Software Architect

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 Architect will play a key role in architecting and implementing various functions to solve complex problems, working with other architects and engineers to drive consistency. This person will play a key role in leading stakeholders toward a solution, with significant impact as a hands-on developer.  



  • Drive architecture and design consistency and technology decisions across frontend and backend infrastructures, aligning investment with customer expectations and technology vision
  • Architect and implement standards and frameworks to ensure consistency in development, testing and deployment infrastructures
  • Define release, testing and test automation best practices, ensuring compliance across teams
  • Perform hands-on coding work in Python and Typescript within a cloud-native ecosystem of microservices hosted on AWS
  • Collaborate with the architecture team and service teams to drive design consistency and technology decisions across all platform components to harmonize integration, maximize reuse and minimize redundant spending
  • Significantly contribute to patterns and practices in code as a hands-on developer, leading efforts to ensure best practices are in place
  • Define and execute security standards across frontend and backend systems


  • Pays extreme attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment; pushes to find and deliver simple solutions to complex problems
  • Able to work across a broad set of technologies within architecture and infrastructure spaces
  • Experience with AWS, microservices, and distributed computing paradigms
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Typescript, Node, and/or Python
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Able to translate complex research processes into well-scoped data design
  • Self-starter; able to drive to solutions with minimal direction
  • Driven by incremental milestones to work toward an ideal solution
  • Strong passion for collaboration
  • Understands and is excited about Indigo’s mission and core values


  • 6+ years experience in software development
  • 3+ years experience architecting and implementing solutions
  • Familiarity around Salesforce and Oracle ecosystems
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, quickly pivoting environment


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