Staff Software Engineer - Backend
At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work.
project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.
If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.
We're looking for a Staff Engineer who has experience as being a technical lead and deliver projects with a team of 5-7 engineers. You will work directly with engineering leadership to shape the future of our technology stack and products, collaborating with product managers, product designers, data scientists and other engineering teams. You will be a thought leader designing, building, and implementing our best-in-class integrations platform with a strong focus on accelerating how project44 connects to the world’s logistics networks.
Key accountabilities: What you'll work on
Work closely with cross-functional teams and our business stakeholders to architect and develop new features to improve our existing products
Dive into the product side, translating the vision and high-level roadmap into a plan with feasible specifications and deliverables
Build project44s future integrations platform with a mission of making integrations self-service and clicks-not-code
Build systems in a multi-cloud environment. We use GCP but value experience in other cloud environments such as AWS and Azure
Design and implement large scalable Java-based micro-services leveraging the Spring Boot and the Spring Portfolio
Share ownership of all facets of software delivery, including development, operations, and test
Be a mentor and work closely with the engineering leadership to help grow the team
You will assume on-call responsibilities for systems (together with the team) that are built and owned by your team. If local regulations require – we will compensate you for the duration of on-call
You will invest in tools, monitoring and automation to improve on-call experience for everyone on your team
7+ years of experience with backend development, distributed systems, and micro services architecture
Strong programming and debugging skills, with proficiency in Java & Spring, multithreading, networking, and memory management
Event stores and stream-processing in Kafka or similar message processors
Building large scale and real time or near real time cloud systems
Google Cloud Platform or other cloud environments
Working with databases
Working in an agile software development environment
Desirable and helpful (but not necessary) are experience in
Building high volume data ingestion pipelines
Creating API's/web services: REST, OpenAPI/Swagger is a plus
Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and development environments, parse through complex amounts of information, develop systems with reliability, monitoring and security in mind
Willing to learn, experiment, and think creatively
Effective communication skills, verbal and written
Diversity & Inclusion
At project44, we're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. As we work to deliver a truly world-class product and experience, we are also intentionally building teams that reflect the unique communities we serve. We’re focused on creating a company where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work every day.
We’re building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for, and our journey of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, where all have a sense of belonging, is shaped through the actions of our leadership, global teams and individual team members. We are resolute in our belief that each team member has an equal responsibility to mold and uphold our culture.
project44 is an equal opportunity employer seeking to enrich our work environment by creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!