Staff Backend Software Engineer

TradeLanes is revolutionizing global trade by streamlining and automating the tasks required to ship goods around the world. We are growing a team of world-class engineers and are seeking hard-working, brilliant team players to join us.

Are you a good match?  Tradelanes finds the best engineers and frees them to do what they do best: deliver software with immense customer value, high quality, and maintainability. We work long-hours for tight deadlines, often, and humor and team spirit are a must.


Job Duties

  • Design, develop and deliver high-impact SaaS software for the TradeLanes Global Trade Management platform.

  • Propose, review and deliver software architecture that meets global customer needs

  • Evaluate, recommend and integrate open-source projects to maximize engineering velocity

  • Own feature delivery and quality from inception through design, coding and release

  • Focus relentlessly on customer value and developer productivity

  • Design software and write automated tests that provide the strongest quality safety net with minimum maintenance

  • Act as Project Lead to deliver software across multiple contributors to deadlines based on empirical velocity measurements

  • Mentor engineering team on excellent practices, both directly and through pull request review

  • Establish and reinforce technical and cultural engineering standards including customer value, quality and production reliability

  • Maintain a strong commitment to continual learning through new technology research

  • Occasionally diagnose and resolve unusually complicated production issues 

Technical Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or similar and minimum 5 years experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Expert level in Node.js. Experience with Hapi, Bookshelf.js, knex preferred.
  • Expert level in server-side technical platform design. Examples include high availability, horizontal scaling, design-for-testability, monolith vs. microservice, RDBMS vs. NoSQL.
  • Expert level in at least one cloud platform, e.g., AWS, GCP or Azure. AWS strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with data streaming technology in a production environment, e.g., kafka, AWS Kinesis.
  • Proven ability to deliver high-value software architecture and applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in multiple mediums: verbal, written and via diagrams.
  • Ability to form and defend strong opinions while also subscribing to disagree-and-commit culture.
  • Experience with SLI/SLO/SLA operational methodology.
  • Experience with international teams and strong opinions on balancing individual and team productivity against work-life balance

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Competent level in Ember, Angular or React. Ember preferred.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code, e.g., CloudFormation or Terraform. CloudFormation preferred.
  • Experience with and strong opinions on rapid delivery via CI/CD fully automated pipelines using Jenkins, Bitbucket, Spinnaker, or other CI/CD platform.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to