AxleHire gives companies of any size the power to deliver their products directly to customers’ doorsteps within a day, without the typical cost and complexity of expedited shipping.  Our proprietary technology and processes provide scalable same-day and next-day delivery services to some of the world’s fastest growing brands.  AxleHire’s services are live in eight major metropolitan areas with many more on the way.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Logistics and Operations to help build and extend the services, systems, and algorithms that power our delivery platform.  This platform links together AxleHire’s clients, driver fleet, facilities, and dispatch teams, orchestrating and monitoring all activities among them.

As the ideal candidate, you are deeply experienced in building complex, distributed, event-driven systems and applications, preferably in a Java 8 environment.  You should have a demonstrated record of tackling increasingly challenging professional projects, and a proven commitment to delivering resilient systems in a nearly real-time, mission-critical environment.  You will be a part of the team driving development of AxleHire’s proprietary logistics platform, with substantial opportunities to create and improve it in your own vision.

The Opportunity:

  • Become a key part of the core global team that architects and develops AxleHire’s logistics and operations systems, which orchestrate the delivery of millions of shipments per year
  • Drive innovation and performance improvements in our operations technologies (sortation, routing, fleet management, order management)
  • Drive improvements in our system architecture, performance, quality, and reliability
  • Serve as a technical lead to other systems engineers on complex projects
  • Contribute to the improvement of team development standards, conventions, and processes
  • Collaborate with peers in product management and operations to develop new features and processes

What You Bring to the AxleHire Team:

  • Proven experience developing mission-critical, distributed event-driven systems in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, or similar)
  • Strong experience with databases: design, performance optimization, data integrity
  • Strong experience building maintainable, resilient, and observable systems
  • Strong experience in secure RESTful API design
  • Strong experience with Java 8 and common Java frameworks and practices
  • Ability to manage multiple/competing priorities and make the right tradeoffs
  • Ability to partner with product management to determine feasibility and generate technical requirements
  • Ability to break down and estimate effort for complex projects
  • Great communication and documentation skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • A customer-first mindset and a partnering spirit
  • A commitment to learning and continuous self-improvement
  • A bias to action
  • A desire to leave things better than you found them
  • 5+ years of employment as a back-end or systems engineer in a professional team setting
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Bonus: Experience working with geospatial data and location-based services
  • Bonus: Experience with e-commerce, logistics, and logistics algorithms (e.g. capacitated VRP)
  • Bonus: Experience with crowdsourced business models
  • Bonus: DevOps and infrastructure-as-code experience
  • Bonus: A sense of humor

Why AxleHire:

  • Be part of a well-funded, fast-growing company tackling complex and relevant challenges
  • Competitive compensation and equity incentives
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible time off


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