Senior Software Engineer, Backend at Indigo

Charlestown, MA OR Remote

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We’re an international agtech startup aspiring to revolutionize 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 people who make up our community and enable success through the 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.

Indigo is a high growth innovative agriculture company based in Boston. We have an extraordinary opportunity to help farmers harness nature to feed the planet in a sustainable manner. Our biological and technological advancements enable us to work with farmers to improve agriculture in a way that creates enormous economic value while benefiting the environment and providing consumers a more natural food supply. Our aim is to scale Indigo quickly with a goal of $1+B in revenue by 2020. The Senior Software Engineer - Backend will engineer distributed backend systems and APIs that support internal and external stakeholders. This person will be responsible for building reliable backend systems in the cloud. This person will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customer’s needs and requirements.
 
Outcomes
  • Design reliable and high-quality backend systems in the cloud
  • Build well-documented and maintainable software
  • Lead projects end-to-end, from design to implementation to deployment to production support
  • Communicate risks, issues, and suggestions to stakeholders and work together with them to find a path forward
 Key Competencies
  • Understands how to build high-throughput APIs and data processing pipelines
  • Understands how to design APIs and client libraries that are easy to use, while protecting the SLAs of the backend system
  • Understands how to build reliable systems in a cloud environment
  • Ability to research and propose new technologies or software patterns by request or on your own initiative
  • Evangelizes modern software engineering practices, and can speak to the pros and cons of approaches such as microservices vs. monoliths, mono vs. shared repos, containers vs. VMs, etc.
Experience/Background
  • More than 3 years of experience in building and deploying high-quality production services.
  • More than a year experience working with a cloud provider such as AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Experience with Python, AWS, and Postgress helpful but not required
Location
  • Charlestown, MA or remote

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 above 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.

Benefits:

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

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