Senior Staff Software Engineer

Why project44?

At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work.

project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.

Sr Staff Engineer:

We're looking for a Sr Staff Engineer who has experience as being a technical lead and deliver projects with a team of 8-10 engineers. You will work directly with engineering leadership to shape the future of our technology stack and products, collaborating with product managers, product designers, data scientists and other engineering teams. You will be a thought leader designing, building, and implementing our best-in-class integrations platform with a strong focus on accelerating how project44 connects to the world’s logistics networks.

Key accountabilities: What you'll work on

Work closely with cross-functional teams and our business stakeholders to architect and develop new features to improve our existing products.

Dive into the product side, translating the vision and high-level roadmap into a plan with feasible specifications and deliverables.

Build projec44s future integrations platform with a mission of making integrations self-service and clicks-not-code.

Build systems in a multi-cloud environment. We use GCP but value experience in other cloud environments such as AWS and Azure

Design and implement large scalable Java-based micro-services leveraging the Spring Boot and the Spring Portfolio

Share ownership of all facets of software delivery, including development, operations, and test

Be a mentor and work closely with the engineering leadership to help grow the team.

You will assume on-call responsibilities for systems (together with the team) that are built and owned by your team. If local regulations require – we will compensate you for the duration of on-call.  

You will invest in tools, monitoring and automation to improve on-call experience for everyone on your team


7+ years of experience with backend development, distributed systems, and micro services architecture.

Strong programming and debugging skills, with proficiency in Java & Spring, multithreading, networking, and memory management.

Event stores and stream-processing in Kafka

Building large scale and real time or near real time cloud systems

Google Cloud Platform or other cloud environments

Working with databases

Working in an agile software development environment

Desirable and helpful (but not necessary) are experience in

Building high volume data ingestion pipelines

Creating API's/web services: REST, OpenAPI/Swagger is a plus.

Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and development environments, parse through complex amounts of information, develop systems with reliability, monitoring and security in mind.

Willing to learn, experiment, and think creatively

Effective communication skills, verbal and written.

Diversity & Inclusion

At project44, we're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. As we work to deliver a truly world-class product and experience, we are also intentionally building teams that reflect the unique communities we serve. We’re focused on creating a company where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We’re building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for, and our journey of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, where all have a sense of belonging, is shaped through the actions of our leadership, global teams and individual team members. We are resolute in our belief that each team member has an equal responsibility to mold and uphold our culture.

project44 is an equal opportunity employer seeking to enrich our work environment by creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!

For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above job description you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

About project44

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we’ve created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences. 

A candidate will be asked to conduct a pre-employment criminal back ground screening test as a standard routine to minimize moral & integrity risks among our staff and to ensure Project44 is compliant with its internal pre-employment screening policy and SOC 2, Sarbanes Oxley Act and ISO 27001 compliance. We will only ask you to conduct a criminal background check when we believe it is proportionate to the role that you will fulfil within your team and/or department A criminal back ground check will be facilitated by our third party vendor Accurate who will assist you to get the appropriate documents from authorities in the country where you will be employed. Depending on the country where you will be employed your local authority will provide a Certificate of Conduct or similar document upon your request. If there are any costs related to screening, these will be borne by Project44. When our vendor Accurate will reach out to, you will be asked for your consent. We would like to emphasize that at all time you can decide to withdraw from the application process and/or to withdraw the consent to perform a screening test.


Job Type
Full Time
72 days ago

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