BlueCargo builds software for trucking companies to optimize their…

Tech lead / Senior Backend Engineer

$170K - $220K / 0.01%
Los Angeles / New York, NY, US / Remote (United States)
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role


Blue Cargo is a pioneering technology company in the logistics and supply chain industry. We are at the forefront with our innovative freight audit solutions and lead the industry in tracking container data. Our platform aggregates data from multiple sources, providing a single, streamlined interface for superior logistics management. This comprehensive approach ensures accuracy, transparency, and efficiency in freight cost management and cargo tracking. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability drives us to continually transform the logistics landscape, making it more reliable and accessible for businesses globally.

Founded by two female entrepreneurs who graduated from the Y Combinator 2018 batch, BlueCargo has successfully raised a Series A in 2022. We are at the beginning of an exciting growth phase, having already developed product-market fit, a working platform, and hundreds of daily active users.

If working to bring technology to the logistics industry sounds exciting, then we’d like to connect with you! We are looking for an experienced Back-end Engineer engineer with a startup mindset.

Our Current Tech

  • Technical stack: Python / Django (Backend), Javascript (Frontend), AWS services (Lambda, RDS, S3), PostgreSQL (Database), CircleCI and other continuous integration tools
  • Tech team: 12 engineers (+ 5 people in the product team)
  • Location: Los Angeles or remote



You will join a team responsible for building out data pipelines and ensuring the accuracy of our data. We are a small but mighty team, currently consisting of 3 engineers and 1 data scientist. We collaborate closely to drive the technology and infrastructure that powers BlueCargo’s product delivery, always aiming for precision and efficiency in our work.

As the Tech Lead, you will be building the platform technology and infrastructure that drives BlueCargo’s product delivery. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with product managers, designers, data scientists, and other software engineers
  • Translating product requirements and technical designs into well-engineered, low-defect, robust code
  • Researching new technologies and methodologies to improve our architecture, software components, user experience, and development process
  • Leading and directing a team of 3-4 engineers and 1 data scientist, taking complete ownership of the features you work on, and ensuring successful product delivery
  • Spending 50% of your time coding to develop and deploy software, especially focusing on web scraping and data pipeline tasks


In addition to the following technical skills, we are looking for PROBLEM SOLVERS with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Several years of Python engineering experience, developing and deploying software in a short cycle using Agile methodologies
  • Solid development skills in at least one of the following languages: Python, JavaScript, or Go
  • Experienced in data sourcing technologies (external APIs, web-scraping, EDI files, etc.) and building data management platforms
  • Proven leadership qualities and the ability to take complete ownership of the features you work on
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a team, perform and oversee complex tasks, and prioritize multiple tasks based on overall strategic goals
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling, building pipelines, and ETL processes
  • Interest and/or experience in logistics and/or supply chain
  • Start-up experience
  • Experience working on cloud infrastructure, especially AWS


  • Perks: Medical benefits + unlimited PTO
  • Fun perks: flexible and international environment
  • Support/Community: Enjoy being a member of a Y Combinator company!

About BlueCargo

BlueCargo provides real-time information for trucking companies that move cargo from marine ports to first warehouses. We are building a platform that will be a one-stop shop for truckers to dispatch, schedule their workload and move containers efficiently

Our startup was founded by two female entrepreneurs, graduated from Y Combinator (2018 batch), and has raised a 4 million seed round. We are at the beginning of an exciting growth phase where we have already developed product-market fit, a working platform, and hundreds of daily active users. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to grow the team and deliver a product to bring us to the next level.

If working to bring technology to the logistics industry sounds exciting, then we’d like to connect with you! We are looking for a highly experienced professional who has created several full stack web applications and has experience with AWS.

Team Size:35
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra Griffon
Alexandra Griffon
Laura Theveniau
Laura Theveniau