to send calendar invites via Google, but you don’t see the Send Invites button, your Google Calendar integration with Greenhouse may not be set up. 


To fix this:

Switch from the New View to the Old View by clicking on the Switch to Old View link.


Then click the Connect to Google link.


Choose your company Google account for connecting with Greenhouse.



  • Allow Greenhouse access to your Google account.


This should enable the Google - Greenhouse authorization.


Then you can stay in the Old View to send invites.




Newly generated CoderPad link says it has already been used.

In order to prevent wasting links when interviews are rescheduled, if any interviews are created in the same Greenhouse 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, create a new interview for the stage.