Director, Software Engineering Bidding & Pricing Platform at Indigo

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We’re an international agtech startup aspiring to revolutionize a budding industry where agriculture meets technology. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming experts, who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer. Indigo is extraordinary, and we owe that to the people who make up our community and enable success through the diversity of thought, experience, background, perspective, race, sexuality, gender, age, and everything else that makes a person uniquely themselves. Connected by a common vision and empowered by diversity, we aren’t ordinary, and neither are you. Embrace your extraordinary and join Indigo in cultivating a healthier planet fueled by unique game-changers.

We are looking for a Director of Engineering for our Bidding & Pricing Engineering organization. This org is a key contributor in driving company revenue by supporting the posting and transacting of bids and providing a set of financial features for farmers. The team supports the Pricing & Trading Desk and works closely with the technical Contracts & Trading team.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage high-performing managers and multiple squads of engineers against projects, clearly communicating progress and status, and foster a strong, cohesive, and inclusive culture
  • Accountable and responsible for a scalable, maintainable, and secure architecture for the Bidding & Pricing Engineering organization
  • Partner with other technical leaders in the organization to deliver a scalable, maintainable, and secure architecture across the Indigo tech stack
  • Serve as an effective evangelist for the team, building relationships with key customer stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Partner with the Product Management and Program Management teams to plan, execute, and deliver on the roadmap on a quarterly basis
  • Develop recruiting strategy to attract and develop A+ technologists and leaders

Core Competencies:

  • Prioritizes conflicting demands, requests/requirements from a diverse group of end-users, and is able to set expectations to a broad group of internal stakeholders
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments and is able to switch focus and context quickly
  • Builds trusted working relationships naturally; leads by influence as well as direct line reporting
  • Strong technical background with past coding and system design experience
  • Strong problem solver and can decompose problems into manageable pieces to identify the path of least resistance for getting to a resolution
  • Effective team manager with experience tackling moderate-sized teams in high stakes, high-velocity environments

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience building complex transactional, data-driven, and high volume systems at scale
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in relevant field or related experience
  • Experience building and managing mid to large-sized teams of Engineers and Engineering Managers
  • Past coding experience, e.g. Java, Python, C++, etc
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus:
    • Financial Trading Systems
    • Hedging and Risk
    • Transactional systems
    • Commodity Pricing
  • Experience working cross-functionally with agile software development teams
  • Experience building consensus with senior leadership
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, quickly pivoting environment

About Indigo:

We’re building the technology to feed the world and fight climate change. We believe that through teamwork we can achieve more to benefit all of agriculture: from farmers to consumers to the planet.

Game changers don't fit in a box. The requirements listed below are examples of what we think enables success in this role, but we recognize the impossibility of fully capturing a singularly perfect description, and we believe in the power of diversified and creative displays of skills and qualifications. We embrace unconventional. We embrace creativity. We embrace a challenge to the status quo. If the specifications in the list below aren’t an exact match… great! Apply, be you, and be proud that you aren’t ordinary (we certainly aren’t!).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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

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Technology we use

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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 has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, I’ve launched our agronomist drone program, program managed an international soil health innovation competition, evangelized for our geospatial data analytics team, and built a decision-making tool to help growers begin their regenerative journey. The only thing that limits your career at Indigo, is your own curiosity.

Alison

Sr. Product Manager

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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