Flexport

San Francisco
501+ Employees
51 - 100 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series D

Flexport makes it easy for companies to move their products around the world. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of your shipments.

Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, once said this: “Flexport is one of those rare companies that will not merely satisfy its market, but grow it. There will be more international trade because of Flexport, and international trade is a very big thing for there to be more of."

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We're growing really quickly — Since 2013, we have raised $1.3B in VC funding and currently valued at $3.2B. #Unicorn. We're at a really exciting time in our history. Year over year, revenue and company size has doubled with more than 15,000 customers signed.

  • We're in a huge market that no one has been able to dominate yet — Global freight is a $10 trillion market. The largest freight forwarder in the world has a 2% market share. Global trade grows by 3% a year. This represents a huge opportunity for us. The only other tech company in this space is Amazon, and even if they were, somehow, to become the biggest freight forwarder in the world, there would be plenty of room for others.

  • Our goal is to become #1 — In a few short years, we have catapulted from #6,000 to become one of the Top 20 Freight Forwarders on the largest trade lane in the entire world known as the Trans-Pacific East Bound route. We are also the #2 preferred customer of the Japanese carriers. We accomplished this with very little to no marketing dollars and an engineering team of less than 40. We attribute this success to our high Net Promoter Score, which measures customer satisfaction. We average between 60 and 70 (50+ is excellent) compared to our competitors who average around -30.

  • Reasons to Apply to Flexport to Advance Your Career: https://pensive-volhard-e82376.netlify.com/flexport-careers/


Engineering at Flexport
Engineering team and processes

We work in small, autonomous teams. Each product team is made up of a product manager, a product designer, and 4-8+ product engineers. We work in 6-week planning sprints.

Our current engineering org is 90+ strong and growing every day.

Learn more about what it is like to work on the Maker team at Flexport by checking out our ​Key Values profile​ - https://www.keyvalues.com/flexport

Technical Challenges
  • The global freight forwarding industry operates using paper, spreadsheets and fax machines. We need to map all of this complexity and automate it using software.

  • The industry we're in is very complicated and building a simple user experience is a tough challenge. A huge benefit we have here is that the users of our software work in our office so the feedback loop is exceptionally short, which is very rewarding.

Projects you might work on
  • Figure out the most efficient way to pack our 747 freighter.

  • Determine, in real time, the cost to move freight between any two points in the world.

  • Automate archaic filing processes and save the operations team thousands of phone calls per week.

  • Manage and track fleets of trucks as they pick up and deliver cargo.

  • Deliver supply chain insights to logistics teams via a world-class analytics experience.

  • Predict capacity on container ships and match cargo to space on those ships.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
PostgreSQL
ES6
Amazon AWS
Amazon EC2
Amazon RDS
Amazon S3
React
GraphQL
Python
React Native
Flow
Relay
Aphrodite

Working at Flexport

We live and practice our core values which are to empower the client, play the long game, fill the gap, practice candor and embrace change.

While the pace of work at Flexport is extremely fast, we foster a positive and collaborative environment. We're a smart and friendly bunch. Still small enough where people will say hi to you in the elevator. We promote from within and we are committed to the personal and professional growth of our employees.

Diversity and Inclusion is a big focus for us this year. We're sponsoring and hosting events such as Women Who Code's Leadership Summit, Grace Hopper, and AfroTech, to name a few.

Generous Vacation

Flexible PTO

Free Food

Catered daily by Andro's (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options, salad bar, sandwich bar, daily soups, etc). There's something for everyone.

Pet Friendly

Puppies all day, every day.

Flexible Hours

Most of our engineers are in the office by 9/10 am. We don’t have any hard rules around this. You set your own hours and schedule. If you need a work from home day, feel free to take one! We care about productivity, not hours.

Health Insurance

No cost. No kidding. Flexport pays 100% of the cost of coverage for you and, on average, 90% for your dependents!

Gym/Fitness

Discount at Equinox, which is across the street.

Beautiful Office

We love our office. Located in the heart of the city on historic Market Street, we’re just blocks away from the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, and Union Square. Walking distance from BART, Caltrain, and the Transbay Terminal. We're spoiled with a view of Market and the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens are just a block away, with a quick stop at Wise Sons for the best matzo ball soup in town.

Philanthropic Contributions

Flexport.org was founded on the belief that powerful technology should be used to solve humanity’s most pressing issues. Building on Flexport's transparent supply chain application, our Flexport.org team works with nonprofit and for-profit partners to solve environmental and social issues, both globally and locally.

We care about the environment, and so do our clients. We’ve implemented a ​carbon calculator​ to track carbon emissions data (note: this began as a Hack-a-thon project!), and we offer a carbon offset program for clients who want to mitigate their transportation footprint.

Relocation

We have ten offices across the world, and we collaborate constantly (anyone at any Flexportoffice can tell you what time it is in Hong Kong or Amsterdam). Our global rotation program sendspeople to different offices, teams, or departments to try out new cities and build new skill sets.

Other

Employee Ownership:

The operating system for a multi-trillion-dollar market doesn’t just build itself. Each member of ourteam makes meaningful contributions. We value the contributions our team makes to get us thereand view you as a true owner of Flexport. We offer extensive stock options, along with an employee-friendly equity plan​. We practice transparency and our amazing GC regularly leads sessions to help you make well-informed decisions.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

Flexport offers 18 weeks of maternity leave and 8 weeks of paternity leave, as well as a phase back program with reduced hours and a flexible schedule after your return.


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