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Software Engineering Intern: Fall 2019

Flexport, San Francisco, CA

Fixing the user experience in global trade.


Build Flexport’s product 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.

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.

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 September 2019

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 stack:

We deploy continuously with our Buildkite CI setup. Our frontend is built with Flow-typed ES2017. We have around 1500 React components and 100 Flux stores, though we’re beginning to use GraphQL & Relay to replace Flux. We test the frontend with Jest and enzyme. On the backend, we're a Rails shop riding on Postgres RDS and AWS.

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.

 

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.