Lead Fullstack Engineer

sennder is a European digital freight forwarder looking for a Lead Fullstack Engineer to join our Carrier & Driver Team. The role is based out of the Berlin office and will report directly to our Engineering Director. Do you want to help us shape the future of the logistics industry?

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture. Just be yourself and maybe you’ll bring something valuable to the role we didn't initially think of.

If you’re passionate about taking yourself, sennder, and the logistics industry to the next level, curious, and driven by solving puzzles and influencing how we reach our business goals, then you might be who we’re looking for. What others may consider uncertainty, you see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive, while being a team player and understanding how your personal development intersects with the company’s growth.

Your business unit, Carriers and Drivers, provides tools and websites for our supply side of the business where carriers can register, login and manage their daily business including fleet management, transport management, finding loads, bidding on loads, managing transports and getting paid. We support our drivers with a mobile app for iOS and Android in order to guide them on the road and enable them to upload required documents in no time.

As a Lead Fullstack Engineer for the business unit Carriers & Drivers you’ll be one of the key contributors to the architecture of our new services and product landscape. You will collaborate with the lead architect as well as peers from other business units and ensure a high level of technical excellence in your domain. Furthermore you will support the feature development  teams of Carriers and Drivers by providing components, libraries, APIs and solutions for new challenges as well as directly, if they need support reaching their sprint commitments. 

sennder is Europe’s digital freight forwarder at the intersection of where technology meets logistics. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

You can be part of one of Europe’s latest growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization.

Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.

In this role you will:

  • Drive end to end software design and development across the tech organisation when needed. 
  • Set the technology vision and architectural direction for the team(s) and execute against that vision and agreed-on target state.
  • Be a guiding force, ensuring we are adopting and using effectively state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Move the entire organization forward in a significant way with the work you do. Whether through processes you design, best practices you establish, code you write, learnings you share, organization changes you influence, or initiatives you lead.
  • Collaborate closely with our leadership in Tech, Product, Data and Business to improve our process, methodologies, communication flows, etc.
  • Be an ambassador for the sennder brand and partner with talent acquisition to help in hiring

 Preferably you are:

  • Years of professional hands-on experience as a senior, lead engineer, or architect in complex development projects - with a minimum experience of 10 years in software engineering
  • Experience with multiple frameworks and languages, essentially a polyglot. You can move comfortably from Python to Node.JS to JS and work across the entire backend / frontend stack and DevOps
  • Expertise in setting up distributed systems and moving a product from a monolith to services
  • Experience in defining and implementing technical roadmaps with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in observability, including logging / metrics / tracing / alerting
  • The ability to mentor other developers and host knowledge sharing sessions.
  • An agile mindset with the ability to advocate for cross-functional collaboration.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

 What you can expect:

  • A fast-growing company, transitioning from startup to scale-up, where your work will make an impact on our growth and lead to several career opportunities.
  • An international team of 900+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 7 country  offices with English as our company language.
  • A quarterly feedback and review process for personal development and growth.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in person through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • Compliance with COVID-19 restrictions when required with remote interviews, onboarding, and working

At sennder we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site. 

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

At sennder we value commitment, team spirit, and your personal and professional development. Our mission is to offer our teams a diverse work environment by fostering a very friendly and supportive atmosphere and an energetic company culture. We enjoy building and nourishing long-lasting friendships across teams and often come together to plan fun events and activities.