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Senior Software Engineer

Team

Engineering, Operating System

Location

Bellevue

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer -  Legal & Compliance

Build the first modern Compliance Platform

The opportunity:

Flexport is building the first modern logistics platform to make global trade easier for everyone. We are solving complex problems on a global scale, and disrupting a multi-trillion dollar industry that has remained stubbornly unchanged.

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 a new operating system for global trade.

Our team, the Legal and Compliance Makers (LCM) team, is responsible for risk assessment and risk mitigation of logistics business, which is key to maintaining regulatory compliance and our reputation in the industry. Our platform provides a revolutionary new experience internally as well as for external clients to track their business risks and resolve them.

You Will:

  • Be part of the LCM engineering team, architect, and drive major projects while coordinating with multiple stakeholders. We often work on multi-month projects that require phased rollouts and collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Tackle difficult and subtle system-level issues, emphasizing simplicity and long-lasting designs. As we extract services out of the monolith, we take pride in untangling legacy code and re-building with composability in mind.
  • Engage in conversations with other Flexport Technology teams, gathering requirements that inform the roadmap. We believe in delivering quality customer service by being highly responsive on our support channels, listening to feedback, and evangelizing our products. 
  • Drive engineering excellence initiatives, ensuring 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. 
  • Evaluate, implement, and evangelize new technologies and tools that can help accelerate the product development lifecycle. We explore the best tool for the job and ensure that our learnings make it out to the broader community. 
  • Onboard and mentor engineers. We believe in structured onboarding and mentoring processes to ensure a smooth transition into the team and then continued development on the team.

You should have:

  • Experience in building performant systems that deal with complexity or scale
  • Track record of planning and executing projects in a functional area with a phased rollout approach
  • Experience mentoring engineers and driving eng-excellence initiatives
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, designers, and engineers alike
  • 6+ years of experience writing software, and a strong engineering background

 Bonus:

  • Proficient in at least one programming language such as Java or Ruby
  • Experience with Rails, Spring, or React
  • Expertise in Postgres or MongoDB
  • Knowledge of GraphQL and gRPC
  • Experience with AWS or Kubernetes
  • Experience migrating large monolithic applications to service-oriented architecture

Our stack:

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the front end, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we’re in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app and introducing services using other languages, such as Java, Kotlin, and Node.js. Our data is persisted in mostly Postgres, MongoDB, and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker and Kubernetes.

Engineering Culture and Values

Check out our Key Values profile.

About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding 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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