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Full Stack Software Engineer (all levels)

Onward Delivery

Onward Delivery

Software Engineering
Denver, CO, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Onward Delivery is a freight marketplace that connects retail stores selling heavy goods to underutilized trucks already on the road. Onward’s freight marketplace can be adapted to meet the individual needs of any shipper, retailer or customer. Onward’s technology simplifies the entire delivery process, while streamlining communication and simultaneously reducing both rates and emissions.

By 2050, 40% of all US emissions will be from the trucking industry. This is your opportunity to have an outsized impact with your work at Onward, and help reduce our impact on our environment and climate.

About You

Onward is building out a team of exceptional engineers to transform the final mile sector of the logistics industry. We aim to build software to automate the archaic processes used by both shippers and carriers. You are a fast mover, a fast learner, loves solving new problems, continuously learning, and ready to change the world.

You will:

  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle
  • Review and debug code
  • Leadership: Manage and mentor
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Knowledge of selected programming languages / frameworks / runtime environments: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Node.js
  • Experience with cloud operations: infrastructure as code, design scalable architectures, (GCP a plus)
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases: SQL, noSQL, Firebase
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • BS in Computer Science or a related degree
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills


Onward strives to go above and beyond for our employees. Beyond medical, dental, vision, generous equity plans, and 401k plans, we offer:

* Unlimited PTO

* Paid parental leave program

* Quarterly team trips

* Cell phone / internet/ home workspace stipends

* Ability to change the world with your work!

Onward is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Message from our CEO:


Onward is a high-growth, venture-backed startup using a first to market approach to fix the supply chain crisis in the United States.

The supply chain crisis is in the forefront of everyone's minds these days. It is on the news and I am sure you have experienced delays in shipping your gifts around the holidays. Of all the industries impacted by the crisis, no industry has been hurt more than the big and bulky goods transportation market (furniture, appliances and palletized goods). Did you know if you go into a store to purchase a piece of furniture, it will take over a month for that product to arrive at your home? To make matters worse, there is a driver shortage in the industry that is making it impossible to find the help needed for supply to meet demand. Further pushing out the end date to this crisis.

At Onward, our platform has found a way to fix the driver shortage. Not by recruiting more drivers, but by making the drivers on the road more efficient. Our technology has allowed us to connect each retailer in the market to the unused cargo space on the road everyday. Therefore allowing retailers to reduce the time between order and delivery from over a month, to next day.

As a result, we are on a rocket ship of growth. Backed by Techstars, we set records by oversubscribing our Series Seed fundraising round and have grown 500% since the middle of 2021. We have onboarded some of the biggest retail stores in the nation and have secured investment from some of the best Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in the industry (we have 4 unicorn CEOs as our angel investors!).

We’re a team of highly motivated individuals that have lived and breathed the problems in this industry for years. We have deep experience in running startups, developing complicated web applications, designing user interfaces that delight customers and building fun work environments. We also have founders that have proven track records in scaling businesses from under $5M in revenue to over $50 million.

Our team closed our fundraising round in December 2021 and we are building out the team that will ride this wave of opportunity. There has never been a better opportunity to join a startup where you can have an immediate impact on the environment, national news and truly fix an archaic industry. The supply chain crisis is estimated to last until 2024 and this industry is estimated to contribute 40% to the world's carbon emissions by 2050. We’re looking for talented, creative, & self-motivated people to stop the above facts from happening!

We’re stoked to meet you.