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Staff Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure


Engineering, Platform


Bellevue, San Francisco

Staff Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure

The opportunity

The Data Infrastructure team is rapidly growing and we are looking to add an engineer to help build our infrastructure.. Our infrastructure includes streaming, messaging, search, data api layer, data orchestration, data integrations and transactional databases. We are ready to push limits with our next generation data infrastructure. You will lead the data architecture and best practices to provide the best experience to the data community at Flexport.

This team is responsible for building high-level abstractions to ingest, process, and consume raw data produced by source systems at Flexport. With these abstractions, Flexport is able to adapt and utilize data infrastructure easily across a wide variety of teams and tools. This team sits between Product Engineering Teams and the Data Infrastructure Team, enables wide adoption, and sets standards for data ingestion and processing across Flexport. Engineering teams can provision infra with customization via a Backstage Extension, "Data Portal". These services are generic enough to be used by any company with similar security, stability, scalability, and cost requirements.

You will:

  • Craft the data architecture, and own the data landscape, for a major domain in the world of logistics that powers global trade
  • Work across teams to identify and solve pain points in our data architecture
  • Work closely with data partners and users to distill complex data problems into elegant technical solutions
  • Provide core abstractions to ingest and process data at scale
  • Build infrastructure to support various workloads (Kafka, Sandpiper, data ingestion, Query / API layer (snowflake))
  • Design and develop disaster recovery plans to ensure data integrity
  • You play a significant role in the career development of others, actively mentoring and educating the data community on trends, technologies, and best practices

You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ years of hand-on experience building and operating critical data infrastructure
  • Experience with Kafka and the AWS ecosystem, including the benefits and challenges
  • Experience designing, building, and deploying scalable cloud-based architectures
  • Experience in designing end-to-end data flows for both transactional and analytics use cases
  • Experience with data governance and security practices
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one programming language


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 freight forwarding 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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