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Expeditors Configuration Engineer - Development & Deployment Services, IS Core in Seattle, Washington

"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business." -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 15,000 trained professionals

  • 250+ locations worldwide

  • Fortune 500

  • Globally unified systems

Our Software Infrastructure group is looking for a Configuration Engineer (Technologist) to join our Development and Deployment team. As a part of this team, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of cloud native technologies at Expeditors.

If you join our team you will:

  • Obsess over your customers and deliver a first-class experience for them

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of highly passionate and talented technologists

  • Drive new ideas, experiment with them, and see them through adoption

  • Contribute to Expeditors cloud native communities of practice and share new ideas that help drive adoption

  • Take ownership of ambiguous problems and deliver solutions for them

  • Learn from others and help grow those in our team to achieve their best

If you are someone who is interested in experimenting with new ideas, driving them to fruition, working actively across the broader cloud native community, this job is for you!As part of our team you will contribute to continuous improvement, demonstrating DevSecOps-in-practice and collaborating across multiple teams. Most importantly, you are passionate about helping our customers learn to build awesome every day.

As the configuration engineer, you will empower our development teams to be autonomous, assist in the configuration of applications to ensure stability and performance, and handle communication and scheduling surrounding these systems. You will be innovative and proactive – constantly reviewing our current processes, the needs of our customers, and the performance of the application to continually improve our development and production systems.


  • Excellent verbal skills and the ability to explain technical concepts to a variety of audiences to drive adoption of new platforms to meet business goals

  • Demonstrate the ability to research and implement solutions to build a highly reliable and scalable Kubernetes platform

  • Experienced in UNIX/LINUX scripting (PERL, Bash, Python, etc.)

  • Proficient with build and deployment tools such as Chef, Jenkins, or Ansible, or similar

  • Experienced with GitLab and GitLab Runners, Maven and Nexus, or similar


  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems in a technical lead role

  • Experience with working with cloud native applications, container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, Rancher/RKE or Google GKE highly desired

  • Able to formulate and implement a design strategy from a mix of business requirements, concept documents, and verbal descriptions

  • Experience in Java, Tomcat, Apache/Nginx, Angular and related technologies

  • Familiar with SAFe methodologies

Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not transfer or sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (such as an H-1B visa) for this opportunity.

Position is full time (40 hours per week) Monday through Friday. We are a business professional attire company.

Expeditors offers excellent benefits:

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time

  • Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision

  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Training and Personnel Development Program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Successful candidates must pass a background check.