Senior Software Engineer, API at Flexport

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Build the systems to help Flexport grow

Professional Services is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to own the roadmap for our public API. 

The Opportunity:

Flexport is a freight forwarder and logistics platform using modern software 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.

With 13 offices on three continents, we help the world's fastest growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving goods between any two places on the planet.

Exceptional 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:
  • Model the complex global freight domain. Design our public API to help our customers integrate with Flexport and automate their supply chain.
  • Be responsible for the API framework that helps build essential features like API versioning and expansion.
  • Build platform services that help Flexport engineering teams build enterprise-grade solutions, including services like,
    • A webhook system that allows external clients to be notified when a significant event occurs in the Flexport ecosystem.
    • A metadata service that allows external clients to add their own custom attributes to Flexport API objects.
  • 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.
  • Geek out about shipping, invoicing, customs regulations and logistics. (We do this often.)
  • Make enhancements to Flexport’s public APIs, webhooks and developer ecosystem while figuring out the most efficient way for our customers and partners to participate in the process of moving freight across borders.
  • Design and build APIs and webhooks which enable deep, secure, scalable, complex integrations with customers, government agencies and partners.
  • Automate logistics processes saving operations teams thousands of phone calls per week.
  • Deliver supply chain API insights to teams via a world-class analytics experience.
  • Create beautiful and efficient domain models for the incredibly complex world of freight forwarding.
  • Bring trade to everyone in the world.
You Should Have:
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience writing software and building RESTful APIs, and a strong engineering background.
  • A love of simple, high-quality, secure, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, designers and engineers alike.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • A desire to develop your tooling repertoire. We are tech-agnostic regarding candidate background, but our platform is built with Ruby and we are transitioning to Kotlin.
  • Preferred Experience: Ruby, Rails, Kotlin, Java.
  • Nice to have: front-end React or similar modern Javascript, AWS API gateway.
  • Non-optional: an aptitude for learning quickly, customer success

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Our Stack:

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the backend, we are in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app and introducing services using other languages, such as Kotlin, while services communicate over gRPC, ProtoBuf and GraphQL. Our data is persisted in mostly Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. Enterprise Integrations are built with Dell Boomi.

Engineering Culture and Values:

Check out our Key Values profile.

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding 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.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • 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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Location

Our office is right in the heart of historic Seattle, steps from Pike Place Market and surrounded by food, music, art, and ocean and mountain views.

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Seattle office is incredibly collaborative, fun, and full of energy. Whether it’s spinning a prize wheel for birthday gifts or having offsite events on a boat, our office always finds ways to come together and appreciate one another for the work that we do.

Dylan

Data Operations Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited to be working on improving the performance of our teams using data-driven analysis. Combining what I already know about data with everything I still have to learn about operations will be a great challenge that I'm ready to take on!

Seema

Data Operations Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

Knowing how to be a team player. At Flexport, you can't grow the business alone. That means dropping what you’re doing to help the person next to you, dive head first into a problem, and take initiative when you see a gap. The people on our teams come from a diverse pool of work experience, so there's always someone who can offer their expertise.

Cayla

Global Operations Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Flexport is customer-obsessed, and thus our direction must be influenced by the ever-changing needs of our clients. Our teams collaborate closely with our clients to learn what truly impacts their supply chains, and it's our responsibility to unlock and create value by funneling those insights into our own work and throughout the rest of Flexport.

Pete

Senior Global Operations Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

The opportunities to grow your career at Flexport are vast. Expansions globally and domestically provide you the ability to master your work, but also expand your day to day and round out your experience. In addition, weekly meetings with your manager provide you the opportunity to state your career goals and discuss ways to achieve them.

Aaron

Global Operations Associate

What are Flexport Perks + Benefits

Flexport Benefits Overview

Flexport is an employee forward company. We know that life comes first and want you to take the time you need with our flexible paid time off program. We offer 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, stock with a 10-year tax option, commuter benefits, a generous maternity (18 weeks with a phase back program that offers reduced hours and flexible schedule during their first month back) and paternity leave (8 weeks), free lunch and snacks, dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud that we collectively speak over 40 languages and live on 3 continents. We strive to create a workplace where candidates, employees, and all community members within Flexport’s ecosystem of connected organizations are encouraged to share their stories, celebrate their cultures, and learn from one another. Joining Flexport means joining a truly global community.

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