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Software Engineer I, Freight Forwarding
Posted on 9/16/2021
INACTIVE
Locations
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Node.js
AWS
Data Analysis
Docker
GraphQL
JavaScript
Jest
Git
Java
Postgres
React.js
Redis
Ruby
Requirements
  • 1-3 years of experience writing software, and strong engineering background
  • A love of simple, 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
  • Optional: experience in Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, React, Modern Javascript, Node.js, Clojure
  • Non-optional: an aptitude for learning quickly
  • Dont be! Were building the first Operating System for Global Trade. Thats why its 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
  • Whats freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and its 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. Thats 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
Responsibilities
  • Take point on complex product initiatives and run them to completion with minimal supervision
  • Design flexible, maintainable code
  • Safeguard code quality on your team, reviewing others code with an eye to performance and maintainability
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to execute against the vision and roadmap
  • Work closely with designers and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions
  • Be part of a close-knit engineering team that ships new code into production multiple times a day
  • Geek out about shipping and logistics. (We do this often.)
Flexport

1,001-5,000 employees

Global freight forwarder and logistics platform
Company Overview
Flexport's mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. The company operates a digitally enabled freight forwarding platform that helps other businesses to transport and store goods across the globe.
Benefits
  • Free Food
  • Company Social Outings
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO / Vacation Policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Financial Benefits
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Company Core Values
  • Empower Your Client
  • Play The Long Game
  • Fill The Gap
  • Embrace Change
  • Practice Candor