Lead Software Development Engineer - Applications

Los Angeles, CA
Engineering – Applications Engineering
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.  

Are you NEXT?
About The Role:
To support our goals, we are building out new product focused application development teams. These teams will help inform the roadmap in their area of ownership and own the technical output. We expect our engineers to have empathy for our user base and be able to collaborate with their peers across the organization including product and operations.

Your role, as the lead engineer, will be instrumental in the success of the suite of products in your portfolio. You will have to keep the end users experience foremost in your mind. You will be expected to up-level your team and drive efficiencies in the development process. Hopefully, you are up for the challenges of greenfield development and establishing a brand new team.

Our technology stack: react (native) & redux, java & spring, kubernetes, docker, terraform, and the AWS Acronym soup, kafka

What You'll Do

    • Effectively lead a team of full stack engineers
    • Estimate projects and manage expectations around delivery timeline
    • Balance delivery velocity with building architecturally consistent solutions and ensure project quality 
    • Level up your peers and junior members of the team 
    • Make data driven decision on which solutions merit deeper investments
    • Produce technical designs for larger initiatives
    • Provide insights and mentor-ship on initiatives 
    • Work with your peers to ensure efficiency of effort 
    • Identify areas of investment that would have impact across the engineering organization

What You'll Have

    • 7+ years production engineering experience
    • BS Degree in Computer Science or related field; or equivalent professional experience
    • Be motivated by time sensitive opportunities and project ownership
    • Mentored and developed junior engineers
    • Owned significant scope 

What You'll Receive

    • Competitive Base Salary + 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 candidateaccommodations@nexttrucking.com.

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.