(Senior) Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Flexport

Flexport

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Shanghai, China · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

(Senior) Software Engineer - Infrastructure (Shenzhen/Shanghai)

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

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 and processes 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.

Our engineers are top-notch software developers who love listening to the users, working as a team, and proactively taking the lead whenever necessary. Our product engineers learn the business of freight forwarding, modeling the work that people do to move freight, designing solutions to make it more efficient, and thinking innovatively to automate much of it. Our infrastructure engineers work alongside our product engineers and ensure their solutions are maintainable, performant, cost efficient, and can be owned and operated by the team that built it. As an infrastructure Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for architecting, designing, developing, testing and maintaining critical infrastructure related systems. In addition, as a Senior Software Engineer, you are expected to mentor other engineers and lead them deliver high quality results that meet customer expectations.

You will:

  • Build strong relationships with product development engineers across the organization.
  • Partner with other engineers on the infrastructure team to continuously improve existing systems and processes.
  • Support and converge a diverse set of development and production platforms, including Buildkite, CircleCI, Github Actions, ECS, k8s, AWS Lambdas, monoliths, microservices, local dev, remote dev, and shared dev, and more.
  • Maintain awareness of the full landscape of infrastructure and developer experience tools and methodologies.
  • Create a culture of transparency, information sharing, and collaboration through the development of excellent documentation, mentoring of junior team members, and living Flexport’s values.
  • Participate in an oncall rotation to respond to critical incidents.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience supporting product development and engineering teams in a fast-paced global environment.
  • 3+ years of software development experience writing and deploying code in languages such as Ruby, Python, Kotlin, Java, or Go.
  • Familiarity with developer tools including source code and artifacts management, CI/CD pipelines, and configuration automation with Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, Terraform, etc)
  • Experience with IaaS cloud infrastructure, Kubernetes, containers, and service-oriented architectures.
  • Excellence in problem-solving, strategic thinking, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to connect with empathy when delivering constructive feedback regarding infrastructure matters to engineers and product designers.
  • Experience in Java/Spring server development a plus (e.g. Java language, Spring, Spring Security, Hibernate)

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.