We are reinventing global trade.

The opportunity

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. 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.

In Amsterdam at the Vijzelstraat office, The tech team more than doubled in size in 2021. For 2022 we have even higher goals and are therefore adding a Product Infrastructure team to our location. We are therefore looking for an Engineering Manager to join the team that can establish the DevOps team in our Amsterdam office. This team is responsible for working closely with engineering teams in Europe to understand their pain points, provide Infrastructure and guidance. The team will develop geo-specific solutions and contribute to building out our tech stack, including Kubernetes, ci/cd, observability, and tooling.

You will be part of the team building our next-generation infrastructure and DevOps toolset for exciting new technologies that shape the future. The Product infrastructure team plays a critical role in this journey. You will work in a highly collaborative and fast-changing environment, and focus on improving every aspect of developer experience, service infrastructure, and performance of our services with DevOps best practices. Our applications are currently running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), but with our recent migration to Service-oriented architecture (SOA), we’re starting to push the limits. We have begun deploying services to the Flexport Kubernetes Engine (FKE) and want to continue helping our developers use this infrastructure to own and integrate their services.

What excites you:

  • Recruit, build, and lead the team in developing the tools that enable rapid software development of our services and applications.
  • Create a strong product and architectural vision with a demonstrated ability to communicate, advocate, and execute on that vision.
  • Collaborate across engineering teams to align project priorities and requirements.
  • Represent your team with leaders across different parts of our organization.
  • Participate in critical technical design and product discussions of various initiatives. 
  • Invest in the development and coaching required for each team member’s success.
  • Manage, measure, and communicate the team's progress toward goals.

What excites us:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams that built and operated critical infrastructure.
  • Experience with K8S and the AWS ecosystem, including the benefits and challenges

Job descriptions are sometimes difficult to interpret and we understand you might not tick all of the above boxes. The right attitude and mindset is something we value much more. We therefore encourage you to apply!

Our stack:

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. We have introduced a few network isolated services using other languages, such as Java and Clojure. Our data is persisted in Postgres and Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker.

About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone 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.

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