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.

Responsibilites

  • 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.

Candidate Experience:

  • You have at least 4 years of professional experience in general, at least 2 years of which is experience working in a product-driven environment.
  • You have sound knowledge of Java 8 and higher. Java 11 features are a plus.
  • You have experience in Spring Boot 2 framework.
  • You have experience with JPA/Hibernate ORM
  • You have hands-on experience with Java test frameworks including JUnit, Mockito, Spring Integration Testing.
  • You have a passion about algorithms and data structures
  • You have experience with relational databases.
  • You have a good understanding of Systems Design.
  • You are a constant learner, you can pick up new programming frameworks and concepts quickly.
  • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high-quality code.
  • You are familiar and have experience with good engineering practices.

Plus points

  • You have a hands-on experience building on cloud platforms like GCP / AWS.
  • You have experience in Python Django
  • You have a hands-on experience with Kubernetes.
  • You have experience designing, building and running distributed systems (e.g., microservices) in a production environment.
  • You have a hands-on experience with CI/CD pipelines

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 Java Application/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.