Senior Python API Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

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, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The Senior Python API Engineer will engineer interfaces for Indigo’s Marketplace offering with a focus on backend applications supporting automated trading, financial engineering and operations research at scale. This person is responsible for maximizing code reusability while also considering API design, model deployment considerations, and the testability of the APIs. This person will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customer’s needs and requirements. 


Outcomes

  • Onboarded with at least one complete feature done within 30 days
  • Design APIs that software developers love to use
  • Collaborate with architects to identify and gain sign-off for API deployment
  • Partner w/ UI & API team to ensure seamless integration of DSE deliverables into SW platform.
  • Implement microservices architecture in AWS
  • Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests
  • Partner with a data scientist/operations research scientist to productionize a predictive model prototype within 120 days

Competencies

  • Eager/open to learning core finance/trading system design/implementation
  • Statistics/ML expertise a plus
  • API scaling/performance profiling experience
  • Passion for developing easy-to-use and customer-delightful APIs, 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 
  • Deep commitment to quality, reliability, scalability and maintainability 
  • Egoless and works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, data scientists and non-technical users 
  • Passion for Indigo mission and values 
  • Great listener and communicator, written and oral 
  • Technically knowledgeable and not afraid to technically challenge engineers 
  • Ability and passion to quickly learn new technologies and industries, staying up-to-date with technology and best practice trends 
  • Results oriented, demonstrating a passion to release software, while not compromising on quality and being sensitive to the specific needs for the customer and the application’s usability 
  • Experience implementing complex algorithms at scale

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience building internal and / or external APIs required
  • Deep understanding of API design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services (REST or GraphQL)
  • Experience designing and documenting internal and external (commercial) APIs leveraging an API documentation framework (e.g. Apiary, Swagger) 
  • Experience with variety of datastores and tradeoffs (SQL/NoSQL)
  • Experience with deployments to cloud environments
  • Experience with containerization (Docker)
  • Experience with version control (git)
  • Experience with python including Numpy/Pandas
  • Actively practicing lean / agile software methodologies or similar
  • Experience writing functional and unit testing


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • 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!

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

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

Hilary

Software Product 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
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Commuter Benefits
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Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
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Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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