Shipwell
Shipwell is transforming supply chains with better connectivity across people, systems and workflows
Austin, TX
Remote

Backend Engineer - Platform

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Backend Engineer - Platform

About the Team

Our platform team drives our core user experience from order to settlement. We're a cross functional team that includes a PM, multiple backend and frontend engineers, a qa engineer, and a product designer. We just finished up a general purpose document engine and are embarking on multi-modal international shipping. In this role you'll build drayage, intermodal, air, sea, and rail workflows that will be instrumental to our company growth. We'd love for you to join us and build the future.

What you’ll do

  • Consistently ship high-quality code to production
  • Bring our data science research to life
  • Build for perf and high availability
  • Ensure that our models are well fed with "medium sized data" (a few TB) and a clean ML pipeline
  • Maintain quality standards. Stay up to date on best practices and enforce them with code reviews
  • Write beautiful Python microservices and workers that rely on our event architecture
  • Work closely with product to refine ideas and turn hifi designs into reality
  • Proactively find problems or gaps in our codebase and fix them
  • Own your apps: Fix, bugs, talk to users, and regularly update your existing applications
  • Write unit tests

What we're looking for

  • Senior and mid-level candidates
  • A self-starter that can get stuff done with little supervision. We expect for you to fill in the blanks and work with your teammates to get it launched.
  • Ability to empathize with our users and really listen to their requirements
  • Strong CS fundamentals, deep experience in a modern backend (Django, Rails, Spring), database modeling (ORM or raw), and a desire to learn and master your craft
  • An understanding of application performance (Big-O and profiling) and data structures
  • You were raised on the cloud (AWS, GCP) and are comfortable living in a containerized world

Bonus

  • You've worked in the logistics industry and can tell a dry van from a reefer
  • Experience with Python frameworks like Django, Flask, and Fast API
  • Devops Knowledge - Docker, Jenkins, Terraform
  • Experience with an event architecture
  • NoSQL Experience (Mongo, Redis)

Benefits

  • 401k plan
  • Generous parental leave
  • Competitive salary and equity opportunity
  • Team building events and office competitions
  • Friendly, talented, and inclusive company culture
  • Offices in Austin, TX, Chicago, IL or 100% remote
  • Health, vision, dental, teladoc, HSA, FSA, & Life insurance
  • Incredible growth opportunity at a fast growing company
  • Subsidized wifi, cell phone, and educational reimbursements
  • Receive an elite technology package to include a brand new MacBook Pro!

 

Here at Shipwell, we are a Remote Forward company. You have the opportunity to work within one of our office location cities (Austin and Chicago) or you can choose to be fully remote. 

Shipwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any sort. We do celebrate diversity and believe experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Diversity in our team makes for better problem solving, more creative thinking, and ultimately a better product and company culture.

Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of impact, dedication, and the ability to thrive in a fast paced and collaborative environment. Shipwell strives to have an inclusive work environment; so if you are hard working & good at what you do then please come as you are.  We want you to contribute, grow, & learn at Shipwell and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for.

We are looking forward to adding new perspectives to our team!

 

For more information about Shipwell visit shipwell.com, or connect with us on Twitter @shipwell, LinkedIn, and Facebook.com/Shipwellinc.


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Where we are

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What are Shipwell Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent Care FSA
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for all positions. We give people the option to work in an office or fully remote - the choice is yours!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Shipwell

What are some social events your company does?

Shipwell assumes you know how to do your job; outside of core office hours, you are allowed to set your own in-office times. Working from home to deal with a delivery or appointment is a simple notice to a manager, and you're encouraged to make use of the unlimited PTO!

David

Backend Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

How a freight brokerage frees up cumbersome processes using technology! We strive to answer this question so people on the front lines can do more of what they do best. Our teams are the heaviest users and biggest advocates of Shipwell’s platform because it directly solves our industry-specific needs.

Andy

Carrier Compliance & Analytics Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes the team members on my teams successful is their ability to come in everyday with an amazing attitude, effort, and working together as a team!

Taryn

Enterprise Carrier Sales Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everyone on the team shows up with a unique perspective. We don't train people to be sales robots because sometimes new ideas can drastically improve how the entire team operates. That sort of ingenuity influences our entire company.

Laurel

Strategic Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being a data scientist I spend about 50% of my time with stakeholders, customers, sales representatives, & the carrier success team, to understand how they work and how we can help them. One of the most important lessons I have learnt at Shipwell is that listening is key!

Anna

Associate Data Scientist

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