Back End Software Engineer, Carbon

Indigo - Boston, MA

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/      

As a Back End Software Engineer, you will collaborate closely with the VP of Engineering and the UI Team to build distributed backend systems and RESTful APIs that support various groups. In this high-impact role, you will be responsible for building reliable backend systems in the cloud, driving the full process from initial creation to implementation, testing, and monitoring. As part of the highly efficient and cohesive team, you will play a critical role in developing a living map of the world’s food system, ultimately bringing transparency to the global supply chain.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Build well-documented and maintainable critical features within existing API
  • Design reliable and high-quality backend systems in the cloud, architecting data flow to APIs to support field scale
  • Communicate risks and issues to stakeholders and work together to find a path forward
  • Lead projects end to end, from design to implementation to deployment to production support, contributing across functions

Competencies:

  • Understands how to build high-throughput APIs and data processing pipelines
  • Understands how to design APIs and client libraries that are easy for users to use, while protecting the SLAs of the backend system
  • Understands how to build reliable and maintainable systems in a cloud environment
  • Able to research and propose new technologies or software patterns to make improvements
  • 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
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience building and deploying high-quality production services
  • 2+ years experience working with a cloud provider, such as AWS or GCP
  • Experience working in an agile environment

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

 


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