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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

At FourKites we have the opportunity to tackle complex challenges with real-world impacts. Whether it’s medical supplies from Cardinal Health or groceries for Walmart, the FourKites platform helps customers operate global supply chains that are efficient, agile and sustainable.

Join a team of curious problem solvers that celebrates differences, leads with empathy and values inclusivity.

As a Staff Backend Engineer, you will get the opportunity to work on features end to end (backend & frontend) using the latest technologies such as Java, Python, GoLang, React, Redis, PostgreSQL,etc. You will develop products that can change the logistics landscape and will be used by some of the biggest corporations in the world. You will develop integrations with our strategic partners to help expand our ecosystem. You will work closely with our US team and customers to develop features that help shape the logistics and supply chain industry.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of complex backend systems for the Dynamic Yard product.
  • Collaborate with frontend engineers, data scientists, and product managers to define and deliver technical solutions that meet business needs.
  • Participate in the technical design and code reviews, ensuring high code quality, maintainability, and scalability.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest backend technologies and best practices.
  • Mentor junior engineers and help them grow their technical skills.
  • Contribute to the overall technical direction of the Dynamic Yard product.

About the team:

The Dynamic Yard team is part of the Facilities group at Fourkites. We are a passionate group of engineers focused on building innovative solutions to optimize yard operations within the supply chain. We are looking for a Staff Software Backend Engineer to join our team and play a key role in developing and implementing these solutions that ensure efficient management of yard facilities

Who you are:

  • Minimum 9 years experience as a Backend Developer or similar role
  • Strong understanding of Java, Python,Spring Framework, and object-oriented programming principles
  • Experience with databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Good knowledge of RESTful APIs and microservices architecture
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of Git (branches, submodules, rebasing) and other Agile tools such as JIRA & Confluence.
  • Agile SDLC experience
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services or other cloud services is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Who we are:

FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching over 185 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains.

FourKites provides competitive compensation with stock options, outstanding benefits and a collaborative culture for all employees around the globe. To help you be your best, we have 5 global recharge days, in addition to standard holidays, and a hybrid, flexible approach to work. Parental leave for all parents, an annual wellness stipend and volunteer days also provide you with time and resources for self care and to care for others. Throughout the year, FourKites sets aside time during the workday to learn and celebrate diversity. And we're always listening for new ways to support everyone in and out of the office.


  • Medical benefits start on first day of employment
  • 36 PTO days( Sick, Casual and Earned) , 5 recharge days, 2 volunteer days
  • Home Office setups and Technology reimbursement
  • Lifestyle & Family benefits
  • Annual Swags/ Festive Swags
  • Ongoing learning & development opportunities ( Professional development program, Toast Master club etc.)