Flexport is building the first modern logistics platform to make global trade easier for everyone. We are solving complex problems on a global scale, and disrupting a multi-trillion dollar industry that has remained stubbornly unchanged.
This brand new leadership role sits in our Marketplace Group, this is the global division that builds systems handling all order-to-cash & procure-to-pay aspects of our business. Due to our exciting growth we are looking to expand into Amsterdam with a new team to evolve our accounts payable systems. These are the systems that ingest 800K vendor bills through APIs, ML based ORC, manual data entry and once ingested, supports our finance teams to validate and process these bills to prevent any leakage.
This is a rare opportunity to build a new capability in Europe, leading and hiring a team of world class engineers who will play a key role in building the first modern logistics platform
WHAT you’ll be doing:
You will be the first Engineer into the Marketplace team in Amsterdam however certainly will not will not be alone! You will sit alongside an existing team of highly innovative engineers and be supported by the broader Marketplace team in the US. It will be your role to grow this function. You will be tasked with hiring, mentoring, developing and empowering this new team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity. You will create the engineering roadmap and own the technical landscape for the systems driving accounts payable at Flexport. Working closely with our business partners and the product manager to distill complex business problems into robust technical solutions
Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we’re in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app and moving to services mostly written in JVM based languages. Our data is persisted in Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker
WHAT you’ll need:
You will have a proven track record in building teams and managing product focused engineers in a fast paced dynamic environment. And will thrive on the fact that no two days are the same, having the ability to flex and pivot your style and teams to focus accordingly. You will have the ability to set technical vision and drive results. Having strong stakeholder management skills ensuring cross functional collaboration but at the same time will enjoy getting into the detail and not be scared to roll up your sleeves and get in the weeds to ensure you and your team get results.
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
WHY you’ll want it:
If you are looking for a role where you can make a difference at a global level then this is for you! In this challenging leadership role you will be driving this key initiative that is 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.
Are you ready for the challenge? Then apply now and truly have the opportunity to make a global difference.