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Staff Software Engineer, Customer Platform

Team

Engineering, Customer Platform

Location

Bellevue

Staff Software Engineer, Customer Platform

Build the programs to help Flexport grow

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.

The Customer Platform team is responsible for developing Flexport’s external user-facing applications. This role will be owning two key areas within the larger customer platform. The order management is responsible for creating an order management platform that empowers consignees to work seamlessly with their suppliers. Reporting & Analytics will be responsible for delivering a best-in-class data experience to assist clients with insights and recommendations for the most optimal supply chain decision.

High-quality software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of making global trade easier for everyone. At Flexport you’ll develop systems that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries.

You Will: 

  • Be part of the Customer Platform engineering team that builds the core of the Flexport platform.
  • Craft the engineering vision and own the technical landscape for key products in the world of logistics.
  • Work closely with business partners, product managers and design 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.
  • Mentor and coach other engineers in the team.

You should have:

  • 8+ years of experience writing software, and a strong engineering background.
  • Experience as a generalist working on both the frontend and backend to provide the best solutions for users.
  • A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, designers and engineers alike.
  • Experience effectively and reliably delivering large projects, including breaking the projects down into smaller pieces.

Our stack:

On the frontend, 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 and MongoDB.

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. 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.

Worried about not having any logistics experience? 

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people fromdiverse 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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