Senior Backend Engineer at Shipwell

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About Us

Supply chains are disconnected, fragmented, and stuck in the stone age. We believe the market has it wrong, and we believe there is a better way. We are building the de facto platform and market network to connect, automate, and optimize the supply chains of the world. This is a multi- trillion dollar opportunity. 

Today, Shipwell transforms your supply chains by combining transportation management, visibility, and an integrated partner network in one simple and responsive platform and RestfulAPI that scales as you grow. Our platform uses machine learning to analyze over 25 million rows of real-time data every day, reducing waste and friction, delivering better business intelligence, and driving continuous improvement across our customer supply chains. Shipwell is proud to be recognized by industry experts as a leader in shipping and logistics, including FreightTech 25 and Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup 2020.

Our Culture

Shipwell is a fast-paced, high-energy start-up that strives to build the future of shipping every day. Diversity of thought and cross-department collaboration is very important to us. We deliver open, honest, careful communication and work as hard as we play. We create & deliver solutions that are revolutionizing the industry, which brings excitement and purpose to our work. If you are looking for a place that will help you tap into your best work-self and give you hands-on experience building something big, then we invite you to come and build the future of shipping with us!

Senior Backend Engineer

The Senior Backend Engineer role provides you with a unique opportunity to join a high growth, startup software company as we pivot into a record-breaking 3rd year. We need someone to own the end to end development of features which includes clarifying requirements, designing solutions, writing code and ensuring that features are well tested. Shipwell is seeking someone who is an approachable, dynamic leader and is willing to oversee the day to day operations of a team. As a Senior Backend Engineer you’ll have the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with the smartest developers in the industry. This is your chance to hone your skills as a leader of an enterprise class application development team. We're laying the foundation on which our industry will be reinvented; we're looking for individuals who want to part of a significant change. Ideas come from being an innovator and an amplifier, that strives to achieve more, for themselves and to enable greatness in others.

What you'll do when you get here:
  • Write high quality, clean and efficient code
  • Provide timely support to both internal and external users of the system
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with the engineering team and contribute ideas to our technology and algorithms
  • Ensure that design is architecturally sound and follows engineering best practices with regards to scalability, maintainability, and reuse
What you need to have:
  • BS/MS/ Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Production experience in Software Development (Minimum 5 years preferred) 
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g MongoDB)
  • Expertise with Object Oriented Design and Programming
  • Expertise coding python
  • Experience developing cloud-based services a plus
  • Hands-on experience  with agile development methodologies a plus
What we offer:
  • 401k
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Friendly and inclusive company culture
  • Team building events and office celebrations
  • Competitive compensation with company stock options
  • Company sponsored healthcare, dental, and vision insurance
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with local coffee, drinks, and snacks
  • An open work environment where everyone has a voice
  • Subsidized gym, cell phone, learning and commuter reimbursements. Oh yeah, and entertainment reimbursement, we’ve got you covered!
  • An exceptional team of passionate, bright, and inspirational coworkers

For more information about Shipwell visit shipwell.com, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Here at Shipwell, we are a Remote Forward company. You have the opportunity to work within one of our office location cities (Austin and Chicago) or you can choose to be fully remote.

Shipwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any sort. We do celebrate diversity and believe experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Diversity in our team makes for better problem solving, more creative thinking, and ultimately a better product and company culture.

Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of impact, dedication, and the ability to thrive in a fast paced and collaborative environment. Shipwell strives to have an inclusive work environment; so if you are hard working & good at what you do then please come as you are.  We want you to contribute, grow, & learn at Shipwell and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for.

We are looking forward to adding new perspectives to our team!


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