By Harsh

Shipsy is Hiring for Software Engineering Fullstack Interns

Shipsy is hiring for software engineering full stack interns through its internship drive 2021.

Company Description

At Shipsy, we aspire to be at the forefront of technology with next-generation products that change the way logistics is managed, and positively impact millions of people

Over the past 6 years, Shipsy has gained a dominant share in the domestic logistics space with over 30% of the India courier/express industry flowing through our system. We have also gained a foothold in international markets with companies in Saudi Arabia, UAE, North Africa, and Southeast Asia using our platform. This platform processes over 1.5 million transactions a day across these customers.

Global trade still largely runs on a messy chain of emails and excel files. Trillions of dollars of trade essentially runs on a platform called email. Shipsy is there to solve this problem. Shipsy’s SaaS based platform helps businesses manage all aspects of international trade – working with vendors to procure rates for shipping, having a digital workflow management platform to complete all documentation related activities, integrations with global shipping lines to bring about end to end visibility and reducing invoicing errors through smart AI based reconciliation.

~10% of India’s global trade through its platform, thereby helping 5 of the top 10 exporters and importers reduce costs and get end to end shipment visibility. With roots growing in Middle East and South East Asia, Shipsy is quickly becoming the de facto platform to manage international trade.

We are over a 150 member team now, with offices in 4 locations – Gurgaon (HO), Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, from top institutes across the country like IITs, IIITs, NITs with experience in Big Data, Software Architecture, ML, AI, Robotics, Blockchain. In combination, we have worked at Samsung Korea, MIT Media Labs, CMU Robotics, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Samsung Research, GE Research, Qualcomm Research, etc. and have also been entrepreneurs. We have numerous research publications and patents. The core team has computer scientists, electrical engineers from IIT Delhi and Madras, and this core tech focus would contribute tremendously to your learning. We also have some very good employee benefits such as the scholarship program and more that will further enhance your learning.

We serve clients from across various industries and geographies, and pride in having a young, energetic, diverse team.

Shipsy has recently raised investment from Sequoia Capital’s Surge and Info Edge (~$8m till date).

Job Description

We value building a culture with strong engineering values and goals because we believe that it is the key to building a great company and product. Building the right abstractions to manage complexity so that we can develop and iterate quickly as the product grows is important to us. We use continuous deployment so all code that gets checked in goes live to production within minutes, no matter what time it is. We emphasise code reviews with 24-hour turnaround times and hold weekly engineering tech talks to maintain high code quality and to optimise for learning the best engineering practices.

Responsibilities

  • Develop next generation applications using mobility, SaaS and other emerging technologies
  • Work as part of an Agile team. Picking up sprint/backlog tasks, reporting on task progress and working collaboratively with the entire team to deliver stories and business value. Follow up on the progress of development and report to development manager.
  • Work with the development team and other production support team members to ensure the applications are working as expected
  • Suggest architecture changes and design patterns based on existing application code and business rules

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or equivalent and extraordinary software engineering talent
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, JavaScript, React, Node, Python or the ability to learn them quickly
  • Experience with web applications, databases, distributed systems, and machine learning
  • Your contribution in managing deployment, testing, and scaling of our product would be extremely valuable.
  • Passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you

Additional Information

PERKS

  • Free breakfast, dinner and snacks at the office
  • Monthly team outings, e.g., laser tag, paintball, football, trampoline etc.
  • Quarterly team parties and annual offsite
  • Company sponsored enrolment worth 40K annually to online learning resources like Coursera, edX etc.
  • International trip vouchers for top performers
  • Company sponsored asset purchase worth 50K
  • Games in office – Mini golf, pool, foosball
  • Regular tech seminars

Our hiring principles

  • We don’t care about the stack you’ve worked upon, we look good understanding of fundamentals.
  • We look for depth in the work experience. Our tech stack consists of almost all the latest technologies and we expect people to learn fast and acquire sufficient depth.
  • We look for people passionate about technology and are good team players.

Online Interview Tips:


Video interviews are the new normal. In an age of powerful technology, it’s no longer necessary or practical to bring candidates to you or to go to them. In fact, people are increasingly interviewed and hired without an in-person meeting. Here are ten tips on making sure you ace your next video interview:

  1. Know your time zones: The video allows us to speak across (great) distance. Make sure you’re clear if suggested interview times are in your time zone or the interviewers. Try converting the time zone according to your specific time zone.
    Know your tech. Familiarize yourself with whatever technology the interviewer has asked you to use (Skype, Zoom, etc.). If you’ve never used the tool before, get comfortable with the interface in advance: how should your computer be positioned so the interviewer can see your face at a comfortable angle? Are your camera and microphone connected and working? Many people un internationally make a bad impact on the interviewers because of this.
  2. Minimize off-screen distractions. The only person you should be interacting with during a video interview is the interviewer.
  3. Choose a proper background: When choosing a space to show up for a video interview, be conscious of how the setting you’re calling from reflects on you: choose a well-lit room where you can sit in front of a neutral background.
  4. Avoid backlighting (when no one can see your face) and spotlighting (when you sit with light close to you and look like you’re telling a ghost story at a campfire).
  5. Be prepared for glitches. Distractions will happen. Technology will fail. Stuff will come up. Handle these smoothly and professionally.
  6. Be your best and authentic self. Being unfamiliar or uncomfortable with technology is not an excuse for a poor interview. As soon as you know you’ll be doing a video interview, do what it takes to feel confident and at ease on screen. If that means you need to practice in advance with a friend or colleague, do so.
  7. Emphasize your skills and Achievement: Focus on your skills and accomplishments, including high school/college coursework, volunteer and co-curricular activities, and your computer and language skills. Previous internships or work experiences are important as well as describing your transferable skills: communication, interpersonal, organization, strong analytical and problem solving, and more.
  8. Emphasize the Positive: You may be asked during the interview to give a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Remember in these types of questions to focus on the positive. When referring to weaknesses, recognize those things you feel you need to work on and quickly shift to actions you have taken to improve in this area. Specific examples can be helpful to illustrate your progress.
  9. Close the interview with confidence: The beginning and end of the interview can be the most crucial aspects of the interview. End your interview with confidence. Thank the interviewer for his/her time and ask when you may expect to hear back from the employer.
  10. Follow up the interview with a thank-you note: Take this opportunity to clarify a topic discussed in the interview and to reaffirm your interest in the organization and the internship. Send a thank-you note to everyone you interviewed on the day of your interview.


Question you should prepare for:

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. Why do you want to work at this company?
  3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  4. Tell me about an experience when you made a mistake and how you fixed it?
  5. What are the three things you wish to see in the firm you are working for?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 3 years/5 years/10 years?
  7. Tell me about anything else which you have done or you are proud of but it is not in your resume?
  8. What are your expectations from the company or colleagues?
  9. What are your hobbies?
  10. Do you have any questions for us?


About Hexhybrids:

HexHybrids is a community group for students interested in emerging technologies. HexHybrids represents a versatile community of innovators developing and exploring Frontend, Backend, Cloud Computing, AI-ML, Cross-platform development, and many more.

We also provide technical, non-technical as well as career growth assistance to students pursuing various STEM fields such as computer science, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, MBA, etc by highlighting active internships, jobs, scholarships, or free courses so that more and more people can apply for those and land a job.

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