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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco, Seattle    Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2021
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Creating insights to revolutionize an industry

The Opportunity:

Fast, accurate insights are integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of fixing the user experience in global trade. At Flexport youll conduct analyses that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries. Youll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems & streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry. Youll have the opportunity to improve an industry by analyzing the new operating system for global trade.

You will:

  • Flexport is a company that runs on data - you'll be transforming data into action by working cross-functionally with the entirety of Flexport
  • Meet with business stakeholders, understand business requirements, & use your analytic mindset to implement solutions ranging from process improvements to dashboards. Our mantra is to make sure everyone is working smarter rather than just harder
  • Develop high resolution visualizations of data to generate business impact.
    • Sample projects may include:
      • Building lineage graphics for Data Cataloging tools to explore the flexport data ecosystem
      • Consulting on Flexports client portal to upgrade our mapping & trade tracking dashboards
      • high resolution benchmarking tools to be used in business qbrs
      • Waterfall visualizations to be used in Sales & Recruiting Reports
  • Maintain or update small SQL pipelines written in DBT
  • Implement metric calculations with an eye towards accuracy & maintainability
  • Write or maintain visualizations writing in javascript for the web
  • Write new web apps to build new data capabilities within flexport
  • Write or maintain new custom visualizations for the Looker platform to be used by other members of the team
  • Serve as the companys visualization expert, & build tool to increase the quality of visualizations for both internal & external partners.

You should have:

  • Bachelors in Business, Statistics, Engineering, or another quantitative discipline
  • 4+ users of programming in Javascript
  • 1+ years of experience programming in Visx, D3, Highcharts, or Vega visualizations library
  • 1+ years of experience programming with python or similar scripting language for data manipulation
  • 1+ years of experience using SQL in a professional environment
  • A keen eye for aesthetics & pixel perfect visualization
  • Ideally experience working within JIRA, Looker, Snowflake, & DBT

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology & data analytics, logistics infrastructure, & supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients & suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital & Y Combinator. Were excited about the three big ways were moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Dont be! Were building the first Operating System for Global Trade. Thats why its incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds & experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • Whats freight forwarding & why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination & shipment of goods from one place to another & its what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world & break down economic barriers.
  • 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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