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7percent Ventures
7percent Ventures

Senior Software Engineer, Fulfillment



Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 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:

At Flexport you’ll develop products that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries. You will work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry.

The Fulfillment Organization at Flexport plays a critical role in ensuring seamless domestic fulfillment operations. This team is responsible for the end-to-end process of managing inventory from the moment it arrives at our warehouses to the point it is shipped out to customers. The core functions of our Fulfillment Organization include:

  1. Warehouse Integration: Ensuring our warehouses are efficiently integrated with our technology platform, enabling real-time tracking and management of goods.
  2. Inventory Management: Overseeing the accurate and efficient management of inventory, including tracking, auditing, and maintaining optimal inventory levels to meet customer demands.
  3. Inbound Management: Coordinating and processing the purchase orders, ensuring they are checked, logged, and stored correctly in our warehouses.
  4. Order Fulfillment: Managing the process of picking, packing, and shipping orders to customers, ensuring timely and accurate deliveries.

The role involves learning the business of fulfillment, integrating the Flexport system with world leading Warehouse Management Systems, designing solutions to make our supply chain more efficient, and thinking innovatively to automate much of it. As a senior engineer on this team, you will be responsible for architecture, design, and implement high-performance software solutions for fulfillment technology in Flexport, communicating status with stakeholders, and delivering the results with the team together.

***This position requires attendance in the Bellevue, WA office 3 days a week with flexibility to work remotely 2 days per week***

You will:

  • Work closely with business partners and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Build highly available, secure, distributed systems in a microservice architecture.
  • Design, develop, test and maintain systems that represent the real-world intricacies of logistics entities, such as packing lists, booking notifications, and routing guides.
  • Participate in architecting, developing and operating infrastructure to WMS integration and automation.
  • Architect and drive cross-team projects. This team is building solutions that add new functionality to multiple Flexport systems.
  • Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally leveraging best practices around CI/CD to facilitate development.
  • Mentor and educate more junior engineers on the team and in the larger Flexport engineering community on trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Ensure our products maintain a high-quality bar. We believe in anticipating issues by obsessing over metrics and applying key learnings from post-mortems to all our services.

You should have:

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience building large scale, high-performance systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment..
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design and data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis.
  • Strong software development skills proficiency with programming languages such as Javascript, Python, Go, Java etc.
  • Understanding of best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Preferred experience:

  • Building and operating distributed enterprise-wide systems.
  • Processing large amounts of data.
  • E-commerce, supply chain, logistics, fulfillment and warehouse management systems, or finance systems.
  • TypeScript, Node.js and SQL.
  • AWS Lambda and SQS.


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.)
$206,000$229,000 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.