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Senior Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure

Flexport

Flexport

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. 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.

Enable Flexport to become the most trusted company in global trade

The opportunity:

Flexport is looking for a Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer to help Flexport establish itself as the most trusted company in the global trade ecosystem. As an Infrastructure Engineer, you have a breadth of knowledge across the multitude of technologies and processes that underlie and support a production website under rapid development by many product teams.

Where you’ll work:

Our Data Infrastructure team is based in our Bellevue, WA office. Expect to spend three days per week in the office and two days per week working remotely. #LI-Hybrid

You will:

  • Build strong relationships with producers and consumers of data across the organization.
  • Partner with other engineers on the infrastructure team to continuously improve existing systems and processes.
  • Design, build, and maintain data infrastructure systems such as distributed compute, data orchestration, distributed storage, streaming infrastructure while ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
  • Create a culture of transparency, information sharing, and collaboration through the development of excellent documentation, mentoring of junior team members, and living Flexport’s values.
  • Participate in an on call rotation to respond to critical incidents.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 4+ years of data infrastructure engineering experience OR
  • 4+ years of infrastructure engineering experience supporting product development and engineering teams in a fast-paced global environment OR
  • 4+ years of software development experience building tools in languages such as Java, Ruby, Go, or Python.
  • Familiarity with developer tools including source code and artifacts management, CI/CD pipelines, and configuration automation with Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, Terraform, etc)
  • Experience with IaaS cloud infrastructure, Kubernetes, containers, and service-oriented architectures.
  • Experience with common cloud data warehousing solutions such as Snowflake, BigQuery, AWS RDS/Redshift, or DataBricks.
  • Excellence in problem-solving, strategic thinking, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to connect with empathy when delivering constructive feedback regarding infrastructure matters to engineers and product designers.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. 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.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$206,000$229,000 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible 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.