Software Engineer, Back End

Indigo - Boston, MA

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

The Software Engineer, Back End will engineer interfaces for Indigo’s customer-facing applications and backend data solutions that support large-scale data transport. This person is responsible for maximizing reusability and testability of the software. 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.



  • Implement performant APIs according to well-defined technical specifications
  • Leverage existing API design patterns to maintain organizational consistency
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests
  • Work collaboratively with rest of Engineering team and cross-functional stakeholders


  • Extremely focused on the customer (Application Developer, Data Engineer) and their API needs
  • Deep commitment to quality, reliability, scalability and maintainability
  • Works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, customers, and non-technical users
  • Passion for Indigo mission and values
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to learn new technologies quickly and stay up-to-date with best practice trends; not afraid to ask questions
  • Results oriented, demonstrating an ability to meet deadlines


  • 1-3+ years professional experience developing software
  • Understanding of software design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services
  • Familiarity with AWS preferred
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment required


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