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Staff Software Engineer - Shipping Solutions

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United States

Job Description

Founded in 2012, EasyPost is a YC unicorn whose mission is to make shipping simple for businesses, from garage startups to the Fortune 500. Shipping, now more than ever, is the backbone of the global economy, but integrating the technology-enabled operations of a modern business with the low-tech and complex shipping industry has always been a challenge. EasyPost solves this problem with the first developer-friendly REST API for shipping, and we continue to push boundaries and discover new ways to simplify shipping for all. Our team is rapidly growing, and this is the perfect time to get on board. Join us, and help build the shipping infrastructure of the future.
About the role:
Easypost is seeking an exceptionally experienced and skilled Staff Software Engineer to join our emerging ecommerce product engineering team. Our ecommerce team is chartered with developing new products and services that leverage EasyPost's world-class shipping products, and is focused on driving new revenue opportunities from ecommerce brands & retailers. The Staff Software Engineer will play a pivotal role in leading the design, development, and maintenance of high-quality software solutions across the entire organization. This role will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and other engineers to deliver innovative and scalable software products. The Staff Software Engineer will provide strategic guidance, technical leadership, and mentorship to the engineering team, ensuring the highest standards of software development. Extensive full-stack experience is highly desired, along with a strong understanding of the entire software development lifecycle.
What you will do:
0 Serve as a subject matter expert for critical features of high complexity, providing significant technical leadership across teams and projects within the organization, unblocking team progress, and incorporating diverse perspectives in decision making.0 Lead the design of projects to deliver on complex objectives, ensuring scalability, maintainability, and alignment with long-term goals. Produce simple, extensible, and maintainable code, identifying best practices and coding patterns, and providing deep expertise on the design and validation strategy.0 Collaborate closely with product and engineering managers, designers, and other stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical specifications and architectural designs, providing thought leadership, strategic guidance, and technical expertise to ensure feasibility and optimal technical approaches for implementing new features and systems.0 Identify and troubleshoot complex software defects and issues, developing creative and effective solutions that span multiple systems and teams. Create and maintain clear and comprehensive technical documentation, including system architecture, design documents, and user guides, ensuring their adoption across the organization.0 Encourage transparent communication to both technical and non-technical team members, proactively sharing information in a way that allows all to understand the reasoning behind decisions. 0 Provide actionable feedback, enabling practical suggestions for improvement and promoting professional growth. 0 Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of software components and successful product releases across the entire organization.0 Lead code reviews to maintain code quality, ensure consistency, and share knowledge among team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. 0 Demonstrate excellent judgment when considering effective development practices, solving for technical debt and architecture challenges, and making data-driven decisions. 0 Propose and implement process improvements to enhance development efficiency and product quality across the organization.0 Influence organizational leadership and mentor more junior peers within their vertical, displaying appropriate emotional intelligence to drive desired outcomes.
About you:
0 Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or a related field0 12+ years of software development experience, or equivalent related work experience, with a proven track record of delivering complex, large-scale projects0 Extensive experience in software development, including designing, coding, testing, and debugging applications across multiple systems and teams.0 Extensive full-stack development experience, with proficiency in multiple programming languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, C#/.NET, or similar.0 Deep understanding of database systems (SQL Server, MySQL, etc) and data modeling concepts, with the ability to design and optimize complex data architectures.0 A dedicated emphasis on providing full SDLC excellence in development and strategy, with the ability to lead and mentor teams in adopting best practices.0 Strong familiarity with software development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc.) and tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.), and the ability to tailor them to organizational needs.0 Exceptional problem-solving skills and a detail-oriented mindset, with the ability to tackle complex challenges that span multiple systems and teams.0 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate with and influence stakeholders across the organization.What We Offer:
o Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insuranceo Competitive compensation package and equityo 401(k) matcho Monthly work from home stipend of $50 neto Flexible work schedule and paid time offo Collaborative culture with a supportive teamo A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunitieso The opportunity to make massive contributions at a hyper-growth companyo Make an impact on a product helping ship millions of packages per day
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As a Staff Software Engineer at EasyPost, you will play a critical role in leading the design, development, and maintenance of high-quality software solutions. Here are some key tips for standing out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your extensive full-stack development experience and proficiency in multiple programming languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, C#/.NET, or similar.
  • Showcase your deep understanding of database systems and data modeling concepts, emphasizing your ability to design and optimize complex data architectures.
  • Demonstrate your problem-solving skills and detail-oriented mindset, providing examples of tackling complex challenges that span multiple systems and teams.
  • Emphasize your experience in providing full SDLC excellence in development and strategy, including your ability to lead and mentor teams in adopting best practices.
  • Illustrate your excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and how effectively you can collaborate with and influence stakeholders across the organization.

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