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Software Engineer Flexport
Chicago, IL

Flexport is a platform for global trade.

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About Flexport

Job Description

Build the programs to help Flexport grow 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.

You will:

* Be trusted to take point on complex product initiatives and run them to completion with minimal supervision
* Design flexible, maintainable code
* Safeguard code quality on their team, reviewing others' code with an eye to performance and maintainability
* Help build scalable programs that standardize information flow and increase operational capacity
* Be part of a close-knit engineering team that ships new code every day

You should have:

* At least 1 year of professional full-time work experience
* Understanding of the business domain and competitive landscape. Thinks holistically about the business
* Next-level analytical problem-solving talent
* Ability to advocate for best practices in team meetings and across the organization
* Experience in a fast-paced work environment & a bias for action. You ship quality code quickly
* A product-first approach to building software. You care about the real world functionality of your programming

Our stack:

Our continuous releases are integrated with Travis CI and Github. On the frontend, we use React for the views, organize the data flow with Flux architecture, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we're a Rails shop riding on AWS and Postgres RDS. Our staging server infrastructure is written in Python.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Flexport

Flexport is a platform for global trade.

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1146 employees
Flexport

760 Market St, San Francisco

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