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Engineering Manager, Customs





Engineering Manager, Customs

The opportunity:

Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients and suppliers lead all aspects of their supply chain operations. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B from investors that include SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator.

WHO’s it with:

At Flexport  we are building the platform that will revolutionize global customs.

We’re making global trade easy for customers by designing and building a world-class platform  to automate global customs to an unprecedented degree. Getting goods successfully across borders is something that our customers care deeply about. It’s also an area that has been historically underserved by technology. We aim to change that and to create new solutions for this thousands-of-years-old industry — we’ll use technology to enable the frictionless passage of goods through all countries.  We do this by working closely with our customers, Flexport customs brokers, Flexport sales, and many other teams to identify the biggest pain points in the current process and build iteratively to address those opportunities.

Come help us disrupt global trade!

WHAT you’ll be doing:

As Engineering Manager you will:

  • Build and lead a new product team in our Customs Platform group 
  • Partner closely with product management, business and operations to develop the engineering strategy and roadmap build a world-class customs platform
  • Manage stakeholders to align cross function resources to deliver business value

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 and moving to services mostly written in JVM based languages. Our data is persisted in Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker

WHAT you’ll need:

You will have a proven track record in building teams and managing experienced engineers in a fast paced dynamic environment. And will thrive on the fact that no two days are the same, having the ability to flex and pivot your style and teams to focus accordingly. You will have the ability to set technical vision and drive results. You’ll be a strong partner to product and business leadership in scaling up our business to new highs. Having strong stakeholder management skills ensuring cross functional collaboration but at the same time will enjoy getting into the detail and not be scared to roll up your sleeves and get in the weeds to help your team achieve great results.

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

WHY you’ll want it:

If you are looking for a role where you can make a difference at a global level then this is for you! In this leadership role you will be driving the development of key areas of our customs products - scaling our customs brokerage product to global reach.You’ll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry. You’ll have the opportunity to reshape an industry by creating the new operating system for global trade.

Are you ready for the challenge? Then apply now and truly have the opportunity to make a global difference.

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