Senior Software Engineer, Platform
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Founded in 2012, EasyPost is a YC unicorn whose mission is to make shipping simple for businesses, from garage startups to the Fortune 500. Shipping, now more than ever, is the backbone of the global economy, but integrating the technology-enabled operations of a modern business with the low-tech and complex shipping industry has always been a challenge. EasyPost solves this problem with the first developer-friendly REST API for shipping, and we continue to push boundaries and discover new ways to simplify shipping for all. Our team is rapidly growing, and this is the perfect time to get on board. Join us, and help build the shipping infrastructure of the future.
About the role:
The Platform Engineering team develops scalable, performant and pragmatically designed backend software systems that handle the transmission, storage and processing of sensitive customer data such as access tokens, addresses, passwords, personal information, and financial information. We own Identity and Access Management (IAM), Billing and Payments for the entire platform.
We’re seeking passionate, talented software engineers who are interested in reducing logistics friction to the lives of millions of people, amazing personal and professional growth, and having a real impact on our products and users. The empowerment EasyPost provides will remind you why you love to code, want to build APIs, and work on unique challenges within a collaborative team of developers to build meaningful products.
What you will do:
o Responsible for designing new, and modifying existing, services to be highly available, scalable, correct and efficient.
o Own services that fit in a distributed Server-Oriented Architecture (SOA) using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous communication and processing
o Contribute to overall system design in a highly collaborative environment
o Create and debate multiple solutions to a variety of problems with a diverse engineering team
o Work with our Data and Product teams to create unique and empirical value
o Provide near real-time analytics on platform usage
o Maintain and enhance the security of our customer’s data
o Expand and create internal data services
o Experience with, or interest in, Python, Go, Rust and Ruby
o Experience with, or interest in, MySQL, Galera, Cassandra, Redis and Kafka
o Have worked on large, complex applications with shared ownership
o Makes incremental improvements in quality, performance, correctness and scale of various services
o Committed to using the right tool for the job in the context of a greater engineering community
o Identifies what needs to be done, collect data, present options and communicate tradeoffs
o Understands horizontal scalability and decomposing a monolithic application into smaller, loosely coupled services.
o Strong opinions on how to structure interactions with external and internal services
o Experience with REST, HTTP/HTTPS
What We Offer:
o Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
o Competitive compensation package and equity
o 401(k) match
o Monthly work from home stipend of $50 net
o Flexible work schedule and paid time off
o Collaborative culture with a supportive team
o A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities
o The opportunity to make massive contributions at a hyper-growth company
o Make an impact on a product helping ship millions of packages per day
Data Privacy Notice for Job Applicants:
"EasyPost is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law."
To be considered for this position, you must be authorized and based in the United States.