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Senior Software Engineer, Trucking



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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:

Flexport is a platform for global trade in an industry that comprises 12% of the global GDP. We are the first licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern tech stack. We help the world's fastest-growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving products between any two places on the planet.

Exceptional software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of fixing the user experience in global trade. At Flexport you’ll develop products that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries. You’ll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry. You’ll have the opportunity to reshape an industry by creating the new operating system for global trade.

Flexport Trucking team is modernizing the trillion dollar trucking industry with a best in class digital freight network. We are building the platform to manage carrier contracts globally, plan the most efficient trucking execution and allocate carriers leveraging cutting edge recommendation and relevance models. Our engineers are top-notch software developers who love listening to the users, working as a team, and proactively taking the lead whenever necessary.

***This position requires attendance in the Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA or New York office 3 days a week with flexibility to work remotely 2 days per week***

You will:

  • Design, develop, test and maintain systems that represent the real-world intricacies of logistics entities.
  • Collaborate with some of the best engineers in the industry to work on complex business and technical problems.
  • Architect and drive major projects while coordinating with multiple stakeholders.
  • Work closely with business partners and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally. We ship to production dozens of times per day.
  • Lead by example, spending most of your time building performant and reliable services.
  • Guide the team's technical roadmap, pushing for the technology choices that will make our systems performant, reliable, and easy to build in.
  • 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 play a significant role in the career development of others, actively mentoring and educating the larger software engineering community on trends, technologies, and best practices.

You should have:

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience.
  • 3+ years of design and architecture knowledge as well as familiarity with object-oriented analysis and design patterns (OOA/OOD)
  • Experience of building large scale, high-performance systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language such as Java, Kotlin, Ruby, Python or C++.
  • Understanding of database tradeoffs and ability to pick and work with the right tool for the job (SQL, NoSQL, scaling characteristics, etc)
  • Experience driving inter-team technical collaboration, communication and alignment
  • Experience running code reviews and mentoring engineers in a technical capacity

It’s a plus if you:

  • Have experience with React
  • Have experience with the AWS tech stack
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • Understanding of performance tradeoffs, load balancing and operational issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets.

We know everyone's career looks a little bit different and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description!


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.

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.