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Senior Backend Engineer (Python)

Super Dispatch

Super Dispatch

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About this role:

The mission for the Senior Backend Engineer is to build and improve the products and services of the platform as a member of an agile team that serves carriers and shippers in the Vehicle Transportation Industry of the United States. We are particularly interested in candidates from European countries or Central Asian regions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with your team (design, engineering, product, analytics) to figure out and deliver innovative solutions that will drive your team's key metric
  • Own the technical part of Product-Led initiatives inside and outside of the products
  • Document, develop, refactor, deploy, and operate APIs, customer-facing and/or internal components/interfaces that serve Super Dispatch customers
  • Communicate with QA and Support to investigate and fix bugs
  • Lead the execution of technical projects
  • Mentoring other Software Engineers

Candidate Experience:

  • You have at least 6 years of professional experience in general, at least 4 years of which is experience working in a product-driven environment
  • You are fluent in at least one Python web framework, such as Django, Fast API, Starlette, etc. and willing to build and maintain services in different Python web frameworks
  • You have a good understanding of Systems Design
  • You have experience with relational databases
  • You have experience in mentoring other software engineers
  • You are familiar and have experience with the best engineering practices
  • You have a hands-on experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • You have deep experience with Observability: APM, Logging, meaningful alerts, etc.
  • You are a constant learner, you can pick up new programming frameworks, languages and concepts quickly
  • You have experience designing, building and running distributed systems (e.g., microservices) in a production environment
  • You have good understanding and experience with high availability, scalability, reliability
  • You have a hands-on experience building on cloud platforms like GCP / AWS.
  • You have a hands-on experience with Kubernetes.

Candidate Profile:

If you consider yourself an eager learner, a conscientious worker, and a thoughtful, kind, supportive human, you might just thrive at Super Dispatch.

To be successful, you will need a combination of problem-solving, technical, and communication skills. We expect you are:

  • Thoughtful problem-solving: For you, problem-solving starts with a clear and accurate understanding of the context. You can decompose tricky problems and work towards a clean solution, by yourself or with teammates. You're comfortable asking for help when you get stuck.constraints.
  • Working in production: You have experience debugging systems in production. You appreciate the skill and challenge of replacing production components with minimal user disruption. You are able to be on an on-call rotation.
  • Pragmatic and business-oriented: You care about business impact and prioritize projects accordingly. You're not just going after cool stuff—you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • Not ideological about technology: To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You may be opinionated, but you're not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills - you are a great writer, speaker, and listener. You can communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Team player - you have a collaborative mindset and the ability to build positive relationships with individuals across the organization.
  • Open and positive - you have the willingness to learn and are open to criticism and new ideas.
  • Proactive - you act without being told what to do and regularly bring new ideas and perspectives.
  • Highly motivated - you are a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Flexibility - you adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions, you respond positively to complexity and change.
  • Sense of urgency - you thrive in a fast-paced, get-it-done environment

Growth Plan:

Within 1 month, you’ll…

  • Graduate from Super Dispatch’s company-wide new employee onboarding program. You’ll get caught up with who we are, how we work, and what we're building.
  • Understand the full functionality of Super Dispatch products, as well as the greater auto transportation industry and competitive landscape.
  • Have knowledge on how applications run on the cloud, how the performance is measured, how development and deployment are managed.
  • Understand the main parts of the codebase and have reviewed some code.

Within 3 months, you’ll…

  • Collaborate on technical projects across teams within Super Dispatch.
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, and designers to tackle the interesting and challenging problems for building and growing an end-to-end (vehicle) shipping platform in the United States.

Within 6 months, you’ll…

  • Start expanding your involvement and work with different teams on their challenges and improvements.
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team with its mission, comprised of a product manager, UX designer, a frontend engineer, and a QA engineer.
  • Architect, design, document, develop, deploy, and operate Python services that serve platform users

Within 12 months, you’ll…

  • Be a technical leader within the team you work with and within Super Dispatch in general.
  • Be a leader of the backend developer community of Super Dispatch affecting and driving our architecture across the company.

What we do:

Super Dispatch is one of the fastest growing tech startups in Kansas City, and we're transforming the world of vehicle shipping. The Super Dispatch platform is a one-stop-shop for everything Carriers and Shippers need to move cars faster, smarter, and easier. Backed by cutting edge technology and best-in-class software, Super Dispatch is the advanced auto transport experience taking carriers and shippers into the future.

Who we are:

Our diverse team is composed of highly motivated professionals with a passion for solving big problems with technology. Our core values are built around learning, growing, evolving, and continuous experimentation. We believe and practice taking bold risks. We embrace failure as a lesson. We put our team first. We are committed to supporting each other and helping each other grow on this journey.