Backend Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/16/2021
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  • Company Address: 225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA, 94104

About ClearMetal

ClearMetal is a predictive logistics company utilizing data science to unlock unprecedented efficiency for global trade.

Job Description

ClearMetal helps people get the things they need by using data science to solve the most complex operational problems in supply chain. The world’s largest brands trust ClearMetal’s SaaS platform to drive efficiency and eliminate waste in their global logistics & international freight transportation. We’re founded by ex-Google, Stanford MBAs & Engineers, and venture-backed by NEA, SAP, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Eclipse VC, and Prelude Ventures. If you want to solve massive, real-world problems with the best technology and smartest people, come work with us!
Global trade is a fundamental human need for delivering products to the people who need them. In today's on-demand economy, customer expectations have risen to an all-time high and moreover, continue to evolve. 
Unfortunately, supply chains can no longer keep up because freight is moved based on static plans and the data/technology is inadequate for companies to adjust on the fly, let alone provide the transparency that customers expect. As a result people don’t receive the goods they need in the manner they want to receive them.
We believe winning companies will treat the supply chain like the continuously evolving system it actually is. Companies will provide 1) Amazon-like delivery with 2) a digital customer experience. To do so, they must have an intelligent software platform built on a foundation of clean & accurate data. ClearMetal is uniquely able to offer an enterprise software platform to global shippers that enables a Continuous Delivery Experience by 1) improving freight delivery to meet rising customer expectations and 2) empowering a modern digital customer experience. 
For this role, you should be ready to work on all aspects of ClearMetal’s backend.  This includes everything from building pipelines to ingest and structure new sources of shipment data to creating new systems to support complex supply chain workflows.  You will play a key part in making design decisions and discussing technical tradeoffs.  You will be a part of a fast paced environment that prioritizes value to the end user above all.   You should be ready to wear many hats and to learn new technologies.  Your contributions will have a huge impact on our product and on our company.   

What you’ll do:

    • Work with development teams, product managers and customers to understand requirements and ideate software solutions that have positive business impact and improve customer experience
    • Design and develop effective and scalable APIs that power our web application and our customers’ internal systems 
    • Design and manage new pipelines and data stores for ingesting and accessing critical data 
    • You should be excited to wear many hats and to learn new technologies

What you’ll need:

    • 4+ years as a backend engineer 
    • Experience building, shipping, and maintaining HTTP APIs
    • Experience with web servers and application server frameworks (Nginx, Flask, Apache, Django, etc.) 
    • Familiar with software development best practices like testing, code reviews, build processes, and source control. 
    • Eager to learn new technologies and to hone your business knowledge


    • Experience in supporting and building machine-learning backends / architectures
    • Experience with Python, Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS
Why is this position exciting?  
Position will have the potential to make direct material impact in the success of the company. Be appreciated for your unique knowledge and expertise in a dynamic and innovative environment. Work for a fast paced, innovative Silicon Valley startup in the heart of San Francisco.
Employee Benefits:
Medical / Dental / Vision
Pre-tax commuter benefit
Flexible PTO
Conveniently located in downtown San Francisco near BART/MUNI stations 
ClearMetal is committed to working with people from all backgrounds; we are a proud equal opportunity employer.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.