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Senior Software Engineer, Ocean

Flexport

Flexport

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Build the applications to help Flexport grow

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Ocean Engineering

The Ocean Engineering group is responsible for creating products and workflows that enable us to effectively plan and execute which ships to move our clients' containers on. We work closely with our product, business and data teams to solve complex optimization problems around container utilization and route planning to make sure we are able to fulfill the promised transit times while utilizing our supply efficiently.

High-quality software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of making global trade easier for everyone. At Flexport you’ll develop systems that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries.

You will:

  • Take points on complex product initiatives and run them to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Design flexible, maintainable code
  • Safeguard code quality on your team, reviewing others' code with an eye to performance and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to execute against the vision and roadmap
  • Work closely with designers and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Be part of a close-knit engineering team that ships new code into production multiple times a day.
  • Geek out about shipping and logistics. (We do this often.)

You should have:

  • 5+ years’ experience writing large scale systems
  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or Kotlin including object-oriented design
  • Experience building and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems using AWS technologies
  • Candidates must have a strong computer science background. A Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, and engineers alike.
  • Experience of effectively and reliably delivering large projects involving multi teams/orgs, including breaking the projects down into smaller pieces, cooperating with dependent teams to align on critical technical decisions, driving conversation regards long term strategy and delivering the right result in high standard.
  • Understanding of performance tradeoffs, load balancing and operational issues
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operations
  • An aptitude for learning quickly.
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science a plus

Our stack:

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay. On the backend, we're in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app. We have introduced two dozen network isolated services using other languages, such as Java, Kotlin and Python. Our data is persisted in Postgres, Mongo and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Kubernetes

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8B, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions zand people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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The US base salary range for this full-time position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$206,000$229,000 USD