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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
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We are reinventing global trade.

The opportunity

The Data Infrastructure team is rapidly growing & we are looking to add an engineer to help build our infrastructure. Our infrastructure includes streaming, messaging, search, data api layer, data orchestration, data integrations & transactional databases. We are ready to push limits with our next generation data infrastructure. You will own & deliver engineering projects with high quality to solve open ended problems.

This team is responsible for the technologies & data infrastructure to store & access data at scale. The solutions are technology-centric & free of Flexport business logic. These data services are provided by either AWS, open-source community, third party vendors, or created by the team if necessary. Engineering teams can utilize & access using data ci/cd pipelines, which help to ensure correct usage. These services are generic enough to be used by any company with a similar security, stability, scalability, & cost requirements.

What youll do:

  • Craft a resilient & global-scale data infrastructure for a major domain in the world of logistics that powers global trade
  • Work closely with data partners & users to distill complex data problems into elegant technical solutions
  • Build self-service capabilities to manage the data processing use cases 
  • Build SDKs & APIs to enable applications to interact with data infra 
  • Design & develop disaster recovery plans to ensure data integrity
  • You play a significant role in the career development of others, actively mentoring & educating the data community on trends, technologies, & best practices

You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • 6+ years of hand-on experience building & operating large scale data infrastructure
  • Strong coding skills in Java / Kotlin, Python, Scala, Go or other programming languages related to our data stack
  • Experience in building & deploying distributed streaming services like Kinesis, Kafka, Spark Streaming, Flink etc.
  • Able to own software development projects from requirement gathering to release end to end.
  • Excellent communication skills. Be able to translate business requirements to technical requirements.
  • Bonus: experience with Spring Framework, Spring Cloud Stream, Spring Boot etc.

About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers & their logistics partners with the technology & services to grow & innovate. Today, companies of all sizesfrom emerging brands to Fortune 500suse Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Dont be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. Thats why its important to bring people from diverse backgrounds & experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. Thats 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 & engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating & 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 & mental disability, health status, marital & family status, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, military & veteran status, & any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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