Women Impact Tech

Staff Software Engineer, Customs

    Bellevue, WA

Full Time

Build the first modern logistics platform

The opportunity:

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.

Customs is a key part of global trade. As the customs team, our mission is to make clearing customs seamless for our teams and clients. Our goal is to automate all regulatory steps and requirements when moving goods across borders. We are working on automated integrations with governments around the world, building smart workflows to automate manual work and build client facing applications to empower them to manage their logistics and customs operations.

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:

  • Design systems that represent the real-world intricacies of customs, such as global tariff classifications, client product management, free trade agreements, and partner government agencies.
  • Work closely with business partners, product managers and design to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Craft the engineering vision, and own the technical landscape, for a major domain in the world of logistics that is essential to global trade.
  • Think big picture, dive deep into the domain and communicate the architecture of Customs systems to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally. We ship to production dozens of times per day.
  • Mentor and coach more junior engineers in the team to write modular, testable code and design scalable solutions.

What you’ll build:

  • Figure out the most efficient way for our customers and partners to participate in the process of moving freight across borders.
  • Refine systems to ingest documents, digitize them, and handle discrepancies
  • Automate archaic filing processes and save our customs brokers thousands of messages, phone calls, and clicks.
  • Ingest incremental and large updates to a client’s product library, facilitating a self-serve customs experience
  • Deliver supply chain insights to logistics teams via a world-class analytics experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience effectively and reliably delivering large projects, including breaking the projects down into smaller pieces.
  • Experience in Java, Ruby, Rails, 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.

Engineering Culture and Values:

Check out our Engineering blog.

Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. 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.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone 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.

To learn more about what our tech teams have been up to, head to the Engineering Blog.

Meet Flexport

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. 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.

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