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Senior Frontend Engineer

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Engineering

Location

San Francisco

Senior Frontend Engineer

Global problems. Global impact.

Flexport’s mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. We are re-making a trillion dollar industry that touches every person on Earth, which means solving some of the global community’s most complex challenges. We are looking for makers who love learning, are passionate about collaborating, and desire to build solutions with a global impact.

About Front End Engineering at Flexport

Frontend engineers at Flexport collaborate with design, research, and product to build elegant and performant user experiences:

  1. Our ratio of engineers to designers is very healthy to create tight collaboration across our product and front-end components
  2. We have a dedicated team of engineers and designers building a world-class design system-  Latitude, which supports all product teams

We also aspire to contribute to open source with many of our learnings. Examples include:

We are building a platform that can scale to best-in-industry trading volumes, and you will be responsible for building the products and tools that will help us get there. If this sounds exciting to you, please reach out!

What you will do:

  • Create frontend components to automate freight forwarding
  • Help evolve the frontend infrastructure and architecture
  • Collaborate with design, research, product to build an elegant and performant UX
  • Build a highly interactive product to track shipments around the world

What we would like to see:

  • Strong knowledge of Javascript (ES6)
  • Strong knowledge of one of the modern JS frameworks (React, Vue, Angular2, etc.)
  • Willing to learn back-end frameworks (Rails, Node)
  • Self-motivated
  • Strength in cross-functional collaboration with design, product, and business

What you’ve worked with ideally:

  • Experience with design systems
  • GraphQL/Relay/Apollo
  • CSS
  • Flow/Typescript
  • Experience with front-end test frameworks (Jest)
  • Experience with front-end build/deployment process (Webpack, Babel)

Bonus points if you’ve worked with:

  • Web performance (time-to-interactive, dependencies, wasted renders)

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.

Engineering Culture and Values:

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.

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 employee 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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