Staff Software Developer, Frontend Engineer - Forwarding Tech



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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.

The opportunity:

We're seeking a Staff Frontend Engineer with a passion for simplifying complex workflows and data handling, and building scalable frontend experiences to join our multi-disciplinary Shipping Solutions Team. This team builds tools for customers who use Flexport’s emerging Booking Management and Order Management systems to connect with their suppliers and contractors, putting you at the center of a developing product. This role is perfect for someone passionate about building tools for enterprise workflows and understanding global logistics. The successful candidate will be comfortable working as the sole Frontend Engineer on our team to drive our team’s vision and best practices for developing performant User Interfaces (UIs) that simplify the product tracking lifecycle for our customers. Familiarity with the logistics industry or manufacturing is a plus, but not required.

**This position can be based in either Bellevue, Washington or San Francisco, CA. The role requires three days in office and two days remote.

You will:

  • Work closely with product managers, product designers, business stakeholders, and fullstack engineers to design and implement scalable, user-centric features and applications.
  • Work with product designers to extend Flexport’s design principles to Order Management/Booking Management tools, including the redesign of existing UI components if needed.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers on the team.
  • Ensure code quality and performance through code reviews, automated testing, and best practices.
  • Provide feedback on design prototypes and wireframes to the product and business team to drive performant engineering solutions, and translate these designs into high quality code using modern frontend tools like React, GraphQL Federation, Cypress, etc.


You should have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 7+ years of professional experience in frontend development, with a focus on building enterprise software products up through the middle layer.
  • Expertise in modern frontend languages, frameworks, and libraries such as React, Angular, HTML, and CSS.
  • Familiarity with automated testing frameworks and tools (e.g., Jest, Mocha, Cypress).
  • Experience in optimizing applications for speed and scalability.
  • Experience with logistics processes or building enterprise software a plus.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s 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.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$221,000$246,000 USD

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.