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Software Engineer II, Operational Finance



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022
<p> <strong>Grow your career in FinTech by building a greenfield financial platform for the Silicon Valley unicorn that's reinventing the global supply chain!</strong> </p> <h2> <strong>The opportunity:</strong> </h2> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Flexport is a world class supply chain technology company. We believe global trade can move the human race forward, and that’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re reshaping an $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes use Flexport to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">In Amsterdam, our Operational Finance team is building the FinTech foundation of Flexport to help automate running the business, increase profitability and keep Flexport compliant. You will create systems that</span> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Keep track of &gt;$5B in cost and revenue across all shipments, in real-time, via ~1M events per day throughout all our shipments lifecycle</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Allow monitoring of the financial health of shipments individually and in aggregate via a resilient data pipeline and versioned storage solution</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Fully automate the financial management of shipments (paying bills, sending invoices) and only involve humans in cases of discrepancy</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Integrate with data engineering and analytics systems to enable historical cost and profitability insights</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Improve financial optimisation and forecasting for the entire company</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>On the day-to-day you will:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work closely with business partners and product managers to distill complex business problems into elegant technical solutions</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Craft the engineering vision, and own the technical landscape, for operational finance in the world of logistics that powers global trade</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Mentor and grow less experienced engineers</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Build and launch products rapidly and incrementally; we ship to production dozens of times per day</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Geek out about FinTech, logistics, financial systems, global trade and analytics (however unlikely this sounds now, we do this often)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Help bring trade to everyone in the world.</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>You should have:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">2-4 years of experience writing software and a strong engineering background</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">The capability to think in terms of solutions rather than just pointing out problems</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">A love of simple, well-tested code that is easy to extend and hard to break</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">The ability to convey technical ideas in common terms to business partners, product managers, designers and engineers alike</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">A bias for action. When you see a problem, you solve it</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Proven experience mentoring and providing technical leadership to other engineers</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">An aptitude for learning quickly and a desire to develop your tooling repertoire; we are tech-agnostic regarding candidate background</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Our stack:</strong> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite and Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, and test our application with Jest. On the backend, we’re in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app and building new services in Kotlin. Our data is persisted in Postgres and MongoDB and our stack is hosted on AWS using Kubernetes.</span> </p> <p> <strong>What we offer:</strong> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Equity: a top of the market equity package based on RSUs (significantly more advantageous than options)</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Flexible working locations: our engineering teams meet in the office 2 times a week. Workations for up to a month</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Yearly bonus: a yearly bonus of 10% of your base salary</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Free lunch/snacks: there is such a thing as free lunch! We can prove it in our office</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <span style="font-weight:400;">We care about your care: we </span><span style="font-weight:400;">fully</span><span style="font-weight:400;"> cover your health insurance, including dental care</span> </li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Visa sponsorship for non-EU citizens</span></li> </ul> <h2> <strong>Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?</strong> </h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <span style="font-weight:400;">Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from</span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;"> diverse backgrounds and experiences</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <span style="font-weight:400;">What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can</span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;"> help connect the world and break down economic barriers</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">.</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <span style="font-weight:400;">We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with</span><a href=";t=2s"><span style="font-weight:400;"> Flexport Academy</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.</span> </li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.</span> </p>
Flexport is an equal opportunity employer.
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