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Senior Software Engineer, Revenue Systems

Help us set a new industry standard for accurate & timely invoicing

Flexport is a platform for global trade in an industry that comprises 12% of the global GDP.  Flexport is building the first modern logistics platform to make global trade easier for everyone. We help the world's fastest-growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving their products between any two places on the planet.

Exceptional software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of fixing the user experience in global trade. At Flexport youll develop products 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 reshape an industry by creating the new operating system for global trade.

Revenue Systems

Revenue systems team is responsible for building software solutions to manage all aspects of revenue recognition like invoicing clients & receiving payments, to enable efficient financial transactions across all Flexport business functions.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for a core part of our financial systems infrastructure: making sure that invoices are accurate & complete & that we get paid for them, understanding our shipment costs, creating visibility to any revenue leakage & generating actionable insights from transactional data. 
  • Craft the engineering vision, & own the technical landscape, for a major domain in the world of logistics that powers global trade.
  • Build & launch products rapidly & incrementally. We ship to production dozens of times per day.
  • Work closely with business partners & product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Geek out about finance, shipping, customs regulations, & logistics.

What You Will Build

  • Build products that support the basic business functions necessary to understand profits & losses. Use technology to optimize, automate, provide insights, & create a customer experience thatll give us an edge over our competitors. 
  • Building highly accurate & auditable financial systems that serve many different use cases is a complex architectural challenge. 
  • Workflow automation presents both technical & user experience challenges. 
  • Architect software solutions for the internal finance team, internal operations users, & customers. Also build APIs that are consumed by other engineering teams. We provide an infrastructure that is crucial to our business & we interact with all major business units. Its a great place to learn how our company works. 
  • Invoice engineering is part of the broader marketplace org, which includes our internal marketplace, quoting, & billing teams. This organization handles how Flexport procures, prices, sells, & collects money for services.

You Should Have

  • 6+ years of experience writing software, & strong engineering background.
  • A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend & hard to break.
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, & engineers alike.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • Optional: experience in Ruby, Rails, GraphQL, React, Modern JavaScript, Clojure, Java, machine learning, or artificial intelligence. 
  • Non-optional: an aptitude for learning quickly.

Our Stack

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite & Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, & test our application with Jest. On the backend, were in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app. We have introduced a few network isolated services using other languages, such as Java, Scala, & Clojure. Our data is persisted in Postgres & MongoDB. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker, but we are currently migrating to Kubernetes.

Engineering Culture & Values

Check out our Key Values profile.

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, creed, 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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