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Software Engineering Intern: Summer 2020

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Engineering

Location

San Francisco

Software Engineering Intern: Summer 2020

Build Flexport’s software to make an impact

The opportunity:

We’re looking for Engineering interns to join us on the journey to automate many of the most painful and complex processes in the last industry to go untouched by technology. Aside from being part of a team that continuously deploys code, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact where no project is too big or small. 

You will:

  • Own a project that has serious impact on Flexport’s business
  • Work across our tech stack using React, ES2017, Ruby, Relay & GraphQL
  • Code that contributes to our core product—you won't be tossed a list of edge-case bugs nobody else wants to solve
  • Have an experienced mentor who considers it their job to make sure you're growing the skills you need
  • Organize fragmented data from the world of freight forwarding into intelligible data models that drive efficiency in our core application
  • Build scalable programs that standardize information flow & increase operational efficiency
  • Be part of a close-knit engineering team that continuously ships new code

You will get:

  • A competitive salary
  • Your flight to and from San Francisco
  • Housing peace of mind — we know the metropolitan market is crazy, so we'll take care of finding and funding housing
  • Daily catered lunches — and breakfast & snacks to boot
  • Easy access to our downtown office. We’re conveniently located in the heart of the city, close to public transit and near the best bars & restaurants the city has to offer
  • A calendar of team events and offsites to allow you to get to know your teammates

You should have:

  • An ability to navigate through difficult software problems
  • A product-first approach to building software. You care about the real world functionality of your programming
  • Experience with web applications. Ideally functional knowledge of JavaScript and MVC frameworks (we use Rails)
  • A bias for action & strive for excellence
  • A desire to work hard and the curiosity to learn
  • Twelve weeks of full-time availability—this internship has a start date in Summer 2020

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s 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 and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and 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 and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Our dog-friendly flagship office is on Market Street in the heart of Union Square. We do a lot of 1:1s at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens and our central location allows for you to get virtually anywhere with your fellow interns. 

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. We have introduced a few network isolated services using other languages, such as Java and Clojure. Our data is persisted in Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s 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 and break down economic barriers.
  • 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 intern up for success. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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