ESTES EXPRESS LINES   RICHMOND, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on May 7, 2024
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Richmond, VA, United States

Job Summary:

At Estes, we are working to not only transform the company but the industry at large and are looking for technologists to help lead that change. The Hub Lead Engineer will work with a group of cross-functional, passionate leaders within Estes' technology hubs to ensure that we are evolving every day. The Hub Lead Engineer will play a crucial role in mentoring and leading teams of software engineers on development practices, building high-quality, secure software, application design patterns, and modern development tools. This role will be an integral part of the hub leadership team, mentoring engineers and partnering across the organization to ensure delivery of best-in-class technology solutions to the organization's most challenging business problems.

  • Technical Leadership: Mentor, coach, and lead software engineering teams to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Technical Innovation: Building on a culture of continuous improvement and learning, drive technical learning to enhance the organization's technological capabilities. Encourage a hypothesis-driven, try-and-learn approach to engineering fostering a growth mindset in our engineering team members. Evaluate and recommend new development tools, frameworks, and methodologies in collaboration with Enterprise Architecture and Developer Experience teams to improve efficiency, security, and quality of software engineering processes.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including other Lead Engineers, Software Engineering teams and Developer Experience teams to ensure a seamless development process. Partner to develop and evolve engineering standards to improve engineering quality, security, and efficiency of the engineering teams. Communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and provide insights into the technical aspects of project planning and execution.
  • Code Quality and Security Assurance: Implement and enforce coding standards to ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, secure, and maintainable code. Conduct regular code reviews and provide constructive feedback to development teams.
  • Development Practices: Collaborate with multiple teams to define and champion best practices for software development, including version control, continuous integration, and deployment processes. Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to recommend and implement process improvements. Ensure proper maintenance of applications is taking place.
  • Application Design Oversight: Provide leadership in the design of software applications, ensuring alignment with application, solution and enterprise architecture standards, business goals, and scalability requirements. Collaborate with project teams to review and approve technical designs, providing guidance on optimal implementation approaches.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances. Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned. Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on application design required
  • 4+ years of experience with one or more of the following: JavaScript, Java, API’s, Angular, TypeScript, HTML/CSS, Python required
  • 2+ years of experience leading software engineering teams within agile development and frameworks required
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills at leadership, peer, and team level required
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with problem-solving and hands-on technical contributions in highly collaborative environments required
  • Ability to stay abreast of new trends in security, automation, testing, CI/CD, and coding practices and champion them within the team
  • 8+ years of experience with more than one of following: JavaScript, Java, Angular, TypeScript, HTML/CSS, XML, JSON, Python
  • 5+ years of experience in open-source frameworks (i.e. Spring Boot, Bootstrap, Angular, React, Node.js)
  • 4+ years of experience in Rest API development and technologies (i.e. Confluent Kafka, KSQL, Kong, JSON, Swagger)
  • 3+ years of experience in stateless design and containerization (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • 5+ years of experience in Relational and NoSQL databases (i.e. SQL Server, Mongo)
  • Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
  • Must be able to interact well with others
  • Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
  • Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel or operate computers and other standard office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, lift, twist, turn and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be capable of lifting a minimum of 20 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.



  • Job Identification2201
  • Job CategoryInformation Technology
  • Posting Date03/27/2024, 04:39 PM
  • Locations Home Office - Richmond, VA
  • Job ScheduleFull time

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About Estes

Estes is the largest, privately owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation provider with a global footprint, Estes always goes the extra mile to deliver reliable freight solutions and exceptional service that keep its customers coming back. Ethical and honest, with nearly a century of freight shipping expertise, Estes has worked through the decades to build a robust fleet and vast network of over 10,000 doors and 280 terminals. And the company’s comprehensive transportation solutions are backed by its continued investment in technology resources, as well as the support of more than 22,000 fiercely committed employees. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume LTL and Truckload, Time Critical Guaranteed, Custom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile. 

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We Are Estes Strong 

Our mission at Estes is to deliver responsive freight solutions so our employees and customers can focus on what matters most. It is that type of commitment, along with plenty of hard work, that keeps us going strong as America’s largest privately owned carrier after 90 years in business. At our core is a family-inspired culture built on integrity and trust that drives the way we work. What does it mean to be Estes Strong? Just ask any of our 22,000 teammates. We work together to overcome challenges with courage, grit, and determination. Are you ready to be part of the Strength of Estes.


EEO statement:

Estes values a diverse workforce and affirmatively promotes a company culture that embraces the concept that outcomes are improved when our workforce is made up of people with different viewpoints. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Come find your new career at Work4Estes.com! Applications are accepted online only through this website. If you need an accommodation to apply, call the number on the website.