Senior Software Engineer - Platform (Ruby/Rust or Go)

Published on March 08, 2024

EasyPost was founded in 2012 as the first RESTful API for shipping. EasyPost has thousands of customers shipping billions of packages using our Shipping API each month. Our customers range in size from public companies to SMBs. We offer a Shipping API that solves complex logistics problems for online merchants, enabling the delivery of an online shopping experience that delights customers.

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 not only helping our customers with accurate tracking and logistics, we are facilitating delivering what they need, when needed and at the best possible cost.  We provide control and choice over shipping via our API. We continue to disrupt the shipping industry, and this is the best time to get on board. We are out to do things differently, to consistently change, grow, and progress. Join us in building the logistics infrastructure of the modern era.

The Platform Engineering teams develop scalable, performant and pragmatically designed backend software systems.  The Infrastructure team is responsible for:

o Ensuring the security and integrity of our core functionality
o Providing services and tools to the rest of Engineering to reduce friction and increase understanding
o Decompose existing and compose new functions and data to create new product offerings
o Train other Engineers on our technologies, how we’ve adapted them and provide guidance on usage

We’re seeking passionate, talented software engineers who are interested in reducing logistics friction to the lives of millions of people, amazing personal and professional growth, and having a real impact on our products and customers. The empowerment EasyPost provides will remind you why you love to code, want to build APIs, and work on unique challenges within a collaborative team of developers to build meaningful solutions.

What you will do: 

o Responsible for designing new, and modifying existing, services to be highly available, scalable, secure, correct and efficient.
o Own services that fit in a distributed Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous communication and processing
o Contribute to overall system design in a highly collaborative environment
o Create and debate multiple solutions to a variety of problems with a diverse engineering team
o Nurture other engineers through direct interactions, well composed documentation and group sessions
o Work with leadership to create a practical roadmap that supports our existing customers and creates opportunities to gain new ones

About you: 

o 7+ years experience with Ruby, Rust and/or Go
o Strong experience with high scale system design
o Experience with MySQL/Galera, Cassandra, Redis and Kafka
o Have worked on large, complex applications with shared ownership
o Understand the necessity of making incremental improvements in quality, performance, correctness and scale of various services
o Committed to using the right tool for the job in the context of a greater Engineering community
o Identifies what needs to be done, collects data, presents options and communicates tradeoffs
o Can organize, align and develop other Engineers on your team
o Understands horizontal scalability and decomposing a monolithic application into smaller, loosely coupled services.
o Strong opinions on how to structure interactions with external and internal services
Experience with HTTP/S
What We Offer:

o Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
o Competitive compensation package and equity
o 401(k) match
o Monthly work from home stipend of $50 net
o Flexible work schedule and paid time off
o Collaborative culture with a supportive team
o A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities
o The opportunity to make massive contributions at a hyper-growth company
o Make an impact on a product helping ship millions of packages per day

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