Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Biomation Team at Indigo

| Greater Boston Area
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As a Senior Software Engineer on the Biomation team, you will help to produce scalable, robust pipelines for running analysis algorithms on genomic data, leading to higher quality microbial products. With you understanding of how bioinformatics software works and your ability to build robust, scalable pipelines, you will help drive quality genomic data used for research and development of microbial treatments.

Indigo helps farmers increase crop yields and reduce reliance on chemicals by treating seeds with naturally occurring microbes that help the crop perform under various stress situations. The Biomation team helps the Research and Development organization push large amounts of data about the microbiome through analysis and machine learning pipelines to determine the best and most beneficial microbes.


As a software engineer at Indigo, you’ll:

  • Build robust pipelines for running genomic analysis software at scale
  • Debug and modify bioinformatics software to ensure high quality results
  • Work with Data Scientists to improve the software used in the pipelines
  • Participate in code reviews and mentor other engineers


About You:

  • You have a deep understanding of genomic software and running it at scale.
  • You love the cloud and understand how different services offer scalability benefits.
  • You understand software architecture and how to examine different technologies, weigh the pros and cons, and make the right decision to solve the problem at hand.
  • You can talk to non technical end users and understand their requirements for a technical solution to a problem.
  • You have plenty of experience with Python and have demonstrated ability to write robust, well documented code. 
  • You have a positive attitude and are always looking to learn new things.

About Indigo

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 is headquartered in Memphis, TN, with additional offices in Boston, MA, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

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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!

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.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture


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Generous Parental Leave
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Generous PTO
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