Senior Software Engineer (Full stack)

Flexport, Shanghai

Fixing the user experience in global trade.

Build the designs that fuel global trade

The Opportunity (中文职位介绍在下面)

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.

You Will

  • Craft the engineering vision, and own the technical landscape, for a major domain in the world of logistics that powers global trade.
  • Design systems that represent the real-world intricacies of logistics entities, such as cargo, routing, customs, and pricing.
  • Take points on complex product initiatives and run them to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Safeguard code quality on your team, reviewing others’ code with an eye to performance, maintainability, security and so on.
  • Work closely with business partners and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions.
  • Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally. We ship to production dozens of times per day.
  • Geek out about shipping and logistics. (We do this often.)

You Should Have

  • 6+ years of experience writing software, and a strong engineering background. Candidates with less relevant experience will be considered as Software Engineer
  • A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.
  • The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, and engineers alike.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operations.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • Optional: experience in Ruby, Rails, Java,PostgreSQL, GraphQL, React, Modern JavaScript, and/or Flow.
  • Non-optional: an aptitude for learning quickly.

Our Stack

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the frontend, we use React for the views, fetch data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we’re a Rails shop riding on AWS and Postgres RDS. Our staging server infrastructure is written in Python.

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.




Flexport在全球帮助超过10,000家客户和供应商成功运营和管理供应链系统。自2013年成立以来,我们已经从SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital 和 Y Combinator融资超过13亿美金。

我们在北美,亚洲和欧洲多个城市设有办事处。和我们的客户群一样,我们是一个全球性的公司。我们致力于研究和开发我们客户和供应商喜爱的产品和服务。 就职于Flexport, 无论你在哪里,无论你的工作性质会怎样,你将与恪守承诺,充满激情和足智多谋的同事们一起工作。


  • 构思和设计软件工程愿景,并负责制定技术布局和架构
  • 设计供应链系统,包括货运,路线管理,海关和定价
  • 深入理解复杂产品项目,并且承担相应角色,能够在最少的协助下完成项目
  • 作为团队核心成员,不断通过代码评审等形式来提升团队在性能,可维护性,安全等方面的代码质量
  • 与业务伙伴以及产品经理紧密合作,为复杂的业务问题找到技术解决方案
  • 快速并逐步开发和发布软件产品。我们每天有新产品推向市场
  • 成为运输和物流的极客


  • 熟练掌握一门后台开发语言:Ruby(Rails), Java, node.js, go, c++, c# 等等
  • 扎实的计算机科学基础知识,熟悉操作系统,数据库、常见数据结构和算法,以及软件设计实践
  • 能够与业务合作伙伴,产品经理,工程师等不同角色人员进行有效沟通
  • 可以在工程领域的各个方面对初级工程师进行辅导,以帮助他们不断进步
  • 对软件开发周期中的工程最佳实践有较深入的认识,比如代码规范,代码评审,源代码管理,持续部署,测试以及运维等方面
  • 有6年以上技术工作经验
  • 对技术认真,务实解决问题,热爱学习
  • 有书面英文沟通能力


  • 掌握互联网开发的基础知识和标准
  • 熟悉我们的技术栈:Ruby on Rails, Javascript, React, GraphQL, Relay, Java
  • 有维持/参与开源项目或者有一定深度的side project
  • 有国内知名互联网公司工作经验
  • 有良好的英文口语能力


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.