Senior Software Engineer, Front 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, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN.

The Senior Software Engineer, Front End will build modular, customer-delightful mobile and web applications that are easy-to-use and fully tested and monitored. This person will deliver features while building a component library to maximize code reusability.  They will also be architecting the test infrastructure to ensure that things are smooth sailing in production.  They will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customer’s needs and requirements.



  • Design the initial testing infrastructure that the team will use to add tests with all new features. This involves choosing the test framework and developing a process that all team members will follow.
  • Implement user interfaces that are highly intuitive, reliable and meet the needs of our customers
  • Design and build a component library that will be the basis of all of Indigo’s user interfaces – both web and mobile
  • All mobile and web applications are fully tested, crash-proof and easily monitored with strong report-ability back to Indigo



  • Obsessed with delivering air tight, bug-free software
  • Maniacally focused on the end-user and customer and their user experience needs
  • Passion for developing customer-delightful and easy-to-use user interfaces, working directly with and demonstrating a deep understanding of the end-user / customer
  • Passion for software development and modern software development practices, including lean and agile
  • Egoless and works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, business development and customers
  • Passion for Indigo mission and values
  • Able to get out in the field and excited to do so
  • Great listener and communicator, written and oral
  • Technically knowledgeable and not afraid to technically challenge other engineers
  • Ability and passion to quickly learn new technologies and industries, staying up-to-date with the latest technology and best practices
  • Results oriented, demonstrating a passion to release software, while not compromising on quality



  • 4+ years of web programming using Javascript (TypeScript is a plus)
  • 2+ years of building scalable web or hybrid mobile applications using a modern web framework such as React or Angular 2+ (React preferred but not required)
  • Intimate knowledge of front-end testing methodologies – unit testing, browser automation (snapshot testing and more advanced techiniques a huge plus)
  • Knowledge of designing and integrating with REST or GraphQL APIs
  • Experience building tooling in Node.js
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of the differences between web and mobile application development and the tradeoffs of each
  • Experience setting up monitoring solutions to track users and catch issues in Production
  • Actively practicing lean / agile software methodologies or similar
  • Experience working cross-functionally with Software Product Management, Architecture, User Experience and users to realize application development vision 


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