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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Software

Oakland, US

Apply by:  30-07-2019

Software Engineer

Making Your Next Move Count

At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!

Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Position Summary

We are hiring a Java engineer to join our team in building the next generation of our product offering in Oakland, CA. In this position, you will have an opportunity to make major contributions to our next generation transportation and logistics software for the marine industry, directly involved in architectural service oriented design for optimization NP-hard problems. You will work together with colleagues to define system requirements and build state-of-the-art software. You will make sure your solution is reliable, scalable to serve our enterprise customers on premise or in the cloud. You must be a quick learner and have excellent communication skills. This position has unique opportunities for growth in both the functional and technical direction.


  • Join an agile team coordinating with product managers, developers, and QA members

  • Design user interfaces, algorithms, data structures, test cases, and automated test suites for new functional modules of Navis software as directed by the scrum team.

  • Keep up to date on new technologies and share knowledge with engineering teams.

  • Submit major elements of new design for review by other team members prior to implementation.

  • Debug elements of the software as required to maintain software quality.

  • Prepare design documentation for new modules and new products.

  • Write technical documents that explain how new modules and new products are implemented and assist in producing user documentation as required. These may take the form of tutorials for other engineers or for tech savvy customers and partners. Prepare technical presentations for training and knowledge transfer as required.

  • Implement unit test cases and automated test suites for new and existing functionality.

  • Adhere to Navis’ guidelines so that work product (code and documentation) can be easily understood by other team members.

  • Keep up-to-date on the evolution and features of the Navis software products. Understand how they are used in the field by end users.

  • Participate in the full life-cycle development process from definition and design to product delivery.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science plus two years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree in Computer Science

  • Solid object oriented background and experience designing and developing software in a commercial software development and/or consulting organization

  • Extremely good in coding with Java

  • Experience working in team-oriented environments, and working with other project stakeholders and functional groups

  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and able to execute tasks independently and within a team environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is the ability to plan work, and report progress against plan

  • Highly motivated individual, who is ready to accept challenges, continually innovate and learn, and help others


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with relational databases such as ORACLE, SQL Server, and/or MySql

  • Knowledge of marine terminals and container handling (or logistics industry)

  • Experience with Tomcat or any other JEE container

  • Knowledge of Microservices and Cloud technologies

  • Knowledge of test automation and/or test/use case development for complex business processes

  • Experience with open source packages such as Hibernate, Spring, Mule, and Ant

  • Experience with JUnit and continuous integration

  • System performance engineering

  • Experience working with non-co-located teams


About Navis

Navis is the global market leader in a multi-billion dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.

Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members.

Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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