This is an exciting opportunity to join the ShipEngine Developer Experience (DX) team, which is responsible for creating a great experience for the thousands of developers who use our API to integrate shipping into their applications. 

We are a team of polyglot developers who build and maintain a variety of APIs (REST, GraphQL, JSON RPC, etc.) and open source SDK libraries in multiple programming languages. We’re looking for strong engineers who can write great code in any language and who enjoy learning new languages. The right candidate will be someone who has their finger on the pulse of the current development trends in multiple ecosystems.


  • Become an expert on our APIs and design patterns
  • Work on open source projects in multiple programming languages
  • Help establish design guidelines and ensure consistent, high-quality APIs
  • Write API documentation, tutorials, and guides
  • Create technical content (sample code, demos, reference implementations) to demonstrate usage and best practices
  • Have the opportunity to present at meetups and conferences
  • Help organize and run community events, meetups, hackathons, and webinars

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent years’ experience.
  • Four or more (4+) years of experience designing, building, and consuming APIs
  • Four or more (4+) years of experience in software development, including both object oriented and functional paradigms

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong API design and development skills
  • Proficient in domain modeling and domain driven design
  • Familiar with multiple API protocols, such as REST, GraphQL, SOAP, gRPC, etc.
  • Able to write idiomatic and approachable code in a few programming languages (especially PHP, C#, Python, Ruby, Java, and Elixir)
  • Experience with Elixir, Clojure, Haskell, or other functional programming languages
  • Contributes to open source projects and understands the open source community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can work with a high degree of autonomy and limited supervision
  • Amazing teammate who helps and motivates others, solves problems together, and seeks win/win solutions

Computer/Software/Application Proficiency:            

  • Git & GitHub
  • Postman & Curl
  • Visual Studio, VSCode, IntelliJ, PyCharm, etc.
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
  • Multiple terminal shells (bash, cmd, powershell)
  • Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides)
  • Atlassian Jira & Confluence
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker

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