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Principal Software Engineer

EasyPost

EasyPost

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 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:
Easypost is seeking a highly experienced and skilled Principal Engineer to join our USPS Team in the Carriers Engineering Organization. The USPS team is responsible for EasyPost’s core product, whose performance, uptime and high availability are essential to the business. As the first Principal Engineer on the USPS team, you will play a pivotal role in scaling our industry-leading product to meet the needs of our growing customer base.The ideal candidate will have excellent software development skills, a deep understanding of service-oriented architecture and a passion for performance and scale. You will drive our technical vision, strategy and best practices while shipping high quality code every day.
What you will do:
o Drive the evolution of our most business-critical services to support 10x their current volume with industry-leading performance and uptime.
o Translate business strategy into technical strategy, architecture, and implementation.
o Review proposed technical changes and architecture ideas and collaborate with engineers to ensure they fit into the broader technical vision and business context.
o Foster a transparent engineering culture by actively participating in and promoting our open design review process, where ideas are shared, discussed, and refined collaboratively.
o Develop documentation, guidelines and best practices.
o Lead by example, demonstrating strong coding practices, software engineering principles, and adherence to industry standards, while mentoring and providing technical guidance to other team members.
o Collaborate with carrier and systems teams to ensure the availability, scalability, and security of the USPS infrastructure.
o Cultivate a positive team culture, promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and a focus on delivering high-quality results.
o Communicate effectively across the organization in written documentation, one-on-one conversations, and technical presentations.
o Balance ideating and designing the long term solution with rapidly shipping the short term iterative work to delight our customers and improve our technical base.
About you:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or a related field
o Extensive experience (10+ years) in software development and engineering, with a strong emphasis on high-throughput, scalable and performant systems.
o Proven expertise in designing systems that can be delivered iteratively and effectively operated in production.
o Strong experience designing and developing API products using REST.
o Strong proficiency in at least one of Go, Ruby, Python or Rust programming languages and experience with version control systems (e.g., Git).
o Deep understanding of modern software development practices and methodologies, including agile methodologies and continuous integration and deployment.
o Familiarity with observability and alerting frameworks (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana) and CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins, CircleCI).
o Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical challenges, identify solutions, and implement them effectively.
o Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with software engineers, product managers, business leaders and cross-functional teams.
o Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including leading by example, mentoring team members, providing technical guidance, and driving projects to successful completion.
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
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To be considered for this position, you must be authorized and based in the United States.