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Senior Software Engineer
Posted on 2/2/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA • Chicago, IL, USA • Bellevue, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Minimum 6+ 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
  • Model the complex global freight domain. Design our public API to help our customers integrate with Flexport and automate their supply chain
  • Empower external and internal engineering teams to quickly launch and consume public APIs in a secure and scalable self-service manner, unleashing the power of Flexport's technology platform
  • 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
  • Secure access control layers governing permissions to specific data and operations
  • Enhanced observability and real-time telemetry for API platform team and API publishers
  • Work closely with business partners, other engineering teams 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.)
  • 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 archaic 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

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.
  • 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