Backend Engineer - Python - Austin

Posted by Shipwell on Wed, 12 Sep 2018
Contract type: permanent. Location: Austin, TX - Downtown (9th and Lavaca)


Name: Vahid Behzadi
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Backend Engineer - Full time – Austin, TX

About Shipwell

The mission of Shipwell is to build a connected freight platform that is the backbone of how shippers and freight movers connect, communicate, transact, track and derive analysis of their businesses and supply chains. We are a fast growing company and have assembled a team that is passionate about what we do and regularly exceed customer’s expectations in both the experience we deliver and the service we provide.

We are looking for strong contributors with a history of delivering high-quality, scalable applications to join the backend engineering team. As a Backend Engineer, you will be part of a team that develops the APIs and services powering the platform this includes things like quoting shipments, tracking, searching, notifications and messaging to name a few. You will help design performant, scalable applications and will work hand in hand with Front-End and UX Engineers in ensuring that experiences work seamlessly, end to end. You will maintain and extend existing systems and will have lots of opportunities to work on new ones and to push the envelope of what we do as a team.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Own the end to end development of features which includes clarifying requirements, designing solutions, writing code and ensuring that features are well tested

Write high quality, clean and efficient code

Ensure that design is architecturally sound and follows engineering best practices with regards to scalability, maintainability, and reuse

Provide timely support to both internal and external users of the system

Essential Skills:

BS/MS/ Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field

Production experience in Software Development

Knowledge of relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g MongoDB)

Expertise with Object Oriented Design and Programming

Experience coding Python

Experience developing cloud-based services a plus

Hands-on experience with agile development methodologies a plus

Culture Fit:

Our core behaviors are:

Build the future, never settle

Put customers first (be a shipping hero)

Communicate openly, directly, and with care

Grow Roses - freight is messy, disconnected, and surly, you bring order to chaos

Seek learning

Fast-paced excellence

The successful candidate is intellectually honest, commits to high standards of integrity, and maintains a positive outlook.

Backed by First Round Capital, Base10, Liquid, and Village Global, Shipwell is expanding to meet and exceed the needs of our Shipper, 3PL, and Carrier customers. By joining our team, you will help push Shipwell forward in efficient, innovative ways. You will engage in interesting and challenging work that will be the backbone of global shipping and commerce. We are dedicated to providing a world-class workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. Join us!

Shipwell is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Shipwell, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight. We have pledged to create a diverse and culturally strong company and environment.