Lead Software Engineer - Platform Services

| Greater LA Area
About NEXT:
NEXT was founded with a vision to implement solutions and bring change to a fragmented industry. As a FreightTech pioneer, we are designing technology-driven solutions to transform the $800B U.S. shipping & trucking industry. Our platform connects shippers with freight capacity for every step of a shipment’s journey. 
 
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to provide world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion dollar puzzle and make freight painless.
 
Armed with experienced professionals from Google, Amazon, Salesforce and Twilio, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. We have been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.
 
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About The Role:
The Platform Services team is responsible for the core domains in our micro-service architecture that are used across all Application Development teams, including accounts/auth, communications channels, and shared metadata stores. In addition, the team also develops the frameworks and APIs to enable integration of our customers and partners with the NEXT platform. As the Lead Engineer on this team, you will play a critical role in the development of a suite of scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use components that will accelerate our delivery velocity. Your team will have an impact across the entire breadth of our product portfolio. 
To be successful, in addition to a strong technical background, you must also be an excellent communicator in all dimensions: able to truly listen and understand the most important challenges across the product development org, while also being a champion and evangelist for the right technical solutions. Furthermore, you will act as a servant-leader who can help your team grow and develop, fostering a positive and collaborative culture.

What You'll Do

  • Recruit and lead a team of 4-6 engineers
  • Work closely with our Application Development teams and Product Managers to understand business requirements, in order to develop platform capabilities that can deliver immediate value while supporting the long-term product vision
  • Lead the design and implementation of integrations with our customers and partners
  • Own the entire lifecycle of projects, from initial estimate, technical design, implementation, deployment, to post-launch follow-up.
  • Develop an understanding of the logistics industry and the top-level business goals for the company, and align technology initiatives with these priorities

What You'll Have

  • 7+ years relevant engineering work experience
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related field; or equivalent professional experience
  • Track record of leadership and helping your team/peers grow
  • Strong communications skills, and ability to influence/educate across the entire org
  • Ability to translate business requirements to complete technical designs
  • Familiarity with Java and Spring Framework
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and related design patterns
  • Experience with test automation frameworks, including integration, end-to-end, and load testing
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years of hands-on technical leadership experience
  • Practical experience with CI/CD concepts and related tooling
  • Familiarity with Docker and container platforms (Kubernetes / Mesos / ECS)
  • Open-source development experience

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Equity
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits 
  • 401k w/company match
  • Vacation and holidays 
  • Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks, and monthly catered lunches! 
  • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry

NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
To all recruitment agencies: NEXT does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, NEXT employees or any other organization location. NEXT is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Our HQ is located in the heart of Silicon Beach with amenities like an outdoor patio, an on-site gym, and cold brew coffee & kombucha on tap.

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"It's amazing. Everybody is so welcoming, and we're disrupting a huge industry."

Darrius

CSR, Drayage

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“I look at our product as something that goes way beyond the technology itself. Creating the optimal carrier experience means getting close to our users and understanding their needs. There’s no better feeling than finding a solution that not only drives growth, but also makes drivers’ jobs a little bit easier and little bit more delightful.”

Brian

Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

"It's a very collaborative environment. I get to learn every single day."

Michelle

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

“We want to change the industry by streamlining the process for drivers to book loads and manage their trucks/fleets in an easy process so that they take a little bit of stress off their plate and enjoy what they do to the fullest.”

Eddie

Sr. Transportation Representative

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"When you walk into our office, there's such an energy, and drive to make a change."

Aly

Learning and Development Manager

What are NEXT Trucking Perks + Benefits

NEXT Trucking Benefits Overview

Competitive base salary, bonus + equity
Full medical, dental and vision benefits 401k w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays
Dog friendly office
Remote friendly
Company trips

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NEXT's 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 5% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
NEXT offers stock options that vest over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NEXT's vacation policy includes two weeks paid time off for all employees and up to three weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
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