LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

uShip

Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
  • Website: uship.com
  • Company Address: 205 Brazos Street, Austin, TX, 78701

About uShip

uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from over 225,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.

Job Description

OUR STACK:
LANGUAGES: JavaScript, Typescript, Node, C#
AWS CLOUD: Lambda, EKS, ECS, EC2, DynamoDB, Aurora, Kinesis, SNS, SQS, API Gateway, Cloudformation, Cloudfront, S3, IAM
FRAMEWORKS: React, Serverless Framework, Terraform, React Native, .Net
TESTING: Jest, Mocha, Chai, Enzyme, NUnit, XUnit
QUERY LANGUAGES / DATABASES:  MSSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB
CICD: Jenkins, GitHub Actions
SOURCE CONTROL: GitHub
PROCESS: JIRA, Confluence, GitHub
 
 
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU:
  • Lead a team of 4-6 software engineers, a QA/SDET, and a Site Reliability Engineer to build an amazing software product
  • Coordinate with our agility team, an Engineering Manager, and Product to capacity plan work on a sprint to sprint and quarterly basis
  • Mentor software engineers by guidance and by example
  • Push to production multiple times a day, from multiple different microservices
  • Thoughtful in code reviews with the ability to contribute and the humility to learn
  • Domain-driven approach to breakout problems into smaller pieces based on business needs
  • A test-first approach to writing software
  • Advocacy for security, reliability, and scalability throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Trust and autonomy to build the right solution the right way

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 5+ years of hands-on development experience with JavaScript or TypeScript
  • 3+ years working with RESTful APIs or GraphQL
  • 2+ years experience in designing multiple approaches for data, whether SQL or NoSQL
  • 1+ years working in the cloud, thinking with a “cloud-first” approach
  • 1+ years of software team leadership experience
  • Experience with modern web development techniques such as semantic HTML, accessibility, SEO techniques, server side rendering, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, from other engineers (via patterns) to non-technical stakeholders
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with ES2015 or greater in addition to JS frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular
  • Experience with npm, webpack, jenkins or similar CI build systems
  • Experience with managing state in significant javascript applications
  • Experience with strongly, statically typed languages and OOP principles in C# or Java
  • Experience with React Native or mobile development
 
ABOUT YOU
uShip’s Lead Software Engineers work on agile teams, solving challenging problems in the logistics e-commerce space. You are a senior engineer that will help lead and create our next wave of products and architectural changes. Ideal candidate believes in a pragmatic approach, is creative, but able to embrace elegant simplicity in both code and infrastructure. You’ll be building the foundation that enables us to empower the logistics landscape and help customers all over the world.


WHY USHIP?
uShip offers big-company benefits in a small-ish sized company because we really value and are committed to our people. There are even some extras that’ll surprise you.
  • Paid holidays and open vacation policy
  • 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance available for our employees
  • 401(k) with a generous company match, no vesting
  • Stock options
  • Hackathons
  • uShip shipping credit ($750)
  • Pet insurance
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement
  • Casual dress code
  • Dog-friendly office

COMPANY OVERVIEW
uShip is the world’s first and largest shipping marketplace, making it quicker, easier, and more affordable to ship large or bulky items. Consumers and businesses can compare and book bids from hundreds of thousands of customer-reviewed transportation service providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.  From cars to cranes and furniture to freight, our straightforward and transparent platform helps people, businesses, e-commerce sellers, and multinational logistics companies ship with greater speed and efficiency.  Customers save money and service providers make money using their empty cargo space – everyone wins!   

INCLUSIVITY IS KEY!
We welcome diversity in all its forms, and believe we’re better collaborators, strategizers, and thinkers because of it. uShip is an equal opportunity employer. We are inspired to find candidates who embody our Core Values. uShip prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, parental status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.