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Backend Engineer

Have you ever stopped to wonder how your computer, clothes, furniture or household goods made their way to your doorstep? Most likely, almost everything you own arrived here in a container on a container ship.  It is a massive industry that we all heavily rely on but don’t think about much because it’s been done the same way for decades without much change or innovation.  NYSHEX is a well-funded, series A startup that’s transforming the centuries old shipping industry by solving its problems of inefficiency, unpredictability, and volatility and looking to capture $23 billion of economic waste annually!  

The opportunities:

  • Being part of a small team means you’ll be responsible for solutions that have a serious impact on the business and our systems
  • You’ll interact with carriers, shippers, and regulatory agencies to design systems that bring and old industry up to today’s standards
  • Flexibility to design and propose innovative solutions that solve real industry problems
  • Talented, diligent coworkers who constantly collaborate and learn together
  • A company culture that blends old-school industry knowledge with modern tech-inspired problem solving
  • Competitive compensation, 401k, equity, and unlimited vacation

The ideal engineer:

  • Enjoys solving difficult problems and translating those solutions into high performance code
  • Possesses a solid mix of initiative, imagination, and work ethic
  • Understands what it takes to work at a start-up, including the need to ‘wear multiple hats’
  • Considers system architecture and how changes will affect testability, maintainability, and scalability of the system
  • Constantly works to identify and mitigate security concerns, refactor old code judiciously, and follow development best practices
  • Understands the importance of automated testing and continuous integration in delivering bug-free, fully test-covered code in short time frames


The required skills:

  • 3+ years of full stack experience building and maintaining high throughput, distributed, multi-threaded web services
  • A strong command of fundamental data structures and algorithms
  • The ability to work proficiently in the following areas with the respective tools:
    • Languages: Java 8, React, Python, Go
    • Infrastructure: Linux, AWS, Docker, Kafka
    • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
    • Frameworks/Tools: Spring, D3JS, JUnit, Jenkins, Maven
    • Integration: REST, SFTP, & Queuing/Messaging Services
  • You must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field
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