Head of Engineering - Platform

Flexport, San Francisco, CA

Fixing the user experience in global trade.

We are reinventing global trade

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.

With offices on three continents, our team is as global as our client base and we’re excited to continue building a product and service they love. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, you’re guaranteed to share your day with committed, encouraging, and resourceful team members.

We're looking for a Head of Engineering, Platform who can effectively communicate, collaborate, and influence team members and engineering technical leads across the company. Supply chain is often the most capital intensive aspect of a company's business. Our clients and our partners depend on our platform to do their jobs. High uptime and performance is a must. At Flexport, you’ll work alongside self-starters solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry.

What you’ll do:

  • Scale Platform group through a period of rapid company growth by attracting, hiring, mentoring, and retaining top-tier talent.
  • Drive the technology vision and roadmap for platform group.
  • Deliver architecture transformation.
  • Develop a platform to empower product engineering teams to move faster and improve the developer experience.
  • Organize and plan projects from start to finish with other technical leads as needed.
  • Drive monitoring across the app and ensure reliability of an increasingly complex system.
  • Mentor, teach, and guide others as we strive to develop successful independent teams that solve problems in an efficient and cost effective manner.

What you’ll need:

  • 10+ years of software development experience and 5+ years leading and managing engineering teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience scaling teams past 40+.
  • Experience with architecture transformation from monolithic to microservices, SOA or equivalent.
  • Experience with engineering platform architecture.
  • Excellence in problem-solving, strategic thinking, and collaboration with cross-functional teams

Where you’ll work:

Our flagship office is on Market Street. We’re dog-friendly. We do a lot of 1:1s at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens and, as a truly global company, we don’t let geography slow us down. We rotate hack-a-thons and move Flexporters all around the world.

Investing your time with Flexport means having immediate impact, all over the world. You’re empowered to do what’s best for everyone and trusted to make the right decisions when and where you need them. Join our collective of entrepreneurs and improve the world’s experience in global trade.

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.

Culture & Values

Learn more at www.keyvalues.com/flexport


About Flexport

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder that uses people and software to manage the complexity of international trade. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of your shipments. And we’re not just a software platform: Our experienced logistics and customs experts are here to help at every step of the way. We offer services in air freight, ocean freight, trucking, warehouse & fulfillment, customs brokerage, and cargo insurance. Learn more about our services and request a live demo. Flexport is a freight forwarder for the Internet age. “What we do at Flexport” explains what we mean.

Want to learn more about Flexport? Visit Flexport's website.