Principal Data Engineer

| Greater Boston Area | Remote
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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. www.indigoag.com

As a Principal Data Engineer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with many teams across the organization to define a best-in-class data and technology offerings. A deep understanding of customer problems, a sound technical acumen, and an understanding how to drive technology excellence throughout the organization. In this role, you will collaborate closely with multiple technology teams to design and architect our data offerings.

How do we work?

We are not perfect. In fact, we are learning through trial and error every day.  We try new things, take risks, make educated guesses, and move quickly. We are an agile shop, and believe that the trifecta of product management, software development and user experience design is the key to building the best software solutions. A growth mindset, excellent communication and collaboration skills are a must.


Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with technology leadership on organizational data architecture
  • Drive technical excellence cross teams
  • Collaborate with architects on standardizing data flows
  • Build standards for how to move data at scale
  • Be a leader in the data and technology organization
  • Expertly review code, have your code reviewed, and mentor other engineers
  • Have a multiplier effect on the projects you are working on
  • Be an advocate for data and data engineering
  • Design, test, and operate distributed data platforms

Competencies:

  • Top notch technologist with an eye towards data systems.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal. Drive excellence throughout the organization.
  • Understand the company vision and execute in data and technology – see the big picture and understand tradeoffs that need to be made.
  • Able to balance your time between scaling the team and jumping to code – know how to optimize your time
  • Thrive in a fast paced, agile, modern technology organization
  • Data is our lifeblood – you will be a key member in scaling our data
  • Effectively work remotely and onsite
  • Passion for software development and modern software development practices, including lean and agile 
  • Perpetual learner and passionate about technology and data
  • Positive attitude, a sense of humor, and self-awareness.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in software or data engineering
  • Experience managing multiple teams, or experience setting technical direction in a large to mid-sized organization
  • Deep experience in Python, Java, Scala, or other object-oriented programming languages.
  • Deep experience in one or more public cloud offerings (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Deep experience in Data Warehousing and/or Big Data Technologies
  • Worked with distributed systems and teams
  • Working knowledge of containerization or other scale out methodologies
  • Experience with DBT and Airflow a plus
  • Implemented or work with “data contracts” a plus

Benefits

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

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
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    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door! We are currently working remote/hybrid with the exception of our fantastic Biotrinsic team who work from the office and lab space here.

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, my manager has always provided me with great feedback and room to focus on growing my skills from a dedicated API Engineer to having a strong full stack foundation. Simultaneously I’ve been encouraged to pursue a Tech Lead Manager role; a position I now occupy thanks to my hard work and the company's trust and support.

Jazmin

Tech Lead Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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