Staff/ Principal Software Engineer – Web App

Remote from
🇺🇸 USA
Annual salary, USD
207,000 - 230,000
Job function
Software Engineering
Job type
Full Time,
Job posted
Apply before
8 Aug 2024
Computer Software

About Shippo

We help eCommerce merchants grow by empowering them with the #1 shipping solution tool needed to save time and money.

Before you read on, take a look around you. Everything you see has been shipped, often multiple times before reaching its destination. Global ecommerce sales are expected to total $5.5 trillion worldwide in 2022 and continue growing over the next few years. Here at Shippo, we are the shipping layer of the internet and we consider ourselves to be one of the core building blocks of e-commerce.
Our mission is to make merchants successful through world class shipping. With our products and solutions, we level the playing field by providing our customers with best-in-class solutions that otherwise wouldn’t be available to them. Through Shippo, e-commerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms are able to connect to shipping carriers around the world from one API and dashboard. We provide our customers with the most competitive shipping rates, print labels, automated international documents, shipment tracking, facilitate the returns process and more.

Shipping & handling responsibilities

  • Lead, and hire a high-caliber team of software engineers to solve company goals while remaining hands-on.
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Establish a sense of urgency and direction, set expectations with the team and individuals.
  • Work closely with product management, analysts, architects, engineering leads, and business stakeholders to define requirements, guide product and architectural vision, lead key technical and design discussions, and prioritize delivery efforts.
  • Iterate quickly in an agile process.
  • Contribute to the technical success of the company by providing architectural guidance to Shippo’s main web application and beyond.
  • Mentor more junior engineers on engineering best practices.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills: demonstrated ability to understand business challenges and translate those into technical solutions.


  • Must have at least 10+ years of hands-on engineering experience building high volume distributed systems.
  • 5+ years of experience in full stack software development
  • Coding experience in a variety of front end and back end programming languages (e.g. Python, Go, Java, Ruby, javascript).  Python is our preferred language.
  • Experience working in cloud environments with tools such as Kubernetes for managing clusters
  • Experience working with Backend and frontend frameworks (e.g. Django, FastAPI, React)
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience


  • Extensive experience in AWS
  • Experience working with server-side MVC frameworks (e.g. Django, .NET, Spring, Rails, Phoenix)

Our Compensation Shippolicy

We believe compensation is a custom experience and are commited to fair and equitable compensation practices. The standard base pay range for this role is min $207k to a max $230k annual salary. We tend to anchor our pay in the middle of this range ($220k) with most offers that we make. Since we are focused on hiring Shippos Everywhere, we have 2 US pay ranges, a standard compensation range for the majority of the US and a standard +1 compensation range for those who live in areas where the cost of labor is higher, such as NYC and California.
The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: financial budgets, work experience, training, transferable skills, business needs, and market value. The base pay salary ranges are subject to change and may be modified in the future. Total compensation for this role will include, equity, medical, dental, vision and other benefits noted in our Shippos “package” section.

Sail through the process

Here at Shippo, we celebrate inclusivity and are committed to creating equal access to opportunities for people from all backgrounds, perspectives and geographies. These values define who we are and everything we do. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance, or a reasonable accommodation during the application and recruiting process, please contact us at [email protected]

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What position is Shippo hiring for?

Shippo is hiring a remote Staff/ Principal Software Engineer – Web App from 🇺🇸 USA

What type of employment does Shippo offer?

This is a Full Time role.