The world's largest & most trusted transportation marketplace for large or oversized goods. We’re also featured on A&E's Shipping Wars!

Software (.NET) Developer at uShip.com

Company Overview
uShip is the world's first and largest shipping marketplace. Consumers and businesses can compare and book bids from hundreds of thousands of customer-reviewed transportation service providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Customers save money and service providers use their empty cargo space - everyone wins! We're an Internet company focused on solving a real-world problem and having loads (pun intended) of fun along the way. Our service providers are even featured in A&E's real life drama, 'Shipping Wars.'

Since launching uShip in 2004, our mission has been to be the world's leading online solution for shipping anything, anytime, anywhere. We are passionate about empowering buyers and providers of transportation services to efficiently conduct business on an unbiased, transparent and competitive platform.  uShip is headquartered in Austin, TX .

If you are a motivated, smart, and driven individual who wants to work in an energetic and entrepreneurial environment with outstanding career and growth opportunities, then this is the career opportunity for you!

 
What you’ll be doing:
  • Developing web applications using Microsoft .Net and open source technologies.
  • Creating and enhancing product features in MVC 4 and WebAPI 2 with C#, as well as some ASP.Net Webforms using VB.Net
  • Working directly with Product Managers, Developers and Quality Assurance to deliver new products and features.
  • Modifying existing applications and features to improve performance, code readability etc.
  • Communicating your ideas across a team of 30 developers
 
Skills you have include:
  • Fluency in one or more objected oriented languages
  • Experience working with a relational database platform like SQL Server or Oracle, both using stored procedures and an ORM like Entity Framework or NHibernate
  • Building web applications using an MVC framework
  • Writing automated tests using NUnit, JUnit or an equivalent
  • Using distributed version control, preferably Git or Mercurial
  • Breaking down user stories into actionable tasks
  • The ability to communicate cross-functionally among other departments
 
Ideally, you also:
  • Have built or worked on a RESTful API. Experience with Microsoft WebAPI is a plus.
  • Understand and can recognize design patterns
  • Have worked with at least one NoSQL platform
  • Have implemented responsive design techniques for mobile-friendly applications
  • Have client-side experience in one or more JavaScript frameworks
  • Have worked with a CSS framework like Bootstrap or Foundation
  • Know how to write code that’s safe to deploy in a Continuous Integration environment
 
Why work at uShip?
  • Competitive Salary
  • 100% Paid health and dental insurance
  • Pre-IPO Stock Options
  • Annual uShip Free Shipping Allowance ($500)
  • Free lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Dog friendly
  • Casual dress code
  • And so much more!

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Culture
At uShip, our culture is inseparable from our work. We’re all entrepreneurs at heart that collaborate on great ideas that bring new and unconventional solutions to the transport industry. We work hard and face new challenges every day— but we believe in keeping uShip a fun, casual and creative environment. “Work hard, play hard” may be a cliché everywhere else, but at uShip, it’s a tradition and a way of life.
Perks & Benefits
Paid vacations and holidays
Medical, dental and life insurance
Flexible spending, 401(k)
Stock options
Lunch is prepared by our staff chef every day

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