Staff Software Engineer, Marketplace

East Bay, CA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $190k - $220k




Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


$190k - $220k


501+ people


760 Market St
San Francisco, CA, 94102-2401, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • ES6
  • Amazon AWS
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon S3
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Python
  • React Native
  • Flow
  • Relay
  • Aphrodite
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • JavaScript
  • Redux
  • Java
  • Clojure

Role Description

Flexport is building the first modern logistics platform 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.

Our Marketplace aggregates supply from Ocean, Air, Trucking, and Rail Carriers and prices the supply for world trade lanes by creating innovative service offerings. Main responsibilities of Marketplace platform include: Structuring the services we provide, tracking our inventory, and productizing how we price. We're looking for experienced engineers to help develop products that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries

High quality 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:

Independently architects and leads major projects which have a significant amount of complexity and cross functional dependencies.

Think big picture, dive deep into the domain and communicate the architecture of Marketplace systems to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Design systems that represent the real-world intricacies of logistics entities, such as services, routing, transit times, and pricing.

Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally. We ship to production dozens of times per day.

Work closely with business partners, product managers and design to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.

Mentor and coach relatively junior engineers in the team to write modular, testable code and design scalable solutions.

Craft the engineering vision, and own the technical landscape, for a major domain in the world of logistics that powers global trade.

What you’ll build:

Determine and model the data structures that represent the services we procure and sell.

Platform that enables dynamic pricing, service selection and pricing optimization.

Automate workflows and build data pipelines which will enable our Pricing Ops to manage services in the catalog better.

Bring trade to everyone in the world.

You should have:

8+ years of experience writing software, and a strong engineering background.

Experience as a generalist working on both the frontend and backend to provide the best solutions for users.

A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.

A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.

The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, designers and engineers alike.

Effectively and reliably delivers large projects, including breaking the projects down into smaller pieces.

An aptitude for learning quickly.

Optional: experience in Java, Ruby, Rails, Node.js, React, GraphQL, PostgreSQL

Our stack: Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we’re in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app and introducing services using other languages, such as Java, Node.js and Go. Our data is persisted in mostly Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker.

About Flexport

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."

Company Culture

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.

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