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Python Backend Engineer

We are industry veterans and data-scientists using innovative technology to fearlessly reinvent the future of freight.




We are industry veterans and data-scientists using innovative technology to fearlessly reinvent the future of freight. As the ‘nerds of logistics’, we seek intelligence in data to solve deep rooted inefficiencies in the industry. We give shippers, brokers and carriers access to our data connections that link supply and demand and a suite of award-winning solutions to strike the perfect balance of cost and service. We’re creating a more efficient and environmentally responsible way to move more with less.

Where we are: 

Loadsmart was founded in New York and is currently headquartered in Chicago, IL. Our teams operate remotely from different parts of the United States as well as in several locations across Latin America.

Who you are:

You are curious to impact a 700 billion dollar industry of logistics. You are a first-rate software engineer, with experience building scalable backends to support the product features. You are passionate about developing and you value quality and code maintainability. You like working in a hands-on environment and enjoy teamwork. You are pragmatic and do not pick technologies without considering the benefits for the product and business.  You are a thinker and problem solver, not a requirement follower.

The role:

We are looking for a Python Back End Engineer to work remotely in Brazil. You will work on a full remote team that drives a great portion of the company’s income. Your job is to propose, document and deliver API solutions for internal and external customers, as well as maintain projects inside the team’s scope. Unit tests, documentation and collaboration are a daily basis.

The squad:

We are a growing team of passionate and experienced engineers. We build and maintain services written in Python within a Kubernetes infrastructure, using Terraform to manage it, Kinesis for event streaming and several other technologies - we strive to use the best tool that suits our needs. We have public facing APIs as well as internal ones consumed by other teams, which get tested and documented. We have a collaborative work environment, where engineers and team members from different departments pool their knowledge together to help each other grow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Discuss good practices for software modularization and feel comfortable suggesting contributions to build our set of internal guidelines and shared code

  • Together with other team members, be responsible for the whole lifecycle of an application or service, from conception, specification, development, testing, support, bug fixing and decommission

  • Take part in the decision making of writing clean and simple architecture design systems and tools

  • Create tests, automation scripts, and configure Continuous Integration tools

  • Collaborate with other team members to work on applications and services written in Python

  • Review Pull Requests from the other members of the team


  • 3+ years of programming experience building and maintaining services, most of them in Python

  • Strong familiarity with writing clean, maintainable, and structured code, supported by unit and integration tests

  • Collaboration with Front End. Experience developing REST APIs as so you can also collaborate on its definition together with frontend developers

  • Extra points if you have written, deployed and maintained REST API services in production

  • Experience with AWS, Kubernetes and Terraform are a plus but not required

  • You’re very comfortable communicating in English (both written and spoken) 

  • Troubleshooting. You're good at identifying the source of bugs, know how to dig into the code that may be causing the outstanding issue, and work to resolve any issues that come up

  • Curiosity. You're keen on learning new technologies and tools as well as evaluating their pros and cons. You're a pragmatic programmer. You ask questions and are hungry to learn more

What you will find here:

  • Generous Stock Option Plan

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Building a Rapidly-Growing Tech Company

  • International Environment / Career

  • Ability to Work with Cutting-Edge Technology

  • Access to an Online Learning Platform

  • Mind and body initiatives: work out platform, yoga classes, walking challenges

We are an international company, so only accept resumes in English.

At Loadsmart, we believe our biggest asset is our people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. Loadsmart treats all candidates and employees with respect and does not discriminate in our recruiting, hiring, and promoting processes, including on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

About this role

December 27th, 2021

May 28th, 2021

Full Time

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About Loadsmart

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Be part of the logistics revolution. Welcome to our Career Page. Here you can find all the information you need to understand who we are and why we Move More with Less.

Here’s what that means

Connecting shippers with truckers has worked the same way for far too long. In the U.S. that means a 700B+ industry hasn’t been disrupted in over 100 years. We believe that by introducing technology to this highly manual process we can help shippers and truckers move more with less hassle and costs.

Our principles

  • OUR BIGGEST ASSET IS OUR PEOPLE: Hiring, training, developing and retaining the best people is essential to remain on the cutting edge of technology. We are A players that hire A+ players.

  • REPUTATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: Integrity and transparency are essential to who we are. We are committed to providing our clients and carriers an unprecedented level of care and customer service.

  • EXECUTION DRIVEN: We strive to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Velocity and efficiency in execution are imperative in our industry.

  • TAKE CALCULATED RISKS: Think outside of the box. Break things. Don't follow the norm.

  • CREATE VALUE THROUGH INNOVATION: Push the boundaries of innovation.

  • LEAN AND NIMBLE: We move quickly on new ideas. We are not afraid to admit when we are wrong and take a new direction.

  • SPEAK- UP AND COLLABORATIVE CULTURE: We have a team-oriented culture and we actively support an environment for everyone to voice their opinions and ask judgment-free questions.

  • FLAT ORGANIZATION, NO BUREAUCRACY, NO POLITICS: Career progression is based on meritocracy. We have an open door policy where the most junior team members have access to the most senior ones.

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