Principal Software Engineer at Indigo

Boston- remote

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We’re an international agtech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a budding industry where agriculture meets technology. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming experts, who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer. Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the individuals who make up our community and enable success through diversity of thought, experience, background, perspective, race, sexuality, gender, age, and everything else that makes a person uniquely themselves. Connected by a common vision and empowered by diversity, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet fueled by unique game changers.


Principal Software Engineer, Integration Platform


As a Principal Software Engineer on the Integrations Platform team,  you will create sophisticated systems and infrastructure for the automated orchestration for our marketplaces. The platform coordinates moving truckloads of crops from seller to buyer and payments from buyer to seller. Your expertise in software development will help us create a world-class customer experience for our customers.

Indigo helps farmers make farming more sustainable to combat climate change and protect the environment. Our grain, carbon and transportation marketplaces enable farmers to profit from those sustainable choices.

As a Principal Software Engineer at Indigo you’ll:

  • Collaborate with product managers, backend engineers, and data science engineers to spec, build, test and deploy code
  • Brainstorm features with product managers and domain experts based on your knowledge of the codebase
  • Be responsible for developing new areas of the product, with an eye towards long-term sustainability.
  • You’ll expertly review code, have your code reviewed, and mentor other engineers

About You

  • You have demonstrated experience building applications and/or backend systems professionally.
  • You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and data management.  
  • You have deep experience in one or more imperative programming languages. We work with Python and Java but alternate experience is acceptable.
  • You are a strong communicator. You can lead technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team.
  • You're comfortable collaborating across teams to discuss technical and usability trade-offs.
  • You strive to create fast, reliable, testable and documented code that others can understand. 
  • You bring a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and self awareness.
About the team
Here are the core team values that we live by and have created specifically for our team:
Serving the Business 
  • Primary goal of our work is to serve the business and you hold this in mind each day at work.
  • You as an individual and we as a team hold our commitments very high and strive hard to keep them.
No Ego
  • No matter what your title is, you are willing to and able to learn from the most junior to the most senior member of the team.
  • You know it is completely OK to reach out for help and sometimes the most basic questions help all of us learn the most.
Continuous Improvement
  • Bettering your team is a joint responsibility and you willingly share it.
  • You understand that timely and thoughtful feedback drives continuous improvement.
Self Awareness
  • You understand that responsibility is something that is taken and not assigned.
  • Your words and actions are always meant to encourage others.
  • You are more interested in being curious and in a state of high learning rather than being right, or trying to prove you are right. 
Having fun
  • You understand that it is important to connect more deeply with your team members outside of day-to-day and look for / create opportunities to do that on a regular basis.

Are you looking for a challenge and to make a difference?

About Indigo:

We’re building the technology to feed the world and fight climate change. We believe that through teamwork we can achieve more to benefit all of agriculture: from farmers to consumers to the planet.

Game changers don't fit in a box. The requirements listed above are examples of what we think enables success in this role, but we recognize the impossibility of fully capturing a singularly perfect description, and we believe in the power of diversified and creative displays of skills and qualifications. We embrace unconventional. We embrace creativity. We embrace a challenge to the status quo. If the specifications in the list below aren’t an exact match… great! Apply, be you, and be proud that you aren’t ordinary (we certainly aren’t!).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Generous time off
  • Parental leave
  • A remote-first organization with flexible work hours
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401(k) plan


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