Engineering Manager, Forwarding Tech - Commerce, Planning, Procurement



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Operations
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

The opportunity:

Flexport is a platform for global trade in an industry that comprises 12% of the global GDP. We are the first licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern tech stack. We help the world's fastest-growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving products between any two places on the planet.

Exceptional software development is integral in allowing us to fulfill our mission of fixing the user experience in global trade. At Flexport you’ll develop products that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries. You’ll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems and streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry. You’ll have the opportunity to reshape an industry by creating the new operating system for global trade.

Our engineering team is the top-notch software developer team, who love listening to the users, working as a group, and proactively taking the lead whenever necessary. The role involves learning the business of freight forwarding, modeling the work that people do to move freight, designing solutions to make it more efficient, and thinking innovatively to automate much of it. As an Engineer Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of software engineers, defining a roadmap, communicating status with stakeholders, and delivering the results with the team together. In addition, as the people manager, you are expected to hire and onboard new people, coach, mentor and develop your engineers.

About the team:

We have multiple teams in Shanghai and Shenzhen working on a suite of core products and services that enable Flexport business to scale, including Freight Services Planning, Procurement, Commerce, Security and Infrastructure, Visibility and Schedules, and so on. We are broadly leveraging optimization models, machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to build the best solutions for our customers. We are looking for engineering managers who love learning, are passionate about collaborating, and desire to build solutions with a global impact.

You will:

  • Lead and develop a team of software engineers, including project planning, technical leadership and career development of your reports.
  • Identify best practices and tools to maximize our ability to build and maintain features and services.
  • Drives the team’s technical improvements and roadmap.
  • Collaborates with leadership across teams to define solutions, technical implementation to drive software maturity and practices.
  • Own the overall planning, execution and success of projects that directly improve our top-line business metrics.
  • Working with Engineering Leaders to hire top talent for the team.

You should have:

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience for high-scale products or infrastructure.
  • 3+ years of people management experience for a group of engineers
  • Passion of building intuitive, high-quality developers tooling, Steaming and APIs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of building large scale, high-performance systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break.
  • A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it.
  • Experience of managing engineering teams at startups before, particularly during periods of rapid growth and organizational change.
  • Experience of driving the engineering best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operations.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.