Rocket Ship Couriers Ltd. is a Vancouver-area based technology startup that connects local couriers and messengers with delivery work. Our mission is to modernize the same-day messenger industry and make hailing a courier as easy as hailing a rideshare driver.
Our customer portal (Web/iOS/Android) will allow consumers and businesses to create, track, and manage local shipments with ease. Our dispatch system and driver app will enable quick and efficient delegation of work to our subcontracted owner-operators. By leveraging the Google Cloud Platform and our custom Vehicle Routing engine we will enable couriers to spend more time on the road and less time planning their routes.
RocketShip’s goal is to improve quality of work and overall pay for owner-operators while setting the standard for customer service and real-time visibility in the same day courier industry. We aim to be cost competitive with the industry incumbents while leveraging our lean operating plan to drive profitability.
Our integrated and proprietary vendor ecosystem is planned with small, medium, and large businesses in mind. Our primary objective is to support local retailers and vendors looking to compete in the e-commerce space by offering same day delivery powered by RocketShip.
About the role
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience building route optimizations systems for transportation and logistics applications. In this role, you will work on the core set of algorithms that lets the RocketShip platform intelligently assign packages to drivers both for scheduled (next day) and on demand (same day) deliveries. You will develop end-to-end solutions including but not limited to: algorithm design, implementation, quality evaluation, and performance optimization to final deployment.
Summary of responsibilities
Design and implement algorithms such as Vehicle Routing Problem with Time-Windows (VRPTW), Multi-depot Vehicle Routing Problem (MDVRP) and Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem (CVRP).
Deploy the route optimization system as a separate microservice that communicates with the Rocketship platform using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Customize open source routing engines (e.g. JSprit or Google OR Tools) for rocketship specific use cases.
Collaborate with our front end engineers and product designers to build intuitive and easy to use, map based user interfaces to make it simple for non technical users to build routes.
Education and experience required
PhD or Masters research experience in computer science, transportation engineering or a related technology field.
5+ years of professional experience building software for transportation and logistic companies (references required).
Production DevOp experience in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure .
Practical knowledge of Docker or similar container infrastructure.
Location and hours of work
The ideal candidate is expected to work no less than 40 hours per week.
Some work will need to take place at our office located in Surrey B.C., however the opportunity exists to work remotely from time to time.
You must be able to work in English (Reading, Writing and Oral proficiency).
Length / Duration of Employment:
Full Time, Permanent
Business / Contact Information
Rocket Ship Couriers Ltd. (dba RocketShip)
Unit 6 - 19351 94 Avenue
Surrey, B.C V4N 4E6
604 900 2022 (Main Line)
604 359 7758 (Direct)
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