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MaC Venture Capital
MaC Venture Capital

Senior Software Engineer, Shipping Solutions



Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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.

The opportunity:

We're seeking a Senior Software Engineer (SWE) to join our multi-disciplinary Shipping Solutions Team. This team builds tools for customers who use Flexport’s emerging Booking Management and Order Management systems to connect with their suppliers and contractors, putting you at the center of a developing product with direct impact to the company’s business strategy. This role is perfect for someone passionate about building customer facing tools for enterprise workflows and developing the strategy for automating operational processes through technologies like OCR and AI. The successful candidate will be comfortable working alongside other engineering peers, as well as partnering with product and business stakeholders to represent technical considerations for our products. Familiarity with the logistics industry or manufacturing is a plus, but not required.

***This position requires attendance in the Bellevue, WA office 3 days a week with flexibility to work remotely 2 days per week***

You will:

  • Work closely with business partners and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Build highly available, secure, distributed systems in a microservice architecture.
  • Design, develop, test and maintain systems that represent the real-world intricacies of logistics entities, such as packing lists, booking notifications, and routing guides.
  • Architect and drive cross-team projects. This team is building solutions that add new functionality to multiple Flexport systems.
  • Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally leveraging best practices around CI/CD to facilitate development.
  • Mentor and educate more junior engineers on the team and in the larger Flexport engineering community on trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Ensure our products maintain a high-quality bar. We believe in anticipating issues by obsessing over metrics and applying key learnings from post-mortems to all our services.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in full stack development with demonstrated skill in writing code.
  • Proficient in modern programming languages like Java, Python, Ruby, or Node.js
  • Expertise with technologies like databases, API development, and testing frameworks.
  • Expertise with deploying, monitoring, and maintaining production services.


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.