Senior Software Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time backend developer to join our team in a challenging, fast-paced work environment. You will report to our VP-Engineering and duties would consist of helping to develop and maintain our new Transportation Management Products. Applicants will be expected to provide examples of work, if available, and may be asked to complete a coding challenge

The ideal candidate has an interest and skill to excel in a dynamic workplace. You will work primarily at the office in Mountain View (heart of Silicon Valley) and will help run daily operations to ensure Cargo Chief’s vision and financial goals are met. Compensation includes salary plus bonuses from fees generated from existing shippers/customers and equity. Cargo Chief is looking for a dedicated, full time professional to help accelerate growth of the company.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 4-5 years of experience working with Backend Application Development (no front end profiles please)
  • Experience with any of the following languages Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails and Python
  • Experience with REST or SOAP
  • Good understanding of object oriented programming and design
  • Experience with workflow engines (Amazon SWF)
  • Comfortable developing and debugging applications in team environment
  • Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support apps
  • Experience with source control software (Git)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A desire to be personally responsible for production-level code


  • 3-5 years of Mobile App product management experience
  • Experience interviewing end users and collecting/creating requirements, understand market
  • Proven track record of mobile application design, interaction, usability & social integration experience
  • Thorough knowledge of prevailing and emerging mobile trends and technologies
  • Solution oriented, highly-motivated and proactive self-starter
  • Strong grasp of information architecture and user experience best practices
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mind-set coupled with a keen attention to detail
  • Well-rounded interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with diverse personalities
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Deep understanding of project management principles and best practices
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills


  • Strong communication skills (both verbal & written) with the ability to communicate with internal team members as well as business stakeholders
  • Data acquisition, database design
  • Start-up experience is a big plus


  • Depends on Experience

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please do not call. We will contact candidates that are a strong match. As Cargo Chief is a start-up, we do not offer employment for H1 visa applicants. Cargo Chief does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and Cargo Chief will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.